The Miss Rodeo Kentucky, Inc. Board of Directors is pleased to announce Kelsey Danielle McCrite as your Miss Rodeo Kentucky 2021. Through this title, she will travel the nation representing Miss Rodeo Kentucky, Inc., the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, agriculture and the Western lifestyle. In December 2021, she will go to Las Vegas, Nevada, to compete for the coveted title of Miss Rodeo America 2022. 


            Kelsey is the 20-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Danny McCrite. She resides in Murray, Kentucky. Kelsey graduated from Egyptian Senior High School in 2018 as Valedictorian of her class with high honors and a 5.0 GPA. She served as BETA Club President, Science Club President, and was a member of the Student Council. Kelsey served as President of Egyptian Senior High School’s FFA Chapter and competed in Horse Judging, Livestock Judging, Soils Judging and Parliamentary Procedure. In 2018, she earned her Kentucky State FFA Degree. She is also an alumnus of 4H, where she actively showed horses, swine, beef cattle and Boer goats. 


Kelsey was also a member of the Illinois High School Rodeo Association and Western Kentucky Little Britches Rodeo Association. She qualified for the NHSFR in Breakaway Roping and was a 3-time qualifier to the NLBRA Finals in Breakaway Roping, Goat Tying, Pole Bending and Trail Course. Kelsey was given the distinguished honor of being the Wrangler NLBRA Scholarship winner in 2018. 


            After completing her secondary education, Kelsey chose to attend Murray State University. She is in her Sophomore year of pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Pre-Veterinary Medicine. Kelsey is a competing member on the Murray State University Rodeo Team, which is sanctioned under the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association in the Ozark Region. She serves as the team’s secretary and competes in Goat Tying, Breakaway Roping and Barrel Racing. 


            During her free time, Kelsey enjoys teaching vacation bible school and Sunday school classes. After completing her Undergraduate degree, she plans to attend Veterinary school and one day open her own large animal practice. The Miss Rodeo Kentucky Pageant is thrilled to have Kelsey representing the Bluegrass State as “Kentucky’s First Lady of Professional Rodeo” in 2021.