For more than a half century, Woodlake cowboys have paid tribute to young horsewomen in our community by crowning an annual Rodeo Queen. Barbara Ainley, from Three Rivers, was crowned as the first Rodeo Queen of Woodlake in 1949.

The Miss Woodlake Lions Rodeo contest is held annually to select a young lady to serve as a positive role model representing the Woodlake Lions Club and Woodlake Lions Rodeo throughout the year at the Woodlake Lions Rodeo, at professional rodeos throughout the California Circuit, and within the local Woodlake and Tulare County community. After competing in three contest categories (Horsemanship: 50 percent; Poise, Personality & Appearance: 25 percent; and Ticket Sales: 25 percent), the newly-crowned queen receives a saddle, crown, belt buckle and sash. Prizes are also awarded to all category winners and runner-ups.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Willing and able to fulfill all of the “queen’s responsibilities” during her reign

  • Single, never married, without children, and have not had any children previously

  • Never previously held the title of Miss Woodlake Lions Rodeo

  • A minimum of 16 years old, but not older than 24 years of age as of the date of the initial orientation meeting


The Woodlake Lions Rodeo Queen Committee works with the contestants each year in the contest categories, preparing them not only for the Miss Woodlake Lions Rodeo competition, but for future contests at other rodeo associations.

Applications for the Miss Woodlake Lions Rodeo contest are available January 1 of each year. If you are interested in representing the Woodlake Lions Rodeo as our official royalty, please follow us on Facebook or visit our website to download the application.

Visiting Royalty:  Let us know you're coming by filling out the form linked below!

Miss Woodlake Lions Rodeo


Macie Kulikov is 19 years old, from Sanger, California, and graduated from Clovis East High School in 2020.  She currently attends California State University, Fresno, majoring in Animal Science, and competes on the Fresno State Bulldogs Rodeo Team.  After she graduates from Fresno State, she plans on becoming a certified Equine Chiropractor.  Macie was an active member of the California High School Rodeo Association throughout her high school years, and qualified for the 2019 National High School Rodeo Finals in the event of pole bending.  Besides high school rodeo, Macie has been involved in Fairmont 4-H and Clovis FFA.  Her favorite hobbies include riding dirt bikes and eating ice cream.  

In December 2020, Macie was also crowned the Pole Bending World Champion at the Junior World Finals!  

Macie Kulikov

Miss Woodlake Lions Rodeo 2020-2021

The Miss Woodlake Lions Rodeo Contest is presented by 

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Barbara Ainley

The first Miss Woodlake Lions Rodeo, circa 1949

1949 – Barbara Ainley

1950 – Frances Jean Wells

1956 – Linda Pardue

1957 – Pat Chappell

1958 – Monica Robinson-Pizura

1959 – Carolyn Chappell

1960 – Jeannie Fultz-Vonkonsky

1961 – Dorothy Moore-Peck

1962 – Linda Ragle-Barter

1963 – Joan Ferry-Smith

1964 – Cynthia Hansen

1965 – Jackie Horton

1966 – Gayle Diamond

1967 – Linda Keller-Sankoff

1968 – Candy Mann

1969 – Barbie Ruth

1970 – Kathie McGill-Hargrove

1971 – Patsy Sanchez

1972 – Donna McGee

1973 – Anne Dudley

1974 – Cindy Furman-Redfearn

1975 – Cindy Randell-Robinson

1976 – Desiree Longbotham

1977 – Susie Sanchez-Medina

1978 – Cathy Davis

1979 – Kim Van Fossen

1980 – Joy Sweeney-Aiello

1981 – Donna Wells

1982 – Julie Johnson-Hawes

1983 – Danielle Mayer

1984 – Valerie Hayward

1985 – Debbie Costa

1986 – Kimberly Joramo-Melancon

1987 – Joanna Herrera-Howard

1988 – Erin Suzy Sweeney

1989 – Monica Rodriguez

1990 – Sara Crumly-Taylor

1991 – Melissa Wood

1992 – Rebecca Vincent

1993 – Fidela Rodriguez

1994 – Pamela Wood-Konishi

1995 – Trisha Whiteside-Perez

1996 – Heather Warren

1997 – Nakoma Roberts

1998 – Tami Tarbell-Lea

1999 – Andrea Whiteside-Searcy

2000 – April Tyler

2001 – Corrine Ainley-Manes

2002 – Alisha Nelson-Perret

2003 – Kara Morris-Fanning

2004 – Audra Ainley-Wyngarden

2005 – Kendra Burkheimer-Abercrombie

2006 – Crystal Hasson-Grimmer

2007 – Alex Cervantes

2008 – Mindy Garrison

2009 – Jennifer Murphy-Tilley

2010 – Tarah Rowland-Baker

2011 – Justine Day

2012 – Matlyn Matta-Hoffman

2013 – Amanda Lawrence-Willis

2014 – Markie Hageman

2015 – Cierra Wittig

2016 – Morgan Moisi

2017 – Kelsey Story

2018 – Chloe Boling

2019 – Ellie Hilvers

2020-21 – Macie Kulikov

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