Heffron wins title of Miss Rodeo Wyoming 2010

Erin Heffron, the Miss Teton County Fair and Rodeo Queen, from Alta, WY, took home the honor of Miss Rodeo Wyoming 2010. The Miss Rodeo Wyoming pageant was held in Douglas, WY Aug. 11-15, 2009 during the Wyoming State Fair. There were eight young women vying for the title of Miss Rodeo Wyoming 2010 from across the state. Contestants included Raenell Edsall as Miss Rodeo Crook County from Hulett; Ashlee Estel as Miss Laramie Jubilee from Cheyenne; Erin Heffron as Miss Teton County Fair and Rodeo from Alta; Jamie Pond as Miss Albany County Farm Bureau from Laramie; Shawna Praeuner as Miss Rodeo Weston County from Newcastle; Sadie Rabold as Evanston Cowboy Days Queen from Evanston; Brittany Richards as Miss Butch Cassidy Days from Laramie; and Lacey Strub as Miss Cody Nite Rodeo from Cody. The contestants were judged by a panel of three highly qualified judges including Deborah Dilley of Colorado, Frances Engel of California and Michael Lorash of Montana.

Allie Bass, Miss Rodeo Wyoming 2009, was on hand for the awards ceremony. The Wyoming State Fair Director, James Goodrich, presented the saddle to Erin. Erin took home the categories of horsemanship, personality, and speech.

The first runner-up went to Brittany Richards, Miss Butch Cassidy Days of Laramie. Brittany also won the categories of appearance, photogenic and the knowledge award.

The second runner-up went to Shawna Praeuner, Miss Rodeo Weston County of Newcastle.

Raenell Edsall, Miss Rodeo Crook County, won the honors of Miss Congeniality and the sales achievement award.

Sadie Rabold, Evanston Cowboy Days Queen, won the scrapbook award.

Erin is the daughter of Andy and Sue Heffron and calls Alta home. Growing up in the shadows of the Tetons gave her a lifelong respect for the outdoors and the western way of life. She has been heavily involved in 4-H, was the team captain of her cross-country and track teams in high school, and also competed in high school rodeo. When not horseback, Erin enjoys running, hiking, and photography.

Erin is currently a senior at the University of Wyoming obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in kinesiology and Spanish. Erin encourages people of all ages to “Accentuate the Positive.” She lives by the quote, “Whether you think you can, or whether you think you can’t, you are right.”

Erin will be planning a fall coronation fundraiser in Jackson.