Ragsdale crowned TVE rodeo queen

Taryn Ragsdale holds back tears as she is crowned Miss Rodeo Trinity Valley Exposition at Saturday night's rodeo in Liberty. Passing on the title to her is the 2021 Miss Rodeo Trinity Valley Exposition Saige LeNormand (left). (Photo courtesy of Magana Media and TVE)

On the last night of rodeo events on Saturday, Oct. 22, Taryn Ragsdale was crowned the 2022 Miss Rodeo Trinity Valley Exposition.

Ragsdale, 17, is the daughter of Joel and Jessica Ragsdale of Dayton, and the granddaughter of David and Wendy Hilton of Dayton, Lisa and Lane Cross of Franklin, Texas, and Sheila and Leon Ragsdale of Chowchilla, Calif.

Ragsdale is a homeschooled student and will graduate next summer. Afterward, she plans to attend cosmetology school.

The TVE queens court is comprised of Kylea Sopchak, Reva Mosley, Hana Lindsey, Laynie Strickhausen, Sarah Bush, Taryn Ragsdale, Saige LeNormand, Kendyl Cain, Mary Dowdell, Kylie Newkirk, Annabell Lindsey and Bella Elliott. (Photo courtesy of Magana Media and TVE)

Her hobbies include riding horses, roping and serving at her church, Dayton Christian Center. Her mom says that when she sees a need, she tries to meet it. Through their church, they visit with elderly and sick people in nursing homes and children in an orphanage in Woodville, Texas.

Ragsdale succeeds the 2021 rodeo queen Saige LeNormand.

The first runner-up this year is Laynie Strickhausen and the second runner-up is Mary Dowdell.

TVE also crowned Sarah Bush as 2022 Miss Rodeo Teen Trinity Valley Exposition and Kylea Sopchak as the runner-up for teen queen.

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