Born and raised in northeast Oklahoma, Chesney Grimes’ roots run deep in an industry that unites the western way of life, family values, and Oklahoma heritage. Earning regional rodeo association queen titles, have allowed Chesney to promote rodeo across Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri, and Kansas. These titles enhanced Chesney’s ability to promote the incredible industry that had such a constructive influence on her life. Furthermore, Chesney's involvement in high school FFA allowed her to gain experience in showing livestock, holding leadership positions, and judging horticulture. Along with participating in competitive drill teams, barrel racing and ranch riding. These experiences have taught her the rewarding results of hard work, dedication, and perseverance. Outside of the arena, Chesney is a senior at Oklahoma State University studying biology. Obtaining this degree is a pathway to professional school where Chesney plans to specialize in pharmacy oncology to further research in cancer treatments.


DJ Birdsong, short for Delia Jo, is your 2022 JR Miss ACRA. DJ is 15 years old from the small town of Claremore, OK, where she spends most of her days at her parents business helping out and learning to build a business. DJ is a Freshman at Epic Charter Schools where she is a member of the National Junior Honor Society. She has been an active member of the Rogers County 4H Horse Club since she was 6, holding multiple officer positions and running multiple committees, including the Battered Women's Shelter in Claremore, where she is able to collect donations and spread awareness to the community. Horses have been DJ’s life since she was 2 when she got her first horse, following in her aunt Tiffany Teehee’s footsteps in hopes to become a great barrel racer. She does not just run barrels, she has been learning English, western and even ranch style riding. DJ has also recently become a member of the NRHA and competed in Reining Horse Show. She competes at the Oklahoma High School Rodeos competing in Barrels and Poles. She is an active member of the local dance company and competes when she is not competing in pageants or rodeos. She also attends Theatre Arts where she is learning to act and preform on stage in hopes to become an actor one day. DJ is so proud to be the 2022 JR Miss ACRA for this community is top notch and couldn’t find a better group of people to represent.

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