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Date Posted: 07:26:02 06/08/10 Tue
In reply to: was there 's message, "It's because they crown Minnesota, Iowa, and Wisconsin during the same pageant." on 18:14:35 06/07/10 Mon
>>>Mankatoan wins Mrs. Minnesota
>>>Breanna Ludeman was third runner-up last year
>>>By Tim Krohn
>>>Free Press Staff Writer
>>> >>>SRC=" >>href="http://mankatofreepress.com/archive/x1358974124/
>>>MANKATO — Breanna Ludeman of Mankato will represent
>>>the state in the Mrs. America contest after being
>>>crowned Mrs. Minnesota over the weekend.
>>>“Oh, what a ride,” said Ludeman, who won the state
>>>competition at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul.
>>>“It’s such an honor to represent married women in
>>>Ludeman, 32, is a registered nurse for the Mankato
>>>Schools, a personal trainer and fitness trainer at
>>>She and her husband, Sander Ludeman, have two boys,
>>>Sander, 8, and Camden, 6.
>>>Half of the scoring in the Mrs. Minnesota contest
>>>from a personal interview with a panel of six judges.
>>>Twenty five percent came from a physical
>>>fitness/swimsuit competition and the rest from an
>>>evening gown competition.
>>>“This competition is really focused on marriage and
>>>the family and what it means to us,” Ludeman said.
>>>Ludeman competed in the event last year, finishing as
>>>third runner up. “This year it just all came
>>>together,” she said.
>>>Ludeman was a neonatal nurse at the Mankato Clinic
>>>until quitting in 2005 to stay home with her
>>>She’s involved in a number of community efforts,
>>>including the March of Dimes, the Monroe Elementary
>>>PTO, the Health Improvement Partners and 4-H.
>>>Ludeman’s children and a Mankato contingent of
>>>supporters were among the 1,000 people attending the
>>>“Our kids loved it. And we had a lot of community
>>>members there. I had some fabulous cheering squads —
>>>I’m sure that helped.”
>>>She will be among 51 competitors in the Mrs. America
>>>contest in Tucson, Ariz., on Sept. 8. She was crowned
>>>by Mrs. Minnesota 2009 Heather Hall of Stillwater.
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