2020-2021 Miss Rodeo Alaska
Kelsy Jo Konkright
Kelsy Jo Konkright grew up in Yakima, Washington, training and competing gymnastics, camping and trail riding in the mountains, and competing with her horses in 4-H and Washington High School Equestrian Team, in addition to helping her family in the Thoroughbred Racing Industry at Emerald Downs in Auburn, WA. She moved to Alaska in 2013 to attend the University of Alaska Anchorage and compete for their collegiate gymnastics team while earning her bachelor’s degree in Geological Sciences. While attending UAA, Kelsy got introduced to Rodeo Alaska and worked to be involved in any way she could. In 2016 she began attending the University of Nevada, Las Vegas where she earned a master’s degree in Geoscience in 2019 before returning to Alaska and earning the title of Miss Rodeo Alaska. As Miss Rodeo Alaska 2020-2021 she faced many setbacks but persevered and traveled the country representing rodeo and The Last Frontier. She now teaches online geology and geography courses for UNLV remotely, from wherever her travels take her. Kelsy also enjoys working with up-and-coming rodeo queens to hone their skills, and is the Vice President of Miss Rodeo Alaska, Inc. and a board member for the Miss Columbia River Circuit Pageant. When she’s not riding, rodeoing, at the track, or teaching classes, Kelsy likes to spend her time outdoors, rock climbing, kayaking, and snowboarding. Eventually, Kelsy plans to transition back to teaching in-person courses at a local college or university.