Miss Rodeo America talks with CBS NewsChannel 5

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Cheyenne, Wy. - Miss Rodeo America, Katherine Merck of Spokane, Washington, won the title of Miss Rodeo America 2016 after a week-long competition during the 2015 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas.

As a rodeo ambassador, she says she loves traveling and meeting new people who are curious about the sport of rodeo.

Cheyenne Frontier Days is one stop she is sure not to miss! She tells young girls to always chase your dreams while helping to ensure rodeo's legacy.