Las Vegas NFR: 2020 Miss Rodeo America Pageant

As you all know that the Miss Rodeo America Pageant is held every year with the collaboration of Wrangler NFR in Las Vegas, Nevada. The reigning state rodeo queens compete every year in December for the coveted crown of Miss Rodeo America by competing in different areas of personality, Horsemanship, and appearance.

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Since the first NFR event in 1959, the PRCA always try their best to give enjoyment to the fans with their championship to showcase the very talented Cowgirls and Cowboys.

The event depends on providing the women an opportunity to experience the lifetime luxurious experience of their lives, while at the same time they also get the opportunity to furnish their future endeavors including educational scholarships.

However, there are a total of 27 competitors who are going to compete for the Miss Rodeo America Pageant in 2020.

Miss Rodeo America during Las Vegas NFR

History of Miss Rodeo America

1955 was the first time when the concept of Miss Rodeo America (MRA) was developed under the assistance of International Rodeo Management (IRM). The first pageant at that year was held under the supervision of IRM first president Ray Peterson, Sr from Nevada.

Almost nine women had competed for the title, and Marilyn Scott was the first woman who becomes the winner at the MRA first location Casper, Wyoming. She was the first woman who experienced the luxuriousness of this title for the years 1955 and 1956.

The second president after Ray Peterson was Fran Blomquist who was from Idaho and served as the president of IRM for three consecutive years 1955, 1956 and 1957.

A total of 63 Miss Rodeo America bags their title since the year it started, and 2020 Miss Rodeo America Pageant will be the battle of 64th Miss Rodeo America title.

Since the year it started, the eligibility of winning this title based on the number of factors including personality, appearance, and horsemanship.

The winner of MRA gets the price worth $20,000, a crown that fits on her cowboy hat, scholarships, Justin boots, wrangler apparel, and Montana Silversmiths Jewelry and Belt buckles.

Besides that, the MRA also enjoys its reigns until the one year completes. They can travel almost 120,000 miles during the time of one year. They also get the opportunity to appear as a guest on local schools of America just to promote the Rodeo sport.

2020 Miss Rodeo America Contestant

  • Johnna Drew (Miss Rodeo Alaska)
  • Jordan Ownby (Miss Rodeo Arizona)
  • Susam Rhodes (Miss Rodeo Arkansas)
  • Madison Wagner (Miss Rodeo California)
  • Kellie Stockton (Miss Rodeo Colorado)
  • Cara Spirazza (Miss Rodeo Florida)
  • Sara Weekes (Miss Rodeo Idaho)
  • Rachael Ostrem (Miss Rodeo Iowa)
  • Brooke Wallace (Miss Rodeo Kansas)
  • Cheyenne Benoit (Miss Rodeo Louisiana)
  • Hannah Wagner (Miss Rodeo Minnesota)
  • Kaitlyn Ayers (Miss Rodeo Missouri)
  • Kayla Seaman (Miss Rodeo Montana)
  • Eva Oliver (Miss Rodeo Nebraska)
  • Jennifer Fisk (Miss Rodeo Nevada)
  • Savannah Welborn (Miss Rodeo New Mexico)
  • Noelle White (Miss Rodeo New York)
  • Kara Berntson (Miss Rodeo North Dakota)
  • Kodi Smalygo (Miss Rodeo Oklahoma)
  • Taylor Ann Skramstad (Miss Rodeo Oregon)
  • Jordan Tierney (Miss Rodeo South Dakota)
  • Olivia Johnston (Miss Rodeo Tennessee)
  • Jordan Maldonado (Miss Rodeo Texas)
  • Mckaylie Richins (Miss Rodeo Utah)
  • Hannah Leib (Miss Rodeo Washington)
  • Lexus King (Miss Rodeo Wisconsin)
  • Hannah Ostheimer (Miss Rodeo Wyoming)

MRA 2020 Pageant Schedule

  • Saturday, November 30, 2019
    9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Executive Board meeting
    11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Hospitality Room set-up Tickets, Store, Foundation Roses, Scrapbooks, Photographer, Vendors- Tropicana Conference Center Partagas 2-3
    4:00 p.m. MRAP Volunteer Meeting- Tropicana Conference Center Montecristo 2
    7:00 p.m. Volunteer Reception- BY INVITATION ONLY
  • Sunday, December 1, 2019
    8:00 a.m. Contestant Roll Call, Scrapbook Check-In, Master of Beef Advocacy Certificates, Ticket Drawing Stubs Check-In & Receive Official State Banners- Tropicana Conference Center Montecristo 3
    8:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Contestant Orientation- Tropicana Conference Center Montecristo 3
    9:45 a.m. Doors open to the public for Contestants’ Official Introductions
    10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Official Contestant Introductions & Visit with Miss Rodeo America-
    Tropicana Conference Center Cohiba 10-11
    12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Contestants may have lunch with parents/family
    1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Hospitality Room open- Tickets/Store/Foundation Roses/Vendors- Tropicana Conference Center Partagas 2-3
    1:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Contestants move into rooms & Wrangler clothing fittings
    4:00 p.m. Parents must be off of the contestant floor
    5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Contestant Dinner Pizza Party & Gift Exchange sponsored by Miss Rodeo Montana Pageant
    6:45 p.m. – 9:45 p.m. All Contestants Fashion Show Rehearsal
  • Monday, December 2, 2019
    7:00 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. Contestant Breakfast sponsored by Tropicana- Tropicana Savor Breakfast Buffet
    7:30 a.m. Contestants’ Bus leaves hotel for Horsemanship at the South Point Hotel and Casino Arena
    8:30 a.m. Miss Rodeo America 2018 sets the Horsemanship Pattern for Contestants at the discretion of judges
    9:00 a.m. Doors open to the public for Horsemanship
    9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Contestant Horsemanship Competition sponsored by AQHA and Waddell & Reed- South Point Hotel and Casino Priefert Arena
    1:45 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Contestant & Judge Lunch- South Point Buffet
    2:00 p.m. Attendees bus leaves South Point Hotel
    2:30 p.m. Contestant bus leaves South Point Hotel
    3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Hospitality Room open- Tickets/Store/Foundation Roses/Vendors- Tropicana Conference Center Partagas 2-3
    3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Contestant Written Test
    4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Contestant Personality Interviews/Fashion Show Rehearsals
    5:00 p.m. – 6:00p.m. Parent Social for Contestants’ Parents- Tropicana Conference Center Montecristo 1
    6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. President’s Welcome Celebration sponsored by Miss Rodeo Oregon Pageant, Miss Rodeo Iowa Pageant, Miss Rodeo Illinois, Oklahoma Rodeo Pageants Council, Inc., Miss Rodeo Wyoming, and Miss Rodeo Washington- Havana Room
    8:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. All Contestants Fashion Show Rehearsal
  • Tuesday, December 3, 2019
    7:00 a.m. – 7:45 a.m. Contestant Breakfast sponsored by Tropicana- Tropicana Savor Breakfast Buffet
    8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Contestant Personality Interviews/Fashion Show Rehearsal
    10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. National Directors Meeting- Tropicana Conference Center Montecristo 1-2
    10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. National Advisory Council Meeting- Tropicana Conference Center Montecristo 3
    12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Miss Rodeo America Scholarship Foundation Luncheon sponsored by MRA Scholarship Foundation- Tropicana Conference Center Cohiba 11
    12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Hospitality Room open- Tickets/Store/Foundation Roses/Vendors- Tropicana Conference Center Partagas 2-3
    1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Personality interviews/Fashion Show Rehearsal
    2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. MRAI Annual Meeting- Tropicana Conference Center Montecristo 1-2
    4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Hospitality Room open- Tickets/Store/Foundation Roses/Vendors- Tropicana Conference Center Partagas 2-3
    5:30 p.m. Contestants leave to attend the WNFR Welcome Reception – South Point Hotel and Casino
  • Wednesday, December 4, 2019
    7:00 a.m. – 7:45 a.m. Contestant Breakfast sponsored by Tropicana- Tropicana Savor Breakfast Buffet
    7:45 a.m. Doors open to the public for Speeches
    8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Contestants’ Speeches- Tropicana Conference Center Cohiba Ballroom
    10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Contestants’ private time in Hospitality Room
    11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. All contestants’ Fashion Show Rehearsal
    10:30 a.m. Photogenics Judging
    11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Hospitality Room open- Tickets/Store/Foundation Roses/Vendors- Tropicana Conference Center Partagas 2-3
    12:00 p.m. – 1:00p.m. Contestant, Judge & Executive Board Lunch sponsored by Traction Financial Partners
    1:00 p.m. – 5:00p.m. Rodeo Royalty Seminar- Tropicana Conference Center Montecristo 2-3
    1:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Contestant Horsemanship Interviews/Fashion Show Rehearsal
    2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Miss Rodeo America Scholarship Foundation Annual Board Meeting- Tropicana Conference Center Montecristo 1
    5:30 p.m. Contestants leave to attend PRCA Awards Banquet- South Point Hotel & Casino
  • Thursday, December 5, 2019
    7:00 a.m. – 7:45 a.m. Contestant Breakfast sponsored by Fellowship of Christian Cowboys- Tropicana Savor Breakfast Buffet
    8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Hospitality Room open- Tickets/Store/Foundation Roses/Vendors- Tropicana Conference Center Partagas 2-3
    8:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Lady in Waiting Breakfast with MRA followed by LIW Social sponsored by Miss Rodeo New Mexico Pageant & Scholarship Association- Tropicana Oakville Restaurant
    8:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Contestant Horsemanship Interviews/Fashion Show Rehearsal
    10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Silent Auction- Tropicana Conference Center Cohiba Ballroom
    11:00 a.m. Doors Open to Public for PRCA Luncheon
    11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. PRCA Luncheon sponsored by Greeley Stampede, Ogden Pioneer Days, Miss Rodeo Colorado Pageant, Miss Rodeo Utah- Tropicana Conference Center Cohiba Ballroom
    2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Hospitality Room open- Tickets/Store/Foundation Roses/Vendors- Tropicana Conference Center Partagas 2-3
    2:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Contestant Horsemanship Interviews/Fashion Show Rehearsal
    5:30 p.m. Contestant Bus leaves for WNFR Performance
    6:00 p.m. Contestant & Judge Dinner at WNFR sponsored by Colors of a Cowgirl & Gordon Insurance -Thomas & Mack Arena
    6:45 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Contestants, Judges and Chaperones attend 1st Performance of WNFR-Thomas & Mack Arena
    6:45 p.m. Live Feed of WNFR- Cohiba Ballroom
  • Friday, December 6, 2019
    7:00 a.m. – 7:45 a.m. Contestant Breakfast sponsored by Tropicana- Tropicana Savor Breakfast Buffet
    8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Contestant and Committee Fashion Show Rehearsal
    8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Hospitality Room open- Tickets/Store/Foundation Roses/Vendors- Tropicana Conference Center Partagas 2-3
    11:15 a.m. Doors Open to the Public for Fashion Show
    11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Fashion Show & Luncheon- Tropicana Conference Center Trinidad Pavilion
    2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Hospitality Room open- Tickets/Store/Foundation Roses/Vendors- Tropicana Conference Center Partagas 2-3
    2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Contestant Lunch sponsored by Beth & Katherine Merck
    3:15 p.m. –5:45 p.m. All Contestant Coronation Rehearsals
    4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Parents to pick up Contestants’ Scrapbooks- Partagas 2-3
    6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Contestants sign autographs at Tropicana WNFR Viewing Party Tropicana Conference Center Cohiba Ballroom
    7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Contestants attend Live Feed of WNFR- Tropicana Conference Center Cohiba Ballroom
    8:45 p.m. – 9:15 p.m. Contestant Dinner sponsored by Davie Pro Rodeo/Troy Weekley
    9:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Contestant Coronation Rehearsals
  • Saturday, December 7, 2019
    8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Contestant Breakfast sponsored by Western Runway + Boutique.Style- Tropicana Savor Breakfast Buffet
    9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Contestant Coronation Rehearsals
    11:30 a.m. Contestants Travel to Las Vegas Events Cowboy Christmas at Las Vegas Conference Center
    12:00 p.m. – 2:00p.m. Contestant Lunch sponsored by Las Vegas Events & Shopping with family & friends- Cowboy Christmas
    2:15 p.m. Contestants line up for Justin Boot Parade
    2:30 p.m. Justin Boot Parade- Las Vegas Events Cowboy Christmas at Las Vegas Conference Center
    3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Miss Rodeo America Scholarship Foundation Auction- Las Vegas Events Cowboy Christmas at Las Vegas Conference Center
    5:15 p.m. Contestants depart Las Vegas Convention Center
    6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Contestants sign autographs at Tropicana WNFR Viewing Party- Tropicana Conference Center Cohiba Ballroom
    6:45p.m. Live Feed of WNFR- Tropicana Conference Center Cohiba Ballroom
    7:15 p.m. Contestant Dinner sponsored by Shumway Farms
    7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Cowgirl’s Night Out- Contestants ONLY
  • Sunday, December 8, 2019
    7:00 a.m. – 7:45 a.m. Contestant Breakfast sponsored by Miss Rodeo America Pageant Chaperones- Tropicana Savor Breakfast Buffet
    8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Judges Debriefing & Breakfast with Executive Board
    8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Contestant Coronation Rehearsal
    10:00 a.m. Doors Open to Public for Coronation
    10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Miss Rodeo America 2020 Coronation Performance- Tropicana Theater
    1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Meet & Greet/Press Conference with Miss Rodeo America 2020
    1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Inventory & Storage of all MRA Items
    1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Clear Contestant and Chaperones Suites
    3:00 p.m. Press Credentials MRA 2020- WNFR Thomas & Mack
    3:30 p.m. PRCA Press Conference- WNFR Thomas & Mack
    5:00 p.m. Contract signing with Miss Rodeo America 2020
    6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Family time for Miss Rodeo America 2020
    6:45 p.m. Live Feed of WNFR- Tropicana Conference Center Cohiba Ballroom
    7:00 p.m. MRA 2020 Sponsor/Award Photo Shoot
  • Monday, December 9, 2019
    Time TBD Official Photo Shoot for Miss Rodeo America 2020
    8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Finish Inventory and packing for storage
    8:00 a.m. MRAI Executive Board Meeting
    10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Contestants’ final room check-out
    6:45 p.m. Live Feed of WNFR- Tropicana Conference Center Cohiba Ballroom
  • Tuesday, December 10, 2019
    6:45 p.m. Miss Rodeo America 2020 introduced at WNFR Performance – Thomas & Mack Arena
    6:45 p.m. Live Feed of WNFR- Tropicana Conference Center Cohiba Ballroom

MRA Scholarship Foundation

Since the start of the Miss Rodeo America competition in 1955, it’s realized that there is a need for scholarships to help the contestant appearing in the event for their education.

1992 was the exact year when the pageant reached another milestone by awarding scholarships worth $30,000 to the contestants. This was the same historical year in the history of MRA for providing more educational dollars in a year more than the past 37 years of pageant journey.

1997 was the time when Miss Rodeo Scholarship foundation was established to track the distributions of scholarships and to broad this program on an upper level.

When the foundation was established, the winner for Miss Rodeo America received the Scholarship price worth $20,000, and $1000 was distributed among other contestants.

The prize money a winner receives will directly be sent to the institution where they are going to study.

The scholarship distribution criteria for 2020 provide the same $20,000 to the winner of the Miss Rodeo America pageant. However, the other runners up will get the scholarship grant mentioned below.

  • The first runner up will get $10,000.
  • The second runner up will get $8,000.
  • The third runner up will get $6,000.
  • While fourth to tenth runner ups will get $4000 to $1,500.
  • Those who appear in the contest will get $1,000.

Last Words

MRA is the biggest platform for women to showcase their talent, experience the luxurious lifestyle once in their life by winning the title based on their appearance, personality, and horsemanship. Since the launch of this event more than 60 women’s have won this title and fulfilled their dreams.

On the other hand, the Miss Rodeo America scholarship foundation realized the responsibilities to help all the contestants based on their results, and allow them to pursue their education with the scholarships.

The idea was appreciated by the audience, and the event is becoming bigger every year for all.

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