By Wrangler Network contributor Miss Rodeo America
Miss Rodeo America 2016: Katherine Merck
Spokane, Washington is home to 25 year old Katherine Merck, Miss Rodeo Washington, 2015. Katherine is currently in her final year of Law School at Gonzaga University School of Law. Her plans are to run for a judicial position on the Washington State Supreme Court to promote ethical justice for land use, water rights, and agricultural estate planning. Katherine is excited to fulfill the role of Miss Rodeo America. She says, “As a dedicated rodeo ambassador, I am honored to share my enthusiasm and knowledge of the sport of professional rodeo and its athletes, both human and animal, with as many people as possible, and serve as a representative and role model by exemplifying rodeo’s virtues of fair play, sportsmanship and hard work. It is a privilege to represent the cowboys and cowgirls who carry on the great western lifestyle, values, and traditions that rodeo embodies. As Miss Rodeo America, I channel my motto ‘live so enthusiastically you cannot fail’ into successfully promoting professional rodeo, creating new fans everywhere I go and ensuring rodeo’s legacy.” The Miss America Rodeo America organization is excited to work with Katherine for the next year while she is traveling the United States as the official representative of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association.
Also, we welcome Tami Peak from Arkansas, to the 2016 board! Finally, we are also grateful for all of the MRA members, including the National Directors, National Advisory Council, MRA,I Gold, and Ambassador members. From the Executive Board and the MRA Office, we want to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.