Meet the Royalty
Spooner Rodeo Queen: Faith Ciesielski
Hi, I’m Faith Ciesielski and I live just outside of Shell Lake. I have three younger siblings, great parents and consider myself a family oriented individual. I graduated last year from Shell Lake High School and attend full time at WITC Rice Lake with the goal of becoming a paramedic.
I recently earned an EMT license, am currently studying for an Advanced EMT, with plans to begin the paramedic program in the fall, in addition to general studies. With the certification I hope to be employed in the area as a local EMS provider. I recently joined the Shell Lake Fire Department with a plan to be an Emergency Medical Responder to serve the local community.
For 11 years I was committed to my 4-H club, serving multiple office positions within my clubs including Go Getters of Washburn County. For two years I led Clinton County Cowgirls Drill Team, of the six years I rode. I co-led the Washburn County drill team last year and will yet again this summer.
Before moving to Shell Lake, I served as the 2015 Silver Spurs Saddle Club Queen and the 2016 Clinton County Cowgirl Jr. Queen (Iowa). I served as the 2019 Spooner Rodeo Princess which gave me the opportunity to be involved with the Spooner Rodeo and community.
I was fortunate enough to receive the position of the 2019 Spooner Rodeo Queen and couldn’t be more thankful. I look forward to an exciting year promoting the sport of rodeo as the Spooner Rodeo Queen. I would also like to welcome all rodeo fans to the Heart of the North Rodeo! God bless!
Spooner Rodeo Princess:
Hello! My name is Abby Droessler, and becoming rodeo royalty has been a dream of mine since I was five years old. I am now 17 years old and live in Hayward, WI. I am a proud daughter of Ben and Meghan Droessler. I have two siblings: a younger brother, and an older sister. I am involved in Canes for Christ with my church youth group and also am on the class board for my grade. I also play volleyball in the fall. Prior to the summer of 2016, I competed in volleyball, track and gymnastics; however, an injury that summer held me back from competing during further years. While I couldn’t compete, I found ways to get back on my horses and grow as a rider.
I have attended the Spooner Rodeo every year since I can remember. I have been around horses since I was four years old. Ever since then, I never got out of the “Mommy, I want a horse” phase. I started off with helping out around my neighbors’ barn, cleaning up around the barn and brushing the horses. When I turned five years old, my neighbor qualified for the World Show, and she let me go with. I will never forget the feeling of being in the horse barn and watching all of these girls ride their horses.
Given the opportunity to be Spooner Rodeo Princess for the 2019-2020 year is such an accomplishment for myself and a great start to my rodeo career. The fulfillment of the dreams I had as a four-year-old.
I am so excited to be able to be a role model for the young girls that dream of having my position one day as Spooner Rodeo Princess, by showing them that anything is possible. I hope to see you all at the rodeo July 11-13!
Miss Rodeo Wisconsin: Lexus King
Lexus King of Oneida, WI is the 22-year old daughter of Dennis and Sharon King. She was crowned Miss Rodeo Wisconsin 2019 at the St. Croix Valley PRCA Rodeo in Glenwood City, WI. After the three-day pageant, Lexus became the first Native American woman to hold the Miss Rodeo Wisconsin title.
King is a May 2019 graduate from the University of Wisconsin- River Falls, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science with an Equine Science emphasis and a minor in Chemistry. She plans to utilize her degree with the hope of working at an equine performance facility that specializes in sports therapy and rehabilitation.
Her passion for horses began at a young age. Her Grandpa Lonnie and Uncle Kevin had her running barrels by the age of five. Lexus has competed in barrel racing at all levels. From Little Britches Rodeo and the National Barrel Horse Association to the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association.
Lexus is grateful for the opportunity to serve as Miss Rodeo Wisconsin 2019. She hopes to make her family, sponsors, and rodeo fans proud as she not only represents them, but Wisconsin and Oneida Nation during her reign.