Miss Teen Rodeo Wisconsin 2017-18, Erica Wolf From your current Miss Teen Rodeo Wisconsin, Erica Wolf: As the new Miss Teen Rodeo Wisconsin, I started out my year at the Mid-Western Rodeo in Manawa, WI. The Mid-Western Rodeo was held June 29-July 1st. At this rodeo, Miss Rodeo Wisconsin and I helped out with carrying sponsorship flags and sell 50/50 tickets during the four rodeo performances. The notable competitor there was the one and only Fallon Taylor! Also during this time we were able to be apart of the parade that they have at the time of the rodeo for the Fourth of July. Wearing red, white, and blue, we had a blast at the Manawa Rodeo. My next big trip was to Spooner, WI. Spooner is the home to the Heart of the North Rodeo. There we met up with some surrounding queen, Miss Wisconsin HS Rodeo, Miss UP Queen and Princess, The St. Croix County Queen and Princess, and the Spooner Rodeo Royalty. Through out the three days of rodeo (July 6-8) we were able to toss t-shirts to the crowd, help with the exceptional rodeo for the children, help with the grand entry by carrying flags, assist the clown and bull-fighters with Mutton Bustin’ for the children, and draw names for the evening drawing. The three days we were packed full of excitement, which kept us busy. After Spooner, Miss Rodeo Wisconsin and I traveled to the UP Championship Rodeo with our horses. We got to meet Miss Rodeo America and the local royalty. We were able to do fly-bys, carry sponsorship flags, and sign autographs after the performances. We had some free time during the rodeo, so we decided to go explore a little secluded waterfall a few miles back in the woods. It was a great peaceful place to explore on our free time. With the county fairs taking over the summer, we were able to attend two that had pro rodeos as part of their “grand stand” entertainment. The Juneau County Fair (August 16-17) and the Brown County Fair (August 18-19), were a great way to end the summer rodeos. First at the Juneau County Fair, Miss Rodeo Wisconsin and I were able to carry sponsorship flags in between every event and help with the Mutton Bustin’. We were able to walk around the fair a little bit and look at all the youth’s projects that they completed for the fair. After the Thursday performance at the Juneau County Fair we headed to the Brown County Fair. There we were able to meet up with the Mid-Western Rodeo royalty. We participated in two rodeo performances. In those two performances, we carried sponsorship flags, chased back calves, and signed autographs. During the fair, we were able to be apart of an interview with the Country Today. You can find our articles on there website (Miss Rodeo Wisconsin and I). My first few months being Miss Teen Rodeo Wisconsin have been a blast. I very excited to see what my future holds for me and what the rest of my year holds in store.