Sierra Peterson

2012 Miss Rodeo Nebraska

Sierra Peterson


“Enjoy the Ride”

Wow, I am blessed! I have been given the opportunity to serve the state of Nebraska and the sport of professional rodeo as Miss Rodeo Nebraska (MRN) 2012. Rodeo is a large part of my life, whether it is helping announce a youth rodeo, entering a team roping, or going back behind the chutes with my dad. I am excited to share my rodeo memories and experiences with others.

My name is Sierra Peterson, and I am the daughter of Mark and Kate Peterson of Ashland, NE. I had the honor and privilege of being crowned Miss Rodeo Nebraska 2012 during the MRN Association Inc. pageant in June at the Buffalo Bill Rodeo held in conjunction with the NEBRASKAland Days celebration in North Platte.

Growing up on the eastern side of the state, my rodeo background doesn’t always fit the mold. But, my love for horses and the sport drove me to pursue a position where I can be an ambassador for both future and current rodeo fans. My family plays a large part in my success. They are all involved in rodeo and continue to show me every day how to influence and mentor others with the sport we love.

I hold a degree in public relations from Oklahoma Christian University. In college, I was heavily involved in intramurals, campus clubs, and a mentoring program. I plan to further my education and pursue a career working for one of the sponsors of rodeo once my reign is completed.

Over the next year I will represent the state of Nebraska, the sport of rodeo, and the western way of life. Along with these things, I will also serve as an ambassador for the Teammates Mentoring program and the Miss Rodeo Nebraska Association, Inc.

MRN 2012, Sierra Peterson, won the chap award at the 2012 MRA competition. It was especially meaningful to her, as her dad, Mark, made them for her – inspired by her 5th grade Halloween costume. Congratulations Sierra!

The motto, I want to carry not only for my year as MRN, but also through the rest of my life is “Enjoy the Ride.” My 4-H leader gave me this advice right before I competed in the MRN Association Inc. pageant. It reminded me that each moment is a blessing we only get once, so take every opportunity to make memories and enjoy your time. Always remember life happens in the blink of an eye, so all you can do is “Enjoy the Ride.”

NEBRASKAland Days June 12-22, 2019