Hannah Beth Tems was 6 years old when she first attended the Reno Rodeo.
Tems, now 14 and preparing to enter her sophomore year at Douglas High School, was instantly enthralled with the rodeo flag team - an elite group of female riders that presented the national colors and sponsor flags between events.
"I just remember my dad leaning over to me and saying, 'Hannah Beth, my goal for you someday is to be a part of that team.'
"I thought there was no way I could ever do it."
This week, those early childhood dreams will come true as …