Erin is the 17-year old daughter of John and Tammy Olexsy from Ellensburg, Washington. She is graduating from Ellensburg High School in June 2018. Erin has been taking classes at Central Washington University in the Running Start Program. Her life-long ambition is to get her Veterinary degree and specialize in Equine dentistry with a minor in Psychology. Erin loves spending time with family and doing volunteer work. She is the current Ellensburg Rodeo Queen and volunteers at Spirit Therapeutic Riding Center for disabled, volunteers at Valley Veterinary, and works for her family's business. Rodeo is a huge part of Erin's life and her family's. She grew up competing in 4-H, FFA, PSHA, Barrel Club, and carrying. Sponsor flags. Erin said that she is honored to be a title holder to have the opportunity to meet and share her love of Rodeo because "It's the GREATEST show on dirt".
Elysa Villasenor is the 18-year old daughter of Jonathan and Isela Duarte of Kennewick, WA. She graduated from Richland High School in June 2018. She grew up on the back of a horse and never got off. From showing in 4-H to Jr Rodeos and Washington High School Equestrian Teams, there has never been a time in her life that she was not either training horses or competing. Elysa will be continuing her education at Columbia Basin College in fall 2018 to pursue a career in the medical field and compete as a college rodeo athlete as well.
Vanora is the 17 year old daughter of Doug and Kim Washburn of Poulsbo, Washington. She is the 3rd generation born and raised on their family farm. Vanora’s Grandpa planted the seed of Western Life with his love for land, livestock, faith and country. She is looking forward to sharing this beloved lifestyle through the platform of Miss Teen Rodeo Washington. Rodeo and horse showing has been an important part of Vanora’s life. She competes in the American Quarter Horse Association, Junior Rodeo, local horse shows and barrel races. Her favorite events include reining, cutting, working cow horse, barrel racing, pole bending, ranch riding and showmanship. Through the help and guidance of her coach she was able to win two championship titles at the 2017 AQHA L1 Championships in Las Vegas, Neveda. In the future Vanora hopes to continue competing with her horse while attending college majoring in Political Science.