Miller crowned Miss Rodeo North Dakota 2014
Codi Miller is Miss Rodeo North Dakota 2014. She was crowned Oct. 13 during the championship round of the Badlands Circuit Finals Rodeo hosted by the Minot Y’s Men. Competing in the state pageant as Miss Rodeo Mandan, Miller earned top honors in the pageant’s horsemanship, personality and appearance categories.
Miller, age 20, holds an associate’s degree in hospitality management from Black Hills State University in Spearfish, South Dakota. She is currently a student at Minot State University, pursuing a bachelor’s degree in marketing. She is ultimately interested in a career in public relations for a political or non-profit organization. She recently started her own photography business specializing in outdoor portraits. Miller worked in 2013 as the event coordinator for the N.D. Cowboy Hall of Fame and previously as an intern for the Medora Area Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Miller was previously the N.D. High School Rodeo Queen in 2010 and the N.D. High School Rodeo pole bending state champion in 2009 and 2010. She has also competed in goat tying and barrel racing. As Miss Rodeo North Dakota, she looks forward to representing her state in a positive way. She would like to continue her campaign against bullying in schools while teaching youth about western heritage and culture. Her parents are Gary and Stacey Miller of Amidon.
First runner-up and congeniality winner in the Miss Rodeo North Dakota Pageant was Miss Rodeo N.D. Winter Show Sarah Hass, Valley City. The photogenic winner was Miss Rodeo Ashley Deann Berntson, Kulm. Judges were Paige Burian, Manning, N.D.; Jerry Luckett, Mitchell, S.D.; and Linda Rest, Shepherd, Mont.
Among many prizes that Miller won as Miss Rodeo North Dakota 2014 are a trophy saddle sponsored by First Community Credit Union and Northern Plains Steel; a trophy buckle sponsored by Milt’s Building Supply, Elgin; a jacket from Hensen’s Fur and Leather, Minot, and autograph sheets and print material by Image Printing, Bismarck.
Miller will succeed Miss Rodeo North Dakota 2013 Krystal Carlascio of Jamestown. Carlascio will compete in December 2013 in the Miss Rodeo America Pageant during the Wrangler Nationals Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas. Miller begins her official term of service in 2014 and will represent North Dakota at the Miss Rodeo America Pageant next year.
Miss Rodeo North Dakota promotes and assists with rodeos and other events throughout North Dakota and serves as an ambassador at numerous rodeos throughout the country.
For more information, visit www.missrodeond.org.