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Hey Y’all, my name is Rhiannon Klodowski and I am your 2019 Miss Teen UPRA. I am so excited and honored to be representing the United Professional Rodeo Association. I’ve already been to so many events.
My reign began with parade appearances for the Christmas holidays; I rode in Whitesboro and Nocona. Two small towns, both with great big hearts. They were so welcoming; I’m really looking forward to their rodeos this summer.
In Mesquite, I officially carried my first flag for the National Anthem at the Mesquite Winter Classic. I truly appreciate Boogie Ray allowing me to ride his horse to post colors.
Next stop was the Stockyards Championship Rodeo in Fort Worth, Texas. This iconic venue did not disappoint. We made queen’s a run, signed autographs and even made a short introductory video starring yours truly and Colleen Crumpton.
A few weeks later I made an appearance just down the road at Will Rogers Memorial Center for the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo where they are known for their grand entry tradition!!
February took us to the Humble Rodeo where we met so many wonderful people who welcomed us and treated us just like family. Thank you to Adam Foster, The Wright Family and the entire executive committee. We were able to visit local elementary schools to promote the rodeo and then we attended the Humble ISD Livestock Show. In addition, we made an appearance at Cavender’s where we signed autographs. At the rodeo, we posted colors and enjoyed some great entertainment. One night, we even met Aaron Watson and got an autograph…well, not his. I gave him mine!
The following month, we headed to Midland, Texas for the Permian Basin Spring Stampede Pro Rodeo. Those two days were a whirlwind. Not only did we get to see a building be imploded; We were fortunate enough to get to visit with multiple sponsors, make a tv appearance on Big 2 TV, give a radio interview on LoneStar 92, post colors, run sponsor flags, sign autographs at the rodeo and make new friends. Thank you so much to Miss Permian Basin Spring Stampede Pro Rodeo Lariot Urias for sharing the spotlight with us.
The following weekend, we made our way to the Young County UPRA Rodeo in Graham, Texas. Thanks to the rodeo committee and Champion Rodeo Company. We had a great time and also had the chance to visit with Miss Rodeo Texas Teen, Grace Minter.
In April, I had the privilege and honor to be invited to the Texas Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame where Miss UPRA and I presented the inductees with their awards. This, by far, was one of the most incredible experiences I’ve had during my reign as Miss Teen UPRA. There were so many legendary cowboys and cowgirls in one place. And I got the opportunity to personally congratulate them in their accomplishments.
Although, it can be somewhat intimidating following in the footsteps of our previous title holders, I am lucky enough to have a mentor and friend in the current Miss UPRA, Colleen Crumpton. I am so grateful for all the experiences I’ve had this season and I look forward to all the adventures down the road. I hope to see you all soon.
Miss Teen UPRA 2019