Ride On — 2016 St. Croix Valley Rodeo Queen Kristina Knutson rides into the ring at the start of the 2016 St. Croix Valley PRCA Rodeo. This is just one of the exciting events that Kristina participated in during her reign. Photo by Shawn DeWitt, Glenwood City Tribune Press Reporter
Ride On — 2016 St. Croix Valley Rodeo Queen Kristina Knutson rides into the ring at the start of the 2016 St. Croix Valley PRCA Rodeo. This is just one of the exciting events that Kristina participated in during her reign. Photo by Shawn DeWitt, Glenwood City Tribune Press Reporter

Submitted by Carole Schurtz

GLENWOOD CITY - The St. Croix Valley PRCA Rodeo is currently accepting applications for the 9th annual St. Croix Valley Rodeo Queen position. Applications are due to the committee by April 1, 2017.

We are currently looking for young women ages 16-23, that live in a 60 mile radius from the St. Croix County Fairgrounds in Glenwood City. All contestants must be able to ride a horse well, speak to the public about the sport of rodeo and other topics as pertain to her reign. The primary function of the St. Croix Valley PRCA Rodeo Queen will be to promote the rodeo and the queen program in rodeos, parades, on the radio and by representing the rodeo at various social events.

An exciting development to this year's competition is the addition of a Jr. Miss St. Croix Valley PRCA Rodeo Princess. This wonderful opportunity is open to girls between the ages of 13-15, just fill out the same application as the Rodeo Queen candidates and submit it by Saturday, April 1, 2017.

Application materials are available and can be downloaded at www.gorodeo.org.

Direct all questions to St. Croix Valley Rodeo Queen Coordinator, Theresa Hoffman at 715-781-1046 or thoffman1505@gmail.com. We look forward to hearing from you. Go Rodeo!