Miss Big Sky Pro Rodeo 2019 – Cassidy Shay O’Neil
Cassidy Shay O’Neil, known as Shay, is serving as the current Miss Big Sky Pro Rodeo. Shay is the 23 year old daughter of Marian Cisco and Shawn O ‘Neil and calls Livingston, Montana her 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 meaningful to this cowgirl.
Growing up with Yellowstone, as a backyard, is something that Shay takes pride. 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 has gotten older and life has changed a little, being involved in rodeo and queening is very important in keeping this rodeo queen busy!
When not in the lab, Shay enjoys photography, bible study and anything outside. Shay believes, as a rodeo queen, 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 and ranchers. She invites everyone to visit www.askinearnest.org for more preventive information.
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.
Miss Teen Rodeo Montana 2019 – Rebecca Stroh
Rebecca was born and raised on the Hi-Line in the Harlem/Chinook area of Northcentral Montana. She is the sixteen-year-old daughter of Robin and Lisa Stroh and the younger sister of Robert and Benjamin Stroh. She is currently a sophomore at Chinook High School where she is on the honor roll, Student Council, FFA secretary , 4-H president, and FCCLA Vice-President of Membership. In athletics, she plays volleyball, runs track, and wrestles where she was the first girl to place at the state tournament from a B/C school.
While participating in 4-H, Rebecca has shown swine, beef, and goats, as well as won numerous grand championships for dog obedience, agility, and showmanship. Her horse projects are her favorites — competing in western classes, working ranch horse, and colt to maturity. Rebecca loves to rodeo and participates in many events, with roping being at the top of her list.
As Miss Teen Rodeo Montana, Rebecca loves sharing her western lifestyle and serves as a role model for younger children. Her spunky personality challenges and energizes children to Rope Their Dreams by thinking big, setting goals, and working hard every day to accomplish the things that are important to them – even if it means being different than their friends. Rebecca believes that in a world where you can be anything, just be yourself!