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Queen Addie Kilgore

Queen Addie Kilgore of Joseph, Oregon will reign over the 112th Pendleton Round-up September 14th - 17th, 2022. She is the 23-year-old daughter of Wes and Sherri Kilgore. Addie was the valedictorian of her high school class at Joseph Charter school where she was a three sport athlete and earned multiple honors while participating in FFA, Drama, Visual Arts and National Honor Society. She is a 2021 graduate of Oregon State University where she majored in Speech Communication and Business Marketing. She is currently about to start graduate school where she will earn her Master’s Degree in Elementary Education. Addie’s horse journey started at the age of five when she finally got her first pony from grandma and grandpa Kilgore.

It was all over from there her passion and love for horses has never ceased. Addie served as the ninth family member as Queen of the Chief Joseph Days rodeo in 2015 and had the honor of serving as one of the Round-Up Princess in 2019; continuing her love for horses and following in the footsteps of seven other family women who have served before her.

“Being Queen of the Pendleton Round-Up is a privilege of a lifetime and I am so grateful to be a part of the Round-Up family, history and continued tradition.” Notably, three of Addie’s relatives have also been inducted into the Pendleton Round-Up Hall of Fame, including John Spain, Bonnie Tucker-Blankenship and Harley Tucker.

“Being able to honor my family's background combined with the amazing heritage and traditions of the Pendleton Round-Up is one of the greatest honors that I have ever had.” Said Addie. “I was raised in an environment that mimics the cowboy way; a strong work ethic, a love and commitment to family, a respect for animals, and kindness. Let ‘er Buck 2022!” Queen Addie will share her reign with four well qualified Princesses selected from a wide field of applicants.


Princess Brooklynn Been, of Pendleton, Oregon is the 19-year-old daughter of Curtis and Jaime Been. She graduated from Pendleton High School in 2020 as a member of the National Honor Society and made the honor roll. Brooklynn is currently attending Washington State University where she is pursuing her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing. Her involvement within her sorority, Kappa Alpha Theta, and nursing clubs have helped her grow as a leader in the college setting. She proved her showing skills through 4-H and FFA by showing sheep for 7 years. Her riding experiences started at a very young age where she would compete at the Mustangers playdays.

Throughout her high school career, she was very involved in High School Rodeo where she competed in various events, pole bending being her favorite where she qualified multiple times for State Finals. “I loved being a part of the rodeo world where everyone helps each other out even while competing against one another.” Her father made many appearances at the Pendleton Round-Up competing in Steer Wrestling. Brooklynn has grown up around the rodeo setting whether it’s watching her dad compete or herself competing. At a young age, her mother was also a princess on the Philomath Frolic Rodeo court and was very involved behind the scenes for the Happy Canyon show. “I am so excited to have the opportunity to be a princess on this year's Round-Up Court and cannot wait to represent not only my hometown rodeo, but the best rodeo in the world.”


Princess Cloe Davis, of Adams, Oregon is the 19-year-old daughter of Berk and Cindy Davis. She is pursuing a degree in Agriculture at Blue Mountain Community College. She is a Dean’s list student and represents the school as an athlete on the volleyball team and as the Associated Student Government Vice President. Cloe graduated from Weston McEwen High School where she was actively involved as a three-sport athlete, honors student, and FFA member. She earned her FFA State Degree, was her chapter's acting president, and was awarded the DEKALB Agriculture Accomplish Award. Cloe continues to pursue her passion for Agriculture with her work at the OSU Agriculture Research Station.

Cloe comes from a family with a rich history of involvement in Pendleton Round-Up and Happy Canyon, including court royalty, directors, volunteers, and rodeo participants. Cloe has continued this tradition with her own involvement as a participant in the Happy Canyon Pageant, as a pennant bearer, and as a 1910 Room volunteer. Cloe has been horseback since before she could walk and rode in her first Westward Ho! Parade at just 18 months old. She learned her horsemanship skills from growing up on her family’s farm and ranch, helping work cattle, and from barrel racing competitively. She was a member of the Valley Girls Barrel Racing Association and Pioneer Posse. She also helped in the breeding and raising of the horses she will be using for this year’s Pendleton Round-Up.

“I am honored to have the opportunity to represent an association that celebrates the western way of life and the people that keep it alive every day.”

Princess Madeline Hales

Princess Madeline Hales, of Pendleton, Oregon is the 20-year-old daughter of Mark and JoAnna Hales. Madeline is a 2020 graduate of Pendleton High School. While in high school, Madeline was a member of National Honor Society, Leadership Program, and won back-to-back OSAA State Dance & Drill Championships. She is currently a sophomore at Oregon State University, where she is on the honor roll and pursuing a degree in Marketing. The Pendleton Round-Up has always been a significant part of Madeline’s life ever since she attended her first show at just nine months old. She has been volunteering at the rodeo for many years, most notably helping with set-up, take-down, and riding in parades. Madeline comes from a long line of past Round-Up Royalty and Directors that includes her great grandfather, grandfather, grandmother, father, mother, aunt, uncle, and cousins. Her Grandpa Bob and Great Grandpa John are past presidents of the Pendleton Round-Up and inductees of the Pendleton Round-Up and Happy Canyon Hall of Fame.

In 2021, Madeline had the privilege of riding the most recent Hall of Fame inductee, Badger, in the Westward Ho! Parade. This was a particularly special moment for her and the family, as she had grown up next door to Badger and watched him in countless Round-Up’s. Madeline grew up on the family wheat farm outside Adams, Oregon where she spends her summers working harvest. In her free time, she enjoys riding her horse, Willow, through the family wheat fields and looks forward to riding her in the grand entry come the second week of September, 2022. “This year will mark 30 years since my mom was a Round-Up princess and I am truly honored to be able to follow in her footsteps and represent the Round-Up, my hometown, and my family. Let’er Buck!''

Princess Alexa Marandas

Princess Alexa Marandas, of Sauvie Island, Oregon is the 19-year-old daughter of Steve Marandas and the late Johna Marandas. She grew up in the rural farm community of Sauvie Island, Oregon, and has also spent all of her summers since childhood in Long Creek, Oregon. Alexa graduated Lincoln High School in 2020 where she was inducted into the National Honors Society, was on the varsity track and equestrian teams, and was the editor of the school yearbook. She is now a sophomore at Oregon State University and is pursuing an honors degree in Biology with a focus on Pre-Veterinary Medicine. At Oregon State, she serves as the President of the three-day eventing team, and is in the Honors College’s Pre-Veterinary Scholars program.

Alexa is most at home horseback; whether she is helping on the family ranch or competing in the sport of three day eventing you can almost always find her with her horses. She has many equine related accomplishments, including multiple 4-H Grand Champion titles, many local level top placings, several National Championship qualifications and her USPC HA Certification. Her family’s involvement at the Round-Up began with her great grandparents, Bob and Betty Byer. Combined, they have 75 years of Round-Up volunteerism under their belts, 8 of which Bob spent on the Board of Directors. In 2013, the Byers were the Grand Marshals of the Round-Up. Alexa states, “Keeping the sport of rodeo and the western way of life alive have always been very important to me; I am so honored and excited to serve on this court and do my part in preserving what we do.”
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