1st Runner-up Miss Rodeo USA, Macie Estep

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The current reigning Miss Limestone Rodeo, Macie Estep, was named First Runner-up in the Miss Rodeo USA pageant in Oklahoma City, OK, this past weekend. Miss Estep competed with a slate of experienced rodeo queens from across the country during the International Finals Rodeo that culminated Sunday.

The contestants endured a week saturated with personal visits, media interviews, competition in poise, speech, fashion, horsemanship, knowledge of the sport and history of rodeo, as well as appearances at tourist attractions, schools, hospitals, and senior centers.

The competition is also a means for these ambassadors from their respective rodeos, to showcase and promote their local pageants and how they are supported by their local committee in this international endeavor. Limestone County and all of north Alabama was well represented.

In what was described as the closest competition in the history of the Miss Rodeo USA pageant, Miss Estep was mere points away from capturing the crown. What became more important to those in attendance, were the comments and observations from total strangers of how classy she was to all the contestants and the pageant directors alike. Her compassion and patience were specifically mentioned when describing her visits with children and senior citizens.

Sheriff Blakely remarked, “Macie has made all of us proud in how she represented Limestone County. She has tremendous poise and character, and she is a great role model in promoting our rodeo. Her contributions to the sport of rodeo far outweigh the winning of this single pageant. Many people remarked to us that she carried herself with much dignity in every appearance she made. We all look forward to her continued promotion of the Limestone Sheriff’s Rodeo and our Miss Limestone Rodeo pageant in the coming months.”

The 2012 Limestone Sheriff’s Rodeo will be held May 18-19, at the sheriff’s arena on Hwy. 99 in Athens. This rodeo will be our 30th Anniversary and we will try to make it a very special event.

Paul Cain
IT Director/Homeland Security Liaison/AISO
Limestone County Sheriff's Office
101 West Elm Street
Athens, AL 35611-1601
January 18, 2012

Macie Estep in the 2011 Limestone County Sheriff's
Macie Estep in the 2011 Limestone County Sheriff's
Rodeo Queen Pageant