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‘Rose Cowbelle’ new mascot for Forward Madison

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Forward Madison FC has decided on a name for its new baby cow: Rose Cowbelle.

Rose was born Jan. 5 to loving mother Lionela Bessi.

The Rose Cowbelle name, which was submitted in a fan contest by Joshua Firestone of Denver, beat out finalist Concacalf in a close vote—893 votes to 700.

Her namesake, former UW-Madison soccer star Rose Lavelle, helped the U.S. Women’s National Team during their FIFA World Cup triumph in 2019.

When not at Forward matches, Rose Cowbelle will live year-round at Havens Petting Farm in Blue Mounds, where she will be well taken care of by employees who have devoted their lives to the love of animals.

Emily Friese

27 News Producer

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