The Oregon Queen — May 2022

The Oregon Queen — May 2022

June 8, 2022 Off By Lois Forester

Miss Rodeo Oregon 2022 Avalon Irwin!

Hello all, we are about to kick off busy season for rodeo and I couldn't be more excited! Earlier this month I attended the Wild Rogue Pro Rodeo which, as some of you might know, is the home of the only 100 point bull ride. This is an incredible record yet to be broken. The record is held by Wade Leslie on the bull Wolfman. While at Wild Rogue Pro Rodeo, I got to spend some time with Miss NPRA, Miss Columbia River Circuit, and of course Miss Wild Rogue Pro Rodeo. I am always so impressed by the young women I meet on the road. During this rodeo weekend, Miss NPRA, Zoe Brooks, showed me her favorite breakfast spot and introduced me to the churro waffle. Churros are one of my favorite treats, so I was thrilled to have an excuse to eat one for breakfast!

After Wild Rogue, I set a new travel record for myself. In a seven day period my feet hit the ground in a whopping 7 states. Some of that travel was personal, some Miss Rodeo Oregon related but what I learned from that week is that I truly can do anything when I put my mind to it. One of the states I traveled to was Idaho where I met the Art of Aperture Photography team. During my time with them I got hands on experience and feedback on posing in front of the camera. Before rodeo queening I believed that modeling in front of a camera was an easy task. Boy was I wrong! My rodeo queening journey has most definitely humbled me and created a new appreciation for those that choose a carrier in modeling. I am so grateful to the Art of Aperture team who boosted my confidence and gave me the tools I need to show my best self in front of the camera. If you are in need of headshots or any type of photoshoot, I highly recommend taking a trip to Nampa to have your photos taken by this great team.
After a few day break, I was back on the road again to the Great Northwest Pro Rodeo in Klamath Falls where I was honored with the task of carrying the American Flag. It is always a great honor to present our nation's colors, and as I think of countries that are currently under attack or at war it makes me that much more grateful to live in a country whose people have so much freedom.
Stay tuned on the Miss Rodeo Oregon social media for discount codes for some of our sponsors, as well as updates on where this next month takes me!
P.S. for those of you wondering, the 7 states I traveled to are Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, Texas, Idaho, California, and of course Oregon.


Getting ready to run sponsor flags at Wild Rogue Pro Rodeo

Behind the scenes with the queens at Wild Rogue

Miss Wild Rogue Pro Rodeo and Miss NPRA were my companions during the rodeo.

Traveled to Nampa Idaho for a photoshoot with Art of Aperature Photography, an official sponsor of Miss Rodeo America.

Miss Teen Rodeo Oregon 2022 Destiny Wecks!

Almost into summer fully now and yet Oregon still can't make up its mind with the weather! Sunny and warm then rainy, windy or snowy... however you may look at it spring so far has been a wild one!
In the month of May I had many firsts, lasts and experiences. In just the few week of May, I attended my last high school prom and the next morning left early in the dark for Riggins, Idaho for the parade and rodeo. I rode my horse Kyra and she did amazing with our arena buzz and strolling down the parade route through rain, snow, wind and then some sun.
Coming home I then planned my next event and a couple of appearances which included reading books to local kids at play groups and daycare. I also was able to get my official photos done for my year with the amazing Robert McLean! I got to show off my two new shirts--a black hand painted sunflower shirt done by Jill Wilcox and a bright and bold yellow and grey western shirt made by Celeste Bauck. After those were edited and completed, I ordered my autograph sheets with the newly updated photos, bio and of course my amazing sponsors!
The end of May concluded my high school years as it was my graduation on the 28th! I decorated my cap with leather tooled pieces to really show my style. I hung around my class for the last time before breaking for summer and we are separated.
And, of course, I'm always on the move! My next stop was the next morning after my graduation ceremony at the 75th annual Spray Rodeo and half marathon. Unfortunately the rain was awful the night before and I was unable to do the queens race, but I was still able to partake in the grand entry and hang out during the rodeo to sign autographs!
Once again (dark and early) my parents and I headed out to Pasco, Washington to catch our first flight on our way to Florida for the Teen Week and Silver Spur Rodeo!
In the month of June I'm looking forward of course to finishing out Teen Week in Florida, hosting and holding our Jr and Teen Pageant in Tillamook and attending many of my hometown and local rodeos! My next few appearances will include Eastern Oregon Livestock Show and Rodeo, Sisters Rodeo, Broncs and Bulls Rodeo and last but never least the Tillamook Rodeo and parade along with the Pageant.
Hope to see you down the rodeo road!
Destiny Wecks, 2022 MTRO

Last FFA Spring Banquet, as I served as the 2020-21 and the 2021-22 Enterprise FFA Reporter, was sad to say this was my last one and I was glad to win the awards of a $500 scholarship from the FFA Alumni, the Declab Award with a friend of mine and received my state and district winning Proficiency plaques.

The last high school prom was amazing with friends and memories to last a lifetime! Because my mom and dad were already gone to Riggins with my horse, I was in charge of getting my own photos taken. So setting up the phone on the deck and setting a timer worked great!

After my photoshoot, I took my photographer Robert and his grandson Sean up on the east moraine of Wallowa Lake to enjoy a trail ride and embrace the beautiful county I can call home.

At my school we get to take our last walk through the school in through the primary building where we receive hand shakes, high fives and hugs from other kids, teachers and staff.

Senior Bonfire where many of my classmates joined in the great outdoors to celebrate our accomplishments of high school and sit around a huge fire!

For Memorial Day, I gave thanks and honored those fallen for our great country and the freedoms we all enjoy to this day!

During the Spray Rodeo, my phone pouch that was sponsored by my Grammy Sue came in handy to catch this good selfie before the grand entry for the rodeo!

My first full day in Florida for Teen Week was attending Universal Theme Park and when waiting for the other girls to catch up, we had to improvise on photos!

Another great photo at the beginning of the Florida trip included me getting to hold a small Albino Gator! So cool! Thank you Gatorland for having us queens tour!

Junior Miss Rodeo Oregon 2022 Carrie Woods!

These months are sure flying by! It feels like just yesterday I was writing my first newsletter, but here we are 7 months later.

May was crazy busy! The beginning of the month, I was playing softball and we had our last tournament of the season. I got to pitch lots, and got some pretty nice hits including a homerun. We finished out our season strong, tying for 4th place.

Throughout the month, I was busy helping my dad on the farm by raking and green chopping fields, making round bales and picking them up, and of course playing with the barn cats. I was also busy messing with my horse whether it was a walk down the road, a ride in the arena or just giving her a bath, she was always getting loads of attention. I was also working with my market goat a lot; he is now fully brace trained and handles getting haircuts like a champ.

Later on in the month, I went to the Spray Rodeo and boy did they put on a show! I had so much fun and it was great getting to see everyone from near and far line the streets on Saturday morning. The crowd for that evening’s performance was so great! It’s a feeling like no other when you’re doing your run in and the whole crowd is cheering. The next day we only had the rodeo performance, and although the ground was pretty muddy, I still had a great time. I definitely had an amazing time at the Spray Rodeo.

I can’t wait for June; every weekend I have rodeo and I am beyond excited to be on the road traveling our beautiful state!


2022 Jr. Miss Rodeo Oregon

Carrie Woods

Educate, Elevate, Inspire

My friend and 2022 Tillamook Jr. Miss Piper after a softball win.

Working with my 4-H goat Huckleberry Finn and my friend's goat Gus Gus!

Sue and I getting ready for the Spray Parade.

MTRO Destiny and I at Spray, sporting "Tough Enough to Wear Pink" for Sunday's Performance.

Photo taken during the Spray Rodeo by Memory Lane Photography

2023 Tillamook County Rodeo Queen, Junior Miss Rodeo Tillamook, Little Miss Tilly, Junior Miss Rodeo Oregon, Miss Teen Rodeo Oregon & Miss Rodeo Oregon Sweetheart

Schedule of Events:

FRIDAY, June 24, 2022
8:30AM Pageant Welcome – Tillamook County Fair Grounds Skating Rink
9:00AM Interviews and Written Test – Tillamook County Fair Grounds Skating Rink
(Contestants and Judges only)
NOON Mock TV Interviews – Twins Ranch 6880 Hwy 101 N, Tillamook, OR 97141-6000
(541) 418-1460
1:00PM Field Trip to Tillamook Cheese Factory – Tillamook Creamery 4165 N Hwy 101, Tillamook, OR 97141
2:00PM Horsemanship Warm up– Tillamook Rodeo Arena
2:15PM Horsemanship – Judges Inspection – Tillamook Rodeo Arena
2:30 – 4:30PM Horsemanship Competition– Tillamook Rodeo Arena
7:00PM Rodeo Performance – Tillamook Rodeo Arena (Open to the Public – Admittance with Rodeo Ticket)
SATURDAY June 25, 2022
9:30AM Parade Judging Begins – Parade Staging Area (West parking lot of Fairgrounds)
Sweet♥Heart Pageant Begins
1:00PM Twins Ranch Queens Luncheon – Tillamook County Fair Grounds Skating Rink
($10 Luncheon Donation – includes admittance to Speech, Modeling and Impromptu Question Event)
2:00PM Speech, Modeling, Impromptu Questions & Live Auction –Tillamook County Fair Grounds Skating Rink ($10 Donation, event included with Luncheon donation)
5:00PM Contestant Group Interviews with Judges – (following speech, modeling and impromptu questions; time subject to change)
7:00PM Rodeo Performance – Tillamook Rodeo Arena (Open to the Public –Admittance with Rodeo Ticket)
Coronation to be held during Rodeo.


Following Rodeo Pageant Reception– Tillamook County Fair Grounds Skating Rink. Contestants will pick up their awards. Contestants must attend to receive awards. (Open to the Public)

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