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Xavier Quiroz and Tegan Lujan crowned 2022 Little Mr. and Miss XIT


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Xavier Quiroz and Tegan Lujan crowned 2022 Little Mr. and Miss XIT

By SHAWN YORKS
Dalhart Texan

The 86th XIT Rodeo and Reunion kicked off in grand style July 23 with the Little Mr. and Miss XIT Pageant at the La Rita Theatre. Nine girls and four boys were interviewed by reigning XIT Rodeo Queen Preslie Poling, and then performed an individual skit to showcase their talent.

This year’s Little Mr. XIT is Xavier Quiroz and Little Miss XIT is Tegan Lujan. Runners-up this year are Jade Causey and Hadlee Black.

The Little Mr. and Miss XIT from 2021 - Abigail Bramblett and Meyer Wilkes - escorted each contestant and judges this year were Kyle Burk, Abby Ziegler and Kalynn Kulhavy.

Tegan Lujan was very well-spoken in her interview with XIT Queen Preslie Poling, saying her favorite animal is a pig and she likes to swim and do gymnastics. She even told a few jokes during her interview before later singing her rendition of the song “Beautiful Crazy” by Luke Combs.

Xavier Quiroz, last year’s runner-up, grabbed the title this year and showed off his rodeo skills following his interview with the rodeo queen.

The runners-up were also both very talented, with Hadley Black singing “Jolene” by Dolly Parton, and Jade Causey showing off his roping skills.

Tegan and Xavier will be busy over the XIT weekend, appearing together each night of the rodeo, will appear at the crowning of the nursing home XIT King and Queen and will ride in a special carriage during the parade. The two will end their reign at the 2023 Little Mr. and Miss Pageant.

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