Miss Rodeo America: Latest News Releases
The latest news releases from the Miss Rodeo America Organization are found here, with older news releases, archived by year, are found on the News Release Archives page.
Dallas Market Center today announced that Chenae Shiner, Miss Rodeo America, will make a special appearance at Dallas Western Market, March 21-24. Shiner, Miss Rodeo America, will make an appearance on Friday, March 22 from 5 to 7 p.m. and sign autographs during the Party in The Territory, WTC 14th floor. National Finals Rodeo tie-down roper Clint Cooper and trick roper Anthony Lucia will also sign autographs for attendees. The event will offer drinks, snacks and live entertainment by country singer Jon Rutherford.
LAS VEGAS – The results are in and the next Miss Rodeo America has been crowned. The 2013 leading lady of Professional Rodeo is Chenae Shiner, of Roosevelt, Utah.
Shiner served as Miss Rodeo Utah 2012, and during the next year, she will travel more than 100,000 miles representing Miss Rodeo America, Inc. and the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association.
Upon graduating from Union high school, Shiner attended Utah State University and obtained an Associates Degree. She is currently pursing a Bachelors degree in Radiologic Sciences from Weber State University, with special emphasis in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Computed Tomography (CT). Shiner will be able to put to good use the $22,500 educational scholarship she will receive at the completion of her reign.
Shiner was also awarded a wardrobe of Wrangler jeans and shirts, Justin boots, Bailey hats, Silver Mounted Court’s Saddle and an official Miss Rodeo America trophy buckle from Montana Silversmiths. Accompanying the perpetual Miss Rodeo America tiara made by Landstrom’s Original Black Hills Gold Creations, she was given a wardrobe of matching jewelry. These items, along with a multitude of other valuable and exquisite prizes will be presented to her throughout the year.
Contestants were judged in the major categories of horsemanship, personality, and appearance, competing in the areas of public speaking, personal interviews, modeling, photogenic and rodeo/equine knowledge. Contestants were eligible for $53,000 in scholarships at the 2013 Miss Rodeo America Pageant. In addition to the $20,000 Miss Rodeo America scholarship, Shiner was also awarded the Appearance category, including $1,500 scholarship and a pair of hand crafted spurs, and the Photogenic category, including $1,000 scholarship and a custom etched curved glass photo frame.
Shiner is looking forward to seeing all aspects of rodeo while traveling across the country as Miss Rodeo America 2013, especially her hometown rodeo.
“To represent this rodeo family as an ambassador would be my greatest honor.”
Miss Rodeo America, Inc. – an organization developed in 1955 striving to provide a quality Miss Rodeo America competition, enrich the lives of contestants and each year select a qualified young lady as Miss Rodeo America to serve as a goodwill ambassador promoting the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association and Western traditions.
Miss Rodeo America 2013:
Chenae Shiner, Miss Rodeo Utah
Courtney Peterson - Miss Rodeo South Dakota
Cassidy Cabot - Miss Rodeo Colorado
Rosanna Pace - Miss Rodeo Texas
Kimberly Kuhn - Miss Rodeo Wyoming
Appearance: Chenae Shiner - Miss Rodeo Utah
Personality: Courtney Peterson - Miss Rodeo South Dakota
Horsemanship: Courtney Peterson - Miss Rodeo South Dakota
Photogenic: Chenae Shiner - Miss Rodeo Utah
Speech: Laura Taysom - Miss Rodeo Wisconsin
Congeniality: Jessica Chitwood - Miss Rodeo Arkansas
Raeana Wadhams Spirit Award: Paige Jerrett - Miss Rodeo New York
Written Test: Sierra Peterson - Miss Rodeo Nebraska and Laura Taysom - Miss Rodeo Wisconsin
Top Ten Contestants: Mackenzie Cayford-CA; Kayla Roundy-NV; Cassidy Cabot-CO; Courtney Peterson-SD; Allison Bell-LA; Rosanna Pace-TX; Samantha Golden-MS; Chenae Shiner-UT; Sierra Peterson-NE; Kimberly Kuhn-WY
Scrapbook Awards: 1st Place – Courtney Peterson-Miss Rodeo South Dakota; 2nd Place – Allison Bell-Miss Rodeo Louisiana; 3rd Place – Mackenzie Cayford-Miss Rodeo California; 4th Place – Kylie Kooistra-Miss Rodeo Washington
Achievement Award: (given to high seller for MRA Scholarship Foundation Drawing): Rosanna Pace – Miss Rodeo Texas
Chap Award: (Scholarship from Women’s Professional Rodeo Association for contestant with unique chaps & story): Sierra Peterson-Miss Rodeo Nebraska
Sherry Smith Memorial Scholarship: Michelle Morris-Miss Rodeo Maine
Dea Family Foundation Scholarship: Jessica Chitwood-Miss Rodeo Arkansas
Judges Rising Star Award: Paige Jerrett-Miss Rodeo New York