Catherine was Miss Minnesota Teen USA 2014 - click the link for her Teen profile - and won both titles on her first attempt. She is the second 2014 Teen heading to Miss USA this year. She is the first Miss titleholder from Bloomington since 1988. As happens quite frequently, Catherine's "Miss" titleholder Haley O'Brien was herself a former Teen (MN Teen USA 2010) who went on to win the Miss title.
Olivia was a semi-finalist in last year's Teen pageant, the first time a returning semi-finalist (not runner-up) has returned & won the following year since 2006! She is a cousin of Miss Minnesota USA 2011 Britt Thelemann Pangerl. She is the first titleholder from Andover, north of Minneapolis.
Among the semi-finalists were the other two 2018 runners-up Danielle Hron (2RU) and Catalina Nguyen (3RU), 2018 semi-finalist and 2017 Teen runner-up Kala Schmidt, other past Miss & Teen semi-finalists Maddy Karlen and Elle Gilbert and first-time contestants Allie Brunette, Lauryn Greenfield, Jenna Housley, Courtney Igbo and Samantha Smith.
Miss Congeniality was Mikayla Holmgren.
In Teen, the top three contestants were all returning semi-finalists. First runner-up was Gwendolyn Buchanan (SF in 2016) and second runner-up was Sylvia Leonard (SF in 2018). Third and fourth runner-up placements went to newcomers Lillie Imm and Lauren Disher respectively.
Two more past semi-finalists Hallie Jackson (2017) and Grace Myler (2018) made the top 15 again this year. The other semi-finalists were Devon Brant, Madison Callais, Madeleine Danzberger (Miss Photogenic), Yajaira L, Madison Mikan, Samantha Nash, Regan Schmidt and Hannah Wehling. Hannah is the sister of former MN runner-up Sydney Wehling who competed in the Miss division in both North Dakota & Minnesota this year, finishing fourth runner-up in ND.
The Congeniality winner was Isabella Nehk.
See also: Miss Minnesota USA & Teen USA state pageant results | Miss Minnesota USA & Teen USA titleholder history
1RU: Zianya Steigauf (4RU 18, SF 17)
2RU: Taylor Fondie (SF MN TUSA 16, SF 15)
3RU: KerryAnne Kelly
4RU: Melissa Paakh (1RU 18)
Elle Gilbert (SF MN TUSA 14)
Danielle Hron (2RU 18)
Maddy Karlen (SF 17)
Catalina Nguyen (3RU 18)
Kala Schmidt (SF 18, 3RU MN TUSA 16, SF 14)
Congeniality: Mikayla Holmgren
Photogenic: KerryAnne Kelly
1RU: Gwendolyn Buchanan (SF 16)
2RU: Sylvia Leonard (SF 18)
3RU: Lillie Imm
4RU: Lauren Disher
Hallie Jackson (SF 17)
Madison Mikan (NF 18)
Grace Myler (SF 18)
Congeniality: Isabella Nehk
Photogenic: Madeleine Danzberger