LAS VEGAS — Miss Rodeo Utah Chenae Shiner Wednesday was named Miss Rodeo America earlier this week.
The 22-year-old from Roosevelt received the title on Wednesday after a nine-day competition in conjunction with the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.
Shiner also was the winner of the appearance and photogenic competitions at the national pageant.
The sixth Miss Rodeo Utah to be named Miss Rodeo America, Shiner will now spend the next year traveling throughout the nation promoting the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association and the western way of life.
Shiner competed against women from 30 other states to win the title.
Besides the categories of competition that Shiner won, contestants were judged on personality, horsemanship, public speaking, written test and in separate contests for best scrap book and chaps.
The pageant is a scholarship contest, which awards numerous education awards to those who excel in the various categories of competition.
The new Miss Rodeo America qualified for the national pageant after she was named Miss Rodeo Utah in July at the Ogden Pioneer Days Rodeo.