By Mitchell Willetts
Megan Travis is the uncontested Vale rodeo queen of 2017; uncontested, she says, because nobody else competed.
No other entry packets arrived, so the buckle, serape, crown, and $600 cash prize were hers from the start.
Regardless, the committee deliberated, the judges gathered, and the show proceeded just as it has for so many years before. Travis demonstrated her horsemanship, rodeo knowledge, modeling and public speaking ability, she said, even if there was nothing for comparison.
“I still went and competed like I was up against other girls, even though there were no . . .