Carlascio crowned Miss Rodeo North Dakota 2013

Newly crowned Miss Rodeo ND, Krystal Carlascio will compete in the 2013 Miss Rodeo America Pageant. Courtesy photo

Krystal Carlascio was crowned Miss Rodeo North Dakota 2013 on Oct. 7, 2012, during the championship round of the Badlands Circuit Finals Rodeo hosted by the Minot Y’s Men. She earned top honors in the pageant’s horsemanship, personality and appearance categories.

Carlascio, 23, is a registered nurse with Sanford Health in Fargo and she hopes to become a nurse practitioner someday. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in nursing from South Dakota State University. She has been involved in Collegiate 4-H, the Brown County 4-H hippology and horse judging teams, and the Jim River Riders. She enjoys competing in breakaway roping, barrel racing and pole bending. Her parents are James Carlascio of Jamestown, ND, and Michelle Kolb of Aberdeen, SD.

First runner-up in the Miss Rodeo North Dakota Pageant was Miss Rodeo ND State Fair Kayla Kessler, Stanton. Contestants chose Miss Rodeo Mandan Stacy Jangula, Baldwin, to receive the congeniality award. Judges were Lowell Faris, Bowman; Rick Sigvaldsen, Springbrook; and Charla Wacker, Lovettsville, VA.

Among many prizes that Carlascio won as Miss Rodeo North Dakota 2013 are a trophy saddle sponsored by First Community Credit Union and Northern Plains Steel, a trophy buckle sponsored by Milt’s Building Supply, Elgin, a jacket from Hensen’s Fur and Leather, Minot and autograph sheets and print material by Image Printing, Bismarck.

Carlascio will succeed Miss Rodeo North Dakota 2012 Sadie Wardner of Coleharbor. Wardner will compete in December 2012 in the Miss Rodeo America Pageant during the Wrangler Nationals Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas. Carlascio begins her official term of service in 2013 and will represent North Dakota at the Miss Rodeo America Pageant next year.

Miss Rodeo North Dakota promotes and assists with rodeos and other events throughout North Dakota and serves as an ambassador at numerous rodeos throughout the country.

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