Miss Rodeo Utah

Kassadee Jo Jones

Our 2020 Miss Rodeo Utah

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.

“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

1955 Karen NeuenSchwander Gall
1956 Renee Mueller
1957 Connie Jones DeSimon
1958 Shirley Hodsen Frost
1959 Judy McMullin
1960 No Pageant was held
1961 Carma Jean Staheli
1962 Mary Ann Reber
1963 Jeri Snow
1964 Shari Starbuck Cunningham
1965 Linda Rogers
1966 Susie Bauter Adams
1967 Sandra Staheli Turnbeaugh
1968 Julie Ward Facer
1969 Ann Parker Judd
1970 Sharon Sinsel
1971 Sue Merrill Agricola
1972 Geri Dawn Gibson Allred
1973 Sherrie Dawn Ross Hunting
1974 Connie Della Lucia Robinson
1975 Karin Allred Rosser
1976 Kristen Allred Williams
1977 Diane Hamilton
1978 Tammy Taylor Mitchell
1979 Desiree Cooper Larsen
1980 Diane Hooper Prescott
1981 Gena Blonquist Black
1982 Joan Thompson Robinson
1983 Janice Nelson
1984 Ragan Brown Hall
1985 Vicki Vest Woodward
1986 Tauna Blair Nichols
1987 JaNae Barlow Francis
1988 Chantel LaRoque Taylor
1989 Kristy Hughes Davis
1990 Lori Jo Evans Wilcox
1991 Nicole Maughan Cypers
1992 Shannon Conley Mullins
1993 Jennfier Hawkes Flint
1994 Emilee Lott Woosley
1995 Tanya McKinnon Bartlett
1996 Kaycee Allred Wolfey
1997 Mary Shaw Drake
1998 Bobbie Sage Allred
1999 Angie Burton
2000 Amber Webb Turner
2001 Jaime Casper Slagowski
2002 Ashley Kendell Redd
2003 Angi Prevedel Kellett
2004 Kaydee Nelson Miner
2005 Kristan Jo Gibbs Earl
2006 Cami Cushing McBride
2007 Jenna Whitaker Hirschi
2008 Renae Cowley
2009 ChrisAndrea Wade Price
2010 Martina Wardle Larsen
2011 Jamie Udell
2012 Chenae Shiner Vest
2013 Makenzie Maughan
2014 Brandy Mortensen
2015 Bailey Jo Woosley
2016 Cassidy Black
2017 McKenna Hales
2018 Carly Peercy
2019 McKaylie Richins