The Oregon Queen — September 2022October 21, 2022 Off By Lois Forester
2022 Miss Rodeo Oregon Avalon Irwin!
Fall is officially here, but rodeo is still going strong. While my schedule might have slowed down, I am still feeling busy as ever. September began with a trip to the Pendleton Round Up. I had the opportunity to host seven other state queens during this iconic rodeo. We had an absolute blast getting to tour Pendleton's Hall of Fame Museum, watch the Happy Canyon Indian Pageant and, of course, watch the rodeo. Before we gathered in Pendleton, a few of the girls came to my hometown where I took them to see the lava flow, a waterfall, and tried Axe Throwing for the very first time. Don't worry, they made us sign a waiver before the axe throwing began. Overall, it was a wonderful time to get to spend with my fellow state titleholders and friends. The next time I will see all of them will be on the big stage in Vegas.
Watch out for flying axes!!
Always fun when you and Miss Rodeo America accidentally match!
2022 Miss Teen Rodeo Oregon Destiny Wecks!
September had its memories from dancing at the Lewiston Round Up with Walla Walla Queen Jenna and her mom Brooke to watching a great demolition derby at the Walla Walla Fair and Rodeo, to sitting on the grass during the Pendleton Round Up! And then to cool down this fall month, I got all cozy in my dorm room at Treasure Valley Community College in Ontario!
We posted this in a facebook story a while ago but it's so fun we had to do it again! In the top photo, Destiny Wecks is the 2013 Junior Miss Rodeo Oregon and the photobomber is her Miss Rodeo Oregon Julie Drescher! At this year's pageant, the photobombing was reproduced with Sophie Price (Julie Drescher's niece) and MTRO Destiny!
2022 Junior Miss Rodeo Oregon Carrie Woods!
And just like that, it’s October! Last month was crazy busy for me! School started back up again, and so did volleyball and it kept me pretty busy.
Although I did still manage to go to some rodeos! I got to go to the Pendleton Round-Up where I was able to ride in a buggy along with MTRO Destiny in the Westward Ho Parade! It was so cool to be able to participate in one of the largest non-motorized parades! Soon after the parade, we headed to the convention center for the luncheon, then we got a group photo with all of the visiting royalty; there were so many! Then I attended the afternoon performance along with all of the other state queens and other visiting royalty.
Then Saturday I got to go shopping at all of the awesome vendors, then watched the Happy Canyon show, but thunder and lightning started so we decided to just head back to our trailer. Then on Sunday we wrapped up our Pendleton trip and made the 5-hour drive home.
Then the next weekend we left home Friday, then attended the afternoon and evening performances where I got to push cows alongside Miss NPRA Zoe Brooks and Miss Rodeo Oregon Avalon. On Saturday I attended the visiting royalty brunch with all of the other queens, then got ready for the afternoon performance and then later on the evening one. Then Sunday we had the afternoon performance for the rough stock rodeo, then got to help out by running sponsor flags along with the Columbia County Fair and Rodeo Princess Sophie Parrot and Jr. Miss Tillamook County Rodeo Piper Armstrong. Later that day we packed up the trailer and headed for home.
Asides from the rodeo I have been staying busy by playing volleyball, and of course riding!
Until next month!
2022 Junior Miss Rodeo Oregon
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