Marilyn Scott Freimark
To be a contestant in the Miss Rodeo America Pageant you must first be a state title holder. Look on the state organizations page to see if your state has a national director. If not, please contact the MRA office for more information.
A rodeo queen is a female representative and “face” of the sport of rodeo . She represents her rodeo , association, or region for a standard time of usually 12 months and is usually required to wear a cowboy hat, crown, and sash with her title on it.
A contestant must not be less than 17, nor have obtained the age of 24 years before the competition; shall never have been married, nor pregnant, nor co-habituating with a male not of her family; shall waive all liability; and shall reside within 60 miles of Waupaca County, Wisconsin.
There are four phases to the competition: a personal interview; a test over the association’s rulebook, rodeo knowledge and equine knowledge; a speech; and finally, a horsemanship phase. During the horsemanship competition, contestants were given a horse they had never ridden to complete a riding pattern.