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Nials crowned as the 77th XIT Rodeo and Reunion Queen


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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

It was the longest two days of their lives and as each of the three young ladies competing for this year’s title waited to enter the arena for the coronation ceremony, Thursday’s events replayed in their minds. This year’s competition was tight. The contestants bidding for the title were well-deserved.
Shelby Spielman remembers this time last year as she rides her farewell lap, her final duty as XIT Queen. Spielman thought about her exciting year and the new queen she and Jason Swain, director, were going to crown. Spielman and Swain gathered the tools of the trade for crowning the 77th XIT Queen.
The question was at the front of everyone’s thoughts and speculation, who would be the 77th Queen. The young ladies, along with the fathers as escorts, wait in the arena. The contestants’ minds were racing, going over in their thoughts one last time all the questions they’d answered for the judges, their free style ride, the cleaning, painting and assisting with the free feeds.

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