Montana's First Lady of Rodeo...

Miss Rodeo Montana 2012

Contestants

  • CONTESTANT 1

    Mariah Rys-Sikora Grace

    Mariah Rys-Sikora Grace

    Miss Rodeo Montana 2012

    Speech, Horsemanship, Personality, Projection and Presentation

    is the 20 year old daughter of Adam and Anne Rys-Sikora and sister to 17 year old Cameron.She has called Missoula, Montana her home all her life and graduated from Loyola Sacred Heart High School in 2009. Mariah began high school rodeo as a freshman and is still competing in rodeos as a proud member of the University of Montana Rodeo Team. She loves traveling to rodeos with friends, listening to country music, and writing about her own experiences. Mariah’s major is Communication Studies and she plans to graduate in May of 2013.

  • CONTESTANT 2

    Erika Blough

    Erika Blough

    is the 21 year old daughter of Kent and Sandra Blough of Wilsall, MT.  She is a graduate of the 2008 class of Park High School and is now attending The University of Montana.  In May 2012 she will graduate with a Bachelors of Sciences in Mathematics with an Education Option.  In the future she plans to teach high school math in Montana.  She is active in Campus Crusades for Christ, Relay for Life and Kappa Alpha Theta at the university.  Previously, Erika has held the titles of Southwest Montana Pro Rodeo Princess, Southwest Montana Pro Rodeo Queen and Miss Livingston Roundup.  She enjoys camping, riding horses, traveling swimming and volunteering.  Erika looks forward to the possibility of becoming Miss Rodeo Montana and representing the wonderful state of Montana and the sport of rodeo.  She hopes to be able to have the opportunity to give back to the people and sport that have added so much to her life.

  • CONTESTANT 3

    Tahnee Peppenger

    Tahnee Peppenger

    Written Test, Appearance

    is the 23 year old granddaughter of Dennis and Susan Campbell of Monarch. She is a 2006 graduate of CM Russell High School and a 2010 graduate of Montana State University, majoring in Sports Medicine. In high school, Tahnee lettered in Varsity track and volleyball and was an Honor Roll student. She is passionate about rodeo, cattle ranching, and establishing positive relationships and she hopes to pursue those with vigor for the rest of her life. Tahnee feels blessed to live the Cowboy way on her family's Central Montana ranch where she is privileged to rope, ride, and work cattle. Her future plans include continuing her education in medicine, focusing on rural Montana healthcare, raising a family, as well as utilizing her passions to promote the legacy of rodeo and Montana heritage alike.

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