There are five contestants vying for positions on the 2020 Ellensburg Rodeo Royal Court, according to a news release.

Jordyn Arlt, Cora Clift, Ellie Dyk, Abbey Roberts and Clara Van Orman are all vying for the crown.

Jordyn Arlt is the daughter of John and Kelly Arlt. Jordyn attends Central Washington University in pursuit of her bachelor’s degree.

Cora Clift is the daughter of Kerry and Brigid Clift. Cora is a Junior at Ellensburg High School with aspirations to attend Texas A&M after graduation.

Ellie Dyk is the daughter of Rebecca Dyk and Tracy Violmore. Ellie is a senior at Ellensburg High School while taking running start classes at Central Washington University.

Abbey Roberts is the daughter of Justin Roberts and Candice Tipton. Abbey is a senior at Ellensburg High School while taking running start classes at Central Washington University.

Clara Van Orman is the daughter of Rodney and Caron Van Orman. Clara is attending Washington State University School of Nursing and plans to graduate spring of 2020.

The 2020 Ellensburg Rodeo Royal Court Pageant will begin on Oct. 19 with a full day of events for the five contestants. The girls begin their day with a written test followed by personal interviews.

Horsemanship will begin at 2 p.m. and is open to the general public so please come down to the Ellensburg Rodeo Arena and support the contestants. A meet and greet will follow in the Gold Buckle Room and the contestants will conduct media interviews.

The Ellensburg Rodeo is bringing in five outside judges with various backgrounds for our pageant. The judges will be released on our social media pages so remember to follow the Ellensburg Rodeo to stay in the know.

The 2020 Ellensburg Rodeo Royal Court Coronation will be on Jan. 25, 2020 at Central Washington University Student Union and Recreation Center Ballroom. The night will begin at 5 p.m. with a no-host social hour, 6 p.m. dinner and program at 7 p.m. The contestants will model, give a prepared speech and answer impromptu questions, concluding in the crowning of the 2020 Royal Court. Tickets will be available in November by contacting the Ellensburg Rodeo Ticket Office at 1-800-637-2444.


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