Reigning over the rodeo |

Reigning over the rodeo

Photo by Ryan Salm/Sierra SunMattie Bronson was the winner of the Miss Truckee Rodeo pageant.

Miss Truckee Rodeo has been crowned.

The Truckee Donner Horsemen held their rodeo queen pageant at the McIver Arena on Sunday. The winner of the Queen competition was 17-year-old Mattie Bronson, above. Two princesses were chosen to round out her court: Clarise Bankus, 13, and Carley O’Connell, 12. The three girls will be spending the year promoting Western Week and the Truckee Rodeo in parades, civic events and Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association sanctioned rodeos throughout California and Nevada.

Western Week and the Truckee Championship Rodeo will be held Aug. 6-14. For more information, call 587-5555 or visit

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