Sturgis woman named Miss Rodeo South Dakota 2020
STURGIS, S.D. – When Miss Rodeo South Dakota held their two-day pageant earlier this November, Martina Loobey, 21, of Sturgis, was named Miss Rodeo South Dakota 2020 Lady-in-Waiting.
According to Miss Rodeo South Dakota, Inc., the official affiliate of Miss Rodeo America, the competition included categories such as horsemanship, speech, photogenics, congeniality/personality and appearance. Along with the title of Miss Rodeo South Dakota 2020, Loobey was the winner of all the categories except photogenics.
Loobey will officially be crowned Miss Rodeo South Dakota 2020 by her predecessor Jordan Tierney on January 11, 2020 during her coronation at the Sturgis Armory.
Social hour for that event is scheduled for 5 p.m. The coronation is the biggest fundraiser of Miss Rodeo South Dakota’s reign. There will be both a live and silent auction open to the public, and attendance is welcomed and encouraged.
Loobey has also been awarded the opportunity to represent South Dakota in the Miss Rodeo America 2021 Pageant. The Miss Rodeo America Pageant is held in December each year, in conjunction with the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas, Nev.
This year also marked the crowning of the first Teen Miss Rodeo South Dakota, with Shannon Rebelein, 16, of Brookings, being awarded the crown. Chosen from a pool of six contestants, Rebelein was also awarded Appearance, Congeniality/Personality, and Horsemanship.