2017 Miss Rodeo USA Contestant
Miss Broken Horn Ranch
Hometown: Collinsville, OK
Why do you want to be Miss Rodeo USA 2017?
Being Miss Rodeo USA has always been a dream of mine. But before I came to be a rodeo queen I, like lots of little girls, wanted to be Charmayne James and be a Champion Barrel Racer. Many rodeos later, I decided that I wanted to be the beautiful girl who carried the American flag while others looked on and the National Anthem was sang. At 14, I entered my first pageant, much unprepared, and took 1st runner up. A year later, after persuading my parents to run again, I diligently prepared and won the Owasso Round Up Club queen title. My dreams started to sprout. After my first pageant, I knew that I had found my niche and I could continue to be around the sport that acted as the foundation for my family. I was blessed with the opportunity to travel and represent Oklahoma as Miss Rodeo Oklahoma Teen 2010, and my dreams continued to grow. It was a year I will never forget that brought many friends and some I now call family. Because of that opportunity, I was asked to mentor a young girl in her dreams and she took the title of Miss Rodeo Oklahoma Princess 2013. I watched as her hard work and determination became a crown and a sash. I then realized that I was going to do whatever needed to reach my goals, while remaining a good role model to not only Jori Cowley, but to every little girl who looks up to me and other rodeo queens. Jori isn’t the only young woman I’ve mentored, but the first, and she made me realize that I could help mold younger queens’ lives. I was then blessed with winning Miss Rodeo Oklahoma 2016. I traveled 35,000 miles across Oklahoma as well as multiple states representing Oklahoma as well as the sport of rodeo. Growing up within two professional rodeo associations, my love for rodeo and the family you accumulate has grown. I recognize that being Miss Rodeo USA comes with many responsibilities, I will be able to continue being a mentor, but most of all I will travel across the United States promoting our rodeo industry and the International Professional Rodeo Association. With or without a crown on my hat, I am always willing to go above and beyond expectations. As a queen, the job requires sponsorship visits, promotional events, rodeo performances, school visits, and many more, but the most important job requirement is bringing new fans to the rodeo family. I will bring my rodeo and traveling knowledge that I have acquired while being on the road with my dad who is a numerous circuit/region finalist, as well as the 2008 IPRA World Champion tie down roper. I want the job as Miss Rodeo USA, with all the hard work, long drives and even longer days. Rodeo is my way of life, and I want to be able to continue inspiring others to always be kind as they pick up a rope or climb on a horse while I’m living my dream as Miss Rodeo USA.
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