Jordan Tierney

Capturing the title of Miss Rodeo America, Miss Rodeo South Dakota, Jordan Tierney was crowned Miss Rodeo America 2020 at the Miss Rodeo America Pageant in Las Vegas on December 8, 2019.

Jordan Tierney the 25 year-old from Oral, South Dakota represented her home state at the Miss Rodeo America Pageant as the 2019 Miss Rodeo South Dakota, becoming the fifth from her state to hold the coveted national title.

Jordan graduated from Chadron State College with a Bachelors of Arts in Business Administration with a Minor in Marketing. Prior to being selected Miss Rodeo America, she represented the Coyote State as Miss Rodeo South Dakota 2019.

Jordan currently resides on the family ranch, where she enjoys roping, riding and helping with daily tasks when she is at home. Jordan graduated from Chadron State College with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with a Minor in Marketing.She plans on furthering her education through pursuing a master’s in marketing with an emphasis in market research.

The Landstrom’s Black Hills Gold crown is accompanied by more than $20,000 in educational scholarships and prizes including a wardrobe of Wrangler jeans and shirts, an assortment of Montana Silversmiths jewelry, and a selection of Justin Boots.

In addition to the title, Jordan earned the Appearance Award.

This year, twenty-seven contestants represented their states in the weeklong national pageant consisting of a horsemanship competition, a written test on equine science and rodeo knowledge, extensive interviews, extemporaneous speaking, and a fashion show. The top five contestants – from Nebraska, South Dakota, Utah, Kansas, and Washington – each answered a question about being an influential woman in Professional Rodeo and what impact they will have during their year.

During her reign as the official representative of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, Jordan will travel around 100,000 miles and appear at nearly 100 rodeo performances, as well as making appearances at schools, civic groups and other special events in order to educate the public and create awareness about the sport of rodeo, its sponsors, and its opportunities.

Jordan will also serve as a spokesperson at a variety of promotional events and model in commercial advertisements for western clothiers, publications, sponsors and other service providers to the western industry.

As Miss Rodeo America 2020, Jordan will begin her duties by attending press conferences immediately following her coronation and spend the remainder of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo attending appearances with Miss Rodeo America 2019, Taylor McNair of Mississippi. She will be introduced for the first time in the Thomas & Mack Center during the sixth performance of the WNFR on Tuesday, December 10.

Tierney will spend the next year traveling more than 100,000 miles across the country representing the PRCA as our First Lady of Rodeo.

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MRA Standings

Miss Rodeo America 2020: Jordan Tierney - Miss Rodeo South Dakota

First Runner-up: Miss Rodeo Washington
Second Runner-up: Miss Rodeo Nebraska
Third Runner-up: Miss Rodeo Kansas
Fourth Runner-up: Miss Rodeo Utah


Top-Five Finalists:

Miss Rodeo Nebraska
Miss Rodeo Kansas
Miss Rodeo Washington
Miss Rodeo South Dakota
Miss Rodeo Utah


Top-10 Finalists:

Miss Rodeo Florida
Miss Rodeo Nebraska
Miss Rodeo Montana
Miss Rodeo Kansas
Miss Rodeo Washington
Miss Rodeo Iowa
Miss Rodeo South Dakota
Miss Rodeo Utah
Miss Rodeo Oklahoma
Miss Rodeo Texas


Appearance: Miss Rodeo South Dakota
Personality: Miss Rodeo Kansas
Horsemanship: Miss Rodeo Iowa
Photogenic:  Miss Rodeo Oklahoma
Speech: Miss Rodeo Nebraska
Congeniality: Miss Rodeo Kansas
Written Test: Miss Rodeo Nebraska


Other Awards

Scrapbook Awards:

1st Place: Miss Rodeo California
2nd Place: Miss Rodeo Florida
3rd Place: Miss Rodeo South Dakota
4th Place: Miss Rodeo Utah
Cover: Miss Rodeo New York


Achievement Award: Miss Rodeo Alaska
50 Pink Horses October Challenge Scholarship: Miss Rodeo Washington
Chap Award: Miss Rodeo Utah
‘Wear the West Your Way’ Montana Silversmiths Award: Miss Rodeo Arkansas
Sherry Smith Memorial Scholarship: Miss Rodeo North Dakota
Roxann Harris Memorial Competitive Spirit Award: Miss Rodeo Florida
Justin Boot Parade Award: Miss Rodeo New Mexico
Wrangler Decorated Jacket Award: Miss Rodeo Kansas
Master of Beef Award: Miss Rodeo Missouri
Traction Award: Miss Rodeo Iowa