After competing for their titles earlier this week, Head Wranger Daxton Rowser and Queen Madison Bohman presided over this week’s fair activities. Rowser is joined this year by Second Wrangler, Owen Clark; First Wrangler, Trace Vigoren; and RyLee Brown, who took home the Rookie award. Bohman is joined in this year’s royalty by Princess, Hayden Keel; Junior Princess, Lexi Lynam; and for the second year in a row, Tiffany Chappel took home the title of Miss Congeniality. All wrangler contestants got the chance to vie for a title and chance to represent Morgan County. This year was much the same as in the past. The day began with an introduction to the judges followed with a speech and impromptu question. The horsemanship portion shows contestants’ ability to complete a number of obstacles based upon their age. Every one of these young men worked hard all year long to prepare for this competition and deserve recognition for their efforts. Head wrangler contestants were: Daxton Rowser, son of Blake and Jeanie Rowser; Chase Peterson, son of Brandon and Janell Peterson; Trever Weaver son of Kenny and Codi Weaver. First Wrangler contestants were: Tres Vigoren, son of Rob and Janice Vigoren; Carson Farnsworth, son of Blake and Sheay Rich; Ethan Brown, son of Darren and Britanie Garner; Rylee Brown son of Darren and Britanie Garner;. Second Wrangler contestants were: Owen Clark, son of Cale and Lisa Clark; Reese Carter, son of Tel and Sherrie Carter; Broc Mahoskey, son of Mark and Stephanie Mahoskey. Queen competition begins much the same as the wranglers with personal interviews, modeling, speeches and impromptu questions. This portion was held at the Morgan County Search and Rescue building. Horsemanship was held back at the fairgrounds followed by the coronation. Queen Madison Bohman also took home awards for appearance and horsemanship. Princess Hayden Keel swept her division with personality, appearance and horsemanship awards. Junior Princess Lexi Lynam won the personality award in her division and Tosha Turner was awarded horsemanship honors. Every one of these young women worked hard all year long to prepare for this competition and deserve recognition for their efforts. Queen contestants were as follows: Madison Bohman is 17 years old. She is the daughter of Brent and Glenda Bohman. Madison loves showing her reining horse in competitions all over. She enjoys hunting, fishing, four wheeling and camping. Courtney Sanders is 16 years old. She is the daughter of Cory and Kristy Sanders. Courtney participates in horse 4-H, Junior Rodeo and high school Chamber Choir. She plays the piano and enjoys singing. Her goal after high school is to attend college at Brigham Young University and receive a music degree. Princess contestants were as follows: Morgan Balding is the 12-year-old daughter of Marc and Stephanie Mahoskey and Bob and Kristi Balding. Morgan enjoys reading books, playing basketball, shopping with her friends and babysitting. She likes to cook, sew and watch movies. Someday she plans to become a vet or a nurse specializing in pediatric care. Hayden Keel is the 12-year-old daughter of Ryan and Stephanie Keel. Hayden is in 4-H and also shows sheep. She is a member of the Morgan Middle School student council. She loves soccer and hopes one day to play for BYU and in the Olympics. She would like to be a math teacher, possibly a professor. This year she learned to drive the tractor. Emily Vigoren is the 13-year-old daughter of Rob and Janice Vigoren. Emily likes to draw. She enjoys riding and training horses for rodeo. She competes in barrels, poles, roping, goat tying and would like to start cow cutting. Her future plans include having a ranch of her own and attending vet school. Junior Princess contestants were as follows: Tiffany Chappel is 10 years old. She is the daughter of Merl and Diane Chappel. Tiffany loves horses, soccer, clogging, tumbling, bowling and swimming. She likes to go fishing and camping with her family. She plays the piano and enjoys school. Lexi Lynam is 10 years old. She is the daughter of Robert and Heather Lyman. Lexi loves horses . She likes playing volleyball, boating, sewing and cooking with her mom. She likes to tease her dad and be with her four sisters. Her favorite thing to do is spend time with her pony Cocoa. Tosha Morgan Turner is 11 years old. She is the daughter of Ryan and ShaNell Turner. Tosha loves to ride horses and go to the rodeos and fairs. She likes to sew and make crafts. One of her goals is to become Morgan County Fair royalty. Jessica Vigoren is 8 years old. She is the daughter of Rob and Janice Vigoren. Jessica loves to draw and swing on her big rope swing. Her hobbies are everything to do with horses. She competes in barrels, poles, roping and goat tying. She would like to become a professional barrel racer. The Wrangler and Queen contest committees would like to thank all contestants for their participation in this rewarding event.
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