Raised in northeastern Oklahoma, Kodi Smalygo is proud to call Skiatook her hometown. Growing up on her family’s small cattle operation, she has learned the value of hardwork, the importance of humbleness, the key principle of family, and most importantly, her love for horses. The Agriculture industry has molded a path for Kodi, a path that gifts her with the opportunity to represent the State of Oklahoma, the western way of life, and the sport of rodeo as Miss Rodeo Oklahoma 2019. Growing up she realized the impact teachers left on their students’ lives, which ultimately pushed Kodi to become a teacher. Kodi is pursuing a degree in Elementary and Secondary Education with plans of attending Oklahoma State University to further her education. As an ambassador of the sport of rodeo, Kodi will make appearances anywhere from Woodward Elks Rodeo in Oklahoma, The Ram National Circuit Finals in Kissimmee, Florida, all the way to Cheyenne Frontier Days in Cheyenne, Wyoming. As her year comes to end, she will compete for the prestigious title of Miss Rodeo America at the Miss Rodeo America pageant in Las Vegas, Nevada during the famed Wrangler National Finals Rodeo which is held every year in December.