2019 Miss Rodeo Oregon Pageant | August 15-18, 2018
In conjunction with the Canby Rodeo, the 2019 Miss Rodeo Oregon Pageant will be held at the host hotel and long time supporting sponsor Best Western in Wilsonville, Oregon.
Taylor Ann Skramstad of Umapine, Oregon is the 22-year-old daughter of Scott and Kelly Skramstad. Growing up with her three younger siblings on the Lazy SK Quarter Horse Ranch, she helps her family raise and train countless horses. Taylor has been competing in rodeos since her early years, winning over 20 belt buckles, and continues to compete in the Barrel Racing, Breakaway Roping, and Team Roping at the college level. A senior at Eastern Oregon University, Taylor is majoring in Agricultural Science, and minoring in Agronomy. After completing her Bachelor's Degree, she plans to attend Willamette Law School to obtain her law degree. Taylor is passionate about Agriculture and fascinated by government and policy. She plans to combine her interests by running for a seat on Oregon State Senate to advocate for Oregon Agriculture and Eastern Oregon.
Morgan Spear, Newberg
Morgan Spear is the 24-year-old daughter of Dr. Eugene and Rebecca Spear.
When her mother shared her love of horses with her at the very early age of three, she was hooked. In 2017, Morgan had the honor of being a St. Paul Rodeo Princess. Morgan currently attends Research College of Nursing. She hopes to graduate from nursing school to become a flight nurse. In 2016, she graduated from Carroll College with a Biology degree. While studying at Carroll College, their Engineers Without Borders Chapter elected her Fundraising chair, and she went to Mexico to build irrigation systems.
Morgan spends her spare time reading, trail riding, or hanging out with her family. Most days, Morgan is never far from her partner in crime, Dally.
Samantha Henricks, Grants Pass
Samantha Henricks is the twenty-two-year-old daughter of Lyle and Lisa Henricks of Grants Pass, Oregon. Sam is the oldest of three siblings. She has recently earned her Limited License X-Ray Tech certifications and works as a Medical Assistant for Grants Pass Podiatry. Most of her life has revolved around 4-H, agriculture and the equine community. She spent many years showing in breed and local shows, 4-H and Oregon High School Equestrian Team, all accompanied by performance mules! Sam became absorbed in the Rodeo Queen world when she won her first title in 2015. As the head coach of the Grants Pass High School Equestrian Team, Sam believes firmly in giving back to the youth programs in her community. Her values and priorities align with the western way of life and she wishes to fulfill her desire to serve others, promote the sport of rodeo, and to act as a role model to the younger generation.
Kelsey Leinbach, Molalla
Kelsey Leinbach is the 23-year-old daughter of Michael and Kimberly Leinbach of Molalla, Oregon. She attends the Oregon Institute of Technology (Oregon Tech), studying Electrical Engineering with an emphasis in Optical Engineering and Minor in Applied Mathematics. She has spent two years on the student government, has worked as a University ambassador, lab assistant, and exam proctor. Kelsey is currently working privately as a marketing and brand consultant. Coming from a family who has agricultural roots across the country, the industry is in her blood. After spending 9 years of 4-H participating in several project areas including horse, livestock and small animal, home ec, Clackamas County Ambassador, and having traveled internationally competing with her 4-H square dancing club, Kelsey was chosen to represent the state of Oregon at the 2013 National 4-H Congress in Atlanta, GA. She continues to give back as an active volunteer with the Oregon 4-H program. When she graduates from Oregon Tech, she hopes to continue her work in the electronics industry, helping to promote youth involvement in STEM research for agricultural benefit.
When not working in and out of the rodeo arena, in a research lab, or editing photos and graphic designs for clients, Kelsey can be found in her garden, crocheting, sewing, cooking, playing her harp, or spending time with her family and--of course--their many animals.
2019 Miss Junior & Teen Rodeo Oregon Pageant -- July 12-14, 2018
Kiley Leinbach, Junior
Kiley Leinbach is the 11-year-old daughter of Michael and Kimberly Leinbach. She lives in Molalla, Oregon with her 22 animals and her 3 older siblings Kelsey, Daniel and Keira. In the fall she will enter the 6th grade at Oregon Connections Academy. Kiley enjoys showing and raising her horse Canvas, along with her rabbits and sheep, in the Clackamas Co. 4-H Program. If Kiley is not working with 4-H or rodeo queening, she is playing basketball and soccer. With two Rodeo Queen titles and a Champion Rodeo buckle under her belt, she has learned many skills. Kiley keeps her eyes focused on the Lord and works to make the world a kinder place.
Penelope Swan, Junior
I was born in Fairfax, Virginia but moved to Oregon when I was only 3 weeks old. It has been my home ever since. I am a military kid and have lived through several deployments. I first met and loved horses, spending time in the stables of the Old Guard in Washington D.C. with my Mom when I was only a few months old. Ever since then, I have been around horses. I got my first pony for my 4th birthday and soon after I told my Mom I wanted to be a horse trainer, a roper and a rodeo queen. I spend my free time with my animals (horses, dogs and cats) as well as reading and writing stories and drawing pictures to illustrate them. I love music and making bracelets and necklaces with beads, too. I also have traveled all over the United States as well as attending my very first rodeo at the Ft. Worth Stockyards. Outside of Oregon, Texas is my favorite place because of the rodeo and barbeque. I LOVE barbeque!
Zoe Brooks, Teen
Zoe Brooks is the 17-year-old daughter of Ryan Brooks. She hangs her spurs in Eagle Point, Oregon where she rides every day. Zoe is a high school graduate from Crater Lake Charter Academy and plans to further her education by attending Rogue Community College. Although horses are her passion, she enjoys spending time with her family, playing with her dog, and helping others. Zoe started riding when she was eight years old and, since then, she has been hooked. From Hunter/Jumpers to 4-man Drill teams,,Zoe has done it all. With her little buckskin pony Prance-sir, she is excited for the road ahead.
Meredith Moore, Teen
Meredith Moore is the 15-year-old daughter of Aaron and Andrea Moore of Milton-Freewater, Oregon. She has one brother named Isaac. Meredith is active in sports, 4-H, FFA, FBLA, Pioneer Posse, jazz band, choir, and has rodeoed through the CJRA. Academically, she takes on a packed schedule of honors classes and has been named "Student of the Year" two years in a row. She actively participates in 4H/FFA leadership programs, public speaking contests, livestock judging and shows both 4-H market hogs and steers. She is currently a 2018 Milton-Freewater Pioneer Posse Princess and represents the Posse, as well as the city of Milton-Freewater, at events throughout the region. Meredith enjoys spending time with family, riding horses, traveling, hunting & fishing, camping, public speaking, volunteering at a special-needs riding club, meeting new people and positively promoting the western heritage culture. After graduation, Meredith hopes to attend the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado and to serve her country.
Rowdy Israel, Junior
Rowdy Israel is the twelve-year-old daughter of Nicole Israel of Dayville, Oregon.
Rowdy was raised on the back of a horse and is a true horsewoman. She aspires to become the next Junior Miss Rodeo Oregon to share her passion of horses and promote the amazing sport of rodeo. In 2017, Rowdy represented the sport of rodeo as Little Miss Northwest Professional Rodeo Association, making over 60 appearances during her reign. She has also been a top competitor in the Cinnabar Mountain Playday Rodeo Series for several years. When not on her horse or attending school, she enjoys playing volleyball, basketball and spending time with her friends, family and animals--Boots the Cat and Diesel the Dog. A li'l fun fact is that all of Rowdy's animals are black and white! Rowdy's equine partner is Peanut, a 22-year-old registered American Paint gelding that has carried her through lots of adventures over the years.
Jazmin Sanchez, Junior
Hello my name is Jazmin Sanchez. I'm a 13-year-old 8th grader at Adam Stephens Middle School. I was born and raised in Salem and live with my mom, dad and younger sister. I have been riding horses since before I could walk. My dreams are to become someone younger girls can look up to.
Keira Leinbach, Teen
Keira Leinbach is the 14-year-old daughter of Kimberly and Michael Leinbach. She lives right outside the town of Molalla with her parents and three siblings--Kelsey, Daniel and Kiley--along with four horses, six rabbits, three sheep, two dogs, and six cats. Keira will be a freshman in the fall at Oregon Connections Academy. This is the fifth year Keira will be participating in Clackamas County 4-H in Livestock, small animal, horse, photography, horticulture, leatherwork, public speaking, and many more areas. Her hobbies include playing basketball, performing in goat tying and steer wrestling, spending time with her friends, raising her sheep, and riding her horses. Keira served on the 2016 Molalla Buckaroo Junior Court which kick-started her pursuit into rodeo queening. Keira knows that with God and the support of her family and friends, she can do whatever she sets her heart on.
Destiny Wecks, Teen
Destiny Wecks sets her boots by the door on the family ranch in Wallowa County. She is the 14-year-old daughter of Jeffrey and Vixen Wecks, and has one older brother, Jalyn. She will be a freshman at Enterprise High School this fall. Destiny is involved in student government, basketball, Natural Helpers and Honor Roll. She participates in 4-H programs for cooking, swine, cattle and horse projects; in addition, the 4H Horse Classics Program as a member of the judging, hippology and horse bowl teams. Destiny has been on a horse since before she was born. She enjoys her job training horses to sell and riding her own horses for drill, 4H and pleasure. Her mount today is 16-year-old AQHA buckskin gelding Marshall. In 2015, she had the opportunity to represent her home state as Junior Miss Rodeo Oregon. When not with her many animals, Destiny enjoys family time spent mushroom hunting, camping, and boating on Wallowa Lake.
Congratulations to 2019 Junior Miss Rodeo Oregon, Rowdy Israel!
Photo by TrailSong Photography
Congratulations to Meredith Moore, 2019 Miss Teen Rodeo Oregon!
Photo by TrailSong Photography
A 12-year-old Dayville girl was crowned 2019 Junior Miss Rodeo Oregon on July 14th at the conclusion of the 2-day pageant held in conjunction with the Philomath Frolic and Rodeo in Philomath, Oregon. Rowdy Israel, the daughter of Nicole Israel, will be in 7th grade at the Dayville School in the fall and is active in volleyball, basketball and the Cinnabar Mountain Playday Rodeo Series. In 2017, Rowdy served as Little Miss Northwest Professional Rodeo Association.
In addition to winning the state title, Israel won the categories of Horsemanship, Photogenics, and Appearance.
Israel will spend 2019 representing Miss Rodeo Oregon, Inc. by making public appearances, riding in parades and at rodeos, and promoting the rodeo and western industries. Israel will hold her fundraising coronation event on March 2, 2019 in John Day.
A 15-year-old Milton-Freewater teen was crowned 2019 Miss Teen Rodeo Oregon on July 14th at the conclusion of the 2-day pageant held in conjunction with the Philomath Frolic and Rodeo in Philomath, Oregon. Meredith Moore, the daughter of Aaron and Andrea Moore, will be a sophomore at Weston-McEwen High School in the Fall and is active in sports, 4-H, FFA, FBLA, jazz band, and choir. Meredith is currently serving as 2018 Princess of the Milton-Freewater Pioneer Posse Court.
In addition to winning the state title, Moore won the categories of Public Speaking, Knowledge, Horsemanship, Personality, Congeniality, and tied for the Miss Rodeo Oregon Spirit Award.
Moore will spend 2019 representing Miss Rodeo Oregon, Inc. by making public appearances, riding in parades and at rodeos, and promoting the rodeo and western industries. Moore will hold her fundraising coronation event on February 23, 2019 in Milton-Freewater.