2015 Miss Rodeo California Contestants
The Miss Rodeo California, Inc. Board of Directors is pleased to announce the 2015 MRC Pageant Contestants! Please join us October 15th-18th, in beautiful Lancaster, as these young women compete for the prestigious title of Miss Rodeo California 2015!
Miss Rodeo Tehachapi
Elizabeth Brown is the twenty-year-old daughter of Jeff and Cindy Brown. She grew up in the rural town of Porterville and from a very young age, was filled with a passion for horses and the love of a western lifestyle. After graduating high school, Elizabeth decided to pursue a higher education at California State University, Fresno where she is currently in her third year pursuing a bachelor’s degree in agricultural business. She plans to use this degree to obtain a future career in the agricultural industry. While she is attending college, Elizabeth also holds a part time job at Boot Barn in Clovis. Horses have always been a major part of Elizabeth’s life and she was honored to serve as the 2011 Springville Rodeo Queen and 2013 Miss Rodeo Tehachapi. Becoming the next Miss Rodeo California would be a great honor and Elizabeth would like to express her gratitude towards God, her parents and all her supporters for allowing her to get one-step closer to fulfilling her dreams.
Miss Rodeo Bakersfield
To her friends and family, she goes by Cat. Catherine Gulizia is the 23 year old daughter of Charles and Sally Gulizia. She is a graduate of Feather River College in Quincy, California earning an Associate’s Degree in Animal Science with an emphasis in Equine Studies. While attending Feather River, she competed on the Intercollegiate Rodeo Team and had the amazing opportunity to participate in the colt starting and equine breeding programs. Upon graduation, Cat purchased her first horse, “Turtle” and joined the National and West Coast Reining Horse Associations. Along with reining, Cat enjoys patterning barrel horses, running in the West Coast Barrel Racing Association, and creating pencil drawings that depict our western heritage.
Miss Rodeo Norco
Kristyann Miller currently attends Mt. San Antonio College. After transferring to Cal State San Bernardino and earning a Bachelors in Biochemistry, Kristyann plans on attending The College of Veterinary Medicine at Western University of Health Sciences DVM program, specializing in large animals. She would like to work as a rodeo veterinarian taking part in the advancement of animal care and welfare. Kristyann enjoys competing in cowboy mounted shooting and western reining. Having grown up in Norco’s rural atmosphere she has been privileged to live the western lifestyle and is passionate about the values it promotes and preserving our western traditions.
Miss Rodeo Ramona
Brittney Phillips is a 21-year-old student at Grossmont College pursuing a minor in Communications and a major in Public Relations. Brittney has had the honor of representing Ramona as Junior Miss Rodeo Ramona 2010, Poway as Miss Rodeo Poway for two consecutive years 2011 and 2012 and Lakeside as Junior Miss rodeo Lakeside 2013 and now Miss Rodeo Ramona 2014. In Brittney’s free time she enjoys competing and barrel racing, working horses, and trail riding with friends and family. On her horizon she looks forward to continue being an active part of professional rodeo, and finding a career path utilizing her choice of her minor and major and her love of the western way of life and agricultural industries. Brittney’s favorite quote is “Your attitude, not your aptitude will determine your altitude” Thank you to all of her sponsors Ramona Rodeo, Fierce Femme by BMF, and of course her family.
Miss Rodeo Leona Valley
Proudly representing her hometown as Miss Rodeo Leona Valley is 21 year old Heather Ross. She was born and raised right here in the Antelope Valley and enjoys being a part of her community. Heather has achieved her Associates Degree in Communications and is currently attending CSU Bakersfield to pursue her Bachelor’s Degree in Communications with an Emphasis in Journalism and a Minor in Sociology. Her goal is to one day be a sideline reporter with the desire to work in the rodeo industry. Heather has competed in many disciplines including western pleasure and local gymkhana events. When not riding her horse you can find her painting, reading, cooking or fundraising for her Relay for Life Team.
Miss Rodeo Lakeside
Rachel is a twenty two year old resident of Lakeside. She is a firm believer in that to achieve her goals she has to be hard working, dedicated and passionate. Her interests of public speaking and the sport of professional rodeo have pushed her toward getting a degree in Broadcast Journalism, where she plans to be involved in the Western Industry. Rachel’s time is mostly spent in the saddle on her horses Mr. Biscuits, Kitty and Phantom. But, she also enjoys spending time with her brothers, working out, going to Disneyland and going out to see live music.
Miss Rodeo Woodlake
Born and raised in northern Los Angeles County 22-year-old Carollann Rietta Scott is from Agua Dulce, California. Carollann is the daughter of Benjamin and Tracey Scott. She is a third generation rodeo cowgirl and an active rodeo competitor. She is committed to helping the next generation of rodeo athletes as a volunteer for California High School Rodeo at their State Finals, managing social media and as their Special Rodeo Coordinator. Carollann has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism with a minor in Animal Science from The University of Arizona. She plans to further her career as a journalist and an on-camera reporter within the rodeo, agriculture, and western industries.