Lori Bortner

2003 Miss Rodeo America

2002 Miss Rodeo Nebraska

Lori Bortner


On June 13, 2001, I was honored to receive the title Miss Rodeo Nebraska 2002. Beginning January 5, 2002 with the official Coronation, and during the coming year, I will travel over 40,000 miles throughout the state as well as across the country promoting not only the great state of Nebraska, but also a sport that celebrates our western heritage. In December of 2002, my travels will lead to Las Vegas, Nevada where I will vie for the title of Miss Rodeo America, which is held in conjunction with the National Finals Rodeo.

Working summers on the family farm/ranch in Nebraska, I have grown to appreciate the family values, hard work, and honesty that have made this country thrive. I am extremely excited to have the opportunity to share these values, as well as the lifestyle and sport that I love with the many faces I will encounter throughout my reign.

A visit to a Senior Center helps me to appreciate the wisdom and knowledge of more experienced generations, all the while reassuring them that the country is in good hands with the young people of today. While at schools, a sense of good moral character, pride in state and country, and a strong belief in education are some of the main values I hope to leave with students I visit.

I am currently a sophomore at the College of Saint Mary in Omaha where I am majoring in pre-Sports Medicine. My vigorous travel schedule will require me to take a year off my education and also demands a considerable amount of funding. My visits to schools, hospitals, agriculture events, major rodeos, and other social functions could not be done without the aid of sponsors. Any donations, large or small, toward my traveling expenses and other costs I will face during my year will be greatly appreciated. Thank you for sponsoring me and helping me become a successful Miss Rodeo Nebraska.

NEBRASKAland Days June 12-22, 2019