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With a finance degree from the University of Notre Dame and a law degree from Gonzaga University School of Law, you won't find a more educated cowgirl.  Katherine Merck, the founder of Rodeo Advantage, LLC, won the title of Miss Rodeo America 2016 less than two years after entering her first rodeo queen pageant.  From working for stock contractors and rodeo committees in a variety of capacities to serving as a judge and clinician for numerous rodeo queen pageants, Katherine's experience in rodeo combined with her education and unparalleled record of excellence will enable you to take your rodeo aspirations and turn them into reality. 


Gonzaga University School of Law, 2017

Juris Doctorate - Magna Cum Laude


University of Notre Dame, 2012

Bachelor of Business Administration

Finance and Medieval History 



Miss Spokane Interstate Rodeo 2017

January 2017 Spokane, WA

National High School Rodeo Queen Contest

July 2017 Gilette, WY

Walla Walla Fair & Frontier Days 2018 Royal Court

September 2017 Walla Walla, WA

Miss Gem State Stampede 2018

October 2017 Coeur d'Alene, ID

Miss Rodeo Idaho 2019 

July 2018 Nampa, ID

Miss Rodeo Oregon 2019 

August 2018 Canby, OR

Miss Turquoise Circuit 2019 

October 2018 Prescott Valley, AZ

Ellensburg Rodeo 2019 Royal Court 

October 2018 & January 2019 Ellensburg, WA

Miss Rodeo Nevada 2020

February 2020 Las Vegas, NV


Miss Rodeo Alaska 2020

May 2020 remote



Miss Rodeo Montana Clinic 2016

Bozeman, Montana​

Rodeo Queen Bootcamp 2016

Ogden, Utah ​

Miss Rodeo Idaho Clinic 2017

Nampa, Idaho

"Think Like a Queen" Clinic 2017, 2018

Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

Borderland Queen Clinic 2018

Las Cruces, New Mexico

Royalty Roundup 2018

Pigeon Forge, Tennessee ​

Rodeo Queen University Bible Camp 2016

North Central, Washington

Miss Rodeo Colorado Clinic 2017

Greeley, Colorado

Miss Rodeo Oregon Clinic 2017

Prineville, Oregon

Walla Walla Fair & Frontier Days Clinic 2018

Walla Walla, Washington 

Miss Rodeo Wyoming Clinic 2018

Laramie, Wyoming


Miss Rodeo America 2016

Personality Winner

First Miss Rodeo America from Washington

Miss Rodeo Washington 2015

Appearance Award       Horsemanship Award

Knowledge Award        Personality Award

Presentation Award      Speech Award

Miss Spokane Interstate Rodeo 2014

Horsemanship Award   Photogenic Award

Written Test Award

PRCA Contract Personnel - Timer 

Active Cardholder since 2018

Selected to Columbia River Steer Roping Circuit Finals 2019

Selected to Columbia River Circuit Finals 2020

Miss Rodeo America National Advisory Council 

Co-Chair of Media Committee &

Rodeo Royalty Seminar 2017, 2018

Columbia River Circuit Finals Rodeo 

Rodeo Performance Openings &

Queen Coordinator 2017, 2018

Cervi Championship Rodeo 

Pivot Girl Coordinator at Rodeo Houston 2017, 2018

American Quarter Horse Association

Lifetime Member, Reining & Ranch Riding Competitor

National Reining Horse Association

Competitor since 2003