June the 2015 Miss Rodeo Wisconsin is Chosen July 29, 2014 by Miriah Lehmann, MRW 2014The workers at Greeley Lake Farms (my parents) were in the middle of putting up first crop as I was headed to the Wisconsin River Pro Rodeo held in Merrill. This rodeo is very eventful for Miss Rodeo Wisconsin because it is also home to the Miss Rodeo Wisconsin Pageant. There were two contestants competing this year hoping to fill my boots starting January 1st 2015. Katie Ubl and Lydia Berg both did an exceptional job throughout the weekend. After the judging of speeches, appearance, personality, horsemanship, written test and photogenic the winner came down to Miss Lydia Berg! Congratulations Lydia! I’m so happy for her and I’m confident she will do a super job representing the dairy state. A special thank you to the Miss Rodeo Wisconsin Pageant Association, the Judges, and the Wisconsin River Pro Rodeo for making the choosing of Miss Rodeo Wisconsin possible. Surprisingly, the alfalfa was chopped and put in the silo before I got home. I’m not sure how they did it without me. Next up was a weekend FILLED with rodeo action all over the state! The weekend started on Thursday night in Richland Center where I was honored to be a judge for the Miss Wisconsin High School Rodeo Queen Pageant. Speeches, modeling, impromptu questions, and personal interviews took place Thursday night with horsemanship to follow Friday morning. Met a couple of future queens in Richland Center Both contestants were exceptional young women and riders but Miss Rylee Dressler walked away with the title. Congratulations Rylee! Right after horsemanship Friday morning I made a B line for my truck. I had to head north where I was attending the Glenwood City Rodeo. Always great seeing familiar faces. The more rodeos I attend the more people I get to know making my job more relaxing. Saturday I was headed east on highway 29 to the Stanley Rodeo. Danni Stewart, Miss Teen Rodeo Wisconsin, attended the Stanley Rodeo with me. Danni is doing a great job as my tween (teen queen). Miss Teen Rodeo Wisconsin and Myself at the Stanley Rodeo I really enjoy when committee’s ask me to judge a queen pageant because it helps me realize how important it is to show your personality in such a short amount of time. At the Miss Rodeo America Pageant I will have ten to twelve minutes total with the judges where I have to prove to them that I am a person with high ethical values that understands the ins and outs of rodeo. This can be challenging but with practice it can be done! The last stop of the weekend was on Sunday where I attended the Fireman’s Festival in Cottage Grove where they had their second annual PRCA rodeo. At a small town rodeo like Cottage Grove Miss Rodeo Wisconsin is very special. I couldn’t hand out autograph sheets fast enough or pose fast enough for pictures. The Fireman’s Festival was so much fun. Love this picture! Making the decision to go to the Fireman’s Festival was a good choice and I hope next year’s Miss Rodeo Wisconsin chooses to attend the Fireman’s Festival as well! All of the traveling Miss Rodeo Wisconsin does gets expensive. I couldn’t represent Wisconsin for the PRCA if it wasn’t for my sponsors. Thank you all so much! Check them out under the sponsors tab.