Montana's First Lady of Rodeo...

Miss Rodeo Montana 1999

Mariah Sinerius Allen

By Ed Hebbe IV, Montana Trappers Association

The new Miss Rodeo Montana was coronated the morning of January 17,1999 in Great Falls. MTA President, Ed Hebbe III, and Recording Secretary, Ed Hebbe IV, once again presented the new queen with a fur garment. This year's winner received a red and arctic fox vest, which was created specifically for the event by Craig Swick of Papparazzi Fur in Big Sky, Montana.

This year saw six contestants from all parts of Montana vying for the prestigious honor of representing Montana as the state rodeo queen.

Miss Mariah Sinerius, 21, was graced with the honor of being chosen as this year's Miss Rodeo Montana. And, as Miss Rodeo Montana 1998, Misty Brookman, was also a second-time contestant in the pageant.

Mariah is the daughter of Char and Allen Sinerius. She is a graduate of Capitol High School in Helena and is attending Montana State University, pursuing a degree in communications. In high school, Mariah was active as a cheerleader and on the rodeo team, and served as Miss Last Chance Stampede in 1996. She enjoys rodeo, barrel racing, skiing, traveling, hiking, dancing, designing western clothing and swimming. She has been a Bible camp instructor and counselor and has a CPR, first aid, and lifeguard license. Mariah seeks a career in public relations or the media.

Be sure to introduce yourself to Mariah at a rodeo or other function where she'll be attending near you this summer, and thank her for representing trapping and rodeo in a positive manner.

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