2020 Miss Reno Rodeo
Sylvana Talamantes is the twenty three year old daughter of Kaysi and Carlos Talamantes. Raised on a ranch, in Oakdale, California, Sylvana learned the value of hard work and developed her passion for animals at a young age. Although she was not born and raised in northern Nevada, Sylvana now resides in Reno, Nevada; and considers “The Silver State” her home.
Growing up on her family’s ranch, Sylvana trained her first horse, Silver, at five years old. Since then, her passion for all things equestrian has only grown. Today, Sylvana competes in english, hunter jumper, western pleasure, working ranch horse and barrel racing. Competing on horses that she personally trained, Sylvana has won over twenty belt buckles, three saddles, and a horse trailer throughout her years of riding.
Sylvana is currently attending the University of Nevada, Reno, majoring in both veterinarian science and agricultural science. She continues to pursue her dreams of completing her doctorate in veterinarian medicine, with the hopes of one day becoming a veterinarian in Nevada. Working hard to pay for her tuition and put herself through college, Sylvana and her brother, Casey, run a beef operation that they started four years ago, proving that hard work and dedication is the key to success.
In her spare time, Sylvana enjoys volunteering at veterinarian hospitals and animal shelters, hiking, fly fishing, kayaking, snowboarding, and playing with her two dogs, Cinco and Mallard.
Sylvana fell in love with the Reno Rodeo in 2014 when she met Miss Reno Rodeo in Red Bluff, California. Sylvana admired the pride that Miss Reno Rodeo had for her rodeo, and the community that supported her. As Miss Reno Rodeo 2020, Sylvana is excited to have the opportunity to be an inspirational ambassador for the Reno Rodeo and our community. As Miss Reno Rodeo, Sylvana continues to educate our younger generations about the history and importance of the “toughest sport on dirt,” and the role the Reno Rodeo has had in Nevada’s history. Sylvana is keeping an eye on tradition as she travels around the country, representing the Reno Rodeo. Sylvana is honored and excited to be your Miss Reno Rodeo.