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story.lead_photo.caption Submitted photo/Skyler Wallen, 20, daughter of Chris Wallen of Fayetteville, is a candidate for Miss Lincoln Riding Club during the 67th annual Lincoln Rodeo this week. Skyler is attending Northwest Arkansas Community College to become a surgical technician.

LINCOLN -- Skyler Wallen dedicates her candidacy for Lincoln Riding Club 2020 Rodeo queen to rodeo fans and the club, preferring to honor those who showcase the sport.

"If someone would ask me why I want to become Miss LRC it would not be for the title or the crown," Wallen said. "It would be for the people. The crown is not only a sign of royalty but also hard work and dedication. I want to show people that anyone can do anything they set their mind to."

Wallen is the 20-year-old daughter of Chris Wallen, of Fayetteville. Skyler is attending Northwest Arkansas Community College to become a surgical technician. Skyler has been involved with FFA and horses all throughout high school.

Skyler began riding horses when she was two-years-old and has never looked back. Her horse is a 10-year-old palomino gelding named UA Zip through Detail. Skyler has competed in the Washington County all breed horse show and won Reserve Grand Champion two years in a row. Skyler loves to go hiking, kayaking, hunting, and 4-wheeling when she is not riding horses.

Skyler has competed with her school FFA in soil judging. Her junior year her team placed seventh in the state. Rodeo has been a part of Skyler's life by being in the stands, and through making her presence known that she's in effect become a one-woman cheering section for her friends competing in rodeo.

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