Hemingford woman new Miss Rodeo Nebraska

23-year-old Gina Jespersen of Hemingford was crowned the 2013 Miss Rodeo Nebraska Wednesday night during the Nebraskaland Days celebration in North Platte.

Jespersen, the daughter of Don and Joni Jespersen, is a 2008 graduate of Hemingford High School who went on to become a member of the South Dakota State University NCAA Division One Equestrian Team.

Jespersen said competing in the event last year and not winning served as a motivation for trying again this year.

Gina was crowned the 2006 Box Butte County Fair Queen in Hemingford; the 2009 Old West Trails Rodeo Queen in Crawford; the 2011 AK-SAR-BEN River City Rodeo Queen in Omaha; and the 2013 Black Hills Stock Show Rodeo Queen in Rapid City.

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