Sara Marcus is the daughter of Bob and Jeri Buckmann of Sisters, Oregon, and Ron Marcus of Lake Tahoe, California. She formerly attended Sisters High School where she participated in the Oregon High School Equestrian Team as a state qualifier and co-captain as well as the Tri County High School Rodeo Team all four years.
Sara graduated from Central Oregon Community College (COCC) in June and holds an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice. Outside of school, she is an avid volunteer for the Sisters Rodeo Association as well as the COCC Criminal Justice Club. Her previous titles included 2007 Central Oregon Pee Wee Rodeo Association Princess, 2011 Spray Rodeo Queen, 2012 Sisters Rodeo Queen, and 2013 Miss Northwest Professional Rodeo Association (NPRA).
In August 2013, Sara competed for the title of Miss Rodeo Oregon. In addition to winning the title, she earned the awards of Horsemanship, Speech, Appearance, and Personality. As the 2014 Miss Rodeo Oregon, Sara will travel more than 30,000 miles throughout Oregon and the United States promoting the state of Oregon and the sport of professional rodeo.
Her spare time is spent with her two horses, and barrel racing at local clubs. She enjoys target practice, exercising, reading, and occasionally singing to the steering wheel on those long road trips around Oregon.
Sara would like to thank the friends, family, and sponsors who have made this year possible. Their generous contributions and inspiring support have allowed this dream to become a reality.