Miss Omak Stampede

The role of Miss Omak Stampede is more than a title. In 1935, Bert Robbins made history by being crowned the first Miss Omak Stampede. Every year since then, a deserving contestant has been chosen. Miss Omak Stampede serves as an ambassador for the "Western Way of Life." Throughout her reign she will travel thousands upon thousands of miles, representing arguably the greatest sport in the world, Rodeo. Her travels take her across our beautiful Nation, and to wonderful events such as the; Pendelton Round-Up and the Calgary Stampede. Miss Omak Stampede, networks and invites Visiting Royalty from all over the USA to the Omak Stampede & World Famous Suicide Race. 

Miss Omak Stampede 2018 - Kaelyn Marchand

Miss Omak Stampede 2018 - Kaelyn Marchand

Miss omak stampede 2018

Kaelyn Marchand is Miss Omak Stampede 2018, representing the 85th Annual Omak Stampede & World Famous Suicide Race. Kaelyn is a 19-year-old student of Wenatchee Valley College...

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Miss Omak Stampede Alumni

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Take a look at the most recent Miss Omak Stampede Alumni. Going back to 2008 and the 75th Annual Omak Stampede & World Famous Suicide Race. 

Miss Omak Stampede 2018

85th annual omak stampede

KAELYN JANE MARCHAND

Miss Omak Stampede 2018 85th Annual Omak Stampede Kaelyn Marchand

Miss Omak Stampede 2018

85th Annual Omak Stampede

Kaelyn Marchand

BIOGRAPHY

My name is Kaelyn Jane Marchand; I am your reigning Miss Omak Stampede 2018! I am a 19 year old Colville Confederated Tribal member, daughter of George & Codi Marchand. I grew up in a family of six where my parents kept us busy on the ranch starting colts and competing in local barrel racing clubs along with junior high and high school rodeos. I played basketball starting in kindergarten until my junior year of high school.

I have had personal involvement with the World Famous Suicide Race since I was born. My father George won the race three times in 1996, 1997, & 2001. My oldest brother Loren has won the race seven times starting in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 aboard the famous Taz, along with assisting in preparation and training of Eagle Boy, the Current King of the Hill Owned by my father. As you can see Rodeo RUNS in my blood.

As a 2016 graduate of Omak High School I received a Rodeo scholarship from Montana State where I competed in barrel racing, goat tying, breakaway roping and team roping at a collegiate level and I also played intramural basketball at MSU. During the summer of 2017 I did an internship through WSU-Higher Education and Colville Tribes. Currently I am attending Wenatchee Valley College pursing my Early Childhood Education Certificate, while working at the Colville Tribal Headstart.

I am a member of the Women Professional Rodeo Association, Prowest Rodeo Association, National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association, and King Mountain Indian Rodeo Association. From an early age I knew I wanted to represent my hometown Rodeo at a greater stature than being blessed to be part of the Marchand Family Suicide Racers.

As Miss Omak Stampede 2018, I am honored to the face of such a magnificent rodeo that touches many lived throughout our country and worldwide. I feel strongly that it is my generation’s responsibility to keep the Western Way of Live alive and thriving. I look forward to seeing you in the seats as the first Cowgirl to enter the arena of the 85th Omak Stampede and World Famous Suicide Race always the second weekend in August!

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Miss Omak Stampede 2017

84th annual omak stampede

EMILY STEVENS

Miss Omak Stampede 2016 83rd Annual Omak Stampede  Emily Stevens

Miss Omak Stampede 2016

83rd Annual Omak Stampede

 Emily Stevens

BIOGRAPHY

Miss Omak Stampede 2017, Emily Stevens, welcomes you to the 84th Annual Omak Stampede and World Famous Suicide Race!  What an honor to represent this prestigious rodeo! I am currently a Senior at Okanogan High School and participate in many school activities.  I am a member of the Future Business Leaders of America club and I play on the girls’ varsity softball team.  I have been the class Treasurer my Freshman and Sophomore years and this year I am the class Secretary.  With the support of my parents, Gary and Brenda Stevens, I have had the opportunity to participate in a variety of horsemanship activities from a young age.  I began competing in Junior Rodeos when I was 4 years old.  Since then, I have been hooked on the sport of rodeo!  I have served as the 2010 Okanogan County Junior Rodeo Princess, 2011 Nespelem Junior Rodeo Queen, 2014 and 2015 Okanogan County Junior Rodeo Queen.  Ever since I was little, I have dreamed of the opportunity to promote and educate others about my favorite rodeo as the Omak Stampede Queen. I am using the title of Miss Omak Stampede to reach new fans and share with them the values and western traditions that have made the Stampede the successful rodeo that it is today.  I am sharing how two cultures can unite to produce one great event.  It is truly an honor and a privilege to serve as a role model and ambassador of the rodeo that I have grown up loving!!

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Miss Omak Stampede 2016

83rd annual omak stampede

EMILY STEVENS

Miss Omak Stampede 2016 83rd Annual Omak Stampede  Emily Stevens

Miss Omak Stampede 2016

83rd Annual Omak Stampede

 Emily Stevens

BIOGRAPHY

Miss Omak Stampede 2016, Emily Stevens, welcomes you to the 83rd Annual Omak Stampede and World Famous Suicide Race!  What an honor to represent this prestigious rodeo! I am currently a Junior at Okanogan High School and participate in many school activities.  I am a member of the Future Business Leaders of America club and I play on the girls’ varsity softball team.  I have been the class Treasurer my Freshman and Sophomore years and this year I am the class Secretary.  With the support of my parents, Gary and Brenda Stevens, I have had the opportunity to participate in a variety of horsemanship activities from a young age.  I began competing in Junior Rodeos when I was 4 years old.  Since then, I have been hooked on the sport of rodeo!  I have served as the 2010 Okanogan County Junior Rodeo Princess, 2011 Nespelem Junior Rodeo Queen, 2014 and 2015 Okanogan County Junior Rodeo Queen.  Ever since I was little, I have dreamed of the opportunity to promote and educate others about my favorite rodeo as the Omak Stampede Queen. I am using the title of Miss Omak Stampede to reach new fans and share with them the values and western traditions that have made the Stampede the successful rodeo that it is today.  I am sharing how two cultures can unite to produce one great event.  It is truly an honor and a privilege to serve as a role model and ambassador of the rodeo that I have grown up loving!!

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Miss Omak Stampede 2015

82nd annual omak stampede

Menze Pickering

BIOGRAPHY

Hello and welcome to the 82nd Annual Omak Stampede and World Famous Suicide Race. I am pleased and honored to represent the Omak Stampede this year as the 2015 Queen. Becoming the 2015 Miss Omak Stampede Queen will give me the opportunity to represent and serve a magnificent rodeo that has touched many lives throughout our county and worldwide. I strive to make a difference, serve our community and become more involved with the lives of everyone around me. I love being a role model for both younger and older generations and pass on the values that are important to me. My heart lies with rodeo. It is an honor and absolute dream come true to represent Omak as the ambassador for the great sport of rodeo as Miss Omak Stampede. I was a part of FFA for 4 years and served as the President of the FFA for 2 of those years. I was also on the ASB board and Captain of the Cheer Squad while in Oroville Jr. /Sr. High School. In 2013, it was an honor to represent Okanogan County as Okanogan County Fair Queen. I enjoy rodeos, snowboarding, reading, swimming, bike riding and trap shooting. Currently, I am attending Eastern Washington University. I want to thank all those who helped me fulfill my dream of becoming 2015 Miss OmakStampede. I am committed and have the drive to get things done with a positive attitude. I am proud to be the Queen and Ambassador for Omak and our extended communities. The adventures and opportunities that are scheduled for this coming year will be exciting, life changing and with me forever. I hope you enjoy all of the fun-filled events that take place during the Omak Stampede and World Famous Suicide Race. It is ALWAYS the second full weekend in August! 

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Miss Omak Stampede 2014

81st Annual omak stampede

Tiffany Mannikko

BIOGRAPHY

Hello and welcome to the 81st Annual Omak Stampede and World Famous Suicide Race. As the 2014 Queen, I am pleased and honored to represent our Omak Stampede this year. It is a huge and memorable stepping stone in my life.
I have long admired the women of rodeo who have graced thousands of arenas as rodeo queens and participants alike. The dedication and hard work it takes to be Miss Omak Stampede is something that I understand and welcome.
My mom is Jennifer Busick. I am lucky because I also have a wonderful guardian in Tammy Taylor. I dedicate my time to horseback riding, singing, listening to music, my friends and outdoor activities. I am active in the Boots & Saddles Barrel Racing Club as well as Wallis' Arena Buckle Series.
Again, welcome to 81 years of tradition! Join in the fun and get set for the time of your life! When you see me, please stop and say hello!


Miss Omak Stampede 2013

80th annual omak stampede

Breanna Howell

BIOGRAPHY

Miss Omak Stampede 2013, Breanna Howell, welcomes you to the 80th Annual Omak Stampede and World Famous Suicide Race! What an honor to represent this historic event!
Whether from the stands or the saddle, I truly love the atmosphere of rodeo. Horses, in general, have always been a part of my life and include showing, trail riding and rodeo.
I've always admired rodeo royalty and now I'm very excited to be an ambassador for our own Omak Stampede and set the example for all young ladies to follow.
I also enjoy reading, photography, 4-H leadership activities and FFA. I'm a Senior at Tonasket High School and my goal is to attend Montana State University majoring in Equine Science.
I am the daughter of Marcie & Kyle Howell and I thank them for their support throughout the years.
Again, welcome to 80 years of tradition! Join in the fun and get set for the time of your life! When you see me, please stop and say hello!


Miss Omak Stampede 2012

79th Annual omak stampede

Katie Fergus

BIOGRAPHY

Greetings from your 2012 Miss Omak Stampede! With the support of my parents, Gary & Brenda Stevens, I've had the opportunity to participate in a variety of horsemanship activities from a young age. Whether it's a rodeo, reining show, 4-H event or trail ride - I love horses and I love to ride.
I grew up taking ballet & tap dancing lessons and now I share my passion for dance as a dance instructor. I currently attend Whitworth University and will graduate with a degree in Elementary Education then continue on for a Masters in Education.
Ever since I was little, I have dreamed of the opportunity to promote and educate others about my favorite rodeo as the Omak Stampede Queen. I am using the title of Miss Omak Stampede to reach new fans and share with them the values and western traditions that have made the Stampede the successful rodeo that it is today. It is truly an honor and a privilege to serve as a role model and ambassador of the rodeo that I have grown up loving.


Miss Omak Stampede 2011

78th Annual Omak Stampede

Jonnie Raye Crossland

Biography

Hello and welcome friends to the 78th annual Omak Stampede and World Famous Suicide Race! I am the queen of this prestigious rodeo for the year of 2011. I come from the wild world of hard work and dedication called rodeo. I have been a competitor in rodeo since age five, working my way through the ranks of Junior Rodeo where I won numerous all-around and event titles and took on my first two royalty titles, Okanogan County Junior Rodeo Queen and Princess. I moved up to Junior High School Rodeo, qualifying for my first national trip in the 8th grade for goat tying with Team Washington in Gallup, New Mexico. When I moved up to high school, I joined the Washington State High School Rodeo Association, qualifying for the National High School Finals Rodeo in Farmington, New Mexico, and Gillette, Wyoming, in the barrel racing each year since I was a freshman and qualifying for the queen contest twice. My next step will be to compete in college rodeo for Central Wyoming College in the fall of 2011, while working toward receiving a degree in radio/television news broadcasting.
Like Leo Moomaw and Tim Bernard, I had a dream for the Omak Stampede. While theirs was of starting the rodeo, mine was of helping it continue. I have had opportunities to represent my town before, as well as the whole state of Washington, but to represent such a fine hometown rodeo is a true honor. This rodeo offers so much to the local communities and has so many wonderful sponsors and volunteers that have come to be a part of my growing rodeo family. Happy Trails!

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Miss Omak Stampede 2010

77TH ANNUAL OMAK STAMPEDE

Michelle Demmitt

BIOGRAPHY

Michelle Demmitt is the daughter of Jeff and Lisa Demmitt of Omak. She is a Junior at Omak High School and is active in 4-H and FFA. She is also a member of the BSBRC and served as Okanogan County Fair Queen in 2009.
Michelle's hobbies include horseback riding, painting, piano, drawing and reading. In her free time she likes to ride and train her horses.
"Over the next year as I travel, I will strive to make everyone I meet a rodeo fan.  It will be my honor and privilege to represent the Omak Stampede & World Famous Suicide Race and the western way of life.  I look forward to meeting new friends on the road and creating memories to last a lifetime while promoting the sport we all love so much!"

 

Miss Omak Stampede 2009

76th Annual omak stampede

Amanda Emerson

BIOGRAPHY

Amanda Emerson is 18 years old and studying Pre-Veterinary Medicine at Central Washington University. She is the daughter of Marilyn & Tracy Oestreich of Omak.
Amanda is a member of the Junior Rodeo Association, Central Washington University Pre-Veterinary Club, Central Washington University Rodeo Club, Colville Timber Resource Flag Carrier and Omak Stampede Relay for Life team member.
She also volunteers at the Animal hospital and East Elementary School and is involved in Varsity Basketball, Track, National Honor Society, Who's Who Among American Students, currently holds office as Senior Class Vice President and is a member of the Central Washington Bowling Team.
Amanda enjoys playing basketball, competing on her horses and spending time with her family. She states "It would be a great experience and honor to represent the famous Omak Stampede & Suicide Race. This has been a dream of mine since I was a young girl. I would take great pride in promoting and educating people about an event that is very important to our community. This position would give me a chance to be an inspiration and a role model for young women everywhere."


Miss Omak Stampede 2008

75th Annual omak stampede

Page Davisson

BIOGRAPHY

I am honored that you have chosen to join me and celebrate this historical event and I am proud to be joining a sisterhood of women who are now known as the Royalty Alumni. I know that these women will forever be a part of my extended family... Speaking of family, I invite you and your family to explore the many great events happening here this weekend! Be sure to visit the Visitor's Information Center to get a glimpse back at the history and culture that have shaped this area and the event into what you see today.
I hope that the peace and the beauty of this Valley settles in your heart and remains in your mind forever. Please sit back and experience history as two cultures unite to produce one great event.
Thank you for joining the Omak Stampede. May all your trails be happy. Page Davisson
The Omak Stampede Board of Directors is proud to have Queen Page representing our rodeo and serving as ambassador for the Omak Stampede and the sport of rodeo.