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Miss California Rodeo Salinas Contestants Announced

2013 Winner will be named at July 18th Rodeo Performance


SALINAS, CA – June 25, 2013- Six young ladies will travel to Salinas in July with the hope of taking home the title of Miss California Rodeo Salinas 2013. The competition will start on Wednesday July 17th and the winner will be named during the opening performance of the 103rd California Rodeo Salinas on Thursday July 18th at 6pm. She will represent the California Rodeo Salinas for an entire year, traveling to parades, rodeos and other events. The contestants are Jordenne Burns-Miss Rowell Ranch Rodeo, Taylor Howell-Miss Mother Lode Round Up, Carollann Rietta Scott-Miss Aqua Dulce Women’s Club, Erin Stueve-Miss Rodeo Oakdale, Grace Tobias-Miss San Benito Rodeo and Marin Wolgamott-Miss Cal Poly Rodeo.

The competition will consist of horsemanship, personality, appearance and scholastics. The contest winner will receive the title of Miss California Rodeo Salinas 2013 along with a $2,500 cash scholarship, gold and silver trophy belt buckle, a gold and silver tiara, the use of a two-horse trailer for one year and many other lovely gifts.

On Thursday July 18th, Miss California Rodeo Salinas 2012, Tracy Hinson, and the current Rodeo President, Benny Jefferson, will present the new Miss California Rodeo Salinas 2013 with her title on the track after the Grand Entry and just before the Rodeo starts.

Learn more about the contestants below:

Jordenne Burns

From the gold rush town of Placerville Jordenne Burns will compete as Miss Rowell Ranch Rodeo. The daughter of Manuel Burns and Nancy Stoll currently attends Folsom Lake College and plans to transfer to CSU San Jose to pursue a degree in business. She has dreams of working in the western fashion world. Belonging to numerous equine associations Jordenne has successfully competed for points and awards in western pleasure in state and out of state. As a member of District 3 High School Rodeo she competed in barrel racing and pole bending while making lasting friendships and educating her fellow classmates on the sport of rodeo. Other interests in high school included FFA, track, cheerleading and school ambassador. As Miss Rowell Ranch Rodeo she thoroughly enjoyed speaking to different people and traveling to events and rodeos. In her spare time she enjoys yoga, cooking, gardening, dance and designing some of her own clothes.

Taylor Howell

Hailing from Sonora Taylor Howell represents her home town rodeo as Miss Mother Lode Round Up. The daughter of Gary and Krista Howell plans to attend CSU Chico in the fall to study Agricultural Business. Taylor has learned the value of hard work and preparation by showing horses at a young age in a variety of events including cutting, Western, English, gymkhana, high school rodeo and most recently reined cow horse. In addition to being recognized for her academic excellence, she was also very active in the high school athletic fields of basketball, tennis, volleyball, swimming and soccer. During the winter you may find her on the ski slopes as a ski instructor or competing in slalom and giant slalom events. With a great deal of coaching experience Taylor volunteers at many youth athletic camps and leagues. Her absolutely favorite part of the rodeo is the pageantry of the grand entry.

Carollann Rietta Scott

From the south Carollann Rietta Scott enters as Miss Aqua Dulce Women’s Club. The daughter of Ben and Tracey Scott is studying Journalism at the University of Arizona. She worked her way up from reporter to anchor of student campus television and upon graduation plans to do the same at a television station in California. Carollann started competing in Jr. Rodeo and placed on the state and national levels of Junior High and High School Rodeo. She dedicates herself to giving back to CHSRA as their Special Rodeo Coordinator and helping put on adapted rodeos for special needs children throughout California. Currently a member of the UA Rodeo Team, she has held offices, organized events and competed in breakaway roping, team roping and barrel racing. Carollann was nominated by the NIRA Grand Canyon Region for the Walt Garrison Award that is presented to rodeo students who exemplify integrity, commitment, loyalty, honesty, leadership and perseverance.

Erin Stueve

Miss Rodeo Oakdale, Erin Stueve is the daughter of Robert and Deborah Stueve. While currently attending CSU Fresno as a Speech-Language Pathology major, Erin has hopes of being admitted into their Masters Program to become a licensed, practicing Speech-Language Pathologist by 2016. With past experience showing western pleasure and reining, she also loves camping with her family and horses during the summer as a great way to appreciate nature. In recent years dedication to hard work, learning from awesome individuals and encouragement from a loving family have given Erin the opportunity to represent great rodeos and associations as their queen. Erin has always been very involved in community service and volunteering. She has raised puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind and has volunteered at a summer camp for visually impaired youth. When not attending school or working, Erin loves spending time outdoors snowboarding, wakeboarding and playing sports.


Grace Tobias

Grace Tobias is the daughter of Charles and Lisa Tobias of Tres Pinos. She is representing her area as Miss San Benito Rodeo. Grace attends UC Davis majoring in Animal Science with the goal of attending the School of Veterinary Medicine. While a participant of the UC Davis Collegiate Livestock Judging Team and Livestock Show Team, she serves as the Vice President of the Young Cattlemen’s Association of UC Davis. Growing up on a cattle ranch in San Benito County and learning the necessary skills and techniques of the Vaquero tradition has led Grace to compete in reined cow horse. Through her many 4-H experiences she reached the high honor of California State 4-H Ambassador and works with the current Ambassador team to organize the California State Leadership Conference that will celebrate the 100th year of the 4-H program in California. Grace enjoys spending time with her family and classic Mustangs.

Marin Wolgamott

Marin Wolgamott, a southern Monterey County cowgirl, carries the title of Miss Cal Poly Rodeo. The daughter of Duane and Brenda Wolgamott of Lockwood majors in Wine and Viticulture with a concentration in Enology at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. From planting, to bottling, and opening a new tasting room, Marin has gained valuable experience as a part of her family’s vineyard and wine business. She dreams of traveling and working in the wine making countries of France and Italy. In addition to competing for three years on the Cal Poly Equestrian Western Show Team, Marin has experience in cutting and most recently reined cow horse events. Marin learned a great deal about agriculture, responsibility, leadership and showmanship as an active 4-H member and believes in giving back to her local 4-H community as a sheep project co-leader and volunteering a week of her time at 4-H Summer Camp every summer.


About California Rodeo Salinas

The California Rodeo Salinas will take place July 18-21, 2013. The California Rodeo Association is a not-for-profit organization that strives to preserve and promote the traditions of the California Rodeo Salinas and the West. We support the community and other non-profit organizations through the staging of the annual California Rodeo Salinas and other year round operations of the Salinas Sports Complex. Through donation of our facility, vending and fundraising opportunities during Rodeo and other events, the California Rodeo Association returns over $300,000 annually to local non-profits. For more information about the California Rodeo Salinas, log on to www.CARodeo.com or call the California Rodeo Office at 831-775.3100. ‘Like’ the California Rodeo on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CARodeoSalinas or follow us on twitter @CaliforniaRodeo for updates, photos and more.

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