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2017 Miss California Rodeo Salinas Contest


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2017 Contest Results

Miss California Rodeo Salinas Contest Results – 2017

Miss California Rodeo Salinas 2017 – Lena Coulson, Miss Salinas Valley Fair

First Runner Up – Valerie Costanza, Miss Monterey County Sheriff’s Posse

Second Runner Up – Kaitlyn DeMott, Miss Agua Dulce Women’s Club

Horsemanship – Valerie Costanza, Miss Monterey County Sheriff’s Posse

Personality – Lena Coulson, Miss Salinas Valley Fair

Appearance – Lena Coulson, Miss Salinas Valley Fair

Scholarship – Kaitlyn DeMott, Miss Agua Dulce Women’s Club

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2017 Contest Schedule

Wednesday July 19th
7:00pm Judging of on-stage Personality and Appearance at Sherwood Hall (940 N. Main Street in Salinas)
Thursday July 20th
8:00am Horsemanship competition-Rodeo Track at Salinas Sports Complex (1034 N. Main St, Salinas, CA)
6:00pm Grand Entry of the California Rodeo Salinas-contestants ride on track
6:30pm Presentation of the contestants and announcement of 2017 Miss California Rodeo Salinas and the runners-up
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2017 MCRS Contestant Photos

Lena Coulson-Miss Salinas Valley Fair

Lena Coulson-Miss Salinas Valley Fair

 
Valerie Costanza – Miss Monterey County Sheriff’s Posse

Valerie Costanza – Miss Monterey County Sheriff’s Posse

 
Kaitlyn DeMott – Miss Agua Dulce Women’s Club

Kaitlyn DeMott – Miss Agua Dulce Women’s Club

 
Sylvana Talamantes – Miss Tuolumne County Sheriff Posse

Sylvana Talamantes – Miss Tuolumne County Sheriff Posse

 
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Miss California Rodeo 2017 Contestant Biographies

Lena Coulson – Miss Salinas Valley Fair

Lena Coulson is a proud resident of the Salinas Valley and she carries the title of Miss Salinas Valley Fair in this year’s contest. Her parents, James and Cecilia Coulson of Salinas, will see their daughter off to Cuesta College this coming fall. Lena hopes to later transfer to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo to study Wine and Viniculture.

Learning to ride horses at an early age considerably shaped her future with the hands on lessons of responsibility and hard work. Lena became a member of NCHA at the age of twelve to successfully compete in reining classes but now has her sights set on barrel racing. She will be competing on the rodeo team for Cuesta College. One of her biggest goals is to eventually qualify for the WNFR.

Her membership in 4-H gave her lifelong friends, experience with animals and most of all a knowledge of her agricultural community. Lena cherishes the moments when she can give back to the community. She enjoys volunteering at Dorothy’s Kitchen throughout the year.


Valerie Costanza – Miss Monterey County Sheriff’s Posse

Valerie Costanza, daughter of Robert Costanza, DeAnna Costanza and Michael Monahan of Hollister, is competing as Miss Monterey County Sheriff’s Posse. She is currently attending Gavilan College to achieve her Associate’s Degree. Valerie hopes to become a medical assistant by obtaining her Bachelor’s Degree at Cal State Monterey Bay. As a medical assistant she can ensure that she is helping people every day.

With experience competing in local rodeos, junior rodeos, ranch rodeos and local gymkhanas, Valerie’s favorite events include reining, horsemanship, showmanship, barrels, poles, keyhole, and other gymkhana events. Outside of horse activities she also owns and has shown breeding does through FFA. The many awards received for her participation in the above events indicate to her that practice and hard work are essential.

Valerie also loves hunting, swimming, hiking, boating and spending time with her family. Rodeo has been a large part of her life and she enjoys traveling and meeting new people. Once she has her education completed and a career, she would like to own her own horse boarding facility.


Kaitlyn DeMott – Miss Agua Dulce Women’s Club

The Los Angeles County town of Agua Dulce is home to Kaitlyn DeMott – Miss Aqua Dulce Women’s Club. The daughter of Brett and Karrie DeMott is enrolled at CSU Fresno pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science Pre-Veterinarian. With this degree she can apply to vet school to fulfill her dream of becoming a large animal veterinarian.

Kaitlyn grew up riding and showing in western classes, but eventually the taste for adrenaline was found in barrel racing. This led her to become a member of CHSRA District 9 where she competed in pole bending, breakaway, team roping, goat tying and barrel racing. She decided to continue competing and living the lifestyle of the rodeo sport by becoming an active member of the Fresno State Bulldoggers Rodeo Team.

With high school academic honors and multiple sports awards Kaitlyn was involved in many community activities in her area. All of these events and experiences have challenged her and have given her the experiences in life that have shaped who she is and who she strives to be.


Sylvana Talamantes – Miss Tuolumne County Sheriff Posse

Born and raised in the Central Valley town of Oakdale, Sylvana Talamantes enters our contest as Miss Tuolumne County Sheriff Posse. The daughter of Carlos Talamantes and Kaysi Lubbers currently attends Modesto College where she is finishing her general education and majoring in Animal Science. This dean’s list student plans to transfer to UC Davis in the spring of 2018 to pursue her Doctorate in Veterinarian Medicine.

Aside from academics, Sylvana has started a cow and calf operation with her older brother. Their goal is to grow their Angus herd yearly. Training horses is her passion and she enjoys multiple riding styles that include English, western pleasure, ranch horse, reining, barrel racing and roping. She shares her knowledge and experience by giving lessons to younger kids on riding and on training their own horses.

During her free time she takes pride in helping her community by volunteering. Sylvana also enjoys kayaking on the Stanislaus River. She considers herself blessed to have all the opportunities in her life and hopes to share her positive attitude with others.



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