Written by: Jada Hamman
Hey y’all. It’s Jada Hamman, your 2020-2021 National Secretary. I’m representing the state of Illinois, with the small town of Newark as my home. My events are barrels, poles, goats, breakaway, and ribbon roping. The small amount of time I’m not hauling or in the arena, you can find me outside and hanging with friends.
In 2019 my mom persuaded me to run for a national officer position. Unfortunately I wasn’t elected to an officer position that year, but it was a great experience running and allowed me to meet many new people. I decided to run again in 2020, and with some campaigning, I was elected alongside Roper Stoots and Connor Griffith. Even with COVID, we have been given a lot of opportunities this year.
We were fortunate enough to be granted a trip to Fort Worth for the National Finals Rodeo, to work the NLBRA booth. We sold raffle tickets and met some of our sponsors. It was a blast getting to know members from different franchises across the country. The connections I am able to make through Little Britches is one of the main reasons that encouraged me to run.
The NLBRA is a great youth rodeo organization, and I love what it stands for. This association has given me and others so many opportunities, and I wanted to represent an organization like this association that is truly family-oriented and for the kids. Inside and out of the arena there are families helping other families, and seniors helping little wranglers. I wanted to help give back to those who have helped me.
The NLBRA board and officers are working on the 2021 NLBRA finals at Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, OK. We are excited to see everyone in a few short months at the finals.
Thank you, NLBRA for everything you do.
NLBRA Youth Board Secretary