The Cherokee PRCA Rodeo does not hold a rodeo queen contest. But we are pleased to welcome the following ladies to our event:
Miss Teen Rodeo Iowa 2018
Kaylee Tremel is from the small town of Earling, IA. She is the 17-year old daughter of Todd and Kerri Tremel. She is the eldest of 5 and absolutely loves her siblings. Kaylee is a Senior at Boyer Valley and she is dual-enrolled in Iowa Western Community College. She will graduate in May and will attend Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis, NE.
Rodeos, horses, and ranching are Kaylee’s passions and she is obsessed with Red Dirt music. She loves training and riding horses, helping her dad with farming and livestock operations, and attending the annual Pieper branding in the spring. Kaylee plans on having a ranch of her own someday and getting a successful job in the Beef Industry. Kaylee is really looking forward to promoting the greatest sport on dirt, the western way of life, and the great state of Iowa in her travels this summer.
Miss Rodeo Iowa 2018
Jenna Kool is an Adel, IA native and recent Oklahoma State University graduate. She couldn’t think of a better way to spend 2018 than serving as Miss Rodeo Iowa. Her family has been involved in the agricultural industry for more than 200 years through beef cattle, dairy cattle, swine production and row-crops such as corn and soybeans and She believes rodeo is the agricultural sport.
Jenna began riding horses at 3 months old and as her parents would tell you, she never grew out of the horse stage. Growing up in the equine industry allowed her to receive a full-ride scholarship to Redlands Community College where she rode on the equestrian team, was a member of the horse judging team, selected as a top 10 student in the agricultural program and earned an Associate of Science degree in agriculture, with an animal science option.
From there, she transferred to OSU where she was a member of several organizations and a part of the first and only horse judging team to finish the season as undefeated world champions. During her time, she was also selected to serve on an elite leadership team through the Animal Science Leadership Alliance and was one of 10 students to receive an Animal Science Senior Leadership Award for her involvement and leadership skills. Jenna worked hard to graduate with Cum Laude honors and earned a Bachelor of Science in both Animal Science and Agricultural Communications. Throughout her college career, she was also very active in the community, volunteering her time to church and therapeutic riding programs. She was there to help the kids, but they ended up helping her and taking a large part of her heart.
Upon finishing her reign as Miss Rodeo Iowa, Jenna plans to pursue a sales, marketing or communications position within the agricultural industry. She hopes to continue being a voice that is educating the public and bridging the gap between producers and consumers in the agricultural field.
Miss Rodeo North Dakota 2017
On October 9th 2016, during the Badlands Circuit Finals Rodeo, Cassidy Rasmusson was graciously crowned the 62nd annual Miss Rodeo North Dakota in Minot, ND. She earned top honors in the pageant’s horsemanship and appearance categories, plus was voted the congeniality winner.
Hailing from small town Lisbon North Dakota, Cassidy graduated from Lisbon High school and is currently a student at North Dakota State University pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Education program. She plans to be an agriculture education instructor and advisor for FFA and 4-H programs. She hopes to inspire youth to stay true to agriculture and learn all that they possibly can to better themselves for their futures.
Cassidy’s love for the equine industry and the sport of rodeo helped her thrive throughout her 4-H and FFA careers, where she was a national level horse judger. She is very involved in the Fort Ransom Arena Association and Hankinson Sand Hills Saddle Club, where her passion for horses began, and continues to grow.
Cassidy enjoys being an advocate for the sport of rodeo and sharing her experiences with others. She hopes to inspire other young people to produce a spark within them to pursue their dreams and achieve their goals both in and out of the rodeo arena.