Miss Rodeo America 2020
The Passing of the Crown
The golden tiara worn by Miss Rodeo Utah has officially been passed from McKaylie Richins to Kassadee Jo Jones. On Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, family and friends of both McKaylie and Kassadee, as well as the committee members of Ogden Pioneer Days and Miss Rodeo Utah Inc., met at the headquarters of America First Credit Union, a valued sponsor of Ogden Pioneer Days, to watch Kassadee begin her reign as Miss Rodeo Utah 2020. At the event, McKaylie, fresh off her fourth runner-up win at the Miss Rodeo America pageant in December, took the crown off her hat and placed it on Kassadee’s. Kassadee also was presented with the official Miss Rodeo Utah belt buckle. Kass, the daughter of Darin and Kellie Jo Jones, Lehi, starts her year as Miss Rodeo Utah at a sprint. In the coming days, she’ll begin her travels as the first lady of rodeo in Utah. She’ll criss-cross the country, appearing at rodeos, fairs and other events to promote the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association and the agriculture industry. The Ogden Pioneer Heritage Foundation and Ogden Pioneer Days committee wish Kassadee much luck in the coming year, and thank McKaylie, the daughter of Jeff and Lisa Richins, Coalville, for her grace, beauty, hard work and dedication throughout 2019.
Congratulations to Miss Rodeo Utah, Kassadee Jo Jones. She will represent her love of rodeo throughout Utah during this year. Additionally, she will represent Utah in the Miss Rodeo America Pageant in December as part of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas.
Ms. Jones loves teaching traditional western swing dance to friends and family. She enjoys being outdoors, riding horses and hiking. She spends spring and summer afternoons growing and harvesting tomatoes to make homemade salsa. As an amateur photographer, Ms. Jones loves capturing the moments in life that make people happy. She has also been a flag girl at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo for the past two years.