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Meet Lexi Specchio; Newly Chosen Adelanto Rodeo Queen

ADELANTO— The Adelanto Rodeo is still more than two-and-a-half months away, but one task is off the checklist of things to do in preparation… selection of the Rodeo Queen. 15-year old Adelanto resident Lexi Specchio was chosen over 10 other contestants vying for the title.

“I’m excited that I was chosen the first ever Miss Adelanto Rodeo and can’t wait for the rodeo to begin,” said Specchio, a student at Serrano High School.

Specchio is no stranger winning competitions. She has won several Appaloosa Youth World titles, multiple saddles & buckles competing in numerous rodeo events as well as two horse trailers for being named the AVYRA All Around Cowgirl for the last two years. In 2013 she was crowned the Hesperia Wranglers Young Queen with a clean sweep of all categories, including; horsemanship, rodeo knowledge, interview, speech/modeling & appearance.

“Lexi represents the cream of the crop among the many talented young people we have in the High Desert, and I’m thrilled that she won the privilege of being the first Adelanto Rodeo Queen,” said Adelanto Mayor Richard Kerr. Lexi carries a 3.0 GPA while competing in multiple rodeo events, being part of her high school FFA (Future Farmers of America) and still finds time to enjoy photography, art, trap shooting & fishing.

Mayor Rich Kerr gestures to newly chosen Adelanto Rodeo Queen Lexi Specchio
Mayor Rich Kerr gestures to newly chosen Adelanto Rodeo Queen Lexi Specchio.

“We’re proud of the fact that our rodeo is sanctioned by the National Police Rodeo Association, and if last year’s rodeo is any indication, this year things will be just as exciting for fans to enjoy,” said Adelanto Mayor, Richard Kerr. Last year’s rodeo had over 3,000 attendees and raised $3,500 for the Wounded Warrior Project. “We expect this year’s rodeo to be more successful than last year’s because we have shown that we can hold a fun, affordable, family-oriented event,” said Kerr.

General admission is $15.00 and children under 6 are free. Camping is available for $35 a space. For more information or to obtain tickets visit or contact Sergio Quesada at (760) 843-3300 or email

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