Congratulations to Mackenzie Carr, Miss Rodeo America
LAS VEGAS – The results are in and the next Miss Rodeo America has been crowned. The 2012 leading lady of professional rodeo is Mackenzie Carr, of Vernonia, Oregon.
Carr served as Miss Rodeo Oregon 2011, and during the next year, she will travel more than 100,000 miles representing Miss Rodeo America, Inc. and the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association.
Aside from her rodeo interests, Carr graduated from Lower Columbia College with an Associate of Arts degree in Speech Communications. Her further educational goals are to return to Oregon State University to obtain a Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management Engineering with a minor in Speech Communications. Carr will be able to put to good use the $26,000 educational scholarship she will receive at the completion of her reign.
Carr was also awarded a wardrobe of Wrangler jeans and shirts, Justin boots, Bailey hats, Caspian Casuals Performance Collection Tops, 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 $50,000 in scholarships at the 2012 Miss Rodeo America Pageant. In addition to the $20,000 Miss Rodeo America scholarship, Carr was also awarded the Appearance category, including $1,500 scholarship and a pair of hand crafted spurs; the Personality category, including $1,500 scholarship; Speech category, including $1,000 scholarship; Horsemanship category, including $1,500 in scholarships, and a Tex Tan Saddle; Raeana Wadhams Spirit Award Scholarship of $500; 1st place in the scrapbook award, including $750 cash award.
Mackenzie is looking forward to seeing all aspects of rodeo while traveling across the country as Miss Rodeo America 2012. “As Miss Rodeo America, I will strive to ensure that the western way of life lives on in the hearts and minds of young and old”.
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.
Photo credit: Shooter Enterprises / Miss Rodeo America Organization
Official Results: 2012 Miss Rodeo America Pageant
Miss Rodeo America 2012: Mackenzie Carr
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
TOP TEN Contestants:
Miss Rodeo Oregon Mackenzie Carr
Miss Rodeo Utah Jamie Udell
Miss Rodeo Kansas Alyssa Morrison
Miss Rodeo New Mexico Kaycee McDaniel
Miss Rodeo California Brittany Slaton
Miss Rodeo Idaho Trisha Crump 5th
Miss Rodeo Texas Lauren Graham 6th
Miss Rodeo Tennessee Ty Fitzgerald 7th
Miss Rodeo Arizona Audrey Hall 8th
Miss Rodeo Oklahoma Jamie Virden 9th
1st Place – Miss Rodeo Oregon, Mackenzie Carr
2nd Place – Miss Rodeo Utah, Jamie Udell
3rd Place – Miss Rodeo Minnesota, Paige Oveson
4th Place – Miss Rodeo Montana, Lorissa Harris
Achievement Award (given to high seller for MRA Scholarship Foundation Drawing): – Miss Rodeo Texas, Lauren Graham
Chap Award (Scholarship from Women’s Professional Rodeo Association for contestant with unique chaps & story): Miss Rodeo Utah, Jamie Udell
People’s Choice Award: – Miss Rodeo Texas, Lauren Graham