2019 Miss Rodeo Alaska
Johnna is the daughter of Wendy and John Drew, born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska. In addition to graduating from A.J. Dimond High School, she successfully completed the Japanese Immersion Program and is a recipient of a Japanese Seal of Biliteracy from the State of Alaska. Johnna currently attends the University of Alaska Anchorage where she was accepted into the Pre-Nursing Program and is pursuing a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing.
Being from The Land of the Midnight Sun, Johnna takes full advantage of the summer months where she enjoys a variety of activities, such as: rodeo, barrel racing, pole bending, trail riding, fishing, four wheeling, camping and shooting. The winter months provide opportunities for snowmobiling, skiing, and admiring the breathtaking Northern Lights. Between all of these amazing activities, Johnna is able to spend quality time with family and friends which is extremely important to her.
Johnna always loves a challenge and has always been the perfect balance of girlie girl and tomboy. Her love for horses began to blossom at the age of 2 years old when she attended her very first Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. Only five short years later, at the age of 7, Johnna began riding. After a short time show jumping and trick riding, Johnna plunged herself into the western lifestyle, barrel racing, pole bending and the great sport of rodeo. Though Johnna is a familiar face in the rodeo community, she is a first generation cowgirl. While Johnna has been the fortunate recipient of several barrel racing and rodeo awards thanks to countless hours in the saddle and phenomenal mentors, she is still a firm believer there is always more to learn and new goals to strive towards.
She takes great pride in promoting and growing rodeo in Alaska, taking any and every opportunity to talk with sponsors, spectators, and contestants. In 2016, Johnna had the honor of holding the title Teen Miss Rodeo Alaska. During her rein, she was granted the incredible experience of having the opportunity to be a role model and mentor to younger riders and spectators alike.
Johnna is extremely excited to represent Alaska as the 2019 Miss Rodeo Alaska. This prestigious title not only provides a platform to continue promoting the western lifestyle and rodeo in Alaska, but also presents opportunities to educate and promote outside of Alaska.