Colorado Gay Rodeo Association is proud to honor an impor-tant, long-standing member as Grand Marshal for Rocky Mountain Regional Rodeo XXII, Ms. RC Cuellar.
RC, born in Cuba, came to Colorado by way of Texas, where a dare proposed by Charley Lanier & Joyce Myers to "Come on up to Dallas & see if you can ride a wild cow". Well she did, in fact 2 of them and scored enough to win the buckle at her very first IGRA Rodeo! It was during that awards ceremony in November 1987 that RC was hooked in the rodeo family, not by the buckle, but how the rodeo association prided itself on the money it was able to donate back into the community. The adrenalin of the arena was addictive, but it has always been the charitable work that has held RC's heart.
RC went on to become Ms. TGRA before heading her little truck to Denver and joining up with CGRA. Once here it didn't take long for her to become heavily involved, working tirelessly through the years as a contestant, entertainer, and board mem-ber. She picked up a horse along the way that nobody else real-ly wanted, then she & "Biscuit" held the women's IGRA Flag rac-ing record until 2002! RC became Ms. CGRA and went on to win Ms. IGRA 1992. Her work on behalf of CGRA has resulted in; the formation of the first CGRA Rodeo Team, the first liquor license granted to CGRA, successful IGRA Finals rodeo in Denver, and thousands of dollars returned to the Colorado com-munity. She is still always willing to lend a hand whenever need-ed and this weekend will serve as Assistant Rodeo Director as well as performing the National Anthem each day.
RC is a valuable treasure to CGRA and the community at large. Her strength does not come from her time in the gym, it comes from a heart every as large as the state she now calls home. We are honored to be her friends & neighbors.
It is with a great deal of pride, we present the Grand Marshal for Rocky Mountain Regional Rodeo XXII, RC Cuellar.