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Miss Rodeo Colorado

For more than 50 years, Miss Rodeo Colorado has symbolized the youth of Colorado who wish to further promote the sport of rodeo and our western heritage. The pageant is a continuing legacy of life in the West, the spirit of the settlers, the traditions of ranching, and the excitement of rodeo.
Since 1990, the Greeley Stampede has been the host rodeo of the Miss Rodeo Colorado Pageant.


Alex Hyland

On June 30th, 2017, Alex Hyland of Windsor, Colorado was announced, Miss Rodeo Colorado 2018 during her hometown rodeo - the Greeley Stampede. Alex won the categories of Appearance, Speech, and the coveted Horsemanship award. She was officially crowned in January of 2018 as the 62 nd Miss Rodeo Colorado at the Denver National Western Stock Show. Miss Rodeo Colorado serves as a representative of the Centennial State, the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA), and Agriculture. Alex will spend a year traveling to various rodeos and western celebrations throughout the state and nation.

The 23 year old daughter of Peter and Nancy Hyland, of Windsor, graduated Cum Laude from Colorado State University- Pueblo in the spring of 2017. Alex obtained a Bachelor’s of Science in Mass Communications with an emphasis in Integrated Communications. During her time on CSU-Pueblo’s campus; Alex restarted, competed and served as president for the rodeo team and served as the Director of External Affairs for the Associated Students’ Government. Alex plans to pursue a career as an Event Coordinator in the Rodeo or Agriculture industries.

As a proud Coloradoan, Alex began riding as soon as she could sit on a horse. Alex was raised with her two older brothers on her family’s Black Angus cattle ranch which led to her involvements with 4H, FFA, local gymkhanas and horse shows, and Colorado High School Rodeo. During the year of 2012, Alex served as the Rooftop Rodeo Queen of Estes Park, Colorado. From an early age Alex had passionate roots in rodeo, agriculture, and the western heritage! As Colorado’s first lady of rodeo, Alex plans to bring her positive energy as she devotes this year to the promotion and education of others about Colorado and its rich rodeo and agricultural heritage and industries.

The Greeley Stampede is the home rodeo for the Miss Rodeo Colorado pageant.
Preliminaries are held each spring, and the pageant takes place during the summer event.


Miss Rodeo Colorado Past Queens

1956 Elaine Ward Peterson Bixby
1957 Donna Thomas Parrish
1958 Revae Milligan Woodworth
1959 Sandra Lee Craig Rowley
1960 Marie Mass Gatlin
1961 Rosemary Larson
1962 Margie Mowry Woodward
1963 Sue Gilliams Israel
1964 Sherry Boyer Watts
1965 Kathy Dalton Hodgson
1965 Kay Popino Baker
1966 Jo Beth Smith Steward
1967 Jerry Bond Draper
1968 Kathleen Flinn
1969 Mary Ann Bledsoe
1970 Janet Donley Spanier
1971 Gail Hughes Anderson
1972 Yvonne Winter Corley
1973 DeAnna Kay Swetzig
1974 Janine Hiatt Walter
1975 Vicki Hallmark Hughes
1976 Bobbi Jo Etter Jacquelin
1977 Almabeth Carroll Kaess
1978 Barbara Seitz Williams
1979 Debbie Pech Ritch
1980 Kathy Martin Colletti
1981 Kim Nogel Mazza
1982 Jill Lovelace Williams
1983 Vanette Ruzanski Benesch
1984 Kym Cooper Radosta
1985 Taleen Jenkins Vick
1986 Kris Wilder Hall
1987 Kelli Dilka Brandon
1988 Mandy Wheatly Wolfe
1989 Kimber Greene Solberg
1990 Lori Shalberg
1991 Ginger Greene
1992 Terry Lynn Bunker Svendsen
1993 Melissa King McEndaffer
1994 Susan Boensch Meyer
1995 Paulette Woods O'Hotto
1996 Sara Boensch Collins
1997 Stacy Reid Bandock
1998 Aspen Emmett McCarthy
1999 Aubrey Willliams Hill
2000 Tara Graham Rowe
2001 Allison Munger Salo
2002 Addie Knowlton Haynes
2003 Christy Spurlock Draper
2004 Cassidy Reid Kahoe
2005 Tressie Knowlton
2006 Tara Spencer Carleo
2007 Amy Jo Fields Rodgers
2008 Megan Grieve Scales
2009 Audra Dobbs McNicholas
2010 Kasie Pigg Smith
2011 Kellsie Purdy Simons
2012 Cassidy Cabot Bach
2013 Sarah Wiens Swor
2014 Rhianna Russell
2015 Marie Kidd
2016 Madelaine Mills
2017 Kelsie Winslow
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