Winter Banquet Information   

The 2012 Nebraska High School Rodeo Winter Banquet will be held on Saturday, November 3, 2012 in Kearney, NE at the Younes Conference Center.  There is a block of rooms reserved at the Wingate Inn, 108 3rd Ave, Kearney.  Rooms are $89.95.  The phone number for the Wingate Inn is 308-237-4400. 

Tickets for the winter banquet are $75 per couple and may be purchased from any adult director.  You may also email Tara at for tickets. 

Meal tickets for the banquet are available to student members for $20. For a ticket contact any adult director

Western attire is required for student members attending the banquet. Hats are optional.

Kids Activities - the Big Apple and the Theater will give rodeo students who have either their back number or their rodeo card a reduced rate.  We are still working on transportation.


More information will be posted as it becomes available.

Donated items need to be dropped off EARLY in the day at the banquet room so that they can be listed and photographed for the slide show PRIOR to the start of the auction!


Tentative Schedule

Saturday, November 3

9:00 - Director meeting before interviews at upstairs of the Younes Conference Center

9:30 - 3:00 p.m.  Interviews at upstairs of the Younes Conference Center

4:00 - Meet and Greet past NFR contestants - Chip Whitaker, Kyle Whitaker, & Garrett Nokes

5:00 - Social Hour

5:00-8:00 Silent Auction

6:30 - Dinner

Auction to follow

Sunday, November 4

8:00 am Director Meeting at Holiday Inn

We will not have a general membership meeting at Kearney.  If anyone has something they would like brought up, they are welcome to attend the director meeting on Sunday morning.  We will have our general membership meeting at McCook.


Auction Items

Beaded Headstall - C. Strong

Beaded Hatband - C. Strong

Paul Cleveland Steer Wrestling School tuition - K. Heiser

Gourmet Cupcakes -  K. Heiser

Western chip/dip platter - S. Long

Barbed Wire Crosses - S. Long

Aztec Blanket, Horse Pillow, and Decorative Pillow - Welsh

Water Tank - Welsh

Kirby Eppert Goat Tying School Tuition - Guest

Floor Lamp w/ Buckle cases - Strongs

Embroidery Pillowcases - Strongs

Lamp with Personal Brand - Oatmans

Personalized Laser Sign - Finney

Fire Pit - Petska

Pillows with sayings - Mannings

20 piece Stainless Steel Silverware - Mannings

Nebraska bag with Cornhusker Goodies - Mannings

5 (50#) Bags of Equine Vita Ferm worth $200 - Tuckers

Metal Wall Hangings
Martin Saddlery Breast Collar and Head Stall - Finney

Res Bell Boots - Finney
Coleman Grill - Lesiak
Jewelry - Doetker
Homemade Jelly - Vineyard
Grill Set - Feagler
SMB3 Protective Boots - Lesiak
Christmas Wreath - Tuckers

Boots & Phillips Bronc/Bareback School Tuition - Boots & Phillips

Tuff Cooper Autographed Cinch Shirt - Wakefield

Glasses and Table Runner, Napkins - Stec

Women's wallet - Schmitz

Embroidered Rodeo Towels - Guest

Denim Quilt - Taylor

Silverware for Gold Buckle Table - Petska

Glass Lanterns - Petska

Hand Tooled spur straps with matching bronc halter - Jerry & Teresa Kohle

20% off a Senior Picture setting - Utter
Cabela's ripcord duffel bag - Vineyard
Cabela's ripcord shower kit - Vineyard

Bronc Halter and Spur straps - Russman

Silpada Jewelry - McKay

Montana Lifestyle Table Top Photo Album - McKay

Tuition to Tie Down Roping or Breakaway School - Garrett Nokes

Small vintage cosmetic bag - Nyes

Cowboy Hand Soap - Nyes

Ariat Carry-All Purse - Nyes

Free Standing Wood Coat Rack - Nyes

Horseshoe Wine Rack - Reals

Hero in the Storm Framed Print - Reals

Nebraska High School Rodeo State Qualifier signed picture

Cross Ornament - Painters

Kitchen Items (stainless steel bowl, spatula, wisk & towel) - Painters

Picture Book from the 2011-2012 rodeo season donated by Mariah Utter

(2) Certificates with a $250 value each of $25/hd off the lease price on 10 head of roping steers for the 2013 season - Miller Enterprises

(2) Tony Lama Straw Hats - Marshall Custom Hats

Flying W Ranch and Tack, Professional Choice Bell Boots, Double Weave Blanket - Walker

NFR Tickets - Svoboda

NFR Pictures printed, framed and donated by JJJ Photography

Hair on Picture Frames - AK Creations

Classic Animal Print Role Bag with a heat soft rope - Weber