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2024 Sikeston Rodeo Chairman

Clayton Driskill

Born and raised right here in Sikeston, I’ve grown up with an appreciation for this community and all it has to offer. This town and this event are very special, and a lot of people don’t realize the weight of it all. I am truly honored to have been given the title of this year’s Sikeston Rodeo Chairman.

I grew up right here in Sikeston with with an appreciation for this community and all it has to offer. After graduating from Sikeston High School, I went off to Avila University in Kansas City, where I played football for 5 years and obtained degrees in finance and accounting. Shortly after graduating, I moved back to Sikeston, where I knew I’d end up all along.

My wife, Hailey, and I were “set up” at an annual Jaycee Awards Banquet and were married on Leap Day in 2020. We will celebrate our “first” anniversary this year. Hailey and I have a beautiful 2-year-old daughter named Harper and a 3-year-old Bloodhound named Hoover. There is never a dull moment in our home.

I didn’t come from a big Rodeo family but have always been interested in all of the background work and moving parts that make an event like this possible, such as advertising, concessions, sponsors, and financials. I actually started working concessions when I was 21 years old, and would help out when I was home from college for the summer.

After graduating college and moving home, I became Club Treasurer on the Executive Board. It really opened my eyes to how well a diverse group of members could work together to accomplish any given task. Every Jaycee has their own story and can benefit the club in their own unique way.

Becoming a Jaycee has added so much to my life, and I consider it a privilege to do the work it allows me to do. I have learned how to communicate better with others, especially those with different backgrounds than me, and to not micromanage people, but to trust and empower them to make decisions. I have gained public speaking skills and grown more confident speaking in front of bigger crowds, which is not something I did much of as an accountant. Additionally, I have learned to ask more questions and use my resources because every single person has something different and valuable to offer.

This town and this event are very special, and a lot of people don’t realize the weight of it all. We are classified as a Large Outdoor Rodeo, right there with Cheyenne and Pendleton, and top cowboys and cowgirls circle Sikeston Rodeo on their calendar every year, looking forward to the electric atmosphere that our patrons create every night. We’ve created more jobs for our community, raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for charity, and so much more.

I am truly honored to have been given the title of this year’s Sikeston Rodeo Chairman. The first time I put on the Chairman Buckle and saw my name on it was such a surreal feeling. The sense of accomplishment and accountability was like none other.

2024 will be a year of firsts, and I look forward to the impact we will have on our rodeo in the future.

 

I can’t wait to see you all in August. Let’s remind everyone why they continue to come back year after year!

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