Gabriella Madraso, a graduate of Mineral County High School Class of 2010, was named Miss Reno Rodeo at a coronation at the the Peppermill on June 13. Madraso will be the 2015 Miss Reno Rodeo, a year-round goodwill ambassador of the rodeo and its foundation. The duties include a busy public relations schedule ranging from visiting local schools in conjunction with the Reno Rodeo Reading Round Up, to representing the Reno Rodeo at professional rodeo’s throughout the nation.
Madraso is originally from Hawthorne but now calls Reno home. Her father, Troy Madraso and Cheri Clendenning, both still reside here as do extended members of her family. Madraso was a member of the high school rodeo team while in Hawthorne. She could be seen nights and weekends at the local arena roping with her father. She is now currently attending the University of Nevada, Reno where she is in the Secondary Education Teacher Prep Licensure Program where and is working towards her Bachelors of Arts in Secondary Education with an emphasis in English. When not studying, she works as a substitute teacher for the Washoe County School District as well for Bishop Manogue Catholic High School.
In her free time, she enjoys team roping and riding horses – especially with her father, Troy. She also enjoys spending time fishing; barrel racing; breakaway roping; and spending time with her family and friends, which usually involves good food.
Madraso is the first rodeo queen who called Mineral County home.