Cattlemen's Days2021 Royalty
Queen Clara Cranor, Jr. Miss Genevieve Williams, and Princess Aspen McNulty
Hello and welcome to the 121st Cattlemen’s Days! I hope you enjoy the celebration as much as I do. My name is Clara Cranor, and I am the daughter of Walter and Margaret Cranor. I am very honored and excited to be the 2021 Cattlemen’s Queen and represent my beautiful hometown of Gunnison.
I graduated this spring from Norwich University in Vermont where I earned a bachelor’s in computer science with a minor in Mathematics. Additionally, I was the NU Corps of Cadet Cavalry Troop Cadet First sergeant my junior year and Cadet Company Commander my senior year. This summer along with being the Cattlemen’s Days Queen I am also working full time and helping my father on our ranch. Following the conclusion of my reign in the fall I plan to join the United States Army and fly helicopters as a Warrant Officer.
Agriculture has always been a large part of my life having grown up on a cattle ranch here in the Gunnison Valley. I have grown a love for agriculture through helping my family with our ranch and 4-H. Much like my sister the 2016 Cattlemen’s Days Queen, it started with “helping” my dad feed the cows. During my time in 4-H I did a myriad of general projects but mostly I focused on livestock projects such as horses and sheep. This love for agriculture will continue for the rest of my life, but will never outshine my love for my family. I would like to thank my whole family (I am the youngest of five) for their continuous support.
Having grown up in Gunnison, I was able to do many unique things such as: try to teach my first horse how to jump in our front pasture, walking my market lambs down the road where they made friends with the neighbor’s horses, driving a mile down the road to ski, or spending a Monday or Thursday evening square dancing with my dad and siblings. I also enjoy drawing, painting, coding, swimming, and working with various horses.
I have many people to thank. I would first like to recognize the men and women who are serving our great country – especially my sister, LCDR Rebekah Cranor, and my brother, 1st Lt Timothy Cranor. Secondly, I want to thank everyone who has supported Cattlemen’s Days through these trying times and allowing us to keep going, you prove that nothing can keep us down when we come together, I can’t wait to see you all during the rodeo!
Hi, my name is Aspen McNulty, I am the 2021 Gunnison Cattlemen’s Days Princess. I am 14 years old and have lived in Gunnison my whole life. I am the daughter of Ivy and Seth McNulty, and younger sister to Timber McNulty. I like spending time with my family, We enjoy riding horses, hiking, biking, skiing or just hanging out. Family time is very important to us.
I attend Gunnison High School, I am currently a freshman, and participate in the FFA program and I am working towards being on the horse judging team. I currently am a member of the Country Clovers 4H club and do a Horse, Market Lambs and Market Swine projects.
I enjoy representing the Gunnison community at rodeos and other events and look forward to seeing you at the 2021 Cattlemen’s Days rodeo.
Welcome to the 121st Cattlemen’s Days. I’m Genevieve Williams, daughter of Shawn and Karen Williams and younger sister to Mark. I am 11 years old and I am in sixth grade. I have been doing 4-H for 3 years, pigs for 3 years, goats for 1 year, and horses for 2 years. I love to go horseback riding and hiking with my family. I hope to see you at Cattlemen’s Days this July.