MRC 2020 Contestants
Meet our Miss Rodeo California 2020 Contestants!
Holly Cecil is a 19-year old college student at Bakersfield College, pursuing an Agriculture Business degree. Holly has had the honor of representing her hometown as Miss Rodeo Kern County 2018. Holly’s appreciation for agriculture stems from her many years of being active in her local 4-H and FFA chapters. This has helped her become an advocate for agriculture especially within her community. Born into a tight knit family, Holly learned that family was the most important part of her life. Having competed in rodeos at an early age Holly acquired her rodeo family who pushed her to become a great competitor. Holly loves to support and advocate for rodeo’s which is why she decided to run for her first rodeo queen title. After Holly captured her rodeo queen title, she quickly stepped into her community to educate and help support youth organizations, such as the Kern County Fair Exceptional Rodeo. Although this was her first Queen title, she has always been a competitor in rodeo competing in numerous Jr. rodeo’s and being a part of the California High School Rodeo Association. Holly’s competed in Pole Bending, Barrel Racing, Goat tying, Breakaway, Cutting, and Team Roping. Her favorite event is the team roping and is a part of the American Cowboys Team Roping Association. Holly aims to finish her degree at Oklahoma State University where she will take her numerous rodeo memories with her. Holly would like to thank the Tehachapi Mountain Rodeo Association, Kern County Mounted Sheriff’s Posse, and her Dad for all of their support on this endeavor.
A small-town girl from Norco California, also commonly known as Horsetown USA. Chelsea Estes is 24 years old and is currently attending Norco College. She is pursuing her degree in Administration of Justice with an emphasis in Crime Scene Investigation striving to provide justice and closure. Chelsea enjoys volunteering her time in her community, riding in local gymkhana and barrel racing events, trail riding in the beautiful Santa Ana riverbed, cooking, singing, and reading a good book. Chelsea is passionate about our western heritage, the sport of Rodeo, and guiding our next generation to learn and love the sport and lifestyle as much as she does. Chelsea is humbled to have the opportunity to compete for the title of Miss Rodeo California 2020 where she can continue being an ambassador for the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association and her gorgeous home state of California.
Mariah Hunt is 25 years old and the younger daughter of two, to Les and Louise Hunt. She was born and raised in San Diego, California but later moved to Northern California where she is employed at Loomis Basin Equine Medical Center.
Mariah is earning her degree in Business Management at Sierra College and hopes to transfer to Sacramento State University in the near future to continue her studies in Business Marketing. She is thankful that horses gave her an outlet to overcome challenges she has due to nerve damage in her right arm known as Erb-Palsy. With the combination of her education and her passion for horses and children, Mariah is motivated to open an Equine Therapeutic Riding Program to help children with obstacles achieve their goals- just like she did. Mariah feels extremely honored and privileged to have an opportunity to make a dream come true, by competing for the title of Miss Rodeo California.
Morgan Laughlin is the 20 year-old daughter of Steve and Denise Laughlin. Her roots run deep in the Northern California town of Livermore, home of the World’s Fastest Rodeo. Coming from a 6 generation rodeo family, the sport of rodeo has been apart of her life from a very young age. Morgan enjoys riding Reining Cow Horses, running barrels, and working cows with her family. She loves God, her country, and the sport of rodeo. She recently completed her certification as a Phlebotomy Technician. She will continue her education to earn her Bachelors of Science in Nursing to become a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit nurse. Morgan proudly represents the Livermore Rodeo as their 2019 Queen. She feels very blessed to have the opportunity to compete for the title of Miss Rodeo California 2020.
Randynn Young is the youngest daughter of an Air Force veteran and an educator. Through perseverance and determination Randynn graduated with her bachelor’s degree in liberal studies in August 2019 form California Baptist University. She will pursue her career as an elementary school teacher with hopes of including agriculture and animal science into her classroom. After being involved with gymnastics, volleyball, basketball, track, and cheerleading both in high school and in college, she realized how important extracurricular activities are in order to form a well-rounded adult, but knew there were no lessons greater than the ones she learned from her horse. Randynn believes that the hard work and responsibility her horse taught her is important in every young persons life and hopes to someday share and teach those experiences with her future students. She has been riding horses since she could walk, but her love for rodeo started when she attended a rodeo with her family that was held at the home of the United States Marine Corps Mounted Color Guard. At just 9 years old she pointed to the rodeo queen, and expressed to her mother that one day, that would be her. Randynn hopes to further promote her love for rodeo and inspire others to get involved in the western way of life by becoming the next Miss Rodeo California.