2018 Silver Spur Rodeo Royalty
2018 Yuma Jaycee’s Silver Spur Rodeo Queen: Kensy Adame
The eighteen-year-old daughter of Joe and Rebecca Adame has a goal to promote and educate the public about rodeo. Kensy’s great-grandfather competed in Arizona rodeos and her family has deep roots in the Yuma County ranching and agriculture community. She values the traditions of ranching, agriculture, and rodeo, and is excited to share her passion for the lifestyle. Kensy has competed for years; Yuma Progressive Barrel Racing Association, 4H Equine, high school rodeo, and jackpot barrel races. She currently studies at Arizona Western College and will be transferring to Central Arizona College, where she will college rodeo and finish her degree. Kensy would like to recognize Blaisdale Steakhouse and Mexican food for their friendship and support.
2018 Yuma Jaycee’s Silver Spur Rodeo Teen Queen: Kaitlynn Salter
Nothing gets a young girl’s attention like a rodeo queen running a hot lap! That is all it took for fifteen-year-old Kaitlynn, the daughter of Deana and Eli Salter, to be inspired at a young age to be a rodeo queen, and to then be the one to inspire younger girls. She has prepared herself by working with Saddles of Joy as a volunteer, 4H Equine, competing at YPBRA, and riding and training her horse. She also plays the violin and sings. A sophomore at KOFA High School, Kaitlynn is excited for what the future holds and hopes to show people that anyone can do anything if they put their mind to it. She also thanks those who have graciously supported her in this journey and her contestant sponsor Charmaine Cortesio.