Montana's First Lady of Rodeo...

Miss Rodeo Montana 2017

Contestants

  • CONTESTANT 1

    Lorna Job

    Lorna Job

    1st Runner Up, Photogenics, Speech, Projection & Presentation

    Calling Billings, Montana home, Lorna Marie Job is the 21 Year old daughter of Robert and Joann Job. She has two sisters, Nicole and Teresa. Her soft brown eyes speak wonders as to the character of this young lady. She graduated from Connections Performing Arts Academy in 2014 where she was the recipient of 7 scholarships including Front Porch Scholarship for Math and Science, Martha Meyer’s Sheriff’s Posse Scholarship for Agriculture Achievement, and Rotarian Students of Honor and Service Scholarship. She is currently a junior at Montana State University in Bozeman where she is majoring in Animal Equine Science and Minoring in Ag Business. Her lifelong involvement in quarter horse breeding, training and showing has inspired her to study genetics and performance longevity promoted through nutrition. She is looking forward to participating in cutting edge research in these fields at Montana State University. She intends to pursue a Doctorate in Equine Veterinary Medicine at Washington State University which will one day give her the opportunity to help owners and breeders make advancements in the equine industry.

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  • CONTESTANT 2

    Katie Lynn Kraus

    Katie Lynn Kraus

    Congeniality, Written Test

    Livingston Montana is home to this pretty brown eyed brunette. Katie Lynn Kraus is the 21 year old daughter of Carrie Kraus and Ted Kraus and is sister to Danny.

    A 2013 graduate of Park County High School, Katie was on the honor roll all 8 semesters. She also lettered in softball and soccer. She also held many offices in her 4-H Club and upon being accepted to Montana State University she received the College of Agriculture Scholarship. She has since received the A.B. Cobb III Memorial Scholarship. She is currently pursuing a degree in Animal Science. She plans to also complete her Pre-Veterinary Medicine by May of 2018. She then hopes to attend Washington State University on the WIMU program which would allow her to complete her first year of Veterinary School at the Bozeman Campus. After graduating from WSU she has big dreams to own and operate her own facility where any and all students of the College of Agriculture could intern at. Always wanting to give back to the programs that gave her so much, she would also like to raise livestock and make it available to young 4-Hers so that they might learn and show and grow during their years as a 4-H member. She would also like to give back to the MSU Equine Program which she has been actively involved in during her years at Montana State.

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  • CONTESTANT 3

    Sarai McCollaum

    Sarai McCollaum

    Miss Rodeo Montana 2017

    Horesemanship, Personality, Appearance

    Sarai calls the town of Darby home and is the daughter of Daniel McCollaum and Tara Boulanger. Her four siblings are Titus, Kye, Zachary and Regan.

    This 20 year old blond blue eyed beauty graduated in 2014 from Darby High School where she served as Vice President of the student body. An honor roll student and a member of National Honor Society, she also served as a Senate Page during the 2013 State Legislature. A very athletic young lady, Sarai was captain of both her high school track and basketball teams where she lettered consistently. Her school years were also filled with 4-H and Gymkhana activities where she acquired many awards in the Horse and Market Hog projects. Following high school, she attended Bitterroot College.

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  • CONTESTANT 4

    Cassidy Shay O'Neil

    Cassidy Shay O'Neil

    Cassidy is a small package full of surprises. She is the 21 year old only child of Shawn O’Neil and Marian O’Neil of Livingston, MT. This five foot two, brown eyed girl is a 2014 graduate of Park County High school where she had various leadership roles such as FFA Chapter Secretary, State FFA Nominating Student member, student council representative, and Treasurer of her local 4-H club.

    Following High School, She attended Assist to Succeed Dental Assisting Program and received a Montana State Dental Assistant and is Dental Radiograph Certified. Her future ambitions include attending Dental Hygiene School to become a Registered Dental Hygienist. With that degree she would like to concentrate on dental hygiene in rural Montana. She hopes to find funding through grants or investors to provide dental care with a mobile clinic, making herself nomadic to help with the oral hygiene in the Treasure State.

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  • CONTESTANT 5

    Tayne Tingle

    Tayne Tingle

    Tayne grew up in Hungry Horse Montana but now resides in Hamilton. She is the daughter of Rhonda Tingle and sister to Bryan and Brandy. This 22 year old beauty enjoys a variety of activities including riding and training her own horses, hiking, fishing, hunting and leathercraft. She also spends free time with photography, painting, crocheting and sewing. She loves to make children giggle! Outdoors calls her and she loves to rehabilitate animals and to be close to nature.

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