Jenna Rene’ Smeenk reigns as Miss Rodeo Florida for 2013. She is 24 years old and hangs her hat in beautiful Destin, Florida.
Born on a 3rd generation cattle ranch to her parents Greg and Sherry Smeenk, the western way of life began at a young age for Jenna. She has been in the saddle since before she could walk, alongside her older
sister, Trisha and younger brother, Jed. Growing up, Jenna competed in barrel racing, pole bending, goat tying and queen contests. She has had honors of competing at the National High School Finals Rodeo two times and was named a member of the Wrangler All-Star Team and 20X Extreme Team. In college, she competed on South Dakota State University’s Equestrian Team as a western rider. Jenna is also privileged to be a six year member of the Wrangler National Finals Flag Team, one of the highlights of her rodeo career. Aside from rodeo, the Smeenk’s carry on another family tradition: serving our country. Jenna and her two siblings all proudly serve in the Air National Guard. Jenna joined the military right after graduating high school and is currently a Staff Sergeant, working as an Operations Intelligence Analyst at Hurlburt Field. She has served tours in both Iraq and Afghanistan.
Jenna holds an Associate’s Degree in Communications Applications Technology from the Community College of the Air Force, and is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s of Science in Advertising as well as Political Science. In her spare time, she enjoys scuba diving and all kinds of dance – ballet, tap, jazz and hip hop. She also dedicates much of her time to community service, volunteering for the Special Olympics, Children’s Miracle Network, Harvesting Opportunities to Promote Education (HOPE) Program, Humane Society, and the Suncatcher Therapeutic Riding Center. During her 2013 reign, Jenna will travel throughout Florida and across the United States promoting the sport of rodeo and the western way of life. In December 2013, Jenna will represent Florida at the Miss Rodeo America Pageant held in Las Vegas, Nevada in conjunction with the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. www.missrodeoflorida.com