Samantha Chytka

2013 Miss Rodeo Nebraska 

Samantha Chytka 


“Rodeo is a Great Life…Pass it On!”

Nebraska born and raised! My name is Samantha Chytka (kit-ka) but everyone calls me Sam. I’m the 23 year old daughter of Ron and Cheri Chytka. I have an older sister Amanda and a younger brother Collin. We grew up in Broken Bow, Nebraska where we learned valuable life lessons and what it means to be part of a family. My family is what got me started in the great sport of rodeo.

I really didn’t start rodeo competitively until the summer prior to my freshman year. That summer I fell in love with a big gray horse named Woodrow. Just ask me sometime about Woodrow. Oh the stories I can tell!

I qualified for the Nebraska High School Rodeo State Finals all four years and I was the High School rodeo queen in 2007. My senior year I ended 7th in the Pole Bending and 5th in the Goat Tying. Then I headed off to Hastings College where I was one of the first inaugural rodeo team  members. I competed all four years in Barrel Racing and Goat Tying. (Every now and then I attempted Breakaway) My senior year I was consistent on my horse Blue and we finished 6th in the regional standings for the Great Plains Region. When I graduated I was the first four year rodeo member to graduate from Hastings College and I also graduated with academic distinction.

My college degree is in Human Services Administration and I have a minor in Psychology. One day I would like to use my skills and develop an Animal Assisted Therapy Program. The program will work with troubled and disadvantaged youth using the powers of working with horses. What I’ve learned from my own experiences of working with horses is how to communicate in other ways as well as how to be a caring and responsible individual.

As I’m representing this state as Miss Rodeo Nebraska 2013 I want to promote my ROSE Philosophy. “Rodeo Offers Self-Esteem” Rodeo has been a huge part of my life and has taught me so much about myself and others. I want to provide this atmosphere not just for the young or elderly but for everyone. Rodeo is a family that is part of our past, our present, and I’m going to make sure it’s part of our future!

Rodeo is a Great Life…Pass it On!

I am honored to be Miss Rodeo Nebraska (MRN) 2013. Being able to represent this great state and the sport of rodeo is a once in a lifetime opportunity that I will cherish with me for the rest of my life. I have always loved rodeo and I have been around this great sport my entire life. Rodeo is not just a sport but a way of life; it’s a family.

My name is Samantha Chytka (Kit-Ka) from Broken Bow, NE. I am the 23 year old daughter of Ron and Cheri Chytka. I graduated from Hastings College in Hastings, NE with a four year Bachelor in Arts degree in Human Services Administration, with a minor in Psychology. I have also been a four year competitor in the Great Plains Region. I completed my last college rodeo sixth in the goat tying regional standings.

I would like to one day further my dreams by working with horses and disadvantaged or troubled youth as an Animal Assisted Therapist. I enjoy spending time with my friends and family whether it is sitting around looking through old photographs or going to a local dance and listening to a band play. I am an outgoing, confident, and determined young lady who is looking forward to this next amazing adventure.

In June during the NEBRASKAland Days celebration and Buffalo Bill Rodeo in North Platte I was crowned Miss Rodeo Nebraska 2013. I had a great experience during the MRN Association Inc. pageant and I am looking forward to working with this wonderful association. This association gives young women the opportunity to grow and become the future leaders for young women everywhere.

As Miss Rodeo Nebraska 2013 I am excited be an ambassador for the sport of rodeo because I am a competitor inside and outside of the arena who is ready to go the extra mile to represent this state and sport. I have a terrific family that has supported me and allowed me to go after my dreams. Rodeo is a family and I truly enjoy telling everyone about my experiences and how rodeo has made me the woman that I am today. As we travel through our journey of life we need to enjoy every moment and just ride with it.

Rodeo is a Great Life…Pass it On!

NEBRASKAland Days June 12-22, 2019