Alesa Chrisman

2005 Miss Rodeo Nebraska

Alesa Chrisman

Alesa Chrisman

“Saddle Up & Get’er Done!”

Born in North Platte, Nebraska and raised very near to the home of the infamous Buffalo Bill Cody and the Wild West Arena where the Buffalo Bill Rodeo continues to be held, it seems inevitable that the “Cowboy Spirit” would define Alesa’s life from a very young age.

She began her rodeo “career” at the age of seven competing in junior rodeos. Alesa has proven her ability in the arena by winning numerous awards. She has won the District Reining Competition each year from age 12 through 19; a feat no one else has achieved. She also has been a top competitor in 4-H, High School, College and Amateur Rodeo. In 2000, she represented Nebraska as the Nebraska State High School Rodeo Queen, and in 2001 she finished 17th in the nation in girls cutting.

During the Miss Rodeo Nebraska Pageant, held in conjunction with Nebraskaland Days and the Buffalo Bill PRCA Rodeo, Alesa captured the title of Miss Rodeo Nebraska, 2005, winning not only the coveted Horsemanship award, but also Speech, Photogenic, Personality, and Appearance Awards. While attending rodeos and various events throughout her reign, Alesa will be preparing for the 2006 Miss Rodeo America Pageant in Las Vegas, Nevada held in conjunction with the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in December of 2005.

Her love of horses is very evident in the career path Alesa has chosen. She holds an Associates Degree in Equine Training and Management from Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne, WY and is a Certified Equine Massage Therapist. Alesa is currently accepting horses for training. She also gives riding and roping lessons to 4-Hers. Alesa feels a large number of horse owners do not appreciate the abilities of a well-trained, athletic horse. Her life’s ambition is to teach people to appreciate the abilities of their horses and to be the best horse trainer she can be!

Alesa appreciates the close family ties she shares with her parents, Michael and Kerry Chrisman, and brothers Alan and Aron. She feels the sport of rodeo shares the same traditional family values she and her brothers were raised with. Alesa believes in the contestants and their respect for fellow competitors, their animals and the western way of life that defines the “Cowboy Spirit”.

During her reign as Miss Rodeo Nebraska 2005 Alesa will travel more than 40,000 miles and encounter thousands of people. She hopes to share this “Cowboy Spirit” with everyone she meets!

Alesa is a firm believer in giving 100%…. even when there is nothing left to give, so, “Saddle Up & Get’er Done!”

NEBRASKAland Days June 12-22, 2019