COWGIRL 30 Under 30 2021: Loni Lester
Loni Lester is an all-around hand who has been very competitive in the college, amateur, and PRCA rodeos. She received a full rodeo scholarship from Sam Houston State University, where she earned an Animal Science Degree. She competed on the rodeo team for 4 years, and won the College National Finals breakaway title in 2017. In 2018, she was the WPRA Finals Breakaway Champion and continues to compete in the PRCA and CPRA.
Future for women: “It hasn’t been an easy transition but the WPRA has taken tremendous strides to introduce breakaway roping for women. With roping becoming more available to women, I hope we can teach the young up-and-comers about dedication and commitment, along with how to win and lose graciously.”