Miss Rodeo Utah


Miss Rodeo Utah Hall of Fame / Alumni Luncheon

Saturday, July 20, 2024 at 1:00 p.m.

Ogden Timbermine Steakhouse

1701 Park Blvd., Ogden, UT 84401
Cost: $45

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Miss Rodeo Utah Fashion Show

Tuesday, July 23, 2024 at 12 p.m.

Davis Conference Center

1651 N 700 W, Layton, UT 84041
Cost: $65

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Miss Rodeo Utah is a proud part of the Ogden Pioneer Days Foundation and symbolizes the young women of Utah who want to promote the sport of rodeo, which stands for family, hard work, values and commitment. She represents Utah at the Miss Rodeo America Pageant and travels throughout Utah, appearing at rodeos and western-oriented events. The deadline for applications is May 24, 2024 — please see application for more details.

Rodeo queen - Mckardy kelly

McKardy Kelly

Our 2024 Miss Rodeo Utah


McKardy loves all that Utah has to offer. Growing up on a small 5th generation farm in Midway, Utah, her roots run deep. Rodeo has given her many opportunities such as serving for 2 years as Miss Utah High School Rodeo, then going on to win National High School Rodeo Queen, Miss Wilderness Circuit, and carrying flags at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo for 3 years. Having the opportunity to be Miss Rodeo Utah is a way for her to give back to the rodeo community that has given her so much.

McKardy is a graduate of Wasatch High School, where she was Valedictorian with a 4.0 GPA and completed her Utah Career Pathway in Business, Finance, and Marketing. She is currently attending Utah Tech University on a presidential academic scholarship and is on the dean’s list for academics with high honors. She is studying communications with a minor in Media and an emphasis in Applied Leadership, with certificates for Multimedia Journalism and Social Media. She will graduate Spring of 2024.

She enjoys being outdoors, paddle boarding, hiking, crawfishing, ice fishing, hunting, and traveling. Upon graduating with her bachelor’s degree, McKardy wants to pursue a career in Social Media and Marketing. Having a microphone in hand and interviewing rodeo athletes is where she feels most comfortable. This will be her fourth year at the Utah Junior High and High School State Finals and Mountain Valley Stampede ProRodeo, doing just that.

It’s an honor for her to wear the gold, topaz, and variscite crown along with the uniquely shaped buckle for a year, representing her home state and impacting people’s lives for years to come. Through her platform “Ride for the Brand” she is excited to tell modern stories of old western values.

“There are more than 30 state rodeo queen titles and over 5,000 titles in America. With that statistic in mind, the question is posed: ‘What makes Miss Rodeo Utah so special?’  The reason I want to be Miss Rodeo Utah is to showcase the communities across Utah. Utah’s nickname is the Beehive State, and this is perhaps the best description of what sets it apart. It signifies the hard work and unity of its citizens. Utah is a people state that focuses on strengthening the relationship and harmony of all who reside within its borders. Rodeo is a sport that unites people and communities by building traditions and celebrating our western way of life. I want to follow in the footsteps of Utah’s former Miss Rodeos who have continually built upon the tradition of rodeo and demonstrated to everyone the difference one person can make. No matter how many arenas I may ride in or how many little girls ask for my autograph, I hope that I will always be able to showcase that rodeo is more than just a sport. It is a tradition, and that above all, people matter, which is what Miss Rodeo Utah truly exemplifies.”

Past Queens

2023 Madisen Wallace
2022 Bradie Jill Jones Anderson
2021 Kassadee Jo Jones Stewart
2020 Kassadee Jo Jones Stewart
2019 McKaylie Richins Vidrine
2018 Carly Peercy
2017 McKenna Hales Richins
2016 Cassidy Black Richins
2015 Bailey Jo Woosley Holmes
2014 Brandy Mortensen
2013 MaKenzie Maughan Hart
2012 Chenae Shiner Vest
2011 Jamie Udell
2010 Martina Wardle Larsen
2009 Chris Andrea Wade Price
2008 Renae Cowley
2007 Jenna Witaker Hirschi
2006 Cami Cushing McBride
2005 Kristan Jo Gibbs Earl
2004 Kaydee Nelson
2003 Angi Prevedel Kellett
2002 Ashley Kendell Redd
2001 Jamie Casper Slagowski

2000 Amber Webb Turner
1999 Angie Burton
1998 Bobbie Sage Allred Burns
1997 Mary Shaw
1996 Kaycee Allred Wolfey
1995 Tanya McKinnon Bartlett
1994 Emilee Lott
1993 Jennifer Hawkes Flint
1992 Shannon Conley Mullins
1991 Nicole Maughan Cypers
1990 Lori Jo Evans Wilcox
1989 Kristy Hughes
1988 Changel LaRoque Taylor
1987 JaNae Barlow Francis
1986 Tauna Blair
1985 Vicki Vest Woodward
1984 Ragan Brown Hall
1983 Janice Nelson
1982 Joan Thompson Robinson
1981 Gena Blonquist Black
1980 Diane Hooper Prescott
1979 Desiree Cooper Larsen
1978 Tammy Taylor Mitchell

1977 Diane Hamilton
1976 Kristen Allred Williams
1975 Karin Allred Rosser
1974 Connie Della Lucia Robinson
1973 Sherrie Dawn Ross Hunting
1972 Geri Dawn Gibson Allred
1971 Sue Merrill Agricola
1970 Sharon Sinsel
1969 Ann Parker Judd
1968 Julie Ward Facer
1967 Sandra Staheli Turnbeaugh
1966 Susie Bauter Adams
1965 Linda Rogers
1964 Shari Starbuck Cunningham
1963 Jeri Snow
1962 Mary Ann Reber
1961 Carma Jean Staheli
1960 No Pageant was held
1959 Judy McMullin
1958 Shirley Hodsen Frost
1957 Connie Jones DeSimon
1956 Renee Mueller
1955 Karen NeuenSchwander Gall

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