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Bailee Mackey of Evanston, WY Crowned Miss Rodeo Wyoming, 2024

The Miss Rodeo Wyoming Association (MRWA) is pleased to announce that Bailee Mackey, Evanston Cowboy Days Queen, has been named Miss Rodeo Wyoming 2024 during Thursday night’s rodeo at the Wyoming State Fair. She is the second Evanston Cowboy Days Queen to hold the Miss Rodeo Wyoming title. On hand to present Mackey with the jade and gold crown was Miss Rodeo Wyoming 2023, Reata Cook. Mackey was joined by Dusty Miller, Miss Thermopolis Cowboy Rendezvous Rodeo Queen.

Photo by Clinton Foster Photography

The contestants were judged in various categories by a panel of three qualified judges, Deborah Dilley, Mike Lorash, and Codi Miller. Personality, Appearance and Horsemanship scores are weighed equally in the selection of Miss Rodeo Wyoming. The MRWA would like to thank the sponsors of the awards and congratulate the winners:

Social Media/Promotional Video (sponsored by Guy Warpness and Zoe Curtright)- Bailey Mackey

Knowledge Award (sponsored by 5 Rivers Arena in Memory of Hope Starwalt)- Bailee Mackey

Miss Congeniality (sponsored by Ethan and Erin Kyle)- Dusty Miller

Scrapbook Award (sponsored by Lisa Turner Murphy)- Bailee Mackey

Photogenic Award (sponsored by Jenkins Pine Ridge Barbeque)- Bailee Mackey

Speech Award (sponsored by Linda Baker)- Dusty Miller

Personality Award (sponsored by Laurell Fogg)- Bailee Mackey

Appearance Award (sponsored by Larry and Chris Bentley)- Jordan Lutz

Horsemanship Award (sponsored by WYO Tech)- Bailee Macke 

1st Runner Up (sponsored by Mike and Megan Stith)- Dusty Miller

Miss Rodeo Wyoming 2024 – Bailee Mackey

Miller will receive a $500 scholarship from the Miss Rodeo Wyoming Foundation as 1st Runner Up. 

As Miss Rodeo Wyoming 2024, Mackey will receive various award items: Saddle (sponsored by Wyoming State Fair); Custom Montana Silversmith Spurs (sponsored by Doulgas Hardware, Larry and Diana Leake); Trophy Belt Buckle (sponsored by Wyoming State Fair); Briefcase (sponsored by Blooming Lemon); Custom Chaps and Two Pairs of Traveling Chaps (sponsored by Tim Bath); Hat Cans (sponsored by Guy Warpness and Zoe Curtright); Miss Rodeo Wyoming Pendent and banner pins (sponsored by Jim and Shelley Causey); Pure Dixie Purse, belt, and custom patches (donated by Pure Dixie); Miss Rodeo Wyoming Banners (sponsored by Wyoming State Fair); $2,000 Scholarship from the Miss Rodeo Wyoming Foundation

Mackey is the Evanston Cowboy Days Queen and the 23-year-old daughter of Payton and Marlene Mackey; a fifth-generation rancher attending Utah State University pursuing a degree in Equine Science and Management while receiving a minor in Agricultural Business. 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, coaching the Utah State University’s Equestrian team, as well as improving the health of animals as a certified PEMF Magnawave practitioner. Mackey is excited for the opportunity to represent her community and the sport of rodeo this year as Miss Rodeo Wyoming 2024.

Mackey will plan a coronation in Evanston later this fall and then travel to Las Vegas to support Cook at the Miss Rodeo America 2024 pageant. She will be securing sponsors and confirming her first few appearances as Miss Rodeo Wyoming 2024 once she officially begins her reign on January 1, 2024. For information on her coronation as well as how to become a sponsor, please visit

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