EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the second of two installments of personal information and photos of candidates for the title of 2019-20 Cavalcade Queen. Information is also provided for the current Cavalcade queen and for the Pawhuska Roundup Club representative.


Lacey Wesley


Proudly representing the Nuyaka Riding Club at the 2019 Cavalcade is Miss Lacey Wesley from Okmulgee. Lacey is the 18-year-old daughter of Lee and Kim Wesley.


Q&A:


Q: If you were to describe Cavalcade to someone who has never been to a rodeo, what would you say? Or if this is your first year, how has Cavalcade been described to you?


A: Cavalcade is one of the best things ever. Setting up camp, and being a part of the exciting rodeos held in Pawhuska is a very thrilling and fun experience. There are lots of things that you can be involved in, like the fun rodeo events, the yummy foods, and all the shopping vendors that set up.


Q: Please share your favorite memory about Cavalcade. Or, if it is your first year, what is the thing you are most looking forward to?


A: I love the street dance. It has always been a fun night out with the family.


Q: Define the role of a rodeo queen and her impact on our rodeo.


A: A rodeo queen is beautiful and enthusiastic. She should carry herself with pride and express joy to all of the rodeo crowd. A queen should make a positive impact on rodeo crowds by being involved in the events, gatherings, and other activities to make herself known among the fans and competitors.


The Nuyaka Riding Club organized in 1974. The club currently has 86 members who are active in Playdays, Trail Rides, Cavalcade and their club’s annual Awards Banquet.


Club Officers include: President, Laura Ashby; Vice President, Drew Morris; Secretary, Amber Pope; and Treasurer, Sherri Roberts.


Michaela Cooper


Miss Michaela Cooper brings her bright smile to our rodeo all the way from her hometown of Harrison, Ark. She represents the Lazy O Arena. Michaela is the 21-year-old daughter of Randy and Robin Cooper.


Q&A:


Q: There are many great things to love about rodeo — the tradition, the history, the excitement, the competition. What is it you love most about America’s No. 1 sport?


A: I love the family that is made from the sport of rodeo. Everyone comes together to not only be competitive and try to win some money, but to also see the friends they have made rodeo after rodeo.


Q: Share your plan for getting the next generation of rodeo fans and competitors involved in our sport.


A: I plan to educate the upcoming generations on the sport of rodeo, and promote rodeo schools and youth rodeo to get not only young cowboys and cowgirls but also spectators more involved.


Q: Define the role of a rodeo queen and her impact on our rodeo.


A: The role of a Rodeo Queen is to be a positive ambassador for the sport of rodeo. The Queen is the person who the fans and community get to see before the rodeo action begins. She gets the people ready for a week of excitement.


The Lazy O Arena was organized in 2006 and currently has 20 members who are active in Team Ropings and Cavalcade Rodeo each year. Club Officers include: President, Paul Shaver; Vice President, June Shaver; and Secretary, Cheyenne Shaver.


Sierra Sidlo


Miss Sierra Sidlo proudly wears the sash of Sisco Kids Roundup Club. Sierra is the 19-year-old daughter of Kristy Buck. She hangs her hat in Ponca City.


Q&A:


Q: If you were to describe Cavalcade to someone who has never been to a rodeo, what would you say? Or, if this is your first year, how has Cavalcade been described to you?


A: Cavalcade is a home away from home. Everyone you meet instantly becomes a Cavalcade family.


Q: Define the role of a rodeo queen and her impact on our rodeo.


A: The job of a rodeo queen requires hard work and dedication to be knowledgeable about her rodeo along with current events. A rodeo queen becomes the face of the rodeo, and promotes the traditions of the past and the present generations.


Q: Please share your favorite memory about Cavalcade. Or, if it is your first year, what is the thing you are most looking forward to?


A: My favorite memory about the Cavalcade is being able to represent and shake hands with our sponsors.


The Sisco Kids Roundup Club was organized in 2001. Currently, their membership is 145 cowboys and cowgirls who enjoy participating in America’s No. 1 Sport. Club Officers include: President, Gary Sisco; Vice President, Rusty Rennie; Secretary, Kaylee Belair; and Treasurer, Kendra Jones. This club won the All-Around Club award at the 62nd (2008) and 63rd (2009) Cavalcade rodeos.


Annie Specht


Oklahoma County cowgirl Miss Annie Specht has packed her smile and her spurs and is ready to ride for the 3J’s Roundup Club at the 73rd Cavalcade. She hails from Edmond. Annie is the 23-year-old daughter of Renee Specht.


Q&A:


Q: There are many great things to love about rodeo — the tradition, the history, the excitement, the competition. What is it you love most about America’s No. 1 sport?


A: Rodeo has had my heart from day one. I love the family-like relationships you make. It is such a


close-knit community.


Q: If you were to describe Cavalcade to someone who has never been to a rodeo, what would you say? Or, if this is your first year, how has Cavalcade been described to you?


A: This will be my first year at Cavalcade. That being said, I would tell someone that this rodeo is a week full of family friendly fun.


Q: Share your plan for getting the next generation of rodeo fans and competitors involved in our sport.


A: I plan to reach out to our youth by going to schools and explaining Rodeo. Also, by reaching out to our fans and bringing in new fans.


The 3J’s Roundup Club organized in 2008, and this year they have a membership of 40 cowboys and cowgirls. Club activities include participating in playdays, rodeos, trail rides, and parades. The 3J’s love to live the Cowboy Way. Let’s Rodeo. Club Officers include: President, Jeff Frank; Vice President, Puddin Frank; and Secretary, Jennifer Christian.


Haven Davis


Proudly representing the 4 Bar Roundup Club in the 73rd Cavalcade arena is Miss Haven Davis of Stillwater. She is the 20-year-old daughter of Tom and Shelly Davis.


Q & A:


Q: There are many great things to love about rodeo — the tradition, the history, the excitement, the competition. What is it you love most about America’s No. 1 sport?


A: What I love most about rodeo is the excitement you feel as you compete, or when others are competing alongside their equine and livestock partners; and how you can see the hard work they have put in to be where they are now.


Q: Define the role of a rodeo queen and her impact on our rodeo.


A: A rodeo queen should be a role model for the next generation of the rodeo industry, and an advocate for the agricultural industry and the western way of life.


Q: Please share your favorite memory about Cavalcade. Or, if it is your first year, what is the thing you are most looking forward to?


A: I’m looking forward to being a part of this tradition of rodeo here in Oklahoma. I’m also excited to be able to meet new rodeo fans and competitors, as well as, friends I’ve known my whole life.


The 4 Bar Roundup Club was organized in 1986. Their current membership is 48 cowboys and cowgirls who love to rodeo every year at Cavalcade. Club Officers include: President, Larry Morphew; Vice President, Curtis Morphew; Secretary, Shea Morphew; Representative, Jim Elrod.


This club holds the record for most All-Around Club awards; 4-Bar has taken home the banner an impressive 13 times.


Haven’s Sponsors: Midcon Energy, ME 3 Oilfield Services, and ME 2 Oilwell Service.


Anna Woolsey


Miss Anna Woolsey has the honor of leading the Cowpokes Roundup Club into Cavalcade 73. She makes her home in Skiatook. Anna is the 19-year-old daughter of Chris and Morgan Woolsey. The Cowpokes Roundup Club organized in 1980.


Q&A:


Q: Share your plan on getting the next generation of rodeo fans and competitors involved in our sport.


A: My first step would be to utilize social media. You can reach out to so many people on those kinds of platforms, whether that’s dates, prizes awarded, sponsor deals, and so much more.


Q: If you were to describe Cavalcade to someone who has never been to a rodeo, what would you say or if this is your first year how has Cavalcade been described to you?


A: The Cavalcade is a huge, action-packed rodeo. They have so many events that everyone of all ages can come out and enjoy. There is something for everyone.


Q: Please share your favorite memory about Cavalcade, or if it is your first year, what is the thing you are most looking forward to?


A: My best memory is the first time I went to Cavalcade and got to walk through the Grand Entry. The crowd is alive, and being in such a big pen with so much history is surreal.


The Cowpokes Roundup Club has a current roster of 90 members who enjoy an annual cookout, Hogs & Hotrods Car Show, participating in parades and Cavalcade every year. Club officers include: President, Trevor Carey, Vice President, Debbie Trower, Secretary, Debbie Trower. This club won the prestigious All-Around Club award at the 71st Cavalcade in 2017. Anna’s Sponsors are: Woolsey Trucking, Likes Land Services, Cowboy Couture, Doughnut King, San Juan Trading Company and Clint Ramsey Performance Horses.


Faith May Cotner


Proud to wear the sash of the Kellyville Roundup Club into the arena of the 73rd Cavalcade Rodeo is Miss Faith May Cotner. Faith is the 13-year-old daughter of Mark and Tami Cotner of Mounds.


Q&A:


Q: Define the role of a rodeo queen and her impact on our rodeo.


A: A rodeo queen needs to be a positive role model. There are many people looking up to her and she needs to set a good example.


Q: There are many great things to love about rodeo — the tradition, the history, the excitement, the competition. What is it that you love most about America’s number one sport?


A: It is fun. I get to meet new people and make lasting friendships. It is also exciting, and I love to compete.


Q: Please share your favorite memory about Cavalcade, or if it is your first year, what is the thing you are most looking forward to?


A: I am looking forward to representing Kellyville as their queen this year. I am also looking forward to competing in poles and breakaway roping.


The Kellyville Roundup Club began in 1974. They currently have 236 members who love hosting play days, rodeos, barrel races, bull riding, and competing at Cavalcade. Club officers include: President Neil Zimmerman, Vice President, Rick Cotner and Phil Draffin, Secretary Terry Mikles and Treasurer Vanessa Zimmerman. Faith’s sponsor is Cotner Tree & Tractor.


Hanna Belle Barbee


Hanna Belle Barbee is the representative of the Pawhuska Roundup Club . Welcome to Pawhuska, we are happy to have you at our rodeo.


Here we are at the 73rd Annual Cavalcade, and I am honored to be able to welcome you on behalf of the Pawhuska Roundup Club.


My name is Hanna Belle Barbee, I am the 15-year-old daughter of Troy and Eusty Barbee of Avant. This fall, I will be a sophomore. I have homeschooled since the third grade, which has allowed my family to stay together as we travel with my dad’s work. While on the road I do miss my horses and family, but traveling has allowed me to experience things like Niagara Falls, the Grand Canyon, and Plymouth Rock to name a few.


I am also blessed by the opportunities to come home and work in and around Pawhuska. My favorite thing to do is spend time with family and help them horseback whenever I can. I also love baking and working on beadwork.


After high school, I plan to attend college, and my interest is always changing from schools in Texas to schools in Oklahoma. I may not know yet where I’ll start, but God does. I want to study to become a pediatrician. I look forward to this week with you and working for our rodeo by helping the contestants in the Queen’s Event and our Cavalcade Queen, Delaney Cottingim. I’ve grown up helping rodeo queens at Cavalcade and this year is pretty special to me. I am very excited to serve. I want to wish everyone here a great week.


Delaney Cottingim/ 2018-19 CAVALCADE QUEEN


Welcome to the 73rd annual Cavalcade Rodeo — an event full of history and many unique traditions. It has been an honor to represent Cavalcade throughout the past year. The Cavalcade crown has presented me with so many exciting opportunities and has taken me places I could never have gone without it. I would like to give a big thanks to our board of directors — without all of your hard work Cavalcade wouldn’t be possible. I would also like to thank all of our Cavalcade sponsors for their support, as well as each club that participates in our fun filled week of Rodeo. Lastly, I would like to thank my friends and family for all of their support. I wouldn’t be where I am today without you guys. Being able to represent Cavalcade as their 72nd annual Cavalcade queen has been a dream come true and I will always cherish the time I had throughout my reign.


The 72nd annual Cavalcade Queen, Miss Delaney Cottingim, is from the little town of Oologah. She is the 18-year-old daughter of Brandy and JimBob Cottingim. Delaney is passionate about the sport of Rodeo, the western way of life, and being able to encourage the little cowboys and cowgirls to always follow their dreams. When she’s not traveling for Cavalcade, Delaney likes to spend her time with family and friends, work on her family’s ranch, and attend church. Delaney graduated from Collinsville High School and plans to continue her education at Oklahoma State University.