MISS RODEO MINNESOTA
“THE STAR OF THE NORTH STATE”
From Rochester, Minnesota, Ashley Fuchs obtained her Bachelor’s of Science Degree in nursing with honors and also completed a competitive externship at the Mayo Clinic. After graduation from college, she accepted a nursing position at the Mayo Clinic in the cardiac surgery and heart and lung transplant ICU.
Ashley enjoys playing the piano, camping, hunting, skiing, hiking and spending time with friends and family. She recently developed an interest in running charity races and last May she trained to run her first half marathon. Ashley has volunteered to raise awareness and funds for a nonprofit organization while promoting wintertime activities during Winterfest XII. She has participated in the Polar Bear Plunge raising over 3 million dollars for Special Olympics Minnesota.
“The sport of rodeo is more than just an industry. It represents rich history, family and a way of life that it still thriving today. It would be a honor to be an ambassador to a sport that not only ensures that the values of the west live on, but also gives back with programs such as Tough Enough to Wear Pink and Patriot Night. I am proud to be an American and want to do my part to ensure that the future of rodeo thrives and nurture the close knit western values that mean so much to me. As an ambassador, I feel it is important to educate future generations about animal welfare, the agricultural industry and the sport of rodeo. Miss Rodeo America has the tools to accomplish these things. With this opportunity, I could give back to a sport that has given so much to me.”