Jessica Betz is the 21-year-old daughter of Scott and Carol Betz. Scott, who worked for Nelson Electric- the Reno Rodeo electrical contractor, introduced Jessica to the Reno Rodeo at the age of two. From that moment on the Reno Rodeo was Jessica’s second home.
She won her first Reno Rodeo belt buckle at the age of 7 in the mutton busting, and has since dreamed of winning the coveted set of silver spurs. As Miss Reno Rodeo, Jessica has the opportunity to not only serve the Reno Rodeo president and board but also to serve her community and introduce the sport of rodeo to people who may not otherwise be exposed. Her goal is to bring people into the family she has come to love so well.
She is looking forward to continue volunteering with the Reno Rodeo Foundation where, in the past she has helped with a variety of projects.
Jessica started in 4-H at the age of six where she was active in both the horse and livestock programs. She continues to raise hogs and assist the Slab of Bacon 4-H club with clinics and other leadership activities. She participated in FFA where she helped lead the Sierra Nevada FFA to second place in the state in horse judging.
She currently studies Equine Sciences and Ranch Management at Feather River College and is pursuing her rodeo career as a professional barrel racer. When she graduates from college, Jessica plans to expand her business Divine Heights performance horses where she will breed, train and rehabilitate barrel horses. Jessica is truly passionate about her faith, her family and friends and the sport of rodeo.