From left to right: 2020 CJD Queen contenders, Destiny Wecks, Casidee Harrod, and Brianna Micka
Casidee Harrod is the daughter of Ron and Cheryl Harrod and has an older brother, Boone. Born and raised in beautiful Enterprise, Oregon, she is fortunate enough to be close to both maternal and paternal grandparents – family is very important to her.
Casidee is a Junior at Enterprise High school, where she maintains a high GPA of 3.8. She is a member of the National Honor Society and has been on the honor roll multiple times.
Casidee is a committed member of the Varsity basketball team, where she has been awarded scholar athlete since she was a freshman. She plans on graduating High School and attending a four-year university for a degree in agriculture.
Volunteers are what make community events work. Casidee has spent many hours from helping out with the annual Elk Christmas baskets for less fortunate families to our very own rodeo.
It takes more than 300 volunteers to run Chief Joseph Days Rodeo, and Casidee is one of them. From taking tickets and stamping hands for rodeo fans to setting up the signature table every night for fans to get an autograph from their favorite contestant, visiting royalty, and of course, Chief Joseph Days Royalty.
Casidee’s hobbies include showing horses, jumping, barrel racing, working with her yearling, and anything else that involves horses. She also enjoys livestock, FFA competitions, playing sports, hiking, and spending time with family and friends.
Additional accomplishments include serving as a member of the 2016-2017 Wallowa County 4-H Court as well as the 2017-2018 Elgin Stampede as Princess. She has been an FFA Committee Chair, FFA Greenhand Officer, and the FFA Junior Advisor; she attended the National FFA Convention and won State FFA in Entrepreneurship Proficiency. Casidee has been a member of the Wallowa County Horse Bowl and Hippology team and competed at Oregon State Fair with her horses and public speaking. She also won all-around showman and all-around livestock showman. In addition, she has been president for the Nez Perce Roders Horse 4- Club for the last three years.
“I have always looked up to the Chief Joseph Days Rodeo Court and hope to act as a role model to the younger cowgirls that are just like me. I want to share our amazing rodeo and beautiful county and give back to the community that has done so much for me.”
Brianna Micka is honored to represent the 75th annual Chief Joseph Days Rodeo. She is the daughter of Jeff and Brenda Micka and the youngest of five siblings. Her brothers are Cody, Jacob, Tyler, and Jared. She values her close-knit family which also includes her grandparents Jerry Micka, Rod Maesner and Greg and Joan Felker along with sisters-in-law, Miranda and Shiann.
Brianna is a 17 year old Junior at Joseph Charter School. She is a Scholar-Athlete, competing on both the Varsity Volleyball and Basketball teams and is a Junior Advisor for the Joseph FFA chapter. Brianna is dedicated to her school, FFA, 4H and other organizations in which she has held many leadership roles. She maintains active enrollment in the National Honor Society through her current GPA of 4.00 and challenges herself by taking college-level courses. Brianna intends to continue her education at a university to become an Agricultural Education teacher.
Brianna credits much of her success to her involvement from a young age in FFA and 4H. In 2019, she received her FFA Chapter Degree along with being a State Equine Proficiency winner and competed and won the FFA Individual Livestock Judging and 4H Horse Judging at the Eastern Oregon Livestock Show. Brianna has been an Oregon State qualifier with her fantastic show horse Rusty and was ranked in the top 10% of all competitors across all classes, along with receiving three Medallions of Excellence. Brianna served as the 2017-18 Elgin Stampede Rodeo Queen and will forever treasure this experience. She is very grateful for her wonderful leaders, advisors, and others who have helped her along the way.
Brianna enjoys being a part of the Chief Joseph Days Tuckerettes, Wallowa County Barrel Club, Nez Perce Riders 4H Club, competing in horse shows, barrel races, and ranch rodeos. She also loves cattle drives, lake days, hiking and spending time with her friends and family. Brianna has volunteered many hours for local community events and causes. It’s a great feeling to give back. Her favorite is helping younger children reach their goals, whatever they may be. From giving an encouraging word, riding lessons or playing one on one basketball, the interaction is so enriching.
A true Wallowa County Girl, nothing makes Brianna more proud than the community in which she was born and raised that includes the biggest event of the year, “Chief Joseph Days Rodeo!”. She strives to be the best role model that she can be for future generations of cowgirls and cowboys and teach them that with hard work and dedication, dreams can come true.
Join her on this amazing ride and “Feel the Thunder!”
Destiny is happy to be a member of the 75th Annual Chief Joseph Days Rodeo Court. Born and raised in Wallowa County, she is a 15-year-old sophomore at Enterprise High School. She lives with her parents, Jeffrey and Vixen, and her older brother Jalyn on the family ranch outside of Enterprise. Her grandparents, Monte and Sue Radford, live down the road un Hurricane Creek; Paul and Kathleen Wecks live in Lostine.
Destiny loves anything horses, from open horse shows, 4-H, and running barrels with her horse Whisper. Their partnership has won many buckles and honors. They attended Oregon State Fair for three years in a row participating in gaming events jumping and performance classes. In 2019, she was honored to win her 4th All-Around Wallowa County 4-H Fair Horse Award, the Lilian Beach Memorial Award. Lilian was Destiny’s maternal great-grandmother. Destiny’s Mom Vixen, who was Chief Joseph Days Queen in 1990, had also won the Lilian Beach Memorial Award in the past. Destiny was a member of the Wallowa County 4-H Horse Classics Team and earned state-qualifying presentations for three years. She was a member of the 2018-2019 Wallowa County 4-H Court and is a five-year member of the Mountain High Broncs & Bulls Drill Team. In addition, she has lead the Chief Joseph Days Grand Entry for two years and was 2015 Junior Miss Rodeo Oregon.
Destiny spends her summers working on the ranch helping with riding lessons, trail rides, and training horses. She also loves showing her beef and swine projects in FFA. She is looking forward to her State FFA degree and hopes to win proficiencies in horse, beef, and swine. Aside from her love of baking, art, and listening to music, Destiny loves to go mushroom hunting, camping, and exploring parts of the US with her family on road trips. Her passion for writing and photography has learned her becoming a student columnist for the Wallowa County Chieftain, and her photography has won Best of Show at the Wallowa County Fair.
Destiny plans to attend Oregon State University to pursue a degree in Veterinary Science after she graduates from High school. She hopes to compete for the title of Miss Teen Oregon as well as Miss Rodeo Oregon in the future.
Destiny is super excited to become part of the history of Wallowa County by becoming part of the Chief Joseph Days Rodeo family.