Alumna Named Miss Rodeo USA 2016

Erica Curless | December 6, 2015 

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Spokane native and Gonzaga University law student Katherine Merck became the first Miss Rodeo America crowned from Washington state Sunday, but there was no time for celebration.

The top ambassador for the sport of rodeo and Western lifestyle has work to do – a job that will include traveling at least 340 days and covering more than 120,000 miles in the next year as she promotes the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association at rodeos and other events.

Within hours after being crowned, Merck hurried to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas, the Super Bowl of rodeo, for her first major appearance as Miss Rodeo America 2016 and then sat for a professional photo shoot.

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 by Daily Domer Staff

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