Miss Wyoming

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For the Miss USA state pageant, see Miss Wyoming USA; for the novel written by Douglas Coupland, see Miss Wyoming (novel)

Miss Wyoming is a state-level pageant which sends winners to compete for the title of Miss America. The competition, which awards scholarships, is open to women aged 17 through 24.


Year Name Hometown Age Local Title Miss America Talent Placement at Miss America Special scholarships at Miss America Notes
2014 Jessie Allen Lander 24 Miss Fremont County Dance, "Feeling Good" Younger sister of Holly Allen, Miss Wyoming USA 2012
2013 Rebecca Podio Newcastle 23 Miss Weston County Piano "Fantasy" by William Joseph
2012 Lexie Madden Torrington 21 Miss Goshen County Original Piano Composition "Canzone Lenta" 3rd Runner Up Eligible to compete as a student at the University of Wyoming; Played an original composition on the piano at Miss America, Previously Wyoming's Junior Miss 2009
2011 Catherine Brown Richardson, Texas 24 Miss Albany County Pop Vocal "Rolling in the Deep" Eligible to compete as a student at the University of Wyoming
2010 Alicia Grove Rock Springs 23 Miss Sweetwater County Jazz Dance "Ain't No Sunshine"
2009 Anna Nelson Rock Springs 19 Miss Rock Springs Jazz Dance "Summer in the City"
2008 Courtney Gifford Sheridan 19 Miss Sheridan College Vocal Comedy Previously Miss Wyoming's Outstanding Teen 2005; first Miss America's Outstanding Teen contestant to win a Miss America state title, Later Miss Wyoming USA 2013
2007 Jennifer McCafferty Scottsbluff, Nebraska 24 Miss Albany County Vocal "Gimme, Gimme" from Thoroughly Modern Millie eligible to compete as a student at the University of Wyoming
2006 Jenileigh Sawatzke Orange County, California 24 Miss Cheyenne Aerial Silk Routine "Defying Gravity" eligible to compete as a student at Laramie County Community College
2005 Heather Nicole Jackelen Jackson 24 Miss Jackson Acrobatic Dance Later Miss Galaxy 2007

Previously Miss Wyoming USA 2001

2004 Megan Reichert Dayton 19 Miss Dayton Semi-Classical Vocal "Poor Wand'ring One" from The Pirates of Penzance
2003 Tamara Kocher Gillette 22 Miss Gillette Dance
2002 Beth Holland Gillette 23 Vocal "Orange Colored Sky" Assumed the title
Katie Rothenbuehler Gillette 22 Relinquished the title less than 24 hours into her reign in order to accept a full-time position as a junior high school choir teacher[1]
2001 Erin Empey Casper 20 Ballet "Cristofori's Dream" by David Lanz
2000 Kimberly Wilkerson Gillette 24 Vocal "Everybody Says Don't" from Anyone Can Whistle Contestant at National Sweetheart 1999
1999 Elaine Dabney Lander 20 Ballet "Somewhere Out There"
1998 Mindy Jo Baughman Rock Springs 20 Tap Dance "Tap Your Troubles Away" from Mack & Mabel
1997 Jeffie Ventling Laramie 24 Vocal "The Phantom of the Opera"
1996 Rebecca Darrington Gillette 19 Vocal Comedy "100 Easy Ways to Lose a Man" from Wonderful Town Waterford Crystal Scholarship for Business Management and Marketing
1995 Dawn Marie Frantz Casper Assumed the title of Miss Wyoming in late 1995 after Dana Lane relinquished the title.
Dana Lane Cheyenne 20 Classical Piano "Fantaisie-Impromptu" Relinquished the title of Miss Wyoming after competing at Miss America
1994 Trisha Ramirez Cheyenne 23 Piano Solo
1993 Deborah Maston Wheatland 21 Miss Northeast Flute Solo
1992 Stacy Cenedese Cheyenne 21 Miss Laramie County Dance & Baton Twirling "Hooked on Instrumentals Part 3" Future Miss Wyoming USA 1997
1991 Laurie Briggs Cheyenne 23 Miss Albany County Jazz Tap Dance
1990 Carolie Howe Chugwater 22 Miss Cheyenne Vocal "My Heart Belongs to Me"
1989 Alisa Mavrotheris Cheyenne 25 Acrobatic Jazz Dance
1988 Wendi Willis Laramie 19 Miss Albany County Dance & Baton Twirling
1987 Terrilynn Hove Casper 21 Miss Laramie Vocal Medley
1986 Lacey Reeves Laramie 22 Miss Albany County Vocal "You're Gonna Hear From Me" from Inside Daisy Clover
1985 Tamara Dereemer Horse Creek 22 Miss Cheyenne Popular Vocal "God Bless the USA"
1984 Annie Easterbrook Laramie 21 Miss Albany County Gymnastics Jazz Dance
1983 Heather Wallace Cheyenne 21 Miss Cheyenne Vocal "New York, New York"
1982 Janie Hertzler Cheyenne 23 Miss Laramie Vocal "Everything"
1981 Keri Borgaard Cheyenne 23 Miss Cheyenne Vocal Medley "At the Crossroads" & "Hey, Look Me Over"
1980 Susan Pennington Casper 20 Miss Casper College Vocal "The Man I Love"
1979 Karla Singer Cheyenne 19 Miss Laramie County Vocal "Mister Melody" Toured with Miss America USO Troupe
1978 Kim Pring Cheyenne 22 Miss Cheyenne Baton Twirling "There's No Business Like Show Business" Non Finalist Talent award Previously Miss Wyoming USA 1975; brought a libel lawsuit against Penthouse Magazine, book Trial by Fire recounts the case
1977 Jeanne Uphoff Cheyenne 21 Miss Laramie County Jazz Dance "Chump Change"
1976 Carol June Wallace Jackson 24 Miss Yellowstone Piano Medley "Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing" "Love Story" "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head" & "Strangers in the Night" Non Finalist Talent Award Was Miss Kentucky USA 1975,[2] semi-finalist at Miss USA pageant, Mother of Miss Kentucky 2002.
1975 Trish Long Laramie 21 Miss University of Wyoming Classical Vocal "Un Bel Di" from Madama Butterfly Non Finalist Talent Award
1974 Cheryl Johnson Cheyenne 20 Miss Laramie County Community College Modern Jazz Dance "Scorpio" Dr. David B. Allman Medical Scholarship recipient Toured with Miss America USO Troupe, became Miss Wyoming after original winner, Vicki Tomisek resigned.
1973 Pamela Hill Casper 20 Miss Casper College Vocal "I Can Love"
1972 Annette Klipstein Cheyenne 22 Miss Cheyenne Classical Vocal "Adele's Laughing Song" from Die Fledermaus Toured with Miss America USO Troupe, Former Wyoming's Junior Miss 1968
1971 Marsha Crandall Rock Springs 20 Miss Rock Springs Vocal Medley "What the World Needs Now Is Love" & "The Look of Love"
1970 Jane Hutchings Cheyenne 19 Miss University of Wyoming Piano "1st Arabesque"
1969 Sandra Grim Casper 20 Miss Casper Vocal Medley "People" "I Gotta Be Me" & "Free Again"
1968 Carol Rose Burns 20 Miss Cheyenne Clarinet Medley "Mozart's Concerto" "Strangers on the Shore" & "Ji-da" Non-finalist Talent Award
1967 Patricia Martinez Torrington 18 Miss Torrington Classical Vocal "Les Filles de Cadix" Toured with Miss America USO Troupe
1966 Susan Livreri Douglas 20 Miss Douglas Comedy Sketch
1965 Trudy Bower Freedom 19 Miss University of Wyoming Vocal "From This Moment On"
1964 Joan Selmer Cheyenne 21 Miss Cheyenne Acro-Baton Routine
1963 Cody Neville Byron Miss Lovell Classical Piano "Fantaisie-Impromptu"
1962 Gretchen Stainbrook Jackson Hole 19 Miss Jackson Musical Skit
1961 Mary Orr Sheridan 19 Miss Sheridan Dramatic Reading "The Bride"
1960 Sharon Luond Cheyenne 18 Dramatic Monologue from "Wingless Victory" by Maxwell Anderson
1959 Linda Phillips Laramie 19 Vocal & Dance
1953 Elaine Holkenbrink Torrington Fashion Display Semi-finalist Preliminary Swimsuit
1952 Ruth Francis Casper Drama
1951 Patricia Seabeck Casper Monologue
1950 Lenore Hoffman Cheyenne
1949 Esther McLeod Sheridan
1948 Carol Held Douglas Piano "Hungarian Opus 9" by Edward MacDowell 1st runner up
1947 Dorothy McKay Cheyenne Painting Exhibition Semi-finalist
1941 Patricia Snyder Cheyenne Vocal & Dance
1937 Mary McLaughlin Riverton
1934/1935 Maysie MacKay
1932/1933 Bonnie Mae Davis


  1. ^ http://www.pageant.com/news/archive/news2002q2.html Pageant News Bureau News archive: April - June 2002
  2. ^ "Home state girls hard to find". Kingman Daily Miner. 1976-09-10. p. 7. 

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