The Cowboy Lifestyle Network visitied the 57th Miss Rodeo America Pageant at the MGM Grand Resort in the “City of Lights,” Las Vegas, Nevada. These ladies are amazing.
The Miss Rodeo America Pageant (http://missrodeoamerica.com/) is held annually with the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, the PRCA’s year-end championship event. Reigning State Rodeo Queens compete for the coveted crown of Miss Rodeo America. These energetic State Rodeo Queens are judged in the major categories of personality, appearance, horsemanship and rodeo knowledge & presentation, demonstrating their skills in public speaking, personal interviewing, horsemanship, knowledge of rodeo and general equine science, current event awareness, photogenic qualities, visual poise, and overall professionalism.
Talented, beautiful, and well-spoken, Miss Rodeo America is the ideal ambassador to represent and promote America’s Original Professional Sport – rodeo – serving as the official spokesperson for the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. She also takes on the role of model and spokesperson in a variety of promotional events and commercial advertisements for western clothiers, publications, sponsors and other service providers to the western industry.
Mackenzie Carr is the first Oregonian to win the title of Miss Rodeo America. Mackenzie will travel more than 100,000 miles during her reign representing Miss Rodeo America, Inc. and t.
Mackenzie graduated from Lower Columbia College with an Associate of Arts degree in Speech Communications and will later transfer back to Oregon State University pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management Engineering with a minor in Speech Communications. She will be taking time out from her studies at Oregon State University to reign as the “First Lady of Professional Rodeo.” She will be able to use the $26,000 in scholarships she was awarded as Miss Rodeo America from the Miss Rodeo America Scholarship Foundation to help further her educational goals.
- First Runner-up: – Miss Rodeo Utah Jamie Udell
- Second Runner-up: – Miss Rodeo California Brittany Slaton
- Third Runner-up: – Miss Rodeo Kansas Alyssa Morrison
- Fourth Runner-up: – Miss Rodeo New Mexico Kaycee McDaniel
- Appearance: – Miss Rodeo Oregon Mackenzie Carr
- Personality: – Miss Rodeo Oregon Mackenzie Carr
- Horsemanship: – Miss Rodeo Oregon Mackenzie Carr
- Photogenic: – Miss Rodeo Illinois Brook Owen
- Speech: – Miss Rodeo Oregon Mackenzie Carr
- Congeniality: – Miss Rodeo Tennessee Ty Fitzgerald
- Raeana Wadhams Spirit Award: – Miss Rodeo Oregon Mackenzie Carr
- Written Test: – Miss Rodeo Kansas Alyssa Morrison and Miss Rodeo New Mexico Kaycee McDaniel
- Winner of the 2012 Miss Rodeo America Pageant People’s Choice Award is Miss Rodeo Texas, Lauren Graham
For 2012, Tracy Damrell continues as MRAI President and Kelly Baxley continues as President of the Miss Rodeo America Scholarship Foundation.