KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Mark Sims, Elgin, Okla., was chosen champion of the senior showmanship competition July 9 at the Junior National Hereford Expo (JNHE) in Tulsa, Okla. Reserve champion was Sarah Stream, Chariton, Iowa.
After narrowing the field from 97 entries, the top 10 seniors not only had to prove themselves in the showring, but also under the fire of questions and at the fitting chute.
The other finalists were: third place – Garrett Knebel, Winimac, Ind.; fourth place – Geoff Andras, Connerville, Okla.; fifth place – Chandis Kottkamp, Clayton, Ind.; sixth place – Kari Brumley, Orovada, Nev.; seventh place – Eric Frenzen, Fullteron, Neb.; eighth place – Eric Schmidt, Gonzales, Texas; ninth place – Emilee Kottkamp, Clayton, Ind.; and 10th place – Jocelyn Butler, Republic, Mo.
In the intermediate division, Brady Jensen, Courtland, Kan., was named champion and Taryn Adcock, Assumption, Ill., was reserve.
Junior division champion was Caleigh Moyer, Lincoln, Ark., and reserve was Spencer Miller, Council Hill, Okla.
Brock Courtney, Pryor, Okla., was named champion peewee showman and Dylan Hafer, Martell, Neb., was reserve champion peewee.
3rd place - Jake Bloomberg, Berwick, Ill.
4th place - Joel Butler, Republic, Mo.
5th place - Hayley Miller, Thorntown, Ind.
6th place - Brooke Brumley, Orovada, Nev.
7th place - Locke St. John, Pell City, Ala.
8th place - Tamar Adcock, Assumption, Ill.
9th place - Mallorie Phelps, Grandview, Texas
10th place - Deidra Payne, East Troy, Wis.
3rd place - Jackson Mead, Concord, Ark.
4th place - Gabriel Smith, Fredericksburg, Texas
5th place - Quin Rutt, Campbell, Neb.
6th place - Zack Hartzell, Redmond, Ore.
7th place - Emily Beanblossom, Bradford, Ohio
8th place - Shelby Zink, Oxford, Ind.
9th place - Kendi Sayre, Arzenville, Ill.
10th place - Micah Mueggenborg, Kingfisher, Okla.
3rd place - Caleb Kelsey, Firth, Neb.
4th place - Bridget Kemp, Adair, Okla.
5th place - Korbin Collins, Flanagan, Ill.
6th place - Morgan Lowderman, Macomb, Ill.
7th place - Becca Chamberlin, Winchester, Ind.
8th place - Logan Marple, Westmoreland, Kan.
9th place - Sarah Lawrence, Avilla, Ind.
10th place - Kyle Amendt, Pleasantville, Iowa
The 2009 VitaFerm Junior National Hereford Expo was sponsored in part by Biozyme Inc., St. Joseph, Mo. The NJHA is one of the most active junior programs in the country with approximately 3,000 members. The NJHA’s mission is to create and promote enthusiasm for the breed while providing opportunities through leadership, education and teamwork. For more information about the NJHA, visit www.jrhereford.org.