Dakota Clough

2011 Miss Teen Rodeo Nebraska

Dakota Clough


Miss Teen Rodeo Nebraska 2011 is Dakota Clough of Ogallala. Dakota is the 18 year old daughter of Chad and Tania Perlinger and Jim Clough of Ogallala. She has deep ties to the Scottsbluff area as she is the granddaughter of Jennetta and the late John Schwartzkopf. Dakota’s family spent many years supporting the Scotts Bluff County Fair and Rodeo.

Dakota graduated from Ogallala High School and is currently a sophomore at Eastern Wyoming College, where she plays volleyball and is majoring in Agricultural Business. Once she graduates she is planning to continue her education at Oklahoma State University majoring in Animal Science/Production with an emphasis in Genetics.

While in high school Dakota was active in National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, Speech Team, Drama Club, Volleyball, Tennis, Dance Team and was the 2009 Cornhusker Girls State Representative. She is an 11 year 4-H member, a speech judge, and she coaches summer volleyball camps.

Dakota’s dream of becoming a rodeo queen started when she saw a picture of her God Mother, Laurie Baker, as Miss Rodeo Nebraska 1992. She knew at a young age that she wanted to represent her state and the sport that she loves so much. In 1999 Dakota was named Little Miss Round-Up and in 2009 she was crowned the Ogallala Round-Up Rodeo Queen.

Dakota is very excited about representing the sport of rodeo and the wonderful state of Nebraska. She is looking forward to being a positive role model and wants everyone to remember that dreams do come true! Dakota’s motto is: “Keep Your Chin Up, Ride Hard, and Finish Strong!”

NEBRASKAland Days June 12-22, 2019