Miss Rodeo America

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Miss Rodeo America is an annual pageant to select the official spokesperson for the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association.[1]

Current Miss Rodeo America 2020[edit]

The Miss Rodeo American 2020 Pageant was held Sunday, December 1 - December 8, 2019, at the Tropicana Las Vegas.[2] Jordan Tierney of Oral, South Dakota, was crowned Miss Rodeo America on Sunday, December 8, 2019, at the Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas.[3] Tierney is the daughter of two-time Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association World Champion and ProRodeo Hall of Fame inductee Paul Tierney [4] and Robin Tierney.[3]

History[edit]

The Miss Rodeo America pageant is held in December of every year in conjunction with the National Finals Rodeo (NFR).[1] The competition takes place in Las Vegas, Nevada. Reigning state rodeo queens from across America are eligible to compete for the title and are judged on their appearance, horsemanship, and personality.[5] The winner receives over $20,000 in prizes, including a crown that fits on her cowboy hat, scholarships, Montana Silversmiths jewelry and belt buckles, Justin Boots and Wrangler apparel. She reigns for one year and is expected to travel more than 120,000 miles during her reign.[6][7] She also makes public appearances at schools and other venues to promote rodeo.[8] Miss Rodeo America was inaugurated in 1956 and the first winner was Marilyn Scott Freimark, who later became a rancher.[5][9] Taylor McNair of Mississippi is the 2019 Miss Rodeo America. She is the third woman from her state to win the title.[10][11]

The Miss Rodeo America 2019 Pageant was held December 2 - December 9, 2018 at the Tropicana Las Vegas. On December 9, 2018, Taylor NcNair of Learned, Mississippi, became the new Miss Rodeo America for 2019 in a ceremony held that Sunday afternoon.[12]

Winners[edit]

This is a list of women who have won the Miss Rodeo America crown.

Miss Rodeo America[13]
Name State Year Ref
Taylor McNair Mississippi 2019 [14]
Keri Sheffield Florida 2018 [15]
Lisa Lageshaar Texas 2017 [16]
Katherine Merck Washington 2016 [17]
Lauren Heaton Oklahoma 2015 [18]
Paige (Nicholson) Bergeron Mississippi 2014 [19]
Chenae (Shiner) Vest Utah 2013 [20]
Mackenzie (Carr) Ivie Oregon 2012 [21]
McKenzie Haley South Dakota 2011 [22]
Kelli (Jackson) Russell Mississippi 2010 [23]
Maegan (Ridley) Hollander California 2009 [24]
Amy Wilson Kansas 2008 [25]
Ashley (Andrews) Alderson North Dakota 2007 [26]
Amanda (Jenkins) Legge Arizona 2006 [27]
Selena (Ulch) Pope Nevada 2005 [28]
Darci Robertson California 2004 [29]
Lori (Bortner) Harding Nebraska 2003 [30]
Kara (Brown) Gillit Texas 2002 [31]
Tara (Graham) Rowe Colorado 2001 [32]
Brandy (DeJongh) Whitlow California 2000 [33]
Shelly (Williams) Wilcox Idaho 1999 [34]
Mary (Shaw) Drake Utah 1998 [35]
MiQuel (Holyoak) McRae Arizona 1997 [36]
Tanya (McKinnon) Bartlett Utah 1996 [37]
Jennifer (Douglas) Smith Texas 1995 [38]
Michele (Green) Mackey Wyoming 1994 [39]
Sheri (Hannigan) Kloop California 1993
Stacey (Talbott) Sinclair Wyoming 1992
Lisa (Poese) Jamison Nebraska 1991
Joni (James) Smith Idaho 1990
Chrissy (Sparling) Allen California 1989
Kellie (Dilka) Lambert Colorado 1988
Suzy (Gillard) Trahan Louisiana 1987
Vicki (Vest) Woodard Utah 1986
Leslie (Patten) White South Dakota 1985
Sandy (Meyer) Brazile Wyoming 1984
Brenda Lee (Bonogofsky) Pickett North Dakota 1983
Donna Keffeler South Dakota 1982
Kathy (Martin) Colletti Colorado 1981
Diana (Putnam) Friend Kansas 1980
Debbie (Johnston) Garrison Texas 1979
Almabeth (Carroll) Kaess Colorado 1978
Terry Ann (Edington) Dukes Texas 1977
Betty (Schnell) Freeman Idaho 1976
Connie (Della Lucia) Robinson Utah 1975
Donna (Howsley) Bullard Texas 1974
Pam (Martin) Minick Nevada 1973
Susan (Merrill) Agicola Utah 1972
Lana (Brackenbury) Parker Idaho 1971
Christine (Vincent) Williams California 1970
Patricia Eaves New Mexico 1969
Sherrie (Vincent) Scott Arizona 1968
Nancy Ann (Simmons) Brannon Nebraska 1967
Carolynn (Seay) Vietor Texas 1966
Pat (Koren) Sanmartin South Dakota 1965
Sandi (Prati) Cardwell Texas 1964
Joyce (Shelley) Loomis-Kernek New Mexico 1963
Karen (Lavens) James Idaho 1962
Marie (Mass) Gatlin Colorado 1961
Martha (Lehman) Robertson Arizona 1960
Susan (Cox) Stauffer Idaho 1959
Jan (Porath) Thompson Michigan 1958
Dallas (Hunt) George Nebraska 1957
Marilyn (Scott) Freimark Wyoming 1956

Miss Rodeo America Scholarship Foundation[edit]

The Miss Rodeo America program provides one of the most visible media spokespersons for the sport of professional rodeo and the Western way of life. Since its inception in 1955, the Miss Rodeo America Pageant has recognized the need for scholarships to help contestants further their education. The Miss Rodeo America Scholarship Foundation was established in 1997 to broaden the scope of the scholarship program.[40] The winner of Miss Rodeo America receives a $20,000 Educational Scholarship from the Miss Rodeo America Scholarship Foundation, with various other scholarships being awarded for winners of categories and recognition in other areas.[41] Every contestant receives at a minimum $1,000 just for competing.[41]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Miss Rodeo America Pageant Information". Retrieved September 11, 2018.
  2. ^ "2020 Pageant". Miss Rodeo America. Retrieved January 6, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Jordan Tierney". Miss Rodeo America 2020. Retrieved January 4, 2020.
  4. ^ "Paul Tierney". ProRodeo Hall of Fame. Retrieved January 8, 2020.
  5. ^ a b "The Miss Rodeo America Pageant". Wrangler Network. December 2, 2016. Retrieved January 1, 2019.
  6. ^ "New rodeo queen is from Evergreen State". My Columbia Basin. December 11, 2015. Retrieved October 11, 2019.
  7. ^ "Keri Sheffield of Florida Crowned 2018 Miss Rodeo America". www.rfdtv.com. Retrieved October 10, 2019.
  8. ^ "Keri Sheffield of Florida Crowned 2018 Miss Rodeo America". RFD-TV. www.rfdtv.com. Retrieved January 1, 2019.
  9. ^ "American Cowboy". Active Interest Media, Inc. Retrieved January 1, 2019.
  10. ^ "Mississippi 'cowgirl' crowned Miss Rodeo America in Las Vegas". Las Vegas Review-Journal. December 10, 2018. Retrieved October 11, 2019.
  11. ^ Stribling, Wilson. "Learned woman crowned Miss Rodeo America". Retrieved January 12, 2020.
  12. ^ "Official Pageant Results". Miss Rodeo America. www.missrodeoamerica.com. Retrieved January 1, 2019.
  13. ^ "Former MRA". Miss Rodeo America. www.missrodeoamerica.com. Retrieved January 1, 2019.
  14. ^ "Taylor McNair". Miss Rodeo America. Retrieved January 8, 2020.
  15. ^ "Keri Sheffield". Miss Rodeo America. Retrieved January 8, 2020.
  16. ^ "Lisa Lageshaar". Miss Rodeo America. Retrieved January 8, 2020.
  17. ^ "Katherine Merck". Miss Rodeo America. Retrieved January 8, 2020.
  18. ^ "Lauren Heaton". Miss Rodeo America. Retrieved January 8, 2020.
  19. ^ "Paige (Nicholson) Bergeron". Miss Rodeo America. Retrieved January 11, 2020.
  20. ^ "Chenae (Shiner) Vest". Miss Rodeo America. Retrieved January 11, 2020.
  21. ^ "Mackenzie (Carr) Ivie". Miss Rodeo America. Retrieved January 11, 2020.
  22. ^ "McKenzie (Haley) Vice". Miss Rodeo America. Retrieved January 11, 2020.
  23. ^ "Kelli (Jackson) Russell". Miss Rodeo America. Retrieved January 11, 2020.
  24. ^ "Maegan (Ridley) Hollander". Miss Rodeo America. Retrieved January 11, 2020.
  25. ^ "Amy Wilson". Miss Rodeo America. Retrieved January 11, 2020.
  26. ^ "Ashley (Andrews) Alderson". Miss Rodeo America. Retrieved January 11, 2020.
  27. ^ "Amanda (Jenkins) Legge". Miss Rodeo America. Retrieved January 11, 2020.
  28. ^ "Selena (Ulch) Pope". Miss Rodeo America. Retrieved January 11, 2020.
  29. ^ "Darci Robertson". Miss Rodeo America. Retrieved January 11, 2020.
  30. ^ "Lori (Bortner) Harding". www.missrodeoamerica.com. Retrieved January 11, 2020.
  31. ^ "Kara (Brown) Gillit". Miss Rodeo America. Retrieved January 11, 2020.
  32. ^ "Tara (Graham) Rowe". Miss Rodeo America. Retrieved January 11, 2020.
  33. ^ "Brandy (DeJongh) Whitlow". Miss Rodeo America. Retrieved January 11, 2020.
  34. ^ "Shelly (Williams) Wilcox". Miss Rodeo America. Retrieved January 11, 2020.
  35. ^ "Mary (Shaw) Drake". Miss Rodeo America. Retrieved January 11, 2020.
  36. ^ "MiQuel (Holyoak) McRae". Miss Rodeo America. Retrieved January 11, 2020.
  37. ^ "Tanya (McKinnon) Bartlett". Miss Rodeo America. Retrieved January 11, 2020.
  38. ^ "Jennifer (Douglas) Smith". Miss Rodeo America. Retrieved January 12, 2020.
  39. ^ "Michele (Green) Mackey". Miss Rodeo America. Retrieved January 12, 2020.
  40. ^ "History of Scholarship Foundation". www.missrodeoamerica.com. Retrieved October 11, 2019.
  41. ^ a b "2019 Scholarships". www.missrodeoamerica.com. Retrieved October 11, 2019.

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