Fifteen young ladies from surrounding communities are ready to compete for this year’s queen, princess and junior princess titles at the Great Salt Plains Stampede Rodeo.
The rodeo is scheduled for Aug. 27 and 28.
The queen contestants include: Macy Goodwin, Cherokee; Axi Payne, Medicine Lodge, Kan.; Holly Detrick, Bel Aire, Kan.; and Abbey Gibson, Pond Creek.
The 2020 Queen who will be crowning the new royalty is Charity Pulliam.
Pulliam is the 21 year old daughter of Yvonne Kelly-Tarr and Kevan Pulliam.
Charity is a senior at Oklahoma State University and is double majoring in Agricultural communications and animal sciences.
She learned to love the sport of rodeo and western way early on in her life. She began competing in playdays, rodeos, and queen pageants at the age of 5.
Charity is a member of the Oklahoma Collegiate Cattle Women’s Association and the Oklahoma State Paddle people group.
After graduation she plans to attend graduate school where she will attain a masters in agricultural communications with a focus in photography and journalism.
Contestant one is Macy Goodwin. She is the 18 year old daughter of Roger and Karla Goodwin, Cherokee, and the granddaughter of Gary and Doris Booze, of Aline, and the late Bill and Marian Goodwin. She has two sisters, Mallory and Alexa.
Macy is a 2021 graduate of Cherokee High school, where she was active in basketball, cross country and track.She was also a member of FCA and FCCLA.
Macy will be a Freshman at Southwestern Oklahoma State University this fall.
She attends the First Baptist Church of Cherokee and is a member of the Cherokee Roundup Club. She enjoys riding her horse, hanging out with friends, and spending time with her family.
Macy’s future plans are to attend Southwestern Oklahoma State University and purse a degree in nursing.
Contestant two is Axi Mae Rose Payne. She is the 14 year old daughter of Katelyn Parmelee, Medicine Lodge, Kan., and the granddaughter of Cindy and John Padgett.
In her spare time she enjoys listening to country music, working on her “Tiny House”, and running barrels on her horse, Skelly.
Axi’s future plans are to continue barrel racing and to someday become a horse trainer.
Contestant three is Holly Detrick. She is the 19 year old daughter of Wesley and Shari Detrick, Wichita, Kan., and the granddaughter of Gerald and Donna Detrick and the niece of Glenn and Jana Oister, Cherokee. Holly has one brother, Ryan, three sisters, Mary and Allison and a twin sister Heather.
She is a freshman at Wichita State University and is studying to be a veterinarian.
Holly attends the Cornerstone Bible Church where she helps with VBS and in the nursery.
Some of her hobbies include hiking, camping, boating and going on outdoor adventures, spending time with her sister, hanging out with her cousin Baylee and she loves riding horses.
After going to vet school at Oklahoma State University or Kansas State University, she plans to become a large animal vet and own her own ranch, marry her soul mate, have a family and glorify God in all she does.
Contestant four is Abbey Gibson. She is the 17-year-old daughter of Dusty and Erica Gibson, Pond Creek, and the granddaughter of Don and Jonella Schuermann, Stacey Hurla, Mike and Debbie Gibson and Fay Gibson, Chris Wietzel and the great-granddaughter of Gene and Beth Bergkamp and Pauline Smith. She has a twin brother Clayton.
Abbey is a senior at Pond Creek-Hunter High School, where she is active in FFA.
She is a member of the Hawley Baptist Church, Grant County 4-H Club and the Cherokee Roundup Club.
Abbey enjoys showing her heifer, competing in the Special Olympics where she does horseshoes, bocce ball, bowling, arts and crafts and participates in the talent show and equestrian show. She loves riding her horse and caring for all her dogs and chickens.
Abbey is the 2021 CRC 15-18 Reserve All around cowgirl.
Abbey’s future plans are to graduate high school in the spring and continue her love for animals by finding a job that allows her to work and care for animals.
Princess contestants are: Madison Weve, Enid; Alieen Ordonez, Cherokee; Jancey Goodno, Kiowa, Kan.; and Angelien Steward, Kiowa, Kan.
The 2020 Princess who will be crowning the new royalty is Tanis Allison.
Allison is the is the 10-year-old daughter of Nicole Allison and the late TJ Allison and the granddaughter of Judy Allison and the late Ron Allison and Scott and Mary Pat Cudmore, all of Cherokee. She has one sister, Talyn and 3 brothers, Tate, Trace and Turner.
Tanis is a fourth grader at Cherokee Elementary where she is active in cross country and track.
She is a member of the First United Methodist Church and the Cherokee roundup club.
In her spare time Tanis enjoys swimming, working with her show goat, playing with her cousins, playing bull and bronc riding on the trampoline, riding her horse Poco and tying goats. She is the 2021 CRC 7-10 Reserve All Around cowgirl.
When Tanis grows up she plans to be a horse trainer and a veterinarian with her cousin, Aubree Cudmore.
Contestant one is Madison Weve. She is the nine-year-old daughter of Blake Weve, Cherokee and Brandi Wehling, Enid, and the granddaughter of William Weve and Sandra Brocar and Clay and Tina Wehling, and the great-granddaughter of Joe and Rexene Weve, Cherokee and Joetta Wehling.
Madison attends Hayes Elementary in Enid where she is in fourth grade. She enjoys playing soccer at the YMCA and at the Enid soccer club, she enjoys playing softball and is involved in the music program at her school.
She is a member of the Cherokee roundup club, where she competes in barrels, flags, poles and goat tying. In her spare time she paints, rides her bike and four wheeler, and loves to sing.
Madison’s future plans are to keep participating in the sport of rodeo and having fun learning all about horses.
Contestant two is Aileen Ordonez. She is the nine-year-old daughter of Juan and Crystal Ordonez, Cherokee, and the granddaughter of Veronica Gallegos, Denver, Colo., and Felix Ordonez and Juana Cruz, Mexico. She has two brothers and a sister, Juan, Jose and Jocelyn.
Aileen is a fourth grader at Cherokee Elementary Schools. Some of her favorite subjects in school are math, reading and science.
She attends the St. Cornelius Catholic Church of Cherokee and is a member of Cherokee Roundup Club.
Aileen participates in basketball, soccer, and coach pitch. She loves to draw and paint pictures, hang out with her family, and most importantly, she loves riding her horse Chulo, (which means handsome in Spanish).
She has several future plans. After she graduates high school she wants to become an artist or a vet or become a baker and own her own bakery.
Contestant three is Jancey Goodno. She is the 10-year-old daughter of Justin and Janell Goodno, Kiowa, Kan., and the granddaughter of Paul and Yvonne Harbaugh, Bruce Goodno and Brent and Sherre Mawhirter, and the great granddaughter of Helen Harbaugh. She has a twin sister Janda and an older brother and sister, Colby and Sierra.
Jancey is in the fourth grade at South Barber Elementary where she is active in volleyball, basketball and track. Her favorite subject in school is social studies.
She attends the Grace Bible Fellowship church in Kiowa. She is active in Stateline 4-H, Barefoot art and gymnastics and is a member of NWOJR and Cherokee Roundup Club.
Some of her honors include the 2020 Barber County Rodeo Jr. Princess, 2021 7 to 10 age group CRC all around cowgirl, 2019 HYRA Barrel and Pole champion and 2020 Grand Champion market weather and doe.
In her spare time Jancey enjoys riding her horses, tying goats, and attending rodeos, showing goats, and swimming.
When she grows up she wants to be a horse trainer and rodeo for a living and be a stay at home mom.
Contestant four is Angelien Stewart. She is the 12- year-old daughter of Jeremy and Shawna Stewart, Kiowa, Kan., and the granddaughter of Clint and April Stewart and Andrew Kuhr and Connie Belcher.
Angelien is a seventh grader at South Barber Middle School where she is active in cheerleading. She is a member of NWOJR and Cherokee Roundup Club.
In her spare time she enjoying rodeoing, practicing hair and makeup, and spending time with her horses, dogs and cats.
Angelien’s future plans include becoming a horse trainer and to continue to rodeo.
Junior Princess contestants are: Paizlee Waugh, Cherokee; Ramsey Green, Cherokee; Brynley Roadenbaugh, Cherokee; Dally Walborn, Cherokee; Quinn Parks, Nash; Kessler Kolb, Cherokee; and Alida Leeper, Medicine Lodge, Kan.
The 2020 Junior Princess who will be crowning the new royalty is ElizaBeth Waugh.
She is the seven-year-old daughter of Jerran and Janelle Waugh, Cherokee, and the granddaughter of Jeff and Gina Waugh, Charles Waugh and Richard Cunningham, all of Cherokee, and Shelly and Willy Bradford and the great granddaughter of Carolyn Waugh and the late Duane Waugh, Cherokee, and David and Michelle Huckabee, Deanna Davis and the late Gene Davis. She has one younger brother Stetson.
ElizaBeth is in the second grade at Cherokee Elementary. She attends the First United Methodist Church of Cherokee and is a member of Cherokee Roundup Club.
She enjoys cheering, tumbling, playing soccer, riding her horse, swimming and hanging out with all her cousins at Gigi’s house. She loves riding the tractor with her dad.
She is the 2019 and 2020 CRC 3rd all around 6 and Under cowgirl.
Her future plans are to follow in her dads footsteps and keep the family farm going that her grandpa Duane started.
Contestant one is Paizlee Waugh. She is the six-year-old daughter of Braden Waugh, Cherokee, and Kelia Ewy, Cheney, Kan., and the granddaughter of Jeff and Gina Waugh, Cherokee, and Brandi McKitrick and Travis Campbell and Ronnie McKitrick and Nadia Willis. She has one brother, Krew and one sister, Kollyns.
Paizlee is in first grade at Cherokee Elementary and attends the First United Methodist Church of Cherokee and is a member of the Cherokee Roundup Club.
Some of Paizlee’s activities include competing at the CRC summer playdays, playing soccer, playing coach pitch and tumbling.
She is the 2021 CRC 6 and Under Reserve All Around cowgirl. In her spare time she enjoys playing with her cousins, swimming at Grandma GiGi’s house, watching videos, and riding her horse Dolly. She loves spending time at her grandparents.
When Paizlee grows up she wants to be a police officer.
Contestant two is Ramsey Green. She is the four-year-old daughter of Dace and Tiffany Green. She has one younger sister, Claynee.
Ramsey attends St. John Catholic Church of Kiowa and is a member of the Cherokee Roundup Club.
She loves to tumble and is looking forward to ballet this fall at Studio Pro Dance in Kiowa.
In her spare time Ramsey enjoys competing at rodeos, where her new favorite event is pole bending. She loves to work calves and gather cattle horseback. She enjoys spending time outside, working with her bottle calf, and fishing.
When Ramsey grows up she wants to be an animal doctor and plans to hire her dad to work the chute for her.
Contestant three is Brynley Roadenbaugh. She is the seven-year-old daughter of Brandon Roadenbaugh and Jordana Waugh, both of Cherokee, and the granddaughter of Charles Waugh, Cherokee, David and Michelle Huckabee, Alva, and Michael and Shana Roadenbaugh, Cherokee, and the great granddaughter of Carolyn Waugh and the late Duane Waugh, Cherokee, and Martha Petti, Arizona. She has two brothers, Chayton and Trippton.
Brynley is in the second grade at Cherokee Elementary and attends the First United Methodist Church of Cherokee and is a member of the Cherokee Roundup club.
She enjoys playing soccer, tumbling, cheering, swimming, riding horses, fishing, playing with her cousins, and eating all the candy she can get her hands on.
When Brynley grows up she wants to be a daycare provider just like her mommy.
Contestant four is Dally Lynn Walborn. She is the five-year-old daughter of Caleb Walborn and Shania Walborn, Cherokee, and the granddaughter of Doug and Tina Lavicky, Cherokee, and Brent Walborn and Corey Huntley and the great granddaughter of Ellen Walborn and the late Leland Walborn, Louis and Stella Lavicky and the late Leonard and Carolyn Morehead. She has three brothers, Roper, Phoenix, and Trippton.
Dally is in Pre-K at Cherokee Elementary and attends the First Christian Church of Cherokee and is a member of the Cherokee Roundup Club.
She enjoys playing t-ball, soccer, swimming, riding horses, playing outside and helping her daddy in the horse pens. She loves spending time with her grandma Tennies.
When she grows up Dally wants to be a doctor, so she can work with her mom.
Contestant five is Quinn Parks. She is the six-year-old daughter of Joel and Jaylene Parks, Jet, and the granddaughter of Mat and Cathy Parks, Nash, and Paul and Kerri Olson, Sand Springs, and Jeff and Sheri Kehr, of Rifle, Colo, and the great-granddaughter of Gene and Gerri Dewitt, Cherokee, and Elam Parks, Nash. She has one sister Logan and one brother Conner.
Quinn is in the first grade at Cherokee Elementary and is a member of the Cherokee Roundup Club and Kara McIntyre Dance.
In her spare time Quinn enjoys dancing, riding her horse, planting and working in her garden, camping with her family, and playing with her kitties and dogs.
Quinn’s future plans are to become a vet for dogs and cats.
Contestant six is Kessler Kolb. She is the six-year-old daughter of Tyson and Krystal Kolb and the granddaughter of Tom and Kathy Fortune, Medicine Lodge, Kansas, and Tim and Jacklyn Kolb, Cherokee. She has three siblings, Kynlee, Kaxton, and Krayce.
Kessler attends Timberlake Elementary School and is a member of the United Methodist church in Cherokee and a member of the NWOJR Rodeo Association.
Her hobbies are rodeoing, swimming, checking cows with her family and following her big sister and brother to pig shows and ropings.
Kessler wants to continue her rodeo career and become a doctor and make lots of money when she gets older.
Contestant seven is Alida Leeper. No information or picture was submitted.
The contestants will be performing the horsemanship part of the contest 6;30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 25, prior to the rodeo at the Alfalfa County Fairgrounds. The event is open to the public.
The queen candidates will have an interview with the judges prior to the horsemanship contest.
The contest is scored by four categories: horsemanship, 50 percent; interview, 30 percent; ticket sales, 10 percent and western wear, 10 percent.
Each of the young ladies competing will be selling tickets for $8 in advance or tickets may be purchased at the gate for $10.
At 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 28, the rodeo festivities will begin with a parade. Anyone wanting to participate can contact Schaun Aker, Cherokee Main Street Program director, at 580-596-6111.
Check back next week for information on this year’s rodeo marshall.