SD woman crowned Miss Rodeo America

Pictured is Jordan Tierney. Courtesy photo

LAS VEGAS, Nev. — South Dakota’s Jordan Tierney was crowned Miss Rodeo America 2020 Sunday in Las Vegas, Nev.

Tierney, of Hot Springs, is the daughter of Paul Tierney, a PRCA champion in tie-down roping and was inducted into the hall of fame in 2008, and Robin Tierney, who is a former Miss Rodeo South Dakota.

Jordan Tierney, a graduate of Chadron State College, won the title during the National Finals Rodeo competing against women from 26 other states.

Over the next year of her reign, Tierney will travel some 100,000 miles, appearing at nearly 100 rodeo performances, as well as appearances at schools, civic groups and other special events, educating the public and creating awareness about the sport of rodeo, its sponsors, and its opportunities, according to the Miss Rodeo America website.

Hannah Lieb from Washington was first runner-up, and Eve Oliver from Nebraska was named second runner-up.

Four other South Dakota women have won the Miss Rodeo America title over the years. The other winners were McKenzie (Haley) Vice, 2011; Leslie (Patten) White, 1985; Donna Keffler, 1982; and Pat (Koren) Sanmartin, 1965.

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