2018 Miss Rodeo Oklahoma Pageant Contestants
2018 Miss Rodeo Oklahoma Scholarship Pageant Winners Announced
The 2018 Miss Rodeo Oklahoma Scholarship Pageant was held in Woodward, Oklahoma during the 87th annual Woodward Elks Rodeo July 19 through 22, 2017, and featured the the crowning of three new rodeo queens for the year 2018.
Taylor Spears, Miss Guymon Pioneer Days Rodeo, was crowned 2018 Miss Rodeo Oklahoma, Maci Brown, Miss H & H Livestock, was crowned Miss Rodeo Oklahoma Teen for 2018, and Bailey Barrett, Ada Firemens Rodeo Princess was crowned Miss Rodeo Oklahoma Princess for 2018.
The pageant featured 14 young Oklahoma ladies from ranches and towns around the state. They were a part of the grand entry each night, presented sponsor flags during the rodeo and signed autographs for rodeo fans before and during the rodeo.
While at the prestigious Miss Rodeo Oklahoma Scholarship Pageant, the contestants competed against many of Oklahoma's best in the categories of horsemanship, appearance, speech, written test, photogenic and personality.
All of the contestants answered impromptu questions over their rodeo knowledge and current events during the week at the pageant.
The contestants and current titleholders took part in a Beach Party to benefit the Northwest Domestic Crisis Services and a fun and fabulous fashion show highlighted the week.
Competing in the Miss category were Layna Grue, from Welch, Miss Will Rogers Memorial Rodeo; Taylor Spears, from Cleveland, Miss Guymon Pioneer Days Rodeo; Bayleigh Warren, from Claremore, Miss Guthrie 89er Days Rodeo; Abbie Wright, from Lawton, Miss Lawton Range Rider; and Kodi Smalygo, from Skiatook, Miss Rodeo Miami.
Competing in the Teen category were Allie Baker, from Barnsdall, Miss 101 Wild West Rodeo; Maci Brown, from Agra, Miss H&H Livestock; and Jori Claire Cowley, from Vinita, Miss Cowboys Regional Rodeo Assoc.
Competing in the princess category were Hadley Baker, from Edmond, Miss Diamond W Ranch Princess; Bailey Barrett from Wellston, Miss Ada Firemen’s Rodeo Princess and Terra Fenton, from Pawnee, Miss Will Rogers Memorial Princess.
The youngest category contestants were Cambry Grimmett, from Antlers, Antlers Homecoming Rodeo Sweetheart; Kelli Rowe, from Stillwater, Newkirk Range Riders Sweetheart; and Dilynn Schafer, from Stroud, Drumwright Round Up Club Sweetheart.
The winner of the 2018 Miss Rodeo Oklahoma title will begin her reign January 1, 2018 and go on the compete at the Miss Rodeo America Pageant in Las Vegas, Nevada, held in conjunction with the National Finals Rodeo in December, 2018.
During her year as Miss Rodeo Oklahoma Taylor will appear at the many PRCA rodeos in Oklahoma, and tour out of state rodeos representing the state of Oklahoma. Miss Rodeo Oklahoma Teen and Miss Rodeo Princess will also be attending many of the PRCA rodeos here in Oklahoma to help support the sport of rodeo and the contestants.
Reigning through December 2017 are Miss Rodeo Oklahoma Callie Newman; Miss Rodeo Oklahoma Teen Anna Woolsey; and Miss Rodeo Oklahoma Princess Shyanne Marcotte.
Major sponsors of the pageant include Woodward Elks Rodeo, Woodward Convention and Visitors Bureau, Wyndham Hotel, Oklahoma City, Banc Central, ArrowheadNow chaps, Harper Sanitation of Woodward, Farmers Insurance Caldwell Agency, RK Black Inc, Jack Wells artist, Montana Silversmith Inc.,Wrangler, Sleep Standard, and Treasure Built Homes.