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Ep. 53: Alexa Wilcox, COWGIRL 30 Under 30, Head Women's Rodeo Coach, New Mexico Jr College
Episode 5323rd February 2024 • Beyond the Saddle • Beyond the Saddle
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Alexa Major Wilcox grew up on a cattle ranch in southeastern Colorado and was actively involved in 4H and FFA throughout her childhood. She found a passion for horses and rodeo early on and continued to pursue that passion, rodeoing in high school and in college at both Texas Tech University and Oklahoma State University. While finishing her master’s at Oklahoma State, Alexa also coached the rodeo team. She has a passion for leadership and following her master’s graduation, spent five years serving with the non-profit Field of Hope in Uganda to empower others through agricultural education and extension. She is proud to now serve as the Women’s Rodeo Coach at New Mexico Junior College while still breakaway roping at amateur and professional rodeos and American Quarter Horse (AQHA) shows. Alexa married CD Wilcox in 2018 and enjoys working and training horses alongside him. In 2021, Alexa submitted a rule change to the AQHA to add the Open Breakaway class to the show docket. After over a year of campaigning and collaborating with other breakaway ropers, AQHA approved the class. Alexa was honored to be the inaugural Champion of the Open Stakes class at the 2022 AQHA World Show. Alexa has been recognized as part of COWGIRL Magazine's 30 Under 30 program in 2024!

Tune in to hear Alexa's advice on how to stay involved in the ag and western industries even when your path feels unconventional.





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