The Wisconsin River Pro Rodeo will once again be held at the Merrill Festival Grounds June 8, 9 & 10.
The new queen will be crowned on Sunday, June 10, at approximately 12:30 p.m., just prior to the 1 p.m. rodeo performance.
The candidates are Madison, daughter of Danielle Schulz and Tyler Hess, Merrill; Kaiti, daughter of Brenda and Tom Bargender, Wausau; Brooke, daughter of Lisa Pliska and Mark Sowiak, Wausau; and Allison, daughter of Amy Tillman and Thomas Tillman, Wausau.
The contestants will be selling tickets to the Rodeo until the night of Thursday, June 7. Ticket sales are one of the components of the queen contest.
The reigning rodeo royalty will preside over this year’s event. The 2018 Wisconsin River Pro Rodeo Queen is Jasmine Valenta, daughter of Mike and Kim Valenta (Wausau), and the 2018 Princess is Madison Shulz, daughter of Danielle Schulz and Tyler Hess (Merrill).