Bit & Spur candidates

Chanute Bit & Spur Saddle Club candidates, from left, Prince candidate: Ryan Arnold, King candidate: Braiden Wariax, King candidate: Jarrett Ehmke,  Queen candidate: Emma Ehmke,  Queen candidate: Maci Shaffer,  Princess candidate: Kinley Ohl.

Chanute Bit & Spur Saddle Club has announced the 2019 Chanute Rodeo Royalty Candidates.

This year there are two queen candidates, two king candidates, and prince and princess candidates.  

Queen candidates: 

Emma Ehmke, the daughter of Pam and Mike Ehmke, Chanute. Emma is a junior at Chanute High School where she is active in volleyball, softball, and yearbook. 

Maci Shaffer, the daughter of Jessi Clines and Tyler Shaffer. Maci is a graduate of Fredonia High School. Maci says between work and studying for her career as a radiologist, she doesn’t have much time for extracurricular activities. 

King candidates:

Jarrett Ehmke, the son of Pam and Mike Ehmke. Jarrett is a senior at Chanute High School where he is an active member of his FFA chapter. Jarrett also enjoys hunting

Braiden Wariax is the son of Erica and James Wariax and is an 8th grader at Royster Middle School. Braiden participates in football and 4-H. 

Prince candidate:

Ryan Arnold, the son of Doug and Julia Arnold, is a 4th grader at Humboldt Elementary. He plays baseball, does shodeos, and is a member of 4-H. 

Princess candidate:

Kinley Ohl is the daughter of Kenneth and Lori Ohl. Kinley is a 7th grader at Royster Middle School. She participates in 4-H and says she wants to become a veterinarian. 

The participants were required to compete in a riding and interview/speech contest on August 11. 

They must also sell raffle tickets. 

The 2020 Chanute Royalty Court will be coronated during the Saturday night performance of the 2019 Chanute Bit & Spur Saddle Club Rodeo on Sept. 28. 

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