2019 IJRA PRINCESS
Shelby Lohnes is a Pekin, Illinois native who will be 11 years old on the 29th of August. She will be in the 6th grade at Tremont Middle School in Tremont, IL where she plays saxophone in the school band and plans to join the choir during the 2018-2019 school year. Shelby's favorite sports are rodeo, volleyball, and softball. During the winter of 2018, she played on the Tremont Recreational Volleyball Team. Earlier this summer, she played on the Tremont Triple Threat Travel Softball team and hopes to play for the Tazewell County Impact Softball team during the 2019 softball season. When not playing volleyball, softball or riding horses, she enjoys hunting with her two coon dogs Missy and Shelby, swimming, and exploring with her best friend. In rodeo, Shelby participates in breakaway roping, goat tying, barrel racing, and her favorite event, pole bending. Her proudest rodeo moment so far has been the achievement of 2018 IJRA District 2 Pole Bending Champion, in which she earned her first belt buckle. Shelby is excited to be your 2019 IJRA Princess where she will proudly represent all of her peers, the state of Illinois and the sport she loves most.