Miss Rodeo Oregon 2022 Avalon Irwin
Avalon is the daughter of Brent and Julie Irwin of Bend, Oregon. Avalon grew up in Central Oregon where the love of all things outdoors was instilled in her from a young age. Avalon attended Biola University in California where she graduated with a Bachelors in InterCultural Studies and a Minor in Biblical Studies.
Avalon grew up attending rodeos where the crowds were a mix between rural and urban communities. She saw how people were accepted at rodeo no matter what their background was and how rodeo inspired the masses. This is what led Avalon on the journey to becoming Miss Rodeo Oregon. Rodeo is about inviting people into the community that might not otherwise have a chance to experience it and teaching them how they can become a part of this community.
In 2021 Avalon was found vying for the prestigious title of Miss Rodeo Oregon. In addition to winning the title, she won the awards of Knowledge, Speech, Personality, and the coveted Horsemanship award. She was also chosen by her peers as the recipient of the Congeniality award. During her year as Miss Rodeo Oregon, Avalon will travel over 30,000 miles throughout Oregon and the United States promoting the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association and the state of Oregon.
In her free time, Avalon works as a riding instructor as well as coaches a high school equestrian team. She loves to spend time outdoors whether it's trail riding, skiing, or hanging out by a lake. She hopes to earn a Master’s degree and go on to develop a program that brings both urban and rural youth together to learn about each other's lifestyles and the importance of working cohesively in each of their respective industries. This year, as Miss Rodeo Oregon, Avalon is looking forward to getting to know the diverse population of Oregonians better as she travels throughout the state. She hopes that in her travels she has the opportunity to learn from industry experts as well as share some of her wisdom with the next generation.
For more information on Miss Rodeo Oregon or to schedule her for an appearance visit www.missrodeooregon.com. Keep up with her travels via Facebook or Instagram @missrodeooregon.
Miss Teen Rodeo Oregon 2022 Destiny Wecks
2022 Miss Teen Rodeo Oregon Destiny Wecks hails from the town of Joseph, high up in the “Swiss Alps” of Oregon. Destiny is the 18-year-old daughter of Jeffrey and Vixen Wecks and little sister to brother Jalyn. She grew up on the family ranch with a family history rich in rodeo. She will graduate from Enterprise High School in 2022 and will then pursue a degree in Agriculture Business/Horse Management.
Destiny’s aspiration of being a rodeo ambassador began as a little girl when she served as Miss Rodeo Oregon Sweetheart. She has also served as 2015 Junior Miss Rodeo Oregon, as a member of the 2017 Wallowa County 4H Court, as the 2020-21 Oregon High School Rodeo First Attendant, and as Queen of the 75th Annual Chief Joseph Days in 2020-21.
Destiny competes in goat tying, barrels, poles, breakaway roping, and steer riding. She is also competitive in 4H, showing in all disciplines English, Western, gaming and jumping. She won a girls’ all-around saddle in 2020 along with many all-around performance and gaming awards including two 3-step Dad Potter awards. She spends her summertime training horses and giving lessons at Dun the Right Way Horses. She shows swine and beef in FFA and has earned her FFA State Degree as well as proficiencies in Equine Entrepreneurship and Diversified Livestock.
Destiny’s main mount is Dry Fire Dandy aka Opie, an 11-year-old bay AQHA gelding. She also showcases her 18-year-old black Percheron mare Dolly in parades, her 4H horse Whisper--an APHA 18-year-old sorrel overo mare--or two ranch-raised AQHA palomino mares (Ariel and Kyra), sired by ranch stallion Sonnys Bar Chex.
Destiny thanks her family and friends who helped make her dreams come true. She gives a big shout out to all the great sponsors of rodeo and to hard-working rodeo directors to make events happen across the Pacific Northwest each year. Destiny hopes to inspire youth to take part in rodeo as a competitor, representative, or as a volunteer.
Junior Miss Rodeo Oregon 2022 Carrie Woods
Carrie Woods is the daughter of Greg and Melissa Woods and younger sister to Blake and Justin. She resides in Beaver where she is currently in the seventh grade at Nestucca Valley Middle School.
Carrie has been an active member of Tillamook County 4-H for four years and shows dairy cows, rabbits, and market goats. She is also a member of Western Horsemen of Oregon. Carrie enjoys playing volleyball where she is currently on a club team.
In June 2021, Carrie found herself in Tillamook competing for the title of 2022 Junior Miss Rodeo Oregon. She won the categories of Horsemanship, Speech, Knowledge, Congeniality, Appearance, and Photogenics, along with bringing home the title of 2022 Junior Miss Rodeo Oregon.
In 2022, Carrie and Sue will hit the rodeo road. Sue is a thirteen-year-old Quarter Horse mare. Carrie uses Sue for Western Horsemen of Oregon, barrel races, trail rides, and cow sorting events.
Carrie is very excited for this opportunity to represent Oregon in 2022 and will travel the state, sharing her passion for rodeo. She looks forward to meeting new people and going on many new adventures.
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Miss Rodeo Oregon was first established in 1957 with the crowning of Judee (Fisher) Hagen of The Dalles. See all Miss Rodeo Oregon titleholders from over the years as well as Junior Miss Rodeo Oregon and Miss Teen Rodeo Oregon titleholders.