Hailey Frederiksen was crowned Miss Rodeo America 2022 on December 5, 2021 at the South Point Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. With family roots in ranching, Hailey is a first-generation college graduate from Colorado State University where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Animal Sciences with a minor in Agricultural Business.
Following her reign as Miss Rodeo America 2022, she plans to obtain a Master’s degree in Agricultural Communications and use her ambition and passion to continue her work as an #agvocate.
Prior to being selected as Miss Rodeo America 2022, the 24-year-old daughter of Trevin and Megan Frederiksen, represented the Centennial State as Miss Rodeo Colorado 2020-2021. Hailey enjoys riding horses, barrel racing, breakaway roping, and dancing. During her reign as the official representative of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, Hailey will travel around 150,000 miles and appear at nearly 100 rodeo performances, as well as making appearances at schools, civic groups and other special events in order to educate the public and create awareness about the sport of rodeo, its sponsors, and its opportunities. Hailey will also serve as a spokesperson at a variety of promotional events and model in commercial advertisements for western clothiers, publications, sponsors and other service providers to the western industry.
Laney Walker, from Deridder, Louisiana, is the 2021 Miss Louisiana High Scool Rodeo Queen. She is currently a homeschooled junior with aspirations of attending college while still keeping her roots planted deep in the western lifestyle. Laney is an active member of 4H, National High School Rodeo Association, National Little Britches Rodeo Association, and the National Youth Cutting Horse Association. When not competing, she enjoys traveling, baking, crafting, and trying her hand at new events.
Sydney Albritton is 25 years old and resides in West Monroe, Louisiana where she was born and raised. She currently holds the title of Miss Rodeo Louisiana 2022. Sydney is a student of Louisiana State University of Alexandria studying Healthcare Administration. She also holds an Associate degree from Louisiana Delta Community College and is a board-certified optician through the American Board of Opticianry.
Despite not being raised in a rodeo background, Sydney’s passion for horses and the western way of life began at an early age. She started riding lessons in the first grade and continued into high school until she was finally able to purchase her first American Quarter horse. She immediately began barrel racing on her first horse, “Missy”, and still enjoys barrel racing today, as it is what first connected her to her love of rodeo. What her parents first thought of as a phase evidently was not one, as she now owns three of her own American Quarter horses.
Growing up, Sydney enjoyed much of her time outdoors on her family’s multi-generational farm in Downsville, LA and is still an avid outdoor enthusiast to this day. She thoroughly enjoys hunting, fishing, and trailriding. She also loves to learn practical skills from her mother and grandmother, such as cooking, gardening, and canning various fruits, vegetables, and jellies. However, her favorite activity is educating and passing on the western way of life to younger generations in any way she can.
Sydney is honored to serve her home state as the 41st Miss Rodeo Louisiana and promote professional rodeo, agriculture, and the western way of life. During her reign as Miss Rodeo Louisiana she will spend the next year traveling numerous miles, making appearances at different rodeos and events within Louisiana and throughout the United States. Sydney would like to express her sincerest gratitude to the sponsors, donors, friends, and family who have graciously supported her reign as Miss Rodeo Louisiana and made the upcoming year possible.
Baylee Jankowski is Miss Rodeo Louisiana 2021. The 22- year-old daughter of Chuck and Jeana Jankowski is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Communications and Journalism. Baylee will graduate from Louisiana State University in May with a Master of Science in Agricultural and Extension Education. Following her graduation, Baylee hopes to pursue a career in media broadcasting in the western industry. Baylee has competed in rodeo at the youth, high school, and collegiate levels, and hopes to one day rodeo professionally. She has enjoyed traveling the state and country representing the sport of rodeo, the PRCA, and the state of Louisiana throughout the last year.
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