Passion Lyons broke into the top five after stellar swimsuit & gown presentations finishing a very well deserved 2RU, she was a semi-finalist a few years ago. Kathryn finished first runner-up, Andrea was third runner-up and Taylor was fourth runner-up. Leanna was a semi-finalist.
Other semi-finalists included two-time Teen 2RU Molly Cowden, and past semi-finalists Emily Carlson, Makayla Fletcher and Madison Dorenkamp.
In the Teen competition three newcomers made the top five: Alexis, her first runner-up Chloe Zambrano and fourth runer-up Aleena Gunter. 2016 semi-finalist Kayla Hardy placed second runner-up and third runner-up went to two-time Wyoming runner-up Holly Rose Harrington. Among the top fifteen were last year's third runner-up Arabella Forcellini and 2016 semi-finalist Brieann Johnson. A bit like Miss NJ USA the previous weekend, four of the top five were within six spots of each other out of 71 contestants in the presentation show lineup!
1RU: Kathryn Dunn (NF 14, NF 13, SF 12, 4RU 11, NF TX TUSA 08)
2RU: Passion Lyons (SF 14)
3RU: Andrea Neu (1RU 13, 1RU 12, 1RU 11)
4RU: Taylor Kelly (CO TUSA 15)
Emily Carlson (SF 16)
Alexandria Clough (NF 16)
Molly Cowden (2RU 15, 2RU 14)
Madison Dorenkamp (SF 16, SF 15)
Makayla Fletcher (NF 16, SF 15)
Leanna Jenkins (1RU 15, SF 14, NF CO TUSA 13)
Erin Roney (NF CO TUSA 15, NF 14, SF 13)
1RU: Chloe Zambrano
2RU: Kayla Hardy (SF 16)
3RU: Holly Rose Harrington (3RU WY TUSA 16, 1RU WY TUSA 15)
4RU: Aleena Gunter
Chloe Breen (NF 16, SF 15)
Arabella Forcellini (3RU 16, NF 14)
Brieann Johnson (SF 16)