Meet the 2019 Home of Champions Rodeo Queens

Thursday, June 20, 2019
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Emilie Torgerson

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Skyler Frame

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Laynee Holdbrook

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Allie Kuntz

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Cassidy Shay O’Neil

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Kayla Seaman

Kayla Seaman

Born in Big Sky Country, this lipstick wearing, skijoring, world champion buckle winning cowgirl knows a thing-or-two about making “the last best place” her own. Miss Rodeo Montana, Kayla Seaman, hopes to make the most of her numerous bachelor degrees and master of business administration degree by promoting Montana's greatest pastime, rodeo. Kayla Seaman is a 25-year-old Kalispell native with ambitions to pursue a law degree in Montana through the University of Montana. Like her great grandma who rode horseback across the Bear Paws delivering infants (regardless of the harsh Montana weather), she too comes with open arms and a giving heart. Kayla is serving the Treasure State with grace, dignity, and a little Montana grit. She is grateful to be here representing YOU! the people of Montana and the sport of professional rodeo.

Cassidy Shay O’Neil

Also known as Shay, is serving as the current Miss Big Sky Pro Rodeo. Shay, 23, daughter of Marian Cisco and Shawn O ‘Neil, calls Livingston, Montana home. Blessed to be from Big Sky country where the mining industry is thriving, Shay works as a Certified Dental Lab Technician in her ever-growing small town’s own Laboratory! Working with local metals that go into dental crowns all over the world is really meaningful to this cowgirl. Growing up with Yellowstone, as a backyard is something that Shay takes pride in! Spending time horseback on the pack-string, showing, rodeoing, studying the Bible and experiencing everything life has to offer is very important to her. Throughout her life she has participated in many different activities; in her younger years it varied from varsity soccer to being the Park FFA Chapter Secretary, life was always busy. As she’s gotten older and life has changed a little, being involved in rodeo/queening is very important in keeping this rodeo queen busy! When not in the lab, Shay enjoys photography, bible study and anything outside. With being a rodeo queen, Shay believes you are handed a podium to speak your voice with the influence of our western heritage! With her 2019 Miss Big Sky Pro Rodeo Voice Shay would like to raise awareness of rural area suicide and the rising rate of suicide in farmers/ranchers. She invites everyone to visit HYPERLINK "http://www.askinearnest.org/"www.askinearnest.org for more preventive information!

Emilie Torgerson

Emilie, 10 years old, is the reigning 2019 Miss Home of Champions Little Miss. She is the daughter of David Torgerson and Nicole Barlow, Red Lodge. During the Pro Circuit Finals in Great Falls she attended the Miss  Rodeo Montana Pageant and met the new 2019 Queen, Kayla Seaman. “She is a wonderful role model and I am inspired by what she brings to the rodeo world,” said Emilie. She has a 9-year-old quarter horse named Kit-Kat. 

Allie Kuntz

Allie is 14 years old and is the daughter of Eliza and Tom Kuntz, and younger sister to Margot. This fall she will attend Red Lodge High School as a freshman. “Margot and I have grown up around horses riding in the mountains of Montana and Wyoming,” she said.  “When I am not riding horses, I enjoy swimming, bike riding, pole vaulting, and running cross country in the fall. In the winter months, you can find me cross-country skiing, ice-skating and downhill skiing. I also foster homeless kittens for the Beartooth Humane Alliance.”

Skyler Frame

Skyler is the 21 years old daughter of Boyd and Shelley Frame of St. Ignatius, Montana. She grew up on a cattle ranch in the Mission Valley and two of her passions in life are agriculture and horses. “My older siblings says I’m “part horse” because if you can’t find me out in the pasture with my red cows, I’m probably on the back of a horse.”

She enjoys all aspects of being a native Montana, big game hunting, fishing, camping and hiking. 

“I also love to bake cookies for my nieces and nephew. My specialty is chocolate chip,” said Skyler.

Laynee Holdbrook

Laynee, Miss Southeastern Rodeo Princess, lives in Roberts and is the daughter of Luke and Mariah Holdbrook. Her siblings are Shawn, Rylee and Colt. She likes to play volleyball and basketball. This summer she is planning to work for her cousins JR and Shelby Vezain on their ranch near Melstone. “On day’s off I love representing this great sport of rodeo and the Lord both in the arena and out where I have the opportunity to connect with people young and old,” said Laynee. 

 

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