Miss Rodeo Mandan
Kylee Grabow, 17, was crowned Miss Rodeo Mandan 2018 during the Mandan Rodeo
Days celebration on July 4, 2017. The daughter of Byron and Deb Grabow, she was born and raised in Hazen, North Dakota.
The high school cowgirl has always been passionate about horses. She has been riding since the age of 3 and finally
got her own “big horse” when she was 6 years old. Kylee currently has two horses of her
own, and hopes to be involved with horses her entire life.
Kylee attends school in Hazen, where she is a junior. She has been a highest honors
student her entire high school career. Kylee plans to attend the University of North Dakota
upon graduation, where she plans to major in nursing, with the goal of medical school.
She currently works at the local movie theater and as a waitress in Hazen.
When not barrel racing, pole bending, and traveling to rodeos, Kylee enjoys spending time with family
and friends, trail riding, and reading.
Along with rodeo, she plays varsity girls hockey, is president of the Hazen FFA chapter, vice president of her class student council, and a member of FBLA and National Honor Society.
Kylee’s favorite quote is “Those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.” Click here to download her autograph sheet.
Miss Rodeo Mandan Princess
From a ranch along the banks of the Cannonball River, comes Miss Rodeo Mandan Princess 2018, Sydney Jo Weinberger.
On July 4, 2017, Sydney Jo, 9, was crowned at North Dakota’s oldest rodeo, the 138th Mandan Rodeo. In addition to taking home the crown, she also won the personality and appearance divisions and was voted the congeniality winner by her peers.
Sydney Jo will be in the fourth grade at Flasher Elementary School in the fall. She is an avid rodeo competitor in barrel racing, pole bending, goat tying, dummy roping and keyhole. She is a member of the Mandan Horse and Saddle Club, Morton-Stark Saddle Club and the National Barrel Horse Association’s North Dakota, District 3 where she and her horse “Popcorn” are former peewee champions and the 2016 reigning reserve champions.
While horses are Sydney Jo’s true love, she also enjoys going to the lake, singing and gymnastics, where she is on the Dakota Star pre-team and show team in Mandan.
Sydney Jo looks forward to representing Mandan and the great sport of rodeo by being a role model
for others and hopefully inspiring them to get involved in the western way of life. Her parents are Cody and Sonya Weinberger, Breien, N.D. Click here to download her autograph sheet.
Grabow and Weinberger participate in speaking engagements on behalf of the Mandan Rodeo Committee, to assist at regional rodeos and to teach youth about the sport of rodeo and activities offered during the 2018 Mandan Rodeo Days.