Every year during December, we have the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo that is held together with Miss Rodeo America Pageant, in search of the official spokesperson for the PRCA (Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association).
This competition gives young women the chance to acquire substantial experience along the way as well as creating an established foundation for their future events, especially in the modeling world.
Contestants for the Miss Rodeo America 2020
To earn the coveted crown of Miss Rodeo America, each reigning State Rodeo Queens must compete in the areas of personality, horsemanship, and appearance.
The Reigning State Rodeo Queens must travel all over the country educating as well as promoting the sport of rodeo, their home states, and lastly, the western way of life. All this happens during the year they hold the state titles.
It’s from that year’s journey that they ought to prepare for the popular title of Miss Rodeo America. Therefore, just like the Wrangler NFR chooses its champions from the season earnings that usually take a year, it’s the same way Miss Rodeo Pageant prepare themselves to be crowned each December of that year. Here is the contestant list of 2020 Miss Rodeo America:
Johnna Drew (Miss Rodeo Alaska)
Jordan Ownby (Miss Rodeo Arizona)
Susam Rhodes (Miss Rodeo Arkansas)
Madison Wagner (Miss Rodeo California)
Kellie Stockton (Miss Rodeo Colorado)
Cara Spirazza (Miss Rodeo Florida)
Sara Weekes (Miss Rodeo Idaho)
Rachael Ostrem (Miss Rodeo Iowa)
Brooke Wallace (Miss Rodeo Kansas)
Cheyenne Benoit (Miss Rodeo Louisiana)
Hannah Wagner (Miss Rodeo Minnesota)
Kaitlyn Ayers (Miss Rodeo Missouri)
Kayla Seaman (Miss Rodeo Montana)
Eva Oliver (Miss Rodeo Nebraska)
Jennifer Fisk (Miss Rodeo Nevada)
Savannah Welborn (Miss Rodeo New Mexico)
Noelle White (Miss Rodeo New York)
Kara Berntson (Miss Rodeo North Dakota)
Kodi Smalygo (Miss Rodeo Oklahoma)
Taylor Ann Skramstad (Miss Rodeo Oregon)
Jordan Tierney (Miss Rodeo South Dakota)
Olivia Johnston (Miss Rodeo Tennessee)
Jordan Maldonado (Miss Rodeo Texas)
Mckaylie Richins (Miss Rodeo Utah)
Hannah Leib (Miss Rodeo Washington)
Lexus King (Miss Rodeo Wisconsin)
Hannah Ostheimer (Miss Rodeo Wyoming)
When and where will be held?
Get prepared to welcome the 65th Miss Rodeo America Pageant that will be held at Las Vegas. Precisely, here are the dates and the venue.
- Dates: 1st December – 8th December 2019
- Venue: Hotel Tropicana, Las Vegas
Be an attendee and experience the impact of the sports of rodeo (NFR) in conjunction with the 2020 Miss Rodeo America Pageant.
Miss Rodeo America History
The Miss Rodeo America Pageant (MRA) started way back since 1956, and the first winner of this coveted title was Marilyn Scott from Wyoming State. The reigning 2019 winner is Taylor McNair from Mississippi.
In 1955, that is when a group of gentlemen from Nevada led by the serving president of IRM (International Rodeo Management), Ray Peterson, Sr., inaugurated the first pageant competition with only 9 women competing for the Miss Rodeo America title. It was held in Casper, Wyoming.
The MRA has since then being held in different cities, and it was until in 1990 that the competition made Las Vegas, a permanent home. Also, the number of women has increased from 9 contestants to 30 contestants.
The winner of the MRA receives prizes that amount to over $20,000, and on that particular night, she is given a crown that fits well on her cowboy hat. Other things that the MRA winner receives include scholarships, Justin Boots and Wrangler apparel, belt buckles, and Montana Silversmiths jewelry.
After winning the title of MRA, she is expected to travel for more than 120,000 miles in the year that follows. She makes public appearances in schools as well as other venues to educate people as well as promote the sport of rodeo.
Therefore, the reigning champion becomes a part of a great legacy that has been there and will still continue, and nobody knows when it will come to a halt.
MRA Scholarship foundation began in 1997, and the winner receives $20,000 as an educational scholarship to further her studies, and $1,000 minimum is given to every contestant who competes.
Therefore, the only people who are eligible for this scholarship are those who are listed as contestants in the Miss Rodeo America Pageant.
Also, the general public can make donations to support the sport of rodeo by preserving as well as protecting the legacy of American Cowboy, lifestyle, and Western heritage.
The goal of the foundation has been, and it’s currently is to provide scholarship opportunities to deserving women who qualify for the Miss Rodeo America Pageant.
These are young women who have won the hearts of people in their states, and they have a duty to represent their home states as well as promote the western way of life and the sport of rodeo.
They can then further their studies, and some of them have become doctors, nurses, attorneys, teachers, college professors, and television stars, and many more.
The Miss Rodeo America 2020 Pageant is a show like no other as we select another winner for the coveted title. However, with the scholarship, we can assume that this competition stands for the goodwill of young and talented women.