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Butler crowned MRW 2022

by Wyoming Livestock Roundup

The Miss Rodeo Wyoming Association (MRWA) announced Sierra Butler of Star Valley was crowned Miss Rodeo Wyoming (MRW) 2022 at the Wyoming State Fair. Butler was the reining Miss Lincoln County Fair and Rodeo Queen coming into the pageant.  

“As a Wyoming cowgirl, Sierra embodies what it means to represent the Cowboy State,” reads a press release from the MRWA. “Growing up in Star Valley, Sierra is an avid supporter of Wyoming’s agricultural industry, showing both horses and pigs in her local 4-H club.”  

Butler was joined by four additional MRW 2022 contestants, including 2021 Thermopolis Cowboy Rendezvous Queen Holly Reisland of Cheyenne, Miss Teton County Fair and Rodeo 2021 Jordan Lutz of Jackson, Miss Laramie Jubilee 2020 Madelaine McElwee of Laramie and Miss Sheridan WYO Rodeo Shayla Conner of Cheyenne. The contestants were judged in multiple categories including horsemanship, personality and appearance.  

Category winners announced during the crowing ceremony include: Knowledge, Madelaine McElwee; Congeniality, Jordan Lutz; Scrapbook, Holly Reisland; Photogenic, Sierra Butler; Speech, Madelaine McElwee; Personality, Sierra Butler; Appearance, Sierra Butler; Horsemanship, Sierra Butler; MRW Second Runner-Up, Shayla Conner; and MRW First Runner-Up Madelaine McElwee.  

Butler will hold her coronation and fundraiser on Oct. 2 at 5 p.m. at the Alpine Civic Center in Alpine. E-mail for tickets and more information.  

A send-off party for MRW 2020-21 Rachel Derner as she competes for Miss Rodeo America in Las Vegas will soon be announced.  

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