Just before the first runner-up was called, Jordan Terney and Hannah Leigh clapped their heads together at the stables at the Tropicana Theater.
The pair were the last contestants to be named Miss Rodeo America of 2020. When the expatriate Leib was announced as the runner-up, both women burst into tears.
As last year’s winner, Tierney stood in her lime green gown and passed on gold and amazonite tiara tiara to adorn her fellow hat on Sunday. The blue-eyed redhead also won in the Attendance category.
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“Growing up, I always held the same values as my brothers: there you go; You work Also when you come in, you work just as hard, “Terni said in the statement.” I’m a hard worker.
She is also the Miss America’s crowned Miss Rhode in a competition that combines traditional swimming divisions such as personality and appearance with horseback riding and written tests.
Terni, a South Dakota native who was crowned Miss Rodeo in her state in 2019, is a competitive barrel racer and has been involved with the Rodeo for most of her life. He earned a degree in business administration from Chadron State College in Nebraska in 2017.
The Miss Rodeo America Competition is held annually in Las Vegas in conjunction with the National Finals Rodeo. Miss Rodeo is serving as ambassador to the American Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association.
“I have a love for the sport that has been able to accept men and women who come from nothing and make them influential people,” Tierney said.
The Miss Rodeo contestants were crowned in 2 states, spending their week competing for the national title in Las Vegas. The contestants completed a written test and participated in horseback riding, attendance, lectures, personality and photogenics.
Runnersup Leigh, Miss Rodeo Washington, was awarded a scholarship for her academic achievement. The second runner up was Eva Oliver, Miss Rodeo Nebraska, who scored the highest in the written exam and won the speech section.
In the riding division, Iowa rachel went to Ostrem, and Oklahoma’s Cody Smileygo was named Most Photogenic. Miss Rodeo won the Kansas, Brooke Wallace, personality category and was named Miss Congeniality.
The Miss Rodeo America Scholarship Foundation also offers scholarships to national winners, runners-up and individual category winners. The Foundation has awarded over 90,000 scholarships to this year’s competition hips.
The Miss Rodeo America Competition was established in 3, held in Las Vegas on the 5th and throughout the ’70s before returning to the city in the 5th.
“I always live by the quote, ‘You are awesome and wonderfully made and I know your works very well'” “I want to be a way to carry myself as Miss Rodeo America and make a meaningful impact with the people around me, because we have a long time in this world. No, but your impact can be even greater ”