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Miss Wyoming is a state-level pageant which sends winners to compete for the title of Miss America. The competition, which awards scholarships, is open to women aged 17 through 24.

Miss Wyoming
Formation1937
TypeScholarship pageant
Location
Membership
Miss America

Jordan Hardman of Rock Springs was crowned Miss Wyoming 2019 on June 22, 2019 at WYO Theatre in Sheridan, Wyoming. She will compete for the title of Miss America 2020.

Results summaryEdit

The following is a visual summary of the past results of Miss Wyoming titleholders at the national Miss America pageants/competitions. The year in parentheses indicates the year of the national competition during which a placement and/or award was garnered, not the year attached to the contestant's state title.

PlacementsEdit

  • 1st runners-up: Carol Held (1948)
  • 3rd runners-up: Lexie Madden (2013)
  • Top 10: Elaine Lois Holkenbrink (1953)
  • Top 15: Dorothy McKay (1947)

AwardsEdit

Preliminary awardsEdit

Non-finalist awardsEdit

  • Non-finalist Talent: Carol Rose (1969), Trish Long (1976), Carol June Wallace (1977), Kim Pring (1979)

Other awardsEdit

WinnersEdit

  •      Declared as winner
  •      Ended as a runner-up
  •      Ended as a finalist or semi-finalist
Year Name Hometown Age Local Title Miss America Talent Placement at Miss America Special scholarships at Miss America Notes
2019 Jordan Hardman[1] Rock Springs 22 Miss Gem City Clogging TBD TBD
2018 Beck Bridger[2] Sheridan 22 Miss Northeast Wyoming Vocal, "At Last"
2017 Cheyenne Buyert[3] Sheridan 19 Miss Sheridan County Vocal, "Puttin' on the Ritz" Women in Business Scholarship Finalist[4] 2nd runner-up at Miss Wyoming USA 2020 pageant[5]
2016 Jordyn Hall[6] Laramie 23 Miss South Central Jazz Dance
2015 Mikaela Shaw[7] 21 Miss University of Wyoming Violin, "Hoe-Down" from Rodeo by Aaron Copland Contestant at National Sweetheart 2013 pageant

Later Miss Wyoming USA 2017[8]
2014 Jessie Allen[9] Lander 24 Miss Fremont County Dance, "Feeling Good" Younger sister of Miss Wyoming USA 2012, Holly Allen

2nd runner-up at Miss Wyoming USA 2013 and 2014 pageants[10]
2013 Rebecca Podio[11] Newcastle 23 Miss Weston County Piano, "Fantasy" by William Joseph Contestant at National Sweetheart 2012 pageant
2012 Lexie Madden[12] Torrington 21 Miss Goshen County Original Piano Composition, "Canzone Lenta" 3rd runner-up[13] Previously Wyoming's Junior Miss 2009
2011 Catherine Brown[14] Richardson, Texas 24 Miss Albany County Pop Vocal, "Rolling in the Deep" Eligible to compete as a student at the University of Wyoming
2010 Alicia Grove Rock Springs 23 Miss Sweetwater County Jazz Dance, "Ain't No Sunshine"
2009 Anna Nelson 19 Miss Rock Springs Jazz Dance, "Summer in the City"
2008 Courtney Gifford[15] Sheridan 19 Miss Sheridan College Vocal Comedy Previously Miss Wyoming's Outstanding Teen 2005[16]

First Miss America's Outstanding Teen contestant to win a Miss America state title[citation needed]

Later Miss Wyoming USA 2013[17]
2007 Jennifer McCafferty Scottsbluff, Nebraska 24 Miss Albany County Vocal, "Gimme, Gimme" from Thoroughly Modern Millie Eligible to compete as a student at the University of Wyoming
2006 Jenileigh Sawatzke Orange County, California 24 Miss Cheyenne Aerial Silk Routine, "Defying Gravity" from Wicked Eligible to compete as a student at Laramie County Community College
2005 Heather Nicole Jackelen Jackson 24 Miss Jackson Acrobatic Dance Previously Miss Wyoming USA 2001

Later Miss Galaxy 2007[citation needed]
2004 Megan Reichert Dayton 19 Miss Dayton Semi-classical Vocal, "Poor Wand'ring One" from The Pirates of Penzance
2003 Tamara Kocher Gillette 22 Miss Gillette Dance
2002 Beth Holland 23 Vocal, "Orange Colored Sky" Assumed the title when Rothenbuehler resigned[18]
Katie Rothenbuehler 22
N/A
Relinquished the title less than 24 hours into her reign in order to accept a full-time teaching position[18]
2001 Erin Empey Casper 20 Ballet, "Cristofori's Dream" by David Lanz
2000 Kimberly Wilkerson Gillette 24 Vocal, "Everybody Says Don't" from Anyone Can Whistle Contestant at National Sweetheart 1999 pageant
1999 Elaine Dabney Lander 20 Ballet, "Somewhere Out There"
1998 Mindy Jo Baughman Rock Springs 20 Tap Dance, "Tap Your Troubles Away" from Mack & Mabel
1997 Jeffie Ventling Laramie 24 Vocal, "The Phantom of the Opera"
1996 Rebecca Darrington Gillette 19 Vocal, "100 Easy Ways to Lose a Man" from Wonderful Town Waterford Crystal Scholarship for Business Management and Marketing
1995 Dawn Marie Frantz Casper
N/A
Assumed the title of Miss Wyoming in late 1995 after Lane relinquished her title[citation needed]
Dana Lane Cheyenne 20 Classical Piano, Fantaisie-Impromptu Relinquished the title of Miss Wyoming after competing at the Miss America 1996 pageant[citation needed]
1994 Trisha Ramirez 23 Piano
1993 Deborah Maston Wheatland 21 Miss Northeast Flute
1992 Stacy Cenedese Cheyenne 21 Miss Laramie County Dance & Baton Twirling, "Hooked on Instrumentals Part 3" Later Miss Wyoming USA 1997
1991 Laurie Briggs 23 Miss Albany County Jazz Tap Dance
1990 Carolie Howe Chugwater 22 Miss Cheyenne Vocal, "My Heart Belongs to Me"
1989 Alisa Mavrotheris Cheyenne 25 Acrobatic Jazz Dance
1988 Wendi Willis Laramie 19 Miss Albany County Dance & Baton Twirling
1987 Terrilynn Hove Casper 21 Miss Laramie Vocal Medley
1986 Lacy J. Reeves Laramie 22 Miss Albany County Vocal, "You're Gonna Hear From Me" from Inside Daisy Clover
1985 Tamra Jo Dereemer Horse Creek 22 Miss Cheyenne Popular Vocal, "God Bless the USA"
1984 Annie Easterbrook Laramie 21 Miss Albany County Gymnastics Jazz Dance
1983 Heather Wallace Cheyenne 21 Miss Cheyenne Vocal, "New York, New York"
1982 Janie Hertzler 23 Miss Laramie Vocal, "Everything"
1981 Keri Borgaard 23 Miss Cheyenne Vocal Medley, "At the Crossroads" & "Hey, Look Me Over"
1980 Susan Pennington Casper 20 Miss Casper College Vocal, "The Man I Love"
1979 Karla Singer Cheyenne 19 Miss Laramie County Vocal, "Mister Melody"
1978 Kim Pring 22 Miss Cheyenne Baton Twirling, "There's No Business Like Show Business" Non-finalist Talent Award Previously Miss Wyoming USA 1975

Brought a libel lawsuit against Penthouse Magazine[citation needed]
1977 Jeanne Uphoff 21 Miss Laramie County Jazz Dance, "You've Got It Bad, Girl"
1976 Carol June Wallace Jackson 24 Miss Yellowstone Piano Medley, "Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing," "Love Story," "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head," & "Strangers in the Night" Non-finalist Talent Award Previously Miss Kentucky USA 1975[19]
Semi-finalist at Miss USA 1975 pageant

Mother of Miss Kentucky 2002, Mary Catherine Correll
1975 Trish Long Laramie 21 Miss University of Wyoming Classical Vocal, "Un Bel Di" from Madama Butterfly Non-finalist Talent Award
1974 Cheryl Johnson Cheyenne 20 Miss Laramie County Community College Modern Jazz Dance, "Scorpio" Dr. David B. Allman Medical Scholarship Named winner after original titleholder, Vicki Tomisek, resigned[citation needed]
1973 Pamela Hill Casper 20 Miss Casper College Vocal, "I Can Love"
1972 Annette Klipstein Cheyenne 22 Miss Cheyenne Classical Vocal, "Adele's Laughing Song" from Die Fledermaus Previously Wyoming's Junior Miss 1968
1971 Marsha Crandall Rock Springs 20 Miss Rock Springs Vocal Medley, "What the World Needs Now Is Love" & "The Look of Love"
1970 Jane Hutchings Cheyenne 19 Miss University of Wyoming Piano, Arabesque" by Claude Debussy
1969 Sandra Grim Casper 20 Miss Casper Vocal Medley, "People," "I Gotta Be Me," & "Free Again"
1968 Carol Rose Burns 20 Miss Cheyenne Clarinet Medley, "Clarinet Concerto" by Mozart, "Strangers on the Shore," & "Ji-da" Non-finalist Talent Award
1967 Patricia Martínez Torrington 18 Miss Torrington Classical Vocal, "Les Filles de Cadix"
1966 Susan Livreri Douglas 20 Miss Douglas Comedy Sketch
1965 Trudy Bower Freedom 19 Miss University of Wyoming Vocal, "From This Moment On"
1964 Joan Selmer Cheyenne 21 Miss Cheyenne Acro-Baton Routine
1963 Cody Neville Byron Miss Lovell Classical Piano, Fantaisie-Impromptu
1962 Gretchen Stainbrook Jackson Hole 19 Miss Jackson Musical Skit
1961 Mary Orr Sheridan 19 Miss Sheridan Dramatic Reading, "The Bride"
1960 Sharon Luond Cheyenne 18 Dramatic Monologue from Wingless Victory by Maxwell Anderson
1959 Linda Lou Phillips Laramie 19 Vocal & Dance
1958
No Wyoming representative at Miss America pageant[20][21][22][23][24]
1957
1956
1955
1954
1953 Elaine Lois Holkenbrink Torrington Fashion Display Top 10 Preliminary Swimsuit Award
1952 Ruth Francis Casper Drama
1951 Patricia Seabeck Monologue
1950 Lenore Hoffman Cheyenne
1949 Esther McLeod Sheridan
1948 Carol Held Douglas Piano, Hungarian Opus 9 by Edward MacDowell 1st runner-up
1947 Dorothy McKay Cheyenne Painting Exhibition Top 15
1946
No Wyoming representative at Miss America pageant[25][26][27][28][29]
1945
1944
1943
1942
1941 Patricia Marie Snyder Cheyenne Vocal & Dance
1940
No Wyoming representative at Miss America pageant[30][31][32]
1939
1938
1937 Mary Ann McLaughlin Riverton
1936
No Wyoming representative at Miss America pageant[33][34]
1935
1934
No national pageant was held[35]
1933
No Wyoming representative at Miss America pageant[36]
1932
No national pageants were held[35]
1931
1930
1929
1928
1927
No Wyoming representative at Miss America pageant[37][38][39][40][41][42][43]
1926
1925
1924
1923
1922
1921

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