Cara Swendson of Three Lakes, a Northland Pined High School senior, has been selected as Miss Sno-Eagle 2017-2018. After graduation Cara will attend UW-Green Bay studying clinical psychology.
Cara has been snowmobiling for as long as she can remember, riding and racing her first sled, a Polaris 120, when she was just 4 years old. When Cara was ten years old she began ice-oval racing in the vintage race series
She is a volunteer and a junior advocate for the Wisconsin Pink Ribbon Riders Snowmobile fundraising event that raises awareness and financial assistance for breast cancer patients. She has ridden in the event the past four years, and has volunteered at the event for many more years. The event holds special meaning for Cara as she rides in the memory of her grandmother, aunt and cousin.
Cara is a five-year member of the Three Lakes Legion Auxiliary and has a deep admiration for the men and women who have served and are serving our country.
For the past three years, Cara has participated in the Three Lakes Polar Plunge for the Angel on My Shoulder charity. She volunteers for the Three Lakes Men’s Softball Tournament and the Three Lakes Fish and Wildlife Basketball Tournament.
Cara and her family have been members of the Northern Lights Snowmobile Club in Three Lakes for the past twelve years and members of the Three Lakes Nicolet ATV Club since its founding five years ago.
While not volunteering, Cara spends much of her time outdoors. In the summer she is a member of the Three Lakes Aqua Devils Waterski Team. She skis in a variety of acts and assists in organizing the show equipment. Her love for skiing continues with participating in weekly ski clinics where she practices a variety of ski techniques. Playing volleyball is another favorite activity, and Cara is a team member of the Northern Extreme Volleyball Club.
Dancing is another passion, as Cara has been dancing at Danceworks Dance Studio in Eagle River for the past thirteen years.
“My favorite sport is vintage snowmobile racing” said Cara. The excitement, team work, and the race community are things she’ll always treasure.
As Miss Sno-Eagle, Cara will represent the Sno-Eagles at events throughout 2017-2018 some of which include the World Championship Snowmobile Derby, Derby Vintage Weekend, Ride with Pride Raffle, the 4th of July Parade, and membership meetings.
Cara is featured on the Sno-Eagles 2017-2018 trail map cover.
A $500 scholarship donated by Boat S’Port will be awarded upon completion of Miss Sno-Eagle responsibilities. In addition, she will receive a custom embroidered snowmobile suit donated by Boat S’Port. Hair and make-up for the trail map photo was donated by Synergy Salon and Spa. TJ Gaffney Photography donated the photo shoot.
Rusty Wolf, Sno-Eagles President is shown congratulating Cara.