Maxwell Rodeo royalty ready to ride 

The 89th Maxwell High School Rodeo royalty, left to right, are Chairman Timmy Kromis, Princess Reagan Spesert, Princess Jillian Ober, Queen Aubrianna Keeler, Princess Kenzie Wilson, Princess Abby Dunlap, and Co-chairman Nick Azevedo.

“Grab Your Spurs, Put On Your Hat, Maxwell Rodeo Is Where It’s At” is the theme of the 89th Maxwell Rodeo, and the Maxwell High School royalty are ready to reign over the festivities when the annual community event kicks off May 18. 

Aubrianna Keeler, a junior at Maxwell High School, is the 89th Rodeo Queen. She is the daughter of David and Denise Keeler. Her hobbies include riding horses, swimming, drawing, softball and FFA.  

Keeler said she enjoys going to the rodeo every year. 

“It brings a lot of fun to Maxwell and it’s fun to meet new people,” she said. 

Timothy Kromis is this year’s chairman. He is a senior and the son of Tim and Heather Kromis. His hobbies include playing football and baseball and raising lambs in FFA. After high school, Kromis plans on pursuing a career in welding or heavy equipment operation. 

His houghts on rodeo: “It’s a fun time for people to compete.”

Co-chairman Nick Azevedo is a senior and is the son of Mark and Diana Azevedo. After graduation, he plans to attend Butte College. His hobbies include playing sports for his school, raising a pig for FFA and contributing to the Maxwell Volunteer Fire Department. His said his favorite part of the Maxwell Rodeo is everyone in the town getting together and having a good time. 

Rodeo Princess Reagan Spesert, a senior, is the daughter  of Kevin and Lisa Spesert. She is involved in FFA and enjoys showing hogs. Some of Reagan’s interest includes riding horses, hunting, clay shooting, and being a part of her community. Reagan’s thoughts on rodeo: “Nothing’s like being in another generation of such a treasured Maxwell tradition.”

Rodeo Princess Abby Dunlap is a sophomore, and the daughter of Sherman and Tammy Dunlap and grandaughter of Jerret and Ellen Dunlap and great granddaughter of Jim Dunlap, the first chairman of the rodeo. She enjoys cheer, softball, and FFA. Her other interests include playing sports, showing a lamb, and being with family. 

Her thoughts on rodeo: “I think the Maxwell rodeo is a great tradition that brings the community together for tons of fun!”

Rodeo Princess Jillian Ober, a sophomore, is the daughter of Slim and Cristy Edwards. She is involved in FFA and cheerleading.  Her interests include FFA, horseback riding, rodeo, and showing sheep.

Her thoughts on rodeo: “It’s a great time for the community to come together and enjoy a day of family, friends, and fun.”

Rodeo Princess Kenzie Wilson is a sophomore at Maxwell High School. She is the daughter of Kellie Wilson and Robert Burt, and the granddaughter of Dennis and Donna Wilson. Her hobbies include riding horses, rodeoing, and showing lambs. 

Her thoughts on rodeo: “It is a great way for the community to come together and watch the next generation grow up.”

The Maxwell High School royalty will ride in the Rodeo Parade, which kicks off at 9:45 AM from Old Highway 99W to the high school. 

The grand entry will be held at 1 PM, followed by rodeo events for youth and adults. 

The event also includes a car show, vendor booths, frog derby, art show, and benchpress competition. Food will be available. ■