A new Miss Rodeo Utah was crowned during the final performance of the 2012 Ogden Pioneer Days rodeo. In front of a cheering, sold-out crowd, Chenae Shiner, 22, the daughter of Shaune and Michelle Shiner, had the golden tiara placed on her hat by Utah Gov. Gary Herbert.
Shiner, who hails from Roosevelt, captured four of the six categories of the weeklong pageant, which is held annually as part of OgdenPioneer Days. The panel of judges awarded Shiner the photogenic, public speaking, personality and appearance awards. This is Shiner’s third year at the Miss Rodeo Utah pageant. She was first runner-up to Miss Rodeo Utah in both 2010 and 2011.
“All my life I have grown up emulating and admiring the women who have worn the Miss Rodeo Utah crown. For me, Miss Rodeo Utah is a woman who embraces the western lifestyle, holds strong to her values, is a role model for younger generations, and knows the importance of family and faith,” says Shiner. “These are qualities I have always strived to uphold both inside and outside the arena. Traveling across the country as a competitor and an ambassador for the sport of rodeo, good people everywhere have inspired me with their passion for our heritage and for oursport. To share this passion as Miss Rodeo Utah is my greatest honor.”
Shiner, who plans to attend Weber State University, is a graduate of Union High School. She wants to attend WSU’s radiology program and complete a specialty in CT/MRI.
Shiner, a former National High School Rodeo Queen who carried sponsor flags at the 2009, 2010 and 2011 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, travels the road as a WPRA barrel racer. She enjoys working with young riders, helping on the family ranch, hiking, biking and anything that keeps her outdoors.
Makenzie Maughan, a student at Weber State University, won first-runner up and the horsemanship and written-test categories. Maughan, 20, Hooper, is the daughter of Rod and Mindy Maughan.
Second runner-up is Bailey Jo Woolsey, 18, Morgan. She is the daughter of Jared and Lisa Woolsey. Third runner-up is Brandy Mortensen, 22, Springville, the daughter of Preston and Collette Mortensen, and fourth runner-up is Morgan Bo Blackhurst, 21, Hoytsville, the daughter of Aaron Blackhurst and Kelli McDonald.
Shayla Summarell, 20, Neola, the daughter of Joe and Terry Summarell and the late Shirley Summarell, was honored with the congeniality award, voted by the other contestants as the friendlies at the pageant.
Shiner will represent Utah at the Miss Rodeo America pageant in November in Las Vegas. The pageant is held in conjunction with the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.