MRO Hall of Fame

MRO Hall of Fame

Nominations for the "Class of 2022" Miss Rodeo Oregon Hall of Fame will begin on September 1, 2022.  All entries must be received by November 1, 2022.  The announcement of the inductee(s) will be made on or before December 1, 2022, and the Hall of Fame buckle will be awarded at the coronation of MRO Zoe Brooks in 2023.

The Inaugural MRO Hall of Fame -- Class of 2021

Joe & Alice Cote

Joe and Alice Cote were well known for their support of the Junior/Teen pageant and were the original sponsors of the Junior and Teen titleholder saddles.  Joe undertook the videotaping of all contestants at MRO pageants spanning the years and many titleholders possess these treasured memories of their pageants in VHS tapes.  Joe and Alice's interest was generated when their granddaughter, Tanya Marie Utberg, won the title of 1996 Miss Rodeo Oregon. Joe eventually saw the need for flag boots and started making them for contestants. As a couple, they continued to support the Junior/Teen Pageant until their passing in 2014.

Molly Hall

Molly Hall was President of the Miss Rodeo Oregon organization from 2003 to 2004. Under her leadership and, with the hard work of committees, she helped develop the Core Values and Mission Statement. At that time, the website was developed, the first educational scholarship was presented, and the Oregon Queen newsletter was revamped. The owner of Country Stitchin', Molly is well known for her creation of rodeo queen fashions for titleholders of all ages. She has also regularly sponsored Miss Rodeo Oregon Pageant awards over the many years of her involvement with the organization.

Bob Roy

Bob Roy has been making custom saddles for Miss Rodeo Oregon for 22 years and for the last 40 years has built saddles for everyone from everyday horse people to world champions. He has built saddles for people all over the world including the US, Canada, Germany, France, Korea, New Zealand, and Australia.  Bob has been involved in the rodeo industry for more than 50 years, first as a competitor in amateur and professional rodeos, and winning his first all-around cowboy saddle at the age of 11.  He has stayed involved by judging rodeos in Oregon, Washington, and New Zealand.  He also has served on the board of directors for the Northwest Rodeo Association and for the Miss Rodeo Oregon organization.