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Wednesday, October 2, 2002 Contact: Olivia Lara, Public Relations Specialist
For Immediate Release: Ricardo Rel, Special Assistant to the Director
Office: (505) 646-2804

Kiehne is Two-Time NIRA Regional Team Roping Header Reserve Champion

LAS CRUCES, NM – New Mexico Secretary of Agriculture, Frank A. DuBois, has selected Lee Kiehne, a senior from Reserve, New Mexico, as a recipient of the DuBois Rodeo Scholarship for the academic year 2002-2003. “Lee comes to us from a junior college where the rodeo talent has been remarkable. His accomplishments are solid and should reflect in his performances at the NMSU rodeo competitions this season,” says Secretary DuBois.

Kiehne says, “It’s an honor to receive the scholarship, which will help to further my education here at NMSU. I owe my rodeo success to my partners I rope with...I couldn’t have done it without them.”

Kiehne is a transfer student from Cochise College in Douglas, Arizona, where he attended his last three years with an accumulative grade point average of 3.3. Kiehne placed third as a header in the team roping event for the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (NIRA) Grand Canyon Region in 2002. He was the Reserve Champion Team Roping Header in 2000 and 2001.

Kiehne’s parents are Clell Kiehne from Silver City and Amanda Kiehne from Phoenix, Arizona. He has an older brother named Dan Kiehne.

For more information on the NMSU Rodeo Team, visit the DuBois Rodeo Scholarship website at

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Editor’s Note: Media interested in obtaining an action photo of Lee Kiehne may call Dyanne Peña at (505) 646-3008.