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Meet the Miss Rodeo Wyoming 2022 Contestants

Holly Riesland is the 2021 Thermopolis Cowboy Rendezvous Rodeo Queen. She is the daughter of Connie and Dr. Rick Riesland. Her sister and official photographer is Lori Riesland. Her dad being a veterinarian sparked her interests in medicine; along with her desire to help people, caused her to peruse a degree in Nursing at Laramie County Community College. She would eventually like to continue her education and become a Nurse Practitioner. Growing up Holly had the privilege of working cattle on her family’s ranch. This experience, along with 4-H and FFA involvement gave her an appreciation of Agriculture. Her 4-H and FFA activities included showing most animals as well as numerous static exhibits. This earned her many awards, tittles, and honors at the county and state levels. Holly has been a member of a local riding club called Cheyenne Saddle Tramps. She has shown horses in all English and Western classes and competed in the gymkhanas. Along with winning several buckles and other awards she was honored to be selected as the Queen. As Queen she represented them in parades, money making activities, and other events. Holly has also been active in Cheyenne Frontier Days. First, she was selected for the Dandies drill team. Then she was named to ride in the CFD Color Guard where she led the military and CFD Committee in the grand entry and parades. Additionally, she serves as a volunteer for the night shows. This broad background would serve her well as Miss Rodeo Wyoming.


Jordan Lutz is Miss Teton County Fair & Rodeo 2021 and the 20-year-old daughter of Jeff and Debbie Lutz of Jackson, Wyoming. Inspiring young women and girls through the sport of rodeo and western heritage is her passion. Born and raised in Teton County, Wyoming, a second generation Wyoming native and first generation cowgirl, Jordan has been representing the sport of rodeo and the tradition of rodeo queens since she was 7 years old. When Jordan isn’t rodeo queening or working her summer job astride a horse, she is attending Southern Utah University in Cedar City, Utah, studying agriculture, animal science and industries as well as equine science. She is a member of the Southern Utah University College Rodeo team where she proudly competes in barrels. Jordan loves supporting and sharing her passion of rodeo as an ambassador to her local and college rodeos. You can even find her showing her spirit for American patriotism by singing the National Anthem at many rodeos and sporting events. From Jordan’s beginnings in the world of Rodeo Queens, her goal has been to one day represent our great state of Wyoming as Miss Rodeo Wyoming.


Madelaine McElwee was born and raised in Laramie, Wy. Growing up, Madelaine, commonly known as “Lainie”, had a natural love for horses. When she was five years, old, she began taking riding lessons, and from then on her passion for riding and the western way of life flourished. She competed in 4-H horse shows, her local Jubilee Days kids horse show, and eventually continued on to compete in American Quarter Horse Association reining shows. She competed at the AQHA youth worlds horse show in 2018. When Lainie was 16, she took up an interest in aviation, and began taking flying lessons. In May of 2020, Lainie earned her private pilots license, followed by her instrument rating in December of that same year, her tailwheel endorsement in January of 2021, and her commercial pilots license the following May. She is excited to continue her flight training with her multi-engine rating, and flight instructor licenses. In 2019, Lainie was crowned Miss Laramie Jubilee 2020. She had an amazing time as Lady-In-Waiting, however, due to the COVID-19 pandemic was not able to fulfill her duties and had her title extended to 2021. In the future, Lainie hopes to be able to fly airplanes for a living and continue to embrace the western lifestyle.


Miss Sheridan WYO Rodeo, Shayla Conner is making cultural history as the 2nd member of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe to hold this prestigious title since 1958, her grandmother being the first. Shayla is the daughter of Berta and Leo Conner and a graduate of Northwest College in Powell, where she played collegiate soccer and earned a degree in Farm and Ranch Management. Shayla was also a member of the Block and Bridle Club and worked at the Boys and Girls Club while team-roping and doing some breakaway on the side. Growing up on her family ranch raising bucking horses and cattle while attending rodeos throughout the U.S. and Canada to compete their stock has provided Shayla with a true grit attitude to not only appreciate hard work but to always persevere. Her unique background has led her to compete for Miss Rodeo Wyoming while pursuing her long-term goals to contribute more to her tribal community and a career in veterinary medicine. Shayla has a passion for addressing Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW). As Miss Sheridan WYO Rodeo, she hopes to spread awareness and support for the MMIW movement along with Hanna’s Act, in memory of her cousin Hanna Harris whose life was taken tragically. Shayla gives her heartfelt gratitude to the Sheridan WYO Rodeo Board, Royalty Board, Sponsors, her family, and the Northern Cheyenne Tribe for their support as she continues her journey to make a positive impact while making history in the rodeo queen world.


​Born and raised where the three rivers converge in beautiful Star Valley, Wyoming, Sierra Butler is your 2021 Miss Lincoln County Fair and Rodeo Queen. As a Wyoming Cowgirl, Sierra embodies what it means to represent the Cowboy State. Growing up in Star Valley, Sierra is an avid supporter of Wyoming’s agriculture industry, showing both Horses and Pigs in her local 4H club. Sierra represented Lincoln County as their Princess in 2014, and looks forward to representing Lincoln County at Afton, Wyoming’s very own PRCA Rodeo as their 2021 queen. In the Cowboy State, children are raised with the ideas and morals from a young age to always lend a helping hand. Keeping in tune with her empathetic roots, Sierra is pursuing an Associate’s Degree of Nursing which will fulfill her Registered Nurse Licensure. Upon graduation in August 2022, Sierra plans to continue her education towards her Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Nursing. Sierra hopes to work as a Registered Nurse and eventually gain her certification as a Life Flight Nurse. When Sierra is not attending classes, she enjoys hunting trophy mule deer with her dad among Wyoming’s breathtaking mountainous landscape. Sierra has been riding horses from a young age and enjoys competing in cutting and sorting events. Sierra also enjoys paddle boarding, camping, hiking and traveling the country. Sierra is excited to represent Lincoln County for the year of 2021 and looks forward to the memories and friendships she will make.

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