Kalina Gipe - Miss Rodeo Pennsylvania 2014
Miss Rodeo Pennsylvania 2014, Kalina Gipe, served as the spokeswoman for the PRCA (Professional Rodeo Cowboys’ Association) in the state of Pennsylvania in the year 2014. Kalina’s extensive horsemanship background started when she began taking horseback riding lessons at the age of 9. Since then she has competed in numerous horse shows and rode in many parades and festivals. Kalina has expanded her knowledge of riding to include trick riding - the act of performing stunts while riding a horse. She was a horseback riding instructor for five years at a children's summer camp, member of the FFA (Future Farmers of America) with a concentration in equine studies, and a member of her high school’s Agricultural Issues team. Upon graduating high school in 2008, she furthered her education by enrolling in college. She is a 2012 graduate of Hood College where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Communication Arts. Kalina aspires to obtain her Master’s degree in the near future. Her latest achievement has been competing in the Miss Rodeo America Pageant 2015 held in Las Vegas, Nevada, November 30 - December 6, 2014!
Bryce Wetherbee - Miss Rodeo Pennsylvania 2015
Miss Rodeo Pennsylvania 2015, Bryce Wetherbee, started riding horses at the you age of 4. Shortly after, she joined her local 4H club and started showing in Western Pleasure classes. As her knowledge of horses grew, she discovered her passion was barrel racing. After buying a new mare and training her on the barrel pattern, Bryce realized her horse was better suited for the english riding discipline. she showed for several years in jumping classes and raced steeplechases. Winning nearly every time. But her passion for barrel racing never faded, and Bryce bought a gelding in hopes of pursuing her dream as a barrel racer. She became a memeber of the NBHA, HPBR, WRC, and PHSPA. Throughout this time she was not only active in rodeo, but also served as president of her FFA chapter for three years. Additionally, Bryce worked on a dairy farm during high school where she fostered a love for working the land and cattle. Today, Bryce has a commercial drivers license and is working as a professional truck driver.
Alana Roth - Miss Rodeo Pennsylvania 2016
Lyn Hamborsky - Miss Teen Rodeo Pennsylvania 2016
Miss Teen Rodeo Pennsylvania 2016, Lyn Hamborsky, began her year of reign as a 16 year old sophomore at Geibel Catholic High School. Lyn lives on her family farm with her parents, Cindy and Buck Hamborsky. She has been riding horses since she was 4 years old. She competed in her first barrel race at 8 years old. At that moment she knew her one true love would soon be rodeo. She later joined the Western Pennsylvania Youth Area Association or "WPYRA" where she picked up a few more rodeo events including Pole Bending, Goat Tying, and she is an up and coming Breakaway Roper. Lyn is still undecided on exactly what her future will consist of, but she knows it will include rodeo in some way. She would like to attend college to major in Agriculture Business Management after High School graduation in 2018. During her year of reign Lyn upheld her title of Miss Teen Rodeo Pennsylvania by being a positive role-model and influence for all of those around her. Lyn strived to keep the most American Sport of Rodeo alive and thriving as it has been for such a long time and will be for years to come.
Amanda Kowalczyk - Miss Rodeo Pennsylvania 2017
Miss Rodeo Pennsylvania 2017, Amanda Kowalczyk, is a cowgirl from Pittsburgh, PA. She found her passion for horseback riding when she was seven years old and she has never looked back. Along with her equine partner White Sox, Amanda has competed in a wide variety of events and honed her skills in both English and Western riding. When she isn’t riding her horse, Amanda is working on her PhD in computational biology. Amanda plans to spend her year as Miss Rodeo Pennsylvania travelling throughout the country to represent agriculture, the western way of life, and the sport of professional rodeo. She also plans to promote her platform, Chaps for Paperbacks, to encourage literacy for all ages. Amanda ended her year of reign competing alongside other state titleholders at the Miss rodeo America Pageant which was held December 3 - December 10, 2017.
Marisa Gilliland - Miss Teen
Rodeo Pennsylvania 2017
Miss Teen Rodeo Pennsylvania 2017 - Marisa Gilliland - is an 18 year-old graduate of Troy High School in Troy, PA. She has had a love for horses all her life. She started riding when she was 13 years old and the passion grew stronger after riding in her first rodeo at the age of 14. In the future she plans on becoming a veterinary technician. Her hobbies include fishing, hunting and spending her spare time outdoors.
Danielle Thompson - Miss
Rodeo Pennsylvania 2018
Miss Rodeo Pennsylvania 2018 - Danielle Thompson - is a 19-year-old cowgirl from Elizabeth, PA. A 2016 graduate of Elizabeth Forward High School, Danielle is currently a sophomore at California University of Pennsylvania studying secondary education with a concentration in English. She is the western captain of the equestrian team at CalU, and served as the queen for the Western Pennsylvania Youth Rodeo Association last year.
Jessica Tice - Miss Teen
Rodeo Pennsylvania 2018
Miss Teen Rodeo Pennsylvania 2018 - Jessica Tice - is an 18-year-old cowgirl from Towanda, PA. A senior at Towanda High School, Jessica is active in many clubs and sports including SADD, cheerleading, swimming, and track and field. She is also a member of the Monroeton Volunteer Fire Department, and participates in 4-H showing livestock and horses. She loves to ride her horses on her family’s farm.
Miss Rodeo Pennsylvania 2016, Alana Roth, describes herself as a hard-working, horse-loving, adventure-seeking cowgirl. Proudly born and raised in Allentown, Pennsylvania, she is the 22 year old daugher or Michelle McLaughlin and Christopher Wagner. Alana is a 2015 graduate of Lehigh Carbon Community College where she received her Associate Degree in Criminal Justice. Alana fell in love with horses at a young age and began riding when she was 10 years old. She later fell in love with rodeo - especially barrel racing upon attending her first rodeo while in vacation in New York. She has pursued barrel racing ever since and hopes to one day compete in professional rodeo. Alana spent her year traveling not only state-wide, but also nation-wide, making appearances at various events, promoting professional rodeo and the western way of life. In December of 2016, Alana's year of reign came to a close by competing alongside other state queens for the prestigious title of Miss Rodeo America held November 26 - December 3, 2016.