Mandan News

Mandan Rodeo seeks pageant contestants

The Mandan Rodeo Committee is seeking contestants for the Miss Rodeo Mandan queen and princess pageants. The queen and princess serve as ambassadors for the Mandan Rodeo Days, the community and the sport of rodeo.

Miss Rodeo Mandan contestants must be residents of the state and between the ages of 17 to 23 as of Dec. 31, 2013, to assure eligibility for the Miss Rodeo North Dakota Pageant in 2014. Princess contestants must be between the ages of 8 and 12 as of July 1 and be from Mandan or within an approximate 125-mile radius.

Contestants in both divisions need to be available July 2 to 4 for participation in pageant competition and rodeo activities. Contestants are judged on horsemanship, speech, personal interview, appearance and modeling.

Complete rules and entry forms are downloadable at mandanrodeo.com or by contacting Pierette Johnson of the Mandan Rodeo Pageant Committee at 527-4324 or mandanpageant@hotmail.com

Contestants wishing to have their photos and biographies in the Mandan Rodeo Days publication issued in June should submit entries by May 24.

Contestant entries will be accepted until June 10 with no guarantee of being included in the publication.

New royalty will be crowned preceding the July 4 rodeo performance by 2013 Miss Rodeo Mandan Codi Miller and Miss Rodeo Mandan Princess Kimberly Bauer.

Mandan Rodeo Days is celebrating its 134th anniversary in 2013.