Glitz, Glamour & Rodeos

By Laci Jones

Crowned Miss Rodeo Oklahoma 2016, Sydney Spencer will travel across Oklahoma and the United States attending rodeos and events, but that is nothing out of the ordinary for this rodeo queen.

“As far back as I can remember, I’ve always been in a truck headed to the rodeo,” she explained. “Weekends and summer breaks were spent traveling to Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association and International Professional Rodeo Association rodeos while my dad competed.”

The Collinsville, Okla., native said she had never been on a family vacation without a horse trailer and horses until she was in college.

“I loved spending the summers traveling all over,” she added. “I’ve been lucky enough to travel to 32 states and three Canadian provinces doing that.”

Spencer also competed in junior rodeos. She ran barrels, tied goats and ran poles at the Northeastern Junior Rodeo Association and the Oklahoma Junior Rodeo Association. Spencer began competing in rodeo queen pageants in high school.

Read more about Sydney Spencer in the April issue of OKFR!