XIT Rodeo Queen | Kaylee Mitchell

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Kaylee Mitchell

2019 XIT Rodeo Queen

Kaylee Mitchell is the 17 year old daughter of Wally and Annie Mitchell and Kim Mitchell. She has two older brothers Tate and Jake, and a younger brother Kolt. Kaylee is currently a senior at Clayton High School. She is active in the Clayton FFA chapter serving as the Parliamentarian. She enjoys showing steers and horses and had the honor of serving Union County as their Fair Queen from 2018-2019. Kaylee has played basketball competitively since 3rd grade, where she is known for being rough and tough so the community nicknamed her “scrap-iron”. The past two years her basketball team has made it to the state tournament and she hopes to make it again her senior year. She was inducted into the National Honor Society in November of 2018 and is the current President. The National Honor Society is very active in the community, volunteering several hours a month to various organizations and events. Kaylee is very passionate about rodeo. Kaylee has been passionate about horses and the sport of rodeo ever since she was able to crawl on her pony Swampy. She’s been known to where her boots and spurs to school, basketball practice and games. Her basketball coach uses the nickname ‘country‘ for her because she showed up to various basketball activities in her boots and spurs on because she spent the morning working cattle. Kaylee’s freshman and sophomore year she rodeoed in the New Mexico High School circuit. She made it to the New Mexico State Finals rodeo in the reined cow horse and the breakaway roping. Her junior year she switched to the Texas High School Rodeo circuit, she really enjoys the level of competition in Texas. Kaylee made it to the Texas High School State Finals Rodeo in the breakaway roping and the reined cow horse. Kaylee is currently sitting number one in the breakaway for Texas Region 1 and is working hard to keep that spot and move on to the state finals in June. Being crowned the 2019 XIT Rodeo Queen was a dream come true for Kaylee. She has looked up to the past queens for as long as she can remember, waiting for the day she could run herself. She is extremely excited to carry on the traditions of the XIT Rodeo and hopes that other girls look up to her in the same way. Kaylee has two horses that she uses for XIT Queen events; 10 year old Cowgirl, and 7 year Lolita. Both of these mares were raised by her Dad. After high school, Kaylee plans to attend Eastern New Mexico University and major in Ag-Business while competing on the rodeo team. Kaylee aspires to be a good role model to younger girls everywhere. Her message to them is to never give up on their dreams because anything is possible.

2020 Queen Contest Entry Packet

Past Rodeo Queens of XIT

  • 2018 Jaci Brown
  • 2017 Devan Running
  • 2016 Christiana Dickson
  • 2015 Jaiden Nixon
  • 2014 Jessica Lynn Fischbacher
  • 2013 Alyssa Nials
  • 2012 Shelby Spielman
  • 2011 Cassidy Horn
  • 2010 Danae Parman
  • 2009 Jamie Frazier
  • 2008 Laramie Wing
  • 2007 Lisa Maez
  • 2006 Bailey Bryson
  • 2005 Lindi Pritchett
  • 2004 Toree Winchell
  • 2003 Kylee Schumacher
  • 2002 Rachel Johnson
  • 2001 Erin McAdams
  • 2000 Shani Brown
  • 1999 Hollye Callis
  • 1997 Brandi Brown
  • 1996 Camie Frazier
  • 1995 Julie White
  • 1994 Mica Newman (Ellis)
  • 1993 Roxann Papay
  • 1992 Jami Allen McGaughy
  • 1991 Alicia Miller Law
  • 1990 Cindy Denny
  • 1989 Kim Hatfield
  • 1988 Michele Bailey (Spielman)
  • 1987 Jessica Austin
  • 1986 Wendy Presley
  • 1985 Tanya Wharton
  • 1984 Jolene Geroge
  • 1983 Melissa Woolley (Prather)
  • 1982 Deana Lane
  • 1981 Kim Clements McCracken
  • 1980 Annetta George Hadley
  • 1979 Lisa Harris
  • 1978 Deide Aduddell (Zieman)
  • 1977 Michelle Woolley
  • 1976 Sherre Coots (Tevebaugh)
  • 1975 Kay Carter (White)
  • 1974 Ginny Bates (Brown)
  • 1973 Shirlyne Chisum
  • 1972 Kathy Tow
  • 1971 LeVonda Nolan (Calloway)
  • 1970 Darcy Krumwiede (Karber)
  • 1969 Linda Like (Harr)
  • 1968 Caylene Caddell
  • 1967 Terri Porter
  • 1966 Nicki Hudgins
  • 1964 Sherri Bryant (Cornett)
  • 1963 Judy McNeill (Mann)
  • 1962 Paulette Gaddy (Wingate)
  • 1961 Linda Wells
  • 1960 Nancy Dee Beard (Porter)
  • 1959 Sandra Morris (McCleskey)
  • 1958 Linda Parker (Childers)
  • 1957 Beverly Peek (Pirkle)
  • 1956 Jolene Tovera (Hamilton)
  • 1955 Janice Lawrence (Ruth)
  • 1954 Nancy Storey (Kelly)
  • 1953 Carol Dominick (Nikkel)
  • 1952 Sue Robertson
  • 1951 Jimmie Sue Burnett (Chisum)