2016 Miss Rodeo California Contestants

The Miss Rodeo California, Inc. Board of Directors is pleased to announce the 2016 MRC Pageant Contestants! Please join us October 14th-17th, in beautiful Lancaster, as these young women compete for the prestigious title of Miss Rodeo California 2016!

Jocelyn Barrington

Miss Rodeo Clovis

Jocelyn BarringtonJocelynn Barrington is a 21 year old granddaughter of David and Marcia Melby. Growing up on their family ranch in Mariposa, the western way of live became second nature. Starting at a young age, she spent all of her time showing horses, sorting, cutting, competing in Jr. Rodeos, High School Rodeo, and a few CCPRA rodeos where she grew her passion for horses, livestock, and rodeo. She is a Senior at Fresno State University where she is pursuing a degree in Agricultrual Education emphasizing in Welding and Mechanics and is excited to teach high school Ag classes. Currently, she’s on the Fresno State Rodeo Team running barrels, breakaway roping, and goat tying. Jocelynn would like to thank her family, friends, and sponsors who have helped throughout her journey to become who she is today. Becoming Miss Rodeo California would make Jocelynn’s dream come true, as she would be able to represent a sport and lifestyle in which she holds a high respect and understanding for.


Calli Grant

Miss Rodeo Glenville

Calli GrantHello my name is Calli Grant, and ever since I was a little girl I was obsessed with horses. It all started when I would tag along with my father Steve to his horse judging, ranch rodeo, and finally horse show meetings. Due to the fact that my family was involved in many different aspects of the equine world I have been able to be proficient in many different aspect of this life style. I would like to take the communication skills that they have taught me, and apply them to becoming a dispatcher for the Kern County Sheriff’s Office.

Sara McClaine

Miss Rodeo Tehachapi

Sara McClaineI am 19 years old and am currently attending California Polytechnic University of Pomona as a junior majoring in Animal Health Science. A little about myself I have competed in rodeo for close to six years and have been part of the queen society for  four years. I love animals and that is why I am pursuing a career as a small animal veternarian. Besides rodeo I enjoy taking my horses out and competing in the Extreme Cowboy Obstacle Race courses. Becoming Miss Rodeo California would be a great opportunity and I am thrilled to run for the title and make new friends. My name is Sara McClaine and I am representing Miss Rodeo Tehachapi.

Kristyann Miller

Miss Rodeo Norco

Kristyann MillerBeaches, bikinis and vegi-burgers? Think again. 24 year old Kristyann Miller is redefining what it means to be a California Girl; dusty arenas, Wrangler jeans and country cuisine are more this girl’s style, but don’t let that fool you. Kristyann does hit the sand; on her American Quarter horse. Beneath those sun-streaked locks and sun kissed tan beats the heart of a true horsewoman.

Influenced at an early age by the women of the West, Kristyann skipped the pony stage and went straight for the quarter horse. What’s the point of getting on if you can’t blaze a trail like Belle Star? With her single action revolver in hand and horse at the ready Kristyann blends her passion for horses and guns in Cowboy Mounted shooting; a natural extension from her love of rodeo and adventurous and competitive spirit.

Kristyann might not be the stereotypical California girl, but she couldn’t imagine calling anywhere else home.

Rachel Owens

Miss Rodeo Lakeside

Rachel Owens

Rachel is a twenty three 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. Rachel attends Grossmont College, where she is working towards a degree in Media Communications, that she plans on using to be involved in the Western Industry.   Rachel’s time is mostly spent in the saddle on her horses, Mr. Biscuits and Phantom. But, she also enjoys spending time with her brothers, working out, going to Disneyland and going out to see live music.

Jamie Wendt

Miss Rodeo Bakersfield

Jamie WendtFrom the sage scented Mojave Desert, Jamie Elizabeth Wendt is 23 years old and is currently Miss Bakersfield Stampede Days Rodeo. She is an artist, musician and a cowgirl. She competes in barrel racing with her horse Dun It and hopes to one day pursue her barrel racing at a professional level. Jamie has a love for the outdoors and traveling and hopes to find a career that matches her passions. Her travels have taken her to six countries and most of the United States but they have always led her back home to Oak Hills, California.