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Congratulations to our 2019 Miss Rodeo Princess, Megan Jean Hertz, and our Rodeo Queens, Callie Enander ~ Miss Rodeo North Dakota Winter Show and Grace Stanke ~ Jr. Miss Rodeo North Dakota Winter Show!
Callie Enander - 2019 Miss Rodeo North Dakota Winter Show
She will also go on to compete at the Miss Rodeo North Dakota competition in, October 2019, during the Badlands Circuit Finals Rodeo in Minot, ND.
Callie Enander is the 22-year-old daughter of Randy Enander and Sandy Johnson. After graduating from Kindred High School Callie attended NDSU for 2 years studying Biomedical Animal Science. In her spare time, Callie enjoys riding and training horses, traveling to barrel racing jackpots and rodeos. She also loves spending time with her dog
who is constantly by her side. Callie also enjoys beading hatbands and key chains whenever she gets the chance. When asked why she wants to be the next Miss Rodeo ND Winter Show she said, “I would love to be Miss Rodeo NDWS queen because I can remember how much I looked up to all of the rodeo queens I met growing up. Each and every one of them was such an inspiration to me. I want to be a positive influence on the younger generations who may look up to me while I represent the NDWS. Growing up, I remember attending the NDWS almost every year and eventually competing there as an FFA member. I have countless memories that took place there and would love to represent such an amazing event.”
Grace Stanke - 2019 Jr. Miss Rodeo North Dakota Winter Show
Grace Stanke is the 16-year-old daughter of Shannan and Greg Stanke. She resides in West Fargo, ND and is currently a sophomore in high school. Grace’s scholastic ambitions are to receive a diploma from the classical education program she is enrolled for high school and following graduation, she plans to continue her education at a university pursuing her passion in the medical industry studying to become an optometrist or an anesthesiologist. Grace is involved in Barrel racing, mounted shooting, yoga, training dogs and horses, studying Latin, missions trips, and volunteering. When asked why she wants to become the next Jr. Miss Rodeo ND Winter Show she said, “I haven’t missed a North Dakota Winter Show since the day I was born! Growing up, my entire family has a history of involvement with the ND winter show. Because of this history, the Winter Show has a big place in my heart and has given me over 16 years of memories that I will continue to make, for many years to come. I can think of no better way to continue the family tradition, and to start my own personal involvement, then to be a representative and an ambassador by becoming the next Jr. Miss Rodeo North Dakota Winter Show!”
Megan Jean Hertz - 2019 Miss Rodeo North Dakota Winter Show Princess
"Ride with all your heart" are the words that Cowgirl, Megan Jean Hertz, has learned to live by. Miss Hertz is the 9-year-old daughter of Aaron and Melanie Hertz from Wing, ND. She attends Wing Elementary School where she plays
basketball, competes in track and field, and will be playing volleyball in a few short weeks. Her enthusiasm for rodeo is reflected in the arena where she competes in the National Barrel Horse Association, Little Britches Rodeo Association, and the Wing Horse Club. Megan is looking to continue building her speaking platform, Rodeo Heartstrings, where she shares her real life rodeo experiences, have taught her many core values that she'll have for the rest of her life.
Kara Berntson - 2018 Miss Rodeo North Dakota Winter Show
Kara Berntson is the 22-year-old daughter of Neal and Marla Berntson, of Kulm, ND. She is a recent graduate of NDSU, where she received a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science with a minor in Equine Science. Kara is a member of Triple R Coteau Horse Club and Ashley Rodeo Club. She would like to thank Ag Outfitters of Kulm, ND for sponsoring her during the North Dakota Winter Show.
Kasen Anderson - 2018 Junior Miss Rodeo North Dakota Winter Show
Kasen Anderson is the 16 year old daughter of Brian and Kristi Anderson, of Fort Ransom, ND. She is currently an honor student at Lisbon High School and is actively involved in FFA, 4-H and the Standing Rock Lutheran Church. Kasen's hobbies include playing volleyball and basketball, hanging out with friends and anything to do with horses.
2017 NDWS Rodeo Queens
Kara Berntson - 2017 Miss Rodeo North Dakota Winter Show
Kara Berntson is the 21-year-old daughter of Neal and Marla Berntson, of Kulm, ND. She is currently a senior at NDSU, pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science with a minor in Equine Science. Upon completion of her studies, she hopes to get involved in animal genetics. Kara is an active member of NDSU Horsemen’s Association and NDSU’s IHSA Equestrian Teams. She competes on both the NDSU Hunt Seat Team and NDSU Western Team throughout the school year.
Kara is a member of Triple R Coteau Horse Club, Ashley Rodeo Club, and is a reporter for the NDSU Horsemen’s Association. She would like to thank Ag Outfitters of Kulm, ND for sponsoring her during the North Dakota Winter Show.
Eva Vangsness - 2017 Junior Miss Rodeo North Dakota Winter Show
Eva Vangsness is the 16-year-old daughter of Gerald Vangsness and Diana Hersh, of Walcott, North Dakota. She is the youngest in her family and has two brothers. Eva attends Kindred High School and will be in the graduating class of 2019. She is very active in High School Rodeo, FFA and Speech, and belongs to other rodeo associations as well. Her future plan after graduation is to go into nursing, as she is passionate for helping others.
When Eva was crowned Junior Miss Rodeo North Dakota Winter Show. She stated "All those hard months of studying and practicing have paid off". "I could not have done it without all of my friends and family, who have supported me while I go after my goals. Winning this title has been one of my major goals for the year and I achieved it!" I like the quote by the famous actor John Wayne, "Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyways".