SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — 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 yesterday in Las Vegas. The ceremony followed eight days of competition among 33 reigning state queens that included a horsemanship portion, a written test of rodeo knowledge and a fashion show.

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