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Sports - January 11, 2017

Woodside woman crowned rodeo queen

Leandra Steenkamp of Woodside was crowned rodeo queen at the recent Grand National Rodeo at the Cow Palace.

The recent graduate of Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont won the title of Miss Grand National 2017 after a day of competition against three other contestants.

Each contestant competed in a horsemanship contest, was interview by judges, sold at least 100 tickets to the rodeo, and gave a speech.

Ms. Steenkamp's speech was on the Exceptional Rodeo for special needs children sponsored by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association.

The Miss Grand National crown and chaps were handed over to Ms. Steenkamp by Emilie Montoya, Miss Grand National 2016.

As rodeo queen, Ms. Steenkamp will represent the Cow Palace Grand National Rodeo and the western way of life by traveling around Northern California to various events, including rodeos and parades.

Ms. Steenkamp says she plans to return to Notre Dame de Namur University this year to get a master's degree in clinical psychology. "I hope to use my education toward one day opening up my own therapeutic ranch."

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