VanEssen, Romano Crowned Viking Days King and Queen

Augustana University's Viking Days King and Queen Mason VanEssen and Katie Romano.

Seniors Mason VanEssen and Katie Romano were crowned Viking Days King and Queen at Coronation on Monday.

VanEssen is a business administration and biology double major from Tracy, Minnesota. Romano is a biology and Spanish double major from Canon City, Colorado.

Other members of the 2016 Royal Court include: 

  • Jasmin Fosheim, senior, Pierre, South Dakota
  • Nicole Grinager, senior, Sioux Falls
  • Jensen Goodell, senior, Albert Lea, Minnesota
  • Kiri Jacobsen, senior, Sioux Falls
  • Dustin Dvorak, senior, Yankton, South Dakota
  • Alex Guggenberger, senior, Minnetonka, Minnesota
  • Adam Guthmiller, senior, Brandon, South Dakota
  • Chase Marso, senior, Brandon, South Dakota
  • Daniel Schmidtman, senior, Sioux Falls

Viking Days 2016 continues throughout the week. See the full schedule at