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Trio of young women will represent the esteemed Fourth of July event as the court

COURTESY PHOTO: KAREN MCKILLIP - (From left) Princess Jessica Lincoln, Queen Mary Olney and Princess Jenna Singer will represent the St. Paul Rodeo at other rodeos and equine events throughout the year.

The trio of young women who will represent the St. Paul Rodeo in 2023 are set.

Mary Olney, Jessica Lincoln and Jenna Singer were chosen recently as the rodeo court for the esteemed Fourth of July event. As such, they will appear at events across Oregon as ambassadors for the rodeo.

"They represent the rodeo and western industry for those attend the St. Paul Rodeo and beyond," said a release from the organization.

Olney, a 21-year-old Beavercreek resident, was named queen. Lincoln, of Hillsboro, and Sherwood's Singer fill out the court as princesses.

Olney is a 2019 graduate of Madras High School and a 2020 graduate of the Tulsa Welding School in Oklahoma. She is enrolled at Clackamas Community College and working toward an associate's degree in nursing with the hopes of becoming a pediatric nurse someday. She served as queen of the Sisters Rodeo in the past and was part of a pivot tea at Rodeo Houston in 2022.

Lincoln graduated from Liberty High School in 2020 and Portland Community College in 2021 with an associate's degree in criminal justice. She aspires to become a game warden.

Lincoln has been involved in 4-H, where she represented the state at National Congress; was the 2021 Columbia County Rodeo queen and a Canby Rodeo princess in 2022.

Singer, a Sherwood High School senior, has raised and shown livestock via 4-H and FFA at the Washington County and Oregon State fairs. She also competes in horse competitions across the nation, including at American Quarter Horse shows. She aspires to attend college to become an ultrasound technician.

The trio will preside over the St. Paul Rodeo, set in 2023 from June 30 to July 4 with performances each night and a matinees on the nation's birthday. Tickets are on sale now at www.StPaulRodeo.com and range from $20 to $60. For more information, visit the website or call 800-237-5920.


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