Georgie Dohl (right) was crowned 2012 Great Lakes Rodeo Queen at the seventh annual rodeo held in Marquette over Father’s Day weekend. First runner up is Emilie Christensen. (Great Lakes Rodeo photo)
MARQUETTE—Georgie Dohl was crowned the 2012 Great Lakes Rodeo (GLR) Queen at the seventh annual Great Lakes Rodeo, held at the Marquette fairgrounds over Father’s Day weekend.
Emilie Christensen was first runner up in the queen division.
During the three-day weekend, the competitors were judged in the horsemanship, extemporaneous speaking, rodeo knowledge, public presentation and barn management.
Georgie, 16, is a senior at Forest Park High School. She is sponsored by Yooper Land Realty and also the Circle K Ranch, Front Porch Quilting and Behind the Barn Sugarbush.
She rides a seven-year-old Overo Paint named Royal.
She is the daughter of Jeff and Angie Dohl of Gaastra.
In 2011 Georgie competed in the GLR queen court princess division and was named first runner up.
Emilie, 17, is a senior at West Iron County High School. She is sponsored by the Chicaugon Inn and also Chicaugon Lake Builders and King Contracting.
She rides a 13-year old quarter horse–Arab cross named Indie
She is the daughter of Kris Dufresne and Glenn Christensen of Iron River.
“I am so looking forward to spending this year representing the Great Lakes Rodeo and traveling with Royal to other rodeos and events in the Midwest,” said Georgie.
“I grew up watching the queen competitions of the U.P. Championship Rodeos and it is a dream come true to be experiencing rodeo in this close-up way. I love the dirt and the bling, the show, the animals, the music and the camaraderie all wrapped in one high-energy weekend. The GLR is a great way to curb a hunger for rodeo early in summer” said Georgie about her new title.