Shelby Winchell knew at an early age she wanted to share her passion for education and the Western industry. Coming from an agriculture and rodeo based family in Scottsbluff, NE, Winchell understands the importance of the industries and how they shape the world today. Her dedication led her to earn the 2016 National Intercollegiate Rodeo Goat Tying Championship and land her dream job, at the age of 24, as an educator and rodeo coach at Northeastern Junior College in Sterling, CO. Every day she strives to bridge the gap of knowledge in the Western Industry by educating and sharing her knowledge with the younger generations.
Future for women: “Women in the Western industry are as passionate as ever, with doors of opportunity opening every day. With this in mind, we need to be conscious of being a good example of character and hold strong to our roots for the younger generations.”