The average bucking horse in a rodeo works for five minutes a year. The average calf used in the steer roping competitions weighs 250 pounds and has skin 8 millimeters thick. And the University of Montana junior and current Miss Rodeo Montana, Mariah Rys-Sikora did not want to be Miss Rodeo Montana.
“I figured you had to be into wearing makeup and fixing your hair every day and putting work into your appearance,” Rys-Sikora said. “It’s a little more girly than I am. I liked winning and the competitive part of the sport.” Continue reading