When Maddy Ruble, of Albert Lea, MN, found out she won a spot on the 2011 National Beef Ambassador Team, it may have just been her most “fabulous” accomplishment to date, along with the most nerve-wracking moment of her life.

“I couldn’t eat breakfast that morning, I was so nervous,” she says. “I hardly made it up on stage!”

Maddy, the daughter of Doug and Pam Ruble of Albert Lea, was named to the team at the annual competition Oct. 1-3 in Rapid City, SD. She competed against 26 other contestants from across the U.S. in the areas of consumer promotion, classroom presentation, media interview technique and issues response.

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