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You’re invited to the Tuesday, April 30 fund-raising dinner and auction for MaKenzie Maughan, the 2013 Miss Rodeo Utah. Proceeds from the event will support Miss Maughan’s travels throughout the year, both in the state and across the country, and in her preparations for the Miss Rodeo America Pageant this December, which is held in conjunction with the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas. Join us in the Union Building Ballroom at Weber State University.
Follow Miss Rodeo Utah 2013 Makenzie Maughan and check out the latest new/events on the Miss Rodeo Utah Web Site.
The organizing committee of the Miss Rodeo Utah pageant each year honors individuals who have contributed in ways — both big and small — to the overall success and betterment of the organization. Hall of Fame honors are awarded during the Ogden Pioneer Days celebration, which is the host statehood celebration of the Miss Rodeo Utah pageant.
Elizabeth Felt Goff is the 2012 inductee into the Miss Rodeo Utah Hall of Fame. She was the director of the Miss Rodeo Utah program from 1975 to 1985 and was instrumental in obtaining the award-winning perpetual crown and buckle. Her time as director was bookended by wins at the Miss Rodeo America pageant.
Previous inductees include:
2007 — Ben Day
2008 — Ken and Bev Cross
2009 — Spencer Eccles and Felicia Christiansen
2010 — Glen Thompson
2011 — Desiree Cooper-Larsen and Gena Blonquist Black
“All my life I have grown up emulating and admiring the women who have worn the Miss Rodeo Utah crown. For me, Miss Rodeo Utah is a woman who embraces the western lifestyle, holds strong to her values, is a role model for younger generations, and knows the importance of family and faith. These are qualities I have always strived to uphold both inside and outside the arena. Traveling across the country as a competitor and an ambassador for the sport of rodeo, good people everywhere have inspired me with their passion for our heritage and for our sport. To share this passion as Miss Rodeo Utah is my greatest honor.”
“Since I was just a little girl I have dreamed of being Miss Rodeo Utah. Finally being able to compete for the title is making my dream become a reality. Becoming Miss Rodeo Utah has been a lifelong goal of mine. It would be an honor to represent the sport that my family and I have been involved in since before I can remember. Becoming Miss Rodeo Utah would give me the opportunity to stand as a representative for the great state of Utah and the greatest sport on dirt. Many people are trying to get rid of the western way of life and traditions that we have held on to for generations, and being able to stand as an ambassador of the sport would be such a wonderful opportunity.”
“Being a third-generation cowgirl and granddaughter of a hard-working cattle rancher, I have been instilled with a strong western heritage and legacy my ancestors would be proud of. My heritage is rich with the values and ideals of a western way of life. The fondness I have for rodeo has given me a great pride in my western heritage, as well as the desire to share with others the qualities of life that rodeo can provide. As Miss Rodeo Utah, I would have the chance to give back to the sport that has given me so much. One of the greatest pleasures I have experienced during my years of competitions has been seeing the excitement in the eyes of children who dare to dream about what their future can be. I hope to be an example that hard work and strong family values can make dreams come true. I look forward to celebrating our pioneer heritage with people from all walks of life, especially the ones who believe in their dreams.”
“I am not someone who has grown up with deep roots in rodeo. As I was introduced to rodeo, I loved the excitement, passion and camaraderie that I discovered surrounding the sport. I was raised with values of hard, honest work and perseverance, which are also found among rodeo competitors and patrons. Being Miss Rodeo Utah would give me the opportunity to share what I have found with the people of Utah and many others across our country. It would be a great honor to represent rodeo as someone who has grown to love the sport, as well as the traditions and values that go hand in hand with rodeo.”
“Growing up around rodeo has taught me so much. I watched my parents and friends compete in this great sport, and even though there were good times and bad times, with every entry fee paid a lesson was learned. I can think of no greater job than representing the sport and state that I love. Rodeo embodies my western heritage and the values that are important to me. One of the greatest feelings an individual can have is accomplishing a goal after hard work. My goal as Miss Rodeo Utah would be to broaden the sport of rodeo and bring awareness to our lifestyle, with the help of the hard-working rodeo family.”