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Miss Reno Rodeo 2019

Carissa Autry

Carissa Autry is a first-generation cowgirl with a big heart and even bigger dreams. After graduating with her Associates Degree in 2014 from Modesto Junior College, Carissa moved to the Silver State pursing a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Studies and Political Science. Along with her studies at the University of Nevada, Reno, Carissa was also proud to be a member of the UNR Debate Team. Upon the completion of her degree, Carissa decided that home really does mean Nevada.

Carissa is currently a substitute teacher and is completing a Master’s Degree along with her teaching credentials. She has her sights set on teaching Kindergarten. Carissa hopes to be a teacher who imparts tradition and guidance to Nevada's youngest learners.

After choosing to make Reno her home, Carissa realized that this wonderful community offered her the opportunity to chase another life-long dream. Carissa has always wanted to be a true cowgirl.

For as long as she can remember, Carissa been drawn towards rodeo and the western way of life. Carissa spent her childhood running around in her daddy’s boots pretending to rope and ride. She broke her arm playing rodeo as a child, but as an adult, she's broken into the Reno Rodeo Association. Carissa volunteered as a Wrangler with the Reno Rodeo serving on the 50/50 committee and lending a hand on many other committees whenever help was needed. As the sun set on the last performance of 2017, Carissa knew she wanted more.
Carissa Autry is a 24 year-old, first generation cowgirl, who is 100% hooked and all in for Reno. She enjoys fishing Nevada’s local waters, swing dancing, and spends her free time in the saddle developing her horsemanship skills while nurturing relationships with the people and animals who are helping to make her dream a reality.


Carley Ingram

Carley Ingram is a 21-year-old senior at the University of Nevada, Reno studying to complete her degree in Agriculture Science, with a business emphasis and an English minor.

Carley is passionate about agriculture, wildlife and the sport of rodeo. She is aspiring to become a rough stock contractor and pursue her business, CR Performance Horses and Training. Her upbringing always involved animals, as her father grew up on a ranch and her mother grew up competing as a hunter-jumper. Having livestock was inevitable as she grew up, and has become the largest part of her heart.

Her parents have pushed her to strive to be a successful individual in everything she is involved in. She believes in always being willing to fail, as this is where she has found her greatest success. Her passion for wildlife is strong as she has been involved in Nevada Department of Wildlife projects including the BearAware program and the reintroduction of Bighorn sheep in the Virginia Range. Carley is filling her second WPRA barrel racing permit, to achieve her card and compete on the PRCA Wilderness Circuit.

Carley’s desire to become Miss Reno Rodeo 2019 stems from her childhood memories mutton busting and watching the Reno Rodeo. She knows the rodeo scene as a competitor, and has experienced first-hand, the generosity and support that a rodeo family affords. She desires to be an approachable smile for the sport of rodeo and share experiences of hard work, grit and integrity. Carley wants to be a strong role model and have a positive influence on the next generation of rodeo fans. She believes being a rodeo queen is an act of service and would like to give back to the city, western and agricultural way of life, and rodeo that has given her, her passion.


Kaely Juzek

Kaely Juzek is a fourth generation Nevadan, born and raised in Reno, Nevada. As a child, she was involved in 4-H, and held several officer positions. She was also active on the Reno Rodeo Flag Team for five years, as well as three years on the Reno Rodeo Drill Team with her horse Maggie. Her last year on the drill team, they won their division at the Reno Rodeo Drill Team Competition. In 2013, Kaely graduated from Robert McQueen High School. Upon graduating, she attained certification from Equine Massage School in Big Sur, California. Dixon California was the next stop on the map to complete her training through Animal Therapy Systems. She works full time as an Optometric Technician as she continues her education at Equinology. She is studying body work along with anatomy, biomechanics, lameness, stretching, nutrition, and myofascial release.

Throughout her education and training, Kaely started her own business, Destiny Equine, at just nineteen. She specializes in Equine Electro-Acuscope, and Myopulse Therapy, as well as Equine Shiatsu Massage Therapy. Kaely's long-term goal is to open a full equine rehabilitation center in Reno. She wants to help equine athletes be able to compete at their top performance level. Kaely enjoys training her three horses, spending time with her family, hiking with her dogs, and of course, barrel racing! For Kaely, it would be an incredible honor representing the best rodeo in the world as Miss Reno Rodeo. This is a tradition Reno natives hold near and dear to their hearts, as the Reno Rodeo family spreads wide throughout the community. Growing up with this extended family has made Kaely into the woman she is today. Being the ambassador for the 100th year of the Reno Rodeo as Miss Reno Rodeo 2019 would be a privilege and an honor.



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