Rodeo pageant winners crowned

CNJ staff

Two Clovis residents were crowned Saturday at the Holiday Inn during the Miss Rodeo New Mexico pageant coronation.

Ashlee Stallings, 21, triumphed over two other young women from New Mexico to be named Miss Rodeo New Mexico. Stallings is the daughter of Clayton and Kathy Stallings. She is a senior at Eastern New Mexico University majoring in speech communications.

Kyla Myers, 9, was crowned Little Miss Rodeo New Mexico. Kyla competed against four other girls ages 8 through 11. The daughter of Kevin and Lexie Myers, she is a fifth-grade honor roll student at Barry Elementary School.

The pageant winners will promote the sport of rodeo throughout New Mexico during their reigns. Stallings will also travel to Las Vegas, Nev., in 2007 to compete in the Miss Rodeo America Pageant.

The competition was judged on appearance, personality and horsemanship. Stallings scored best overall in all three categories. Kyla had the highest marks in personality and horsemanship.

Miss Rodeo New Mexico
Ashlee Stallings — Clovis
Sara K. Peterson — Winston
Julie Rael — Truchas

Miss Rodeo New Mexico Teen
Kryslie Lynn Bierner — Williamsburg
Leisil Jones — Reserve

Miss Rodeo New Mexico Princess
McKensey Nall — Grants
Aspen Reames — Texico
Jessie Evans — Portales

Little Miss Rodeo New Mexico
Kyla Dawn Myers — Clovis
Cristina Maria Iannucci — Santa Fe
Angelina Vigil — Albuquerque
Maia Jasmin McFall — Springer
Brianna Billingsley — Fort Sumner

Pioneer Days Rodeo Queen
Brianne R. Aucutt

Pioneer Days Rodeo Princess
Kayla Leigh Hight

Little Buckaroo Rodeo Queen
Rachel Cox

Little Buckaroo Rodeo Princess
Tristyn McDaniel