Miss Spokane Interstate Rodeo
Welcome From the 2022 Miss Spokane Interstate Rodeo
Mollee Gray is the 23-year-old daughter of Crysti Gray and Jim Thompson, and the sister to Connlee and Ty Gray. Growing up in Liberty Lake, Mollee has spent the majority of her life outside enjoying all that the Spokane area has to offer. Mollee has been riding since she can remember, but also enjoys snow skiing, swimming, and hiking, In May, she graduated from the Washington State University Honors College with a bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience with a pre-medical emphasis and minors in Psychology, Biology and Chemistry. Following a gap year working at Seattle Reproductive Medicine, Mollee is ecstatic to apply for medical school and pursue her lifetime goal of becoming a physician.
The Spokane County Fair and Expo Center lays home to some of her fondest memories in her short 23 years, and because of this, she has been waiting to hold this title for over a decade. To Mollee, this title is not just about representing a fun rodeo, but also giving back to the fair and rodeo that has meant so much to her for the entirety of her life. Starting from a young age, some of her best stories have taken place at these beautiful grounds. From her 16.2-hand palomino gelding, Eggnog, rolling every time they stepped foot into a showmanship class in the outdoor and selling her FFA hogs during Junior Show to being a Spokane Interstate Fair Ambassador and meeting Kenny Loggins on her birthday, these grounds are the birthplace of so many of Mollee’s best memories. To this day, one of the highlights of the fall is spending time at the Spokane Interstate Fair. Growing up, her family spent hours at the Fair and Expo Center during fair week, whether it be for the rodeo, decorating and bedding down horse stalls for herdsmanship, showing horses, riding the zipper, or other fun tickle-your-tummy rides. These are the times that put life in her years.This year as the Miss Spokane Interstate Rodeo Queen has given Mollee the opportunity to continue her journey with the fair and rodeo that started it all – her love for rodeo, people, horses and livestock, and working hard. Not only is it a chance to represent her hometown, but also the people, organizations and the culture that supported her and gave her a chance to go after some phenomenal opportunities. She can’t wait to see you all at the Spokane Interstate Rodeo September 9th and 10th, and throughout the rest of the fair September 9th through the 18th!
2022 Miss Spokane Interstate Rodeo Queen