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Spokane native wins Miss Rodeo America competition

KHQ - Spokane


A Spokane woman has become the first Miss Rodeo America winner from Washington state.

The Spokesman-Review reports Katherine Merck, a Gonzaga University law student, was crowned winner of the competition Sunday in Las Vegas.

The 25-year-old sported an emerald green lambskin dress and matching cowboy boots for the crowning ceremony in honor of her native state of Washington.

The ceremony came after eight days of competition among 33 reigning state queens that included a horsemanship portion, a written test of rodeo knowledge and a fashion show.


Katherine Merck

An advocate of the Western way of life and agricultural industry in all aspects of her life, Katherine Merck is a lawyer, entrepreneur, and cowgirl who is dedicated to uplifting others through her motto, Kindness Matters. 

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