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By Michaela Friedrich
Cheney Free Press 

Wilkie reigns over 2022 Cheney Rodeo

 

Last updated 7/7/2022 at 7:51am

Courtesy Janaye Wilkie

Janaye Wilkie grew up in Whitman County, where she fell in love with horses and rodeo culture.

CHENEY – Coming from a wheat ranch and cattle farm in Lamont, Miss Cheney Rodeo Janaye Wilkie is ready to kick some dust up on rodeo weekend.

Wilkie, 19, attributes her passion and interest in horses to her grandpa, who was heavily into the rodeo culture and lifestyle.

Her grandfather, Jim Hoffman, ran the Seven Springs Dairy Ranch, just west of Davenport.

"I grew up on a horse ranch and my grandpa raised bucking horses," Wilkie said. "Since then, I've just always been around it attending rodeos since before I could walk."

During rodeo events, Wilkie's horse "SheRa" is with her every step...



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