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Miss Cody Stampede 2024- Cori Gordon

Meet our very own Miss Cody Stampede 2024, Cori Gordon! Cori is the eighteen year old daughter of Ron and Renae Gordon. Having been raised in the small town of Cody, Wyoming, she has developed a passion for the western way of life. Cori grew up spending nights at the rodeo and falling in love with the sport! Watching her sister become a rodeo queen, led Cori down the same path!. In fact, she earned her first title of Miss Cody Stampede Junior Princess at the age of eleven years old! Since then, she has developed a passion to advocate for the sport of rodeo. She has held many different titles since that year, always looking forward to the day she could run for Miss Cody Stampede Queen. In September of 2023, that dream came true as the crown was placed on her head! She is honored and excited to serve in this role.

Cori has been on the back of the horse since before she could walk! “One of my favorite memories is having my older sister pulling me and my Shetland pony around the barrel pattern as the crowd was cheering us on!” This experience was one of many that helped to grow her love for rodeo. Additionally, Cori grew up exploring the mountains with her parents and two older sisters. In the fall, you will find her riding in the backcountry chasing the biggest bull elk she can find! Her favorite horse Stitch loves to run, and is a descendant of Secretariat, so of course they do a little barrel racing too!

Cori attends Northwest College in Powell, Wyoming, and is pursuing a double major in Early Childhood Development and Elementary Education with hopes of becoming an elementary teacher. Cori is a successful competitive shooter and competes in International Skeet with USA shooting; shooting since she was 10 years old. In 2023, she won the SCTP National competition and earned a place on the national team! If she isn’t out on the range shooting her shotgun or out riding Stitch, you might find her sitting somewhere playing guitar and singing her heart away. She is a girl with many interests and will work hard with anything she does…. She will always give it her best shot! (pun intended)

Miss Rodeo America 2024- Emma Cameron

Emma Cameron was crowned as Miss Rodeo America 2024 on Sunday, December 10th at the South Point Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. Prior to being selected, the 24-year-old represented the Land of Enchantment as Miss Rodeo New Mexico 2023.

The historic southwest of Santa Fe helped fuel Emma’s passion for rodeo at an early age. Her participation and dedication to high school rodeo culminated with her being crowned the National High School Rodeo Queen in 2018. After graduating with honors from Cornell University, Emma worked as a commodity risk management analyst in Kansas City before moving back to the Southwest where she worked as a diagnostic technical specialist in the animal health industry. In her free time, she enjoys rodeoing, showing ranch riding and reined cow horses, weightlifting, and working with 4-H and youth rodeo organizations. After her reign as Miss Rodeo America, she plans to attend law school and pursue a career representing producers to ensure sustainability of the agriculture industry. Outside of the rodeo and agricultural arenas, she has a special place in her heart for foster children and children who face difficul circumstances as they try to learn who they are in the world.

During her reign as the official representative of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, Emma will travel approximately 50,000 miles and appear at nearly 150 rodeo performances, as well as making appearances at schools, civic groups, and other special events educating the public and creating awareness about the sport of rodeo, its sponsors, and its opportunities. During her reign she will represent and promote rodeo, agriculture, and the western way of life to more than 2 million people. Emma will serve as a spokesperson at a variety of promotional events, and serve as a model in commercial advertisements for western retailers, publications, sponsors, and other service providers to the western industry.

Miss Rodeo Wyoming 2024- Bailee Mackey

“In Wyoming the beauty of our mountains is matched by the grit of our people.” On August 17, 2023, at the Wyoming State Fair, Bailee got to see a glimpse of Wyoming beauty and her life was changed forever. She was blessed to have the jade and gold crown placed on her cowboy hat when she was crowned Miss Rodeo Wyoming 2024. This year, she will encounter rodeo committees, stock contractors, rodeo fans, communities, and sponsors. She will work hard to represent the state of Wyoming and our western traditions and make each of you proud with every mile she travels and every person she meets.

Bailee Mackey is the 24-year-old daughter of Payton and Marlene Mackey; a fifth-generation rancher from Evanston attending online at Utah State University pursuing a degree in Equine Science and Management specializing in equine nutrition and chiropractics. She enjoys riding horses on her family ranch, working cattle, expressing her love for trucks, snowmobiles in the cold, dirt bikes in the summer, and tweaking motors in her spare time; along with competing in the Intermountain reining horse association, helping the University’s Equestrian team, and is excited to represent the state as Miss Rodeo Wyoming 2024.

Bailee would like to share her platform “Find Your White Buffalo” throughout her travels. As she encourages others to pursue their dreams no matter the journey that lies ahead. Go Pokes!

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