Over 267 youth participated in the 2011 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. 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. In addition, Family Dairies, USA, Andis Company, Nutriad, Inc., and MVE-CHART all sponsored awards for the showmanship competition.

Serving as judges for this year’s competition were Patsy Gifford, Tammy Voegeli and Peter Coyne.

The Top 10 in each division are as follows:

Juniors (81 Participants)
1. Cole Booth, Plymouth, WI
2. Kylie Nickels, Watertown, WI
3. Lindsey Sarbacker, Edgerton, WI
4. Connor Erbsen, Lanark, IL
5. Jenna Broege, Janesville, WI
6. Kalista Hodroff, Eden, WI
7. Dawson Nickels, Watertown, WI
8. Alyson Philips, Lingleville, TX
9. Hannah Nelson, Ellsworth, WI
10. John Achen, Ambia, IN

Intermediate (90 Participants)
1. Tori Evert, Brooklyn, WI
2. Jason Randall, Chittenango, NY
3. Mikhayla Luttrop, Berlin, WI
4. Britney Hill, Bristol, VT
5. Mike Barton, Ancramdale, NY
6. Shannon Sears, Schenevus, NY
7. Tom Shirbroun, Farmersburg, Iowa
8. Cody Sears, Schenevus, NY
9. Kyle Barton, Ancramdale, NY
10. Morgan Cavitt, Stephenville, Texas

Seniors (96 Participants)
1. Janelle Remington, Juneau, WI
2. Tera Koebel, Three Oaks, MI
3.  John Paul Regusci, Modesto, CA
4. Cyrus Conard, Sharon Springs, NY
5. Paige Lyford, Roscoe, IL
6. Matt Henkes, Luana, IA
7. Abby Tauchen, Bonduel, WI
8. Austin Schwartzbeck, Union Bridge, MD
9. Brett Hildebrandt, Hustisford, WI
10. Sara Pulver, Ft. Edward, NY

Generous support from sponsors makes the Youth Showmanship Contest possible. In 2011, sponsors include: Andis Company, Family Dairies USA, MVE Biological Systems, NuPulse, Inc. and Nutriad, Inc. For more information contact World Dairy Expo at 608-224-6455 or visit www.worlddairyexpo.com.

Source: World Dairy Expo