FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, October 4, 2012
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YOUTH COMPETE IN WORLD DAIRY EXPO SHOWMANSHIP CONTEST
MADISON, WISCONSIN – Last night, over 300 youth participated in the 2012 World Dairy Expo Youth Showmanship Contest Thursday evening in the Coliseum. This event features three age brackets for youth to measure their cattle exhibiting skills. Junior showmen range in age from 9 years to 12 years, intermediate competitors are 13 to 15 years old and the senior showmanship division is open to 16 to 21 year old individuals. First through tenth place in each division receive neck ribbons and medallions and cash awards. The first place junior division winner was awarded the W. Terry Howard Award, the intermediate winner received the Howard Voegeli Award and the first place senior showman was presented with the Keith King Award.
Serving as judges for this year’s competition were Maggie Murphy, Junior Division; Jamie Black, Intermediate Division; Jeff Stephens, Senior Division.
The Top 10 in each division are as follows:
1. Cole Booth, Plymouth, Wis.
2. Ashley Hawvermale, Wooster, Ohio
3. Morgan Betti, Goshen, Conn.
4. Lauren Siemers, Manitowoc, Wis.
5. Megan Breuch, Stoughton, Wis.
6. Nicole Broege, Janesville, Wis.
7. Cole Kruse, Dyersville, Iowa
8. Kianne Hodorff, Eden, Wis.
9. Kylie Nichols, Watertown, Wis.
10. Briana Crull, Monroe, Wis.
1. Carley Crull, Lake Mills, Wis.
2. Josh Siemers, Manitowoc, Wis.
3. Dina Rigas, Ithaca, N.Y.
4. Coy Campbell, Gratz, Pa.
5. Emma Olstad, Stoughton, Wis.
6. Adam Field, Reedsburg, Wis.
7. Mikayla Luttropp, Berlin, Wis.
8. Tayler Natzke, Greenleaf, Wis.
9. Rachel Coyne, Spring Valley, Wis.
10. Trevor Tuman, Arlington, Wis.
1. Caitlin Moriarty, Chesire, Mass.
2. Jaclyn Peterson, Wilson, Wis.
3. Jennifer Wakely, Rockford, Ill.
4. Max Montplasier, Trois-Riviere 3 Rivers, Quebec
5. Megan Opperman, Lanark, Ill.
6. Carlie Ostrom, DePere, Wis.
7. Andrew Pagenkopf, Lancaster, Wis.
8. Jade Jenson, Joplin, Mo.
9. Morgan Nofsinger, Milton, Wis.
10. Darren Kamphius, Brandon, Wis.
Generous support from sponsors makes the Youth Showmanship Contest possible. In 2012, sponsors include: Andis Company, E-Zee Milking Equipment, LLC, Family Dairies USA, MVE Biological Systems, Nutriad, Inc., Wisconsin State Farmer and World Dairy Expo.