Crowned as Miss Grande Prairie Stompede one week after graduation, rodeo is not this barrel racer and team penner’s only talent. An accomplished football player and wrestler, Sarah Michel both medaled in and was recognized for sportsmanship at the 2010 Arctic Winter Games. As a 4-H club member, Sarah has competed all over Alberta and still volunteers as an Assistant Leader. Inspired by the Trades Work for Women program, Sarah hopes to later become a Journeyman Electrician.
Nicole Schlaak currently holds the title of Miss Rodeo Okotoks 2011. She is an honour student at Mount Royal University, completing her Bachelors of Business Administration degree. Nicole has been an athlete and a volunteer in her community, but her passion for horses comes first. She has ridden in numerous Rodeo Grand Entries and would eventually like to own her own ranch and riding facility to teach children about the heritage of rodeo.
Gillian Shields got her start in rodeo at the Airdrie Pro Rodeo Mutton Busting. She moved on to be a member of the Didsbury Outlaws 4-H Horse Club, a barrel racer, and currently holds the title of Miss Rodeo Airdrie 2011. As well as volunteering in her community and working as a registered massage therapist, Gillian is obtaining her Bachelor’s Degree in Education at Red Deer College.