Meet Our 2024 Sheridan WYO Rodeo Royalty
We are proud to present to you our current reigning royalty of 2024
Sheridan WYO Rodeo Queen 2024
Mercy Maestri proudly wears the crown as the 2024 Sheridan WYO Rodeo Queen, embodying the spirit of Wyoming's rich western tradition. At 19 years old, Mercy is training horses in both Wyoming and Arizona. She currently is helping at the LIO Reinke family Ranch located just West of Sheridan. When she is not training horses or working on the ranch, Mercy lends her expertise to her family's enterprises, the Big Horn Mercantile and Big Horn Spirits, renowned for crafting the prestigious WYO Rodeo Whiskey.
Raised in the saddle from a tender age, she possesses an innate bond with horses, finding solace and joy in caring for these majestic creatures. Merci's journey into the rodeo arena began at the age of six, where she honed her skills in competitive barrel racing until the age of sixteen. A multi-talented athlete, she also excelled on the basketball court during her high school years. Beyond sports, Merci dedicated her time as a volunteer for Rattlesnake Solutions, fearlessly relocating these reptiles for the safety of her community.
However, her heart truly belongs to the open range and the timeless art of horseback riding. Hailing from a Wyoming family deeply rooted in ranching, Mercy's upbringing on a cow/calf ranch north of Clearmont, along the Montana state line, instilled in her an appreciation for the land and its inhabitants.
As she proudly carries sponsor flags alongside the WYO Rodeo Wranglers this year, Merci continues to embrace her heritage and passion for horsemanship. With each stride, she embodies the essence of the Wild West, a testament to the resilience and spirit of Wyoming's cowgirls and true western heritage.
Sheridan WYO Rodeo Senior Princess 2024
Sheridan WYO Rodeo, 2024 Senior Princess Vivian Morey is the 18 year old daughter of Scott Morey and Julie Boyd. Vivian is a senior at Sheridan High School. She is a member of the National Honors Society and is on the A Honor Roll. Vivian runs on the Sheridan High School Track Team and plays defense on the Sheridan Hawks U19 Girls Hockey Team. She is also a certified nursing assistant.
Vivian is a Sherdian Native who was raised around rodeo and is proud to be an ambassador for the greatest sport on dirt. Vivian was born with a love for horses and has been on horseback as long as she can remember.
She grew up behind the scenes of the Wyo Rodeo, has been a member of the Wyo Rodeo Wranglers, and was a 2022 Wyo Rodeo co-princess. Vivian spends her spare time riding her horse, “Buck”, enjoying her friends and has a love for music. She currently works for Smith-Tate horses and the Wymont ranch where she enjoys all aspects of ranch work and exercising horses.
After high school graduation, Vivian plans to attend college and pursue a career in Veterinary medicine. Vivian is excited to in her role as your 2024 Sheridan Wyo Rodeo Sr. Princess and will continue her passion for horsemanship and continue to always be an ambassador for the human and animal athlete competitors and the western way of life.
Sheridan WYO Rodeo Princess 2024
Teeka Baker is the 15 year old daughter of Lance and Texie Baker. She is the youngest and only girl to her three big brothers. Teeka participates in many activities including volleyball, basketball, 4-H, Key Club and is a leader in her church youth group. She also enjoys competing in local and surrounding area rodeo's and western horse shows during the summer months.
Teeka attends Big Horn High School as a freshman where she will be graduating in 2027. Her goals as a student are to maintain a 4.0 GPA, become a member of the National Honor Society and graduate with as many college credits as possible. After graduation she plans to attend the University of Wyoming majoring in premedical and possibly serve a two year mission for her church.
In Teeka's spare time she enjoys hunting, fishing, camping, riding her horse, reading and most importantly spending quality time with her family and cousins.
Teeka is both excited and honored to travel the state of Wyoming as Sheridan WYO Rodeo Princess in 2024 while representing this great county and rodeo. LONG LIVE COWGIRLS!
Sheridan WYO Rodeo Princess 2024
Kamryn, our Sheridan WYO Rodeo Junior Princess. She is the spirited 13-year-old daughter of Candice Carden, is a force poised to conquer any arena she enters. Currently embarking on her journey into 8th grade, she thrives academically at the Cowboy State Virtual Academy.
She is a true testament to Wyoming's equestrian heritage, Kamryn is deeply entrenched in the world of rodeo, showcasing her prowess in barrel racing, goat tying, pole bending, and breakaway roping. Her passion extends beyond the arena, as she actively participates in 4H with horses and cattle, nurturing a profound connection with animals.
Beyond the saddle and amidst her academic and athletic pursuits, Kamryn finds solace in the simplicity of life's pleasures. Whether she's riding on her horse, guiding her yearlings, or enjoying in the therapeutic art of coloring, her free time is a testament to her love for the outdoors and all its wonders.
Kamryn's compassionate spirit extends to her community involvement, where she selflessly lends a helping hand at the Powder River Veterinary Clinic, assisting with the process of foaling out mares. Her heartwarming visits with their pony to the nursing home bring joy to the residents and reflect her innate kindness and empathy.
Despite her packed schedule, Kamryn remains grounded in her faith, actively participating in various church activities that enrich her spiritual journey. With her unwavering determination, and boundless energy, Kamryn is a shining example of resilience, compassion, and youthful exuberance.
Sheridan WYO Rodeo Little Miss 2024
Londyn Mefford, the adorable 10-year-old daughter of Gary and Sara Mefford, hails from our picturesque city of Sheridan, and our 2024 Sheridan WYO Rodeo Little Miss. Engaged in a myriad of activities, Londyn thrives as an active member of 4-H, showcasing her talents in equine events, shooting sports, and proudly exhibiting her livestock at the county fair. A true cowgirl at heart, Londyn finds joy and excitement in her membership with the Sheridan and Johnson County Cowgirls Association, where she fearlessly navigates the barrels, poles, and goat tying events with finesse and determination.
Beyond her equestrian pursuits, Londyn's vibrant personality shines through her diverse interests. An avid singer, swimmer, and explorer, she savors every moment of adventure and discovery. Whether she's harmonizing melodies, making a splash in the pool, or embarking on new journeys, Londyn's zest for life knows no bounds. However, amidst her bustling schedule, Londyn cherishes the simple pleasures of friendship and camaraderie. Hanging out with her friends is a cherished pastime, where laughter and shared memories abound.
Filled with anticipation and excitement, Londyn eagerly embraces the opportunity to represent the spirit of the Sheridan WYO Rodeo as their 2024 Little Miss. With her infectious enthusiasm and boundless energy, she is poised to inspire and win our hearts with her sweet charm and grace.
SHERIDAN WYO ROYALTY
Be courageous. Saddle up and ride.
Recognize divine moments within imperfect rides. Be open to teachers and lessons in every pasture and
on every trail. Invite others to come along, especially when it's risky
to ride solo.
Mind your fences. Protect pastures from overgrazing. Respect other's fences. Don't expect neighbours to
feed your livestock. Travel the trail of integrity. Honour commitments to
yourself and others.
-by Jocelyn Hastie