Keffer, Gebhart Top Senior Showmanship Contest at Junior National Hereford Expo
INDIANAPOLIS — Colt Keffer, Crawfordsville, Ind., was chosen champion of the senior showmanship competition July 9 at the Junior National Hereford Expo (JNHE) in Indianapolis. Reserve champion was Roxane Gebhart, Claremore, Okla.
After narrowing the field from 111 entries on July 8, 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 – Emilee Kottkamp, Clayton, Ind.; fourth place – Cameron Curry, McAlester, Okla.; fifth place – Drew Schmidt, Taneytown, Md.; sixth place – Kandi Knippa, Seguin, Texas; seventh place – Garrett Knebel, Winamac, Ind.; eighth place – Kirbie Day, Waxahachie, Texas; ninth place – Gabrielle Glenister, Pulaski, N.Y.; and 10th place – Tamar Adcock, Assumption, Ill.
In the intermediate division, Bailey Buck, Madill, Okla., was named champion and Brooke Jensen, Courtland, Kan., was reserve. A total of 182 participated in the intermediate division.
Junior division champion was Dean Adcock, Assumption, Ill., and reserve was Houston Hutton, Pickens, S.C. They topped the field of 158 competitors.
A total of 78 peewees vied for top showman honors. Tyler Allan, Schulenburg, Texas, was named champion peewee showman and John Hampton Cornelius, Kersey, Colo., was reserve champion peewee.
3rd place – Jake Bloomberg, Berwick, Ill.
4th place – Cody Beck, Bainbridge, Ind.
5th place – Shelby Zink, Oxford, Ind.
6th place – Eric Groose, Eugene, Mo.
7th place – Mallorie Phelps, Grandview, Texas
8th place – Laken Lierle, Ft. Cobb, Okla.
9th place – Melissa Grimmel, Jarretsville, Md.
10th place – Taryn Adcock, Assumption, Ill.
3rd place – Nathan Hopkins, Winchester, Tenn.
4th place – Rylee Barber, Channing, Texas
5th place – Jessica Middleswarth, Torrington, Wyo.
6th place – Brennan Kolega, Ijamsville, Md.
7th place – Jody Miller, Thorntown, Ind.
8th place – Jared Harshman, Frederick, Md.
9th place – Mariah Behrends, San Jose, Ill.
10th place – Jacob Sims, Edmond, Okla.
3rd place – Harrison Hutton, Pickens, S.C.
4th place – Payton Farmer, Brownstown, Ind.
5th place – Blakelee Hayes, Ada, Okla.
6th place – Madison Katzenberger, Monroe, Wis.
7th place – Colton Decker, Vincent, Ohio
8th place – Brayden Drum, Harrisburg, Ark.
9th place – Hattie Duncan, Wingate, Ind.
10th place – Kaia Howe, Wagontown, Pa.
11th place – Audrey Nolan, Gilmer, Texas
The 2010 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.