Sissy Wiss Crowned the 2022 Jerry Ann Taylor Best Dressed Cowgirl Recipient

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FORT WORTH, TEXAS (Feb. 10, 2022) – The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame awarded the Jerry Ann Taylor Best Dressed Award during the final round of the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo last Saturday night at the Dickies Arena. The award was taken home by a first-time winner and WPRA barrel racer, Sissy Winn. She was awarded with $5,000 and an Outlaw Spirits custom cuff bracelet. 

“I really can’t express how happy I am to receive this prestigious award and meet those who so generously continue with this fun tradition,” says Wiss.

Winn is not only a WPRA barrel racer, who is sitting fifth in the world standing currently, she was also a former Miss Rodeo Texas Princess and Miss Rodeo Texas Teen. 

“It is such an honor to receive the Jerry Ann Taylor award while at the FWSSR last week,” says Winn. “As a little girl, I made an appearance as the Miss Rodeo Texas Princess at the FWSSR and again a few years later when I was crowned Miss Rodeo Texas Teen. My life has really come full circle doing what I love: dressing up and running barrels.”

“Friday night, we stayed up until 2 am working on the arms of my outfit,” says Winn. “I had to learn to hand sew that night! My mom and I had so much fun.”

Cowgirl Honoree Jerry Ann Taylor was a daring trick rider who brought a style, glamour and spirit to the rodeo arena. She was inducted into the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame in 1986. Following her passing in February 2012, a fund was started by her husband Dutch Taylor, her mother Jo Matthews, and other donors, to reward cowgirls who carry the same sense of style.

The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame has partnered with the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association and the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo for this award that is judged by a panel during the final round of the rodeo.

About the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame

The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame honors and celebrates women, past and present, whose lives exemplify the courage, resilience and independence that helped shape the West, and fosters an appreciation of the ideals and spirit of self-reliance they inspire. Established in 1975, the Museum is considered an invaluable national educational resource for its exhibits, research library, rare photograph collection and award-winning distance-learning programs. In 2019, the Museum opened the Kit Moncrief Galleries and It’s Never Just a HorseTM exhibition. Located at 1720 Gendy Street Fort Worth, Texas 76107. Hours of operation are Tuesday – Saturday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon – 5 p.m. Admission is $12 for adults (13+); $9 for seniors (60+) and military; $6 for children (ages 3-12) and children 3 and under with paid admission. For more news and information visit www.cowgirl.net or call 817.336.4475 and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube.