Meet 2016 Miss Rodeo South Dakota – Mikayla Sich

Mikayla Sich is the 22-year-old daughter of Kevin and Molly Sich.  She is from Brookings, SD and is a senior at SDSU, pursuing a degree in journalism with an emphasis on broadcasting.  Upon completion of her studies, Mikayla hopes to work in the field of agriculture, focusing on broadcasting. She is humbled and honored to represent the state of South Dakota and our official state sport of Rodeo as your 2016 Miss Rodeo South Dakota.

Miss Rodeo South Dakota 2016 – MIkayla Sich

A MESSAGE from the MRSD 2016 Reigning Queen…Mikayla Sich…

The Black Hills Roundup is where this life changing adventure started for me. What an historic rodeo, and a hard working committee. I am so grateful and honored for the hospitality and generosity that the Miss Rodeo South Dakota Organization receives from the Black Hills Roundup. Thank you for hosting our pageant for all these 53 years. So far I’ve traveled to Colorado, Florida, Nebraska, North Dakota, Minnesota, Oklahoma, and all over the state of South Dakota. Traveling to other states and experiencing their rodeos has always brought me so much pride as I represent the great state of South Dakota. South Dakota is home to some very talented cowboys and cowgirls, the best stock contractors that produce consistent NFR quality stock, the most hospitable rodeo committees, and hard working fellow rodeo queens who love their job and take it very seriously. It is a combination of all these things that make this year one I will cherish for the rest of my life.

To my support system, Mom and Dad thank you so much for all that you do for me, and believing in me when I didn’t believe in myself. Nater bug, thanks for always taking the time to call or talk to me while I’m on the road, love you bud. G.. thank you so much for everything, I couldn’t ask for a better sister and best friend, you’ve always been there for me and I can’t thank you enough. Nick, thank you for keeping my feet on the ground, keeping me humble, and always making sure I stay true to myself. Grandma and Grandpa, thank you for always reminding me to be beautiful on the inside, for pushing me to always do my best. I truly appreciate you both  and all that you’ve done for me to make this year a reality.

Jerry Westphal..the MRSD Board is thankful to have your constant support, and I am extremely appreciative of how far above and beyond you have gone to make my year outstanding. Ted and Kathy.. thank you for all of your support since day one, and all  that you both do for the MRSD organization and myself. Cindy.. thank you for loving me for who I am, thank you for the constant love and unfailing support, and lastly thank you for always having my back. I will treasure our relationship always. To the past MRSD’s.. Mckenzie Haley, Courtney Peterson, Kristina Maddocks, and Melynda Sletten, thank you for all the help this year. The great people I have in my life have been an asset to me and I hope to make you all proud.

To the contestants, good luck this week, but most importantly always remember to be bea-YOU-tiful!

Mikayla Sich
Miss Rodeo South Dakota 2016