The Miss Rodeo Wyoming Association announced the cancelation of the Miss Rodeo Wyoming 2021 Pageant, originally scheduled for Aug. 11-15, during the Wyoming State Fair.
The decision was made after Miss Rodeo America Inc. released a statement canceling the Miss Rodeo America 2021 Pageant.
“I am saddened by the announcement that the Miss Rodeo Wyoming 2021 Pageant has been canceled,” said Miss Rodeo Wyoming National Director and Pageant Chair Crystal Myers. “This was a tough decision to make and one that was not taken lightly.”
Due to the cancelation, Rachel Derner, Miss Rodeo Wyoming 2020, will continue her reign through 2021 and represent Wyoming at the Miss Rodeo America 2022 Pageant, held during the Wrangler National Finals in December 2021. She will be the first Miss Rodeo Wyoming in history to hold the title for two consecutive years.
Although cancelations caused by the COVID-19 pandemic have left Derner with a minimal appearance schedule, she will still make some scheduled appearances in 2020.
Derner also plans on attending the Wyoming State Fair, Evanston Cowboy Days and local county fairs, as well as some out-of state appearances.
Details about Miss Rodeo Wyoming 2022 will be announced at a later date and will address the eligibility of young ladies who were planning on running for Miss Rodeo Wyoming 2021.
For more information, visit missrodeowyoming.com.