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By Jeremy Burnham

Klein named 2020 Ritzville Rodeo Queen


Last updated 9/5/2019 at 11:10am

Journal photo by Jeremy Burnham

Julia Klein participates in the Ritzville Rodeo Queen's Competition on Aug. 31. Klein will be the rodeo's queen for 2020, taking over the reins from the 2019 queen, Rachel Nygren.

Every year at the Ritzville Rodeo, young women compete for the honor of being next year's rodeo queen. This year, 16-year-old Julia Klein was the lone competitor.

Klein told The Journal before the rodeo that she has wanted to be rodeo queen since she was little.

"I feel most comfortable when I'm on a horse," Klein told The Journal in August. "It's been a passion of mine since I was little. It's something that clicks. You get a companionship with the animal."

At the Queen's Competition on Saturday, Klein performed several runs on her horse, and answered some impromptu questions before a pan...

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