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Show Ring Etiquette

How do you compete at your best while still respecting other exhibitors?

POST-SHOW REVIEW  Summer Synergy was "Incredible" says judge Christie Gabel SUMMER SUPREMES  Cole Reid and Halley Adams capture top prize at Synergy


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Show Ring Etiquette When you step into the ring, you want to win. Everybody wants to win. But obviously everybody can’t win. How do you compete at your best, while still respecting the other exhibitors?

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Summer Synergy – "Incredible" says Christie Gabel And, as the judge of the 2019 event, she should know!

46 Cole Reid and Halley Adams top Summer Supremes /54 They claimed top prize at the biggest summer Junior all-breeds

show in Canada and we caught up with them to talk about it.

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Show Ring Etiquette

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POST-SHOW REVIEW Summer Synergy was "Incredible" says judge Christie Gabel SUMMER SUPREMES Cole Reid and Halley Adams capture top prize at Synergy

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JUNIOR NEWSMAKERS

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Charolais

YOUTH ASSOCIATION PROGRAMMING As the Canadian Charolais Youth Association wraps up another outstanding conference in Weyburn, the CCYA National board would like to inform everyone of the programs that are offered throughout the year: ▶▶ The Genetics Program allows junior Charolais members to receive two free straws of semen from a bull that Genex, Semex or Select Sires offers. Check the CCYA website in February for the application form. ▶▶ The Buy & Show Program provides a monetary rebate to juniors who purchase their own Charolais or Char-cross animal, with additional money available if the purchased animal is then showed. Up to $125 is available for rebate. ▶▶ The Purchase Incentive Program allows juniors who purchased a Charolais animal the opportunity to be awarded two free straws of semen from the CCYA semen inventory list. A bill of sale must be presented and sent to the CCYA Youth Coordinator. ▶▶ The CCYA also has two scholarships that are available. First, the Travel Opportunity scholarship which provides youth members with a chance to receive funds in order to travel while attending an event involving the Charolais breed or the cattle industry in general. Secondly, the Leadership Scholarships are presented at the CCYA Conference and Show. Funds are raised through the Semen Auction. These awards recognize senior members for their contribution to the Charolais breed and their leadership among other Charolais youth members. ▶▶ For more information go to https://youth.charolais.com/ Lastly, the Canadian Charolais Youth Association would like to thank all the sponsors and volunteers for all the support that they receive each and every year!

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Limousin

BOARD OF DIRECTORS The Canadian Junior Limousin Association Annual General Meeting was held on July 18, 2019 in conjunction with the CJLA Impact Show. Jocelyn Kennedy and Sienna Bohrson were elected to the CJLA Board of Directors to join an all female board for the first time for the 2019/2020 year. President – Samantha Kennedy Omemee, ON; Vice President – Cheyenne Porter Wainwright, AB; Secretary – Madi Lewis Meaford, ON; Treasurer – Jackie Wismer Killam, AB; Press Reporter – Jocelyn Kennedy Omemee, ON; Directors at large – Kaitlyn Davey and Sienna Bohrson.

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JUNIOR INCENTIVE PROGRAM Once again we would like to introduce you to the junior incentive program! Every junior that showed a Gelbvieh or Gelbvieh influenced project this year in 4-H or in a junior show is encouraged to send a picture of themselves and their project to be entered to win one of two $1,000 sale credits to the Wish List Sale! All entries can be emailed to Jessica at jessica. andruchow@yahoo.ca. Check out the Gelbvieh Association of AB/BC Facebook page for more information! Thank you to our contributors - Jonus Cattle, BNH livestock, Jen-Ty Livestock, Pearson farms, Limestone Stock Farm, Jace Cattle, Twin Bridge Farms and the Gelbvieh Association of AB/BC.

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Angus

JUNIOR SCHOLARSHIPS 2019 Canadian Junior Angus Scholarships were awarded at Showdown 2019 in July with first place going to Kodie Doetzel of Lipton, SK ($2,000), 2nd place going to Naomi Best of Harding, MB ($1,500) and 3rd place going to Charlene Elliott of Kenilworth, ON ($1,000). $4,500 in scholarships are awarded annually with a deadline to apply of June 15th. Funds for the scholarship are raised by donations of heifers that are ‘dutch auctioned’ at Canadian Western Agribition. In 2019 Running Steady Ranch of Lloydminster, Alberta generously provided the heifer and she will be up for auction at Agribition in the Power and Perfection Angus Sale on Friday, November 29, 2019.  Mark your calendars for the 2020 Canadian Junior Angus GOAL Conference. GOAL will be held Family Day long weekend in Calgary, AB. Leadership forums, speakers and networking + FUN! February 1517, 2020.


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SPECIAL FEATURE

Show Ring Etiquette WORDS BY JEFF GAYE

When you step into the show ring, you want to win. Everybody wants to win.

B

ut obviously everybody can’t win. How do you compete at your best, while still respecting the other exhibitors? How do you accept the judge’s decision when you don’t win? In other words, what is ring etiquette? Top Stock spoke with three experienced exhibitors and judges to find out what they see as a sporting attitude—and a winning attitude—among competitors in the show ring: ▶▶ Dave Hasson owned and operated Gold-Bar Livestock with his family is Ariss, Ontario just outside of Guelph. Dave has judged numerous cattle shows around the world as well as serving as Past President of the Ontario Angus Association, Past President of the Canadian Hereford Association and past Investment Director for the Ontario 4H Foundation.

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▶▶ Callie Hertz and her family own and

of Star Lake Cattle Ranch in Skiatook,

Saskatchewan. She has shown and

Oklahoma for 34 years, and has judged

promoted cattle at shows across Western

at Denver, Louisville, Canadian Western

Canada including Canadian Western

Agribition and the Royal Agricultural

Agribition, FarmFair International,

Winter Fair in Toronto.

Manitoba AgEx and Olds Fall Classic, and has shown at the National Western Stock Show in Denver, Colorado. ▶▶ Montie Soules is the executive secretary/ CEO of the American Shorthorn

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Association. He was the general manager

operate Six Mile Ranch near Glentworth,

All three agree that sportsmanship and etiquette are built on respect. You’re not alone out there, after all. All of the other exhibitors in the ring deserve an equal chance to have their animal evaluated, and


SPECIAL FEATURE

judge needs a fair opportunity to give

ring stewards. He agrees with Soules that

each animal a good look.

it’s courteous for the exhibitor following

“That respect is demonstrated by giving

a stopped animal to help out, without

space between your animal and the one

necessarily involving the stewards.

in front of you,” Hasson said.

And Hertz says it’s important to keep in

“And unusual etiquette, but I think it's

mind that above all else, you’re out there

something that's kind of missing: years

to promote your animal—not yourself.

and years ago, it used to be if you stood second in your class you reached out your hand and shook the hand of the person winning the class. And I don't really see that happening anymore.” Soules said respect for your competitors extends to helping them keep their Top Left Montie Soules shows backto-back Supreme Champion Hereford at the National Western Stock Show, Star TCF Shock & Awe 158W ET. ©© Show Champions

Top Right Dave Hasson evaluates the Supreme Champion drive at the 2018 Royal Winter Fair in Toronto. ©© Show Champions

animal moving. “So if an animal in front of you stops walking, we normally would try to make it walk again if there's

That means “always putting them first,” she said. “Making sure they're properly prepared and they're groomed well, they're fit and clean. Making sure that you and your staff are clean and properly presented. “I don't think you need to spend a lot of time making yourself look too wild or too flashy, but you need to make sure you're

nobody there to help it. We would grab its

clean and appropriate,” she said.

tail or give it a poke to make it continue

Does all this respect and courtesy dull

walking so we can walk our own.”

an exhibitor’s competitive drive? Soules

According to Hasson, people are taking

says it doesn’t have to—and it shouldn’t.

less responsibility for each other in the

Good sportsmanship, after all, includes

ring, and are becoming more reliant on

giving your opponents your best effort.

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“There's a respect that we give fellow contestants when we're in the ring,” he said. “To a point.” “At a point in time we take advantage of every opportunity that we can find, as a professional showman, that would hopefully help make our animal more appealing to the judge or give the judge a better view of our animal—at the same time respecting other people that are in the show ring.” He, Hertz and Hasson all agree that it is definitely not appropriate to block a judge’s view of a competitor, for example. But according to Soules, some of the tricks of the trade are fair game. If he has a smaller animal in front of him, he will follow a bit more closely so the judge will immediately see the comparison. If he has the smaller animal, he’ll try to maximize the distance. None of these tactics interferes with your competitor’s ability to show their animal. “If I can find a hill where I'm going to stop, I'll stop and pull up on a hill and make my competition stop in the hole behind it,” he said. “If there's light coming through the ceiling, I try to get my animal where there's light if I can

It’s not about invading other exhibitors’

Image Callie Hertz, showing with her husband Tyson, accepts one of many banners at the 2018 Agribition Red Angus show.

space, but knowing your own.

©© Emily H Photography

help it—if it's within the frame of having respect for the other person.”

“So if it's a difference of five feet I'm going to take advantage of that five feet and pull up here to get those little advantages that you're looking for,” he said. Showing correctly gives your animal its best opportunity to be properly evaluated, and good showmanship can give you an advantage. As Hertz says, “you just want to make sure that you catch that judge's attention, and showmanship is a huge part of that. “You want to make sure that you always

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It’s not about invading other exhibitors’ space, but knowing your own.


have the animal looking their best. When

but they've either got the front end

of attitude: it comes from doing the work

you get them on the side profile when

towards a judge or the back end towards

and knowing your stuff. If your animal is

a judge, where the judge has to move to

ring-ready, it’s easier to relax.

get a good side view of your animal.

“Just be yourself,” she said.

“It's your job to make the manouevres

“Remembering the way that you stand,

According to Hasson, “if you're in a head

so that the judge gets good looks, rather

your posture to the animal—just

to tail line up, if you can, make sure that

than vice versa,” he said.

your confidence, really—I think is

you're always giving the judge a good

Exhibitors need to bring a winning

the cutting edge. It’s the confidence

attitude to the ring. Confidence is a strong

that you exude when you know your

look for both the exhibitor and the animal,

stuff about the animal. If you’re asked

It's a common mistake I see, where cattle

but cockiness can appear disrespectful.

questions by the judge, you’re very

should be giving a side view to the judge

Hertz says confidence isn’t just a display

confident in your answers.”

you get them stopped, you just want them set up to the best of their ability to make them look the best they can.”

side view of your animal. “That is actually part of etiquette as well.

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Image Exhibitors waiting for the Supreme Drive at the 2018 Farmfair. ©© Emily H Photography

Hasson and Soules both say it’s

“The reality is you've got about 30

think it would set the atmosphere better

important to get the animal’s body

seconds where that judge is really going

right from a Class level all the way up

language in sync with your own. Some

to look at you and evaluate you, so you

to the Championship level, to extend a

animals seem to know they’ve “got

better get his attention pretty fast.”

hand to the people who defeated you.”

it,” and like to show off. Others need

As for confidence, Soules says you have

Soules says it’s important to accept the

to believe your animal has a legitimate

judge’s decision, whether it goes your

shot. “Do you have one good enough to

way or not. “Some folks can't lose very

“They can use it for reasons other than

win? If you don't think you do walking

graciously. But you’re not going to win

placing their feet and keeping them

into the ring, you're damn sure not going

every time” he said. “You gotta learn how

calm, and that is to make their backs

to win,” he said.

to do both and accept it.

straighter,” Hasson said. “Some show

And what if you don’t win?

“You're not always going to agree with

“I think people will watch you more

what the judge said. But you agreed to

when you lose than when you win,”

present your animal before that judge

Hasson says. “Unfortunately that's the

for his opinion, so you have to learn to

way human nature is.

accept that whether you like it or not.”

“Like I said, reach out, extend your hand

And Hertz says graciously accepting

to the winners—and I’d say that should

victory or defeat comes down to the

coaxing. Your show stick can be your best friend.

people just have a better feel for it. They know from their halter position that they've got the animal positioned right so that they're presenting it in the best possible light to the judge.” Soules says your animal should look comfortable, but definitely “at attention.”

start at a Class level. It happens more

reason you’re showing in the first place:

“You've got to tell the judge ‘come look at

at a Championship level where you'll

to present your animal’s qualities to

me and look at my animal,’” he said.

see some congratulatory gestures. But I

potential buyers.

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SPECIAL FEATURE

“Sportsmanship goes a long way with your fellow competitors and your fellow breeders, and those are the people that you want to sell your cattle to. Having a good attitude toward them and towards the animal is really important,” she said. “I think that's a huge thing in winning or losing gracefully: being happy for others when they win, and just taking it and learning from it and getting better from there.” Hasson sees it the same way. He says showing is “basically a rudimentary form of advertising.” “It gives you material to post to the public in one form or another, why they should consider your genetics over other genetics. It's just an important part of developing the whole industry.”

"Some folks can't lose very graciously. But you’re not going to win every time. You gotta learn how to do both and accept it."

As Soules puts it, “there's a competitive nature built in to the human instinct that's going to be very competitive, otherwise you're not going to really show cattle.” But the point of showing, with all its rules and customs and etiquette, isn’t to collect trophies. Whether you win or lose, your goal is to advance the herd’s genetics and improve the industry as a whole.

Image Dave Hasson evaluates the Supreme Champion drive at the 2018 Royal Winter Fair in Toronto. ©© Show Champions

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POST-SHOW REVIEW

Summer Synergy was

Incredible says Christie Gabel WORDS BY JEFF GAYE

E

very exhibitor knows that it’s the months of work before a show that

Gabel said the scholarship opportunities

different marketing events and Quiz

available to exhibitors are on a level

Bowl things that the kids do.”

that’s unheard of in the States.

It was clear that the participants were

“Just the financial opportunities that the

there to work and to learn. Gabel

volunteers and the crew and all of the

described them as “very down-to-earth,

sponsors put in is just really incredible,”

hardworking kids that are very polite,

she said. “Down here in the States we

very knowledgeable about their projects

The people behind Summer Synergy also

don’t get those types of opportunities

and the industry, and very ambitious.

work for months to organize the week-

quite to the extent that Summer Synergy

long event, a partnership between Olds

was able to do.”

“I was really impressed with the goals

make the difference. It’s the breeding, selecting, caring, feeding, grooming, and the hours of practice that earn you the opportunity to step into the ring and impress the judge.

Regional Exhibition, 4-H Alberta, the Calgary Stampede, and Olds College. It’s fair to say they impressed the judge. “The atmosphere was incredible,” said Christie Gabel, who worked with the Summer Synergy participants and judged the beef shows. “All of the staff, all of the volunteers, they do an exceptional job and just provide so many

The activities and instructional sessions were also top-notch. Again, Gabel credits

and the opportunities that a lot of these kids are seeking once they graduate from high school and look into post-

the organizers and volunteers for creating

secondary education,” she said.

outstanding learning opportunities. She

“A lot of kids are really driven and want to

taught at the judging camp, and she says

make a difference within the industry.”

the tour of Olds College meat science department was another highlight. “The interaction with professors and faculty was great,” she said.

Of course it wasn’t all deadly serious—the hard work was interspersed with fun events and entertainment. Still, Summer Synergy participants are “farm kids”—

fun activities and events for the kids to

“And there were bidding clinics and

people who are known for their work

do throughout the whole week.”

workshops, show teams, all of the

ethic, and who take pride in their product.

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There’s a lot of work and a lot of sweat equity that goes into... seeing [these projects] through to fruition.”

“These kids raised these projects from when the animals were born, or got the animals when they were really young calves,” Gabel said. “So I think there’s a lot of pride in the upbringing of those animals. There’s a lot of work and a lot of sweat equity that goes into starting those projects and seeing them through to fruition.” “Maybe the fun parts of it are just kind of prideful. I think everybody probably doesn’t always enjoy feeding every day, or working hair every day, or practiceshowing every day,” she said. “But I think the pride that it instills in the kids probably brings out the fun side of it too.” Attending events like Summer Synergy is another reward, she said, where all the work they’ve put in over the past year and more pays off in satisfaction, or in scholarship opportunities.

And she says there is every reason for the

ensure a really promising future for the

participants to be proud of the animals

cattle industry.”

they’ve worked on. “They were fantastic. Tremendously high quality,” she said.

Gabel compliments the organizers, sponsors and volunteers for their months

The week was an opportunity for Gabel to

of effort putting Summer Synergy

share some of her knowledge, but it also

together. But maybe she isn’t the judge

gave her a glimpse into the future of the

they impressed the most—that distinction

beef industry. She likes what she sees.

might go to the participants themselves.

“I think it’s very promising,” she said. “I

“I think everybody had a wonderful time

think it’s in good hands.

throughout the week,” Gabel said. “And

“A lot of the youth are very

I’m sure towards the end of the week all

knowledgeable and very passionate,

the kids were pretty exhausted, because

very driven about the industry and will

they were going from early in the

continue to put the best foot forward and

morning until late at night every day.”

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Hailey Sibblad

Tyler Myers

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COOKSHIRE, QUEBEC 4 - 7 July 2019

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SUPREME FEMALE, CHAMPION ANGUS

SUPREME CHAMPION BULL, CHAMP SIMMENTAL

Jade Noiseux

River Morse

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SUPREME PROFILE

Cole Reid wins Synergy

Supreme Commercial WORDS BY BRUCE DERKSEN

I

“We kept working hard and I knew my time

Synergy Supreme Championship slapped

Calgary and Synergy,” beamed Cole. The grade

Cole Reid’s bred Maintainer heifer during

eleven student remained confident, given that

the Calgary Stampede, things got real for the

his heifer was looking better and better as the

Saskatchewan youth.

season went on. “She kind of grew into herself

t wasn’t supposed to be that stressful and exciting, but when the judge for the Summer

“Usually they make a couple loops around the animals, but he picked the purebred and then he came down the line,” the 16-year old exclaimed. “He didn’t even make it all the way, and then he cut in and slapped my heifer. I thought, ‘Holy Man! This just happened!’”

would come eventually, and it all paid off at

and filled out.” With Cole’s urging, his parents Derrick and Bev of Reid Ranching Inc. at Hafford, Saskatchewan, had asked their show cattle manager Austin Fitz to look for a Maine-Anjou heifer. “I’ve always thought they were a really cool breed. Hairy, awesome muscle and sound

The excitement was somewhat unexpected as

and still really pretty at the same time,” said

the season leading up to the week of Summer

Cole. Austin contacted his friend Raymond

Synergy hadn’t gone particularly well for

at Competitive Edge Genetics in Kansas,

Cole and his heifer Anastasia. The quarter-

and together they located the January 15

blood Maintainer the Reids had purchased

Maintainer calf at the Mogcks farm.

last November from Mogck Show Cattle of

“I bought her sight unseen as a calf, and I knew

Tripp, South Dakota, had been struggling to

there was a lot of work to do. She was kind of

find solid footing. Anastasia placed lower at

green and maybe a touch big, but sound with

some of the spring shows throughout Alberta

good hair. I was excited for the coming year

and had yet to find the success that was just

because I knew she came from a good place,”

around the corner.

said Cole.

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"It was unreal at Calgary. There were some really good pairs there. Not that I don’t have faith in myself, but there's not many times a bred heifer wins Supreme." Cole was doing his part to build on the limited success of their previous show experiences. “I was taking courses for my grade eleven year to free up my schedule in the fall, so when I go to Agribition and Lloydminster for the week, I wouldn’t be so busy with homework.” His entire family was involved. “My younger brother and sister are into it, too. My parents take us to shows, support us, help with everything back in the barn and always tell us to never give up and keep trying. Austin has also been a huge help with clipping, fitting, feeding and showing.” Together, Anastasia and Cole peaked at the right time during Summer Synergy and the Calgary Stampede. “All I really wanted was to win the Maintainer breed class, see some friends from the year before and learn new things. It was unreal at Calgary. There were some really good pairs there. Not that I don’t have faith in myself, but there's not many times a bred heifer wins Supreme.”

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Cole took home a cow-hide banner for winning Supreme Champion Commercial Beef Female, was interviewed on the big screen and received a cheque that will come in handy down the road. The family is already thinking about next year. Anastasia is bred to a commercial Simmental/ Angus calving-ease bull, and depending on the calf, Cole would like to show the pair in 2020 and attend Summer Synergy again. They are also considering flushing her and finding a good purebred Maine-Anjou or higherpercentage Maintainer bull to register some offspring. “I could hopefully start a Maintainer herd,” he said. The 16-year old isn’t completely sure of his own future plans, though studies in agriculture business or computer engineering may be in the works. Whatever Cole decides to do, there is a good chance it may include a Maintainer herd, with a past Supreme Champion Commercial Female as part of the foundation.


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SUMMER SYNERGY OLDS, ALBERTA 8-12 July 2019 Judge (Purebred) Christie Gabel, (Commercial) Cade Hibdon — Photos ShowChampions

SUPREME CHAMPION PUREBRED FEMALE, CHAMPION PUREBRED ANGUS Halley Adams

SUPREME CHAMPION COMMERCIAL FEMALE, CHAMPION MAINETAINER Cole Reid 50 

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OLDS, ALBERTA 8-12 July 2019

Judge (Purebred) Christie Gabel — Photos GRP

CHAMPION PUREBRED ANGUS

CHAMPION PUREBRED RED ANGUS

CHAMPION PUREBRED CHAROLAIS

Halley Adams

Brynne Yoder

Kord Phillips

RESERVE PUREBRED ANGUS

RESERVE PUREBRED RED ANGUS

RESERVE PUREBRED CHAROLAIS

Halley Adams

Baxter Blair

Lexi Wirsta

CHAMPION PUREBRED HEREFORD

CHAMPION PUREBRED MAINE

CHAMPION PUREBRED SIMMENTAL

Kennedy Paget

Riley Pashulka

Riley Pashulka

RESERVE PUREBRED HEREFORD

RESERVE PUREBRED MAINE

RESERVE PUREBRED SIMMENTAL

Ryder Nelson

Hannah Kemp

Taylor Pashulka

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OLDS, ALBERTA 8-12 July 2019

Judge (Commercial) Cade Hibdon — Photos GRP

CHAMP COMMERCIAL ANGUS

CHAMP COMMERCIAL RED ANGUS

CHAMP COMMERCIAL CHAROLAIS

Laura Nikkel

Brynne Yoder

Taylor Reid

CHAMP COMMERCIAL HEREFORD

CHAMPION MAINETAINER

RES COMMERCIAL CHAROLAIS

Sadie Wauters

Cole Reid

Spencer McMillin

RES COMMERCIAL HEREFORD

RESERVE MAINETAINER

CHAMP COMMERCIAL SIMMENTAL

Brandon Fraser

Sadie Wauters

Travis Edwards

CHAMP COMMERCIAL AOB

RESERVE COMMERCIAL AOB

Zane Gunderson

Tell Calvert

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OLDS, ALBERTA 8-12 July 2019

Judge (Jackpot) Christie Gabel, Ryan Edwards, (4-H) Travis Hunter — Photos GRP

4-H HEIFER SHOW CHAMP PUREBRED Wyatt Bradford

CHAMPION JACKPOT HEIFER Riley Pashulka

4-H HEIFER SHOW RES PUREBRED Kasey Adams

4-H HEIFER SHOW RES COMM

RESERVE JACKPOT HEIFER

Travis Edwards

Levi Martin

RES COMMERCIAL ANGUS Carmen White RES COMMERCIAL RED ANGUS Abigail Nikkel CHAMP PUREBRED AOB Evan Patriquin RESERVE PUREBRED AOB Zane Gunderson

GRAND CHAMPION STEER

RESERVE CHAMPION STEER

Keely Adams

Evan Patriquin

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SUPREME PROFILE

Halley Adams captures Synergy

Supreme Purebred WORDS BY BRUCE DERKSEN

W

hen Greenwood Vixon JJP 17E and her heifer calf were crowned the Supreme

Champion Purebred Beef Female at the Calgary Stampede, wrapping up Summer Synergy 2019, Halley Adams was naturally very excited. Her excitement, however, was liberally divided between her family and sisters. “It’s a family affair—my mom and dad, grandma and grandpa and my two younger sisters, Keely and Kasey. It’s all of our win because they put in a lot of hard work, too, and we all work together.” The praise Halley dished out was aimed at the people behind Ter-Ron Farms of Forestburg, Alberta, a family-run mixed grain and purebred Red Angus ranch. The operation was started by her grandparents Terry and Sharon Adams, and today they raise cattle with her parents Rob and Maureen Adams.

“It was a really good week,” said Halley. “Everybody is very excited, but it’s a very competitive atmosphere as well.” Greenwood Vixon JJP 17E, or Vix as she is affectionately called, sired by 74-51 Sudden Look 1023 and out of Edwards Vixon 269C, was purchased by the Adams in December 2017 as a calf from Greenwood Angus of Lloydminster, Saskatchewan, at the annual consignment Angus Collection Sale in Olds. “I really liked how much power and body she had. She also has a showy and fancy look to her, so I thought she would be a really cool heifer to help build my herd of Black Angus. She is good footed, and her mom is a very nice cow with an excellent udder, which is important to me.” At the time, the Adams were primarily raising Red Angus and had just started to dip into some

The win capped off a week of competition at

Black Angus breeding. “My grandpa and my

Summer Synergy in Olds, Alberta, culminating

dad were there and I kind of had her picked out

in the Supreme Show at the Calgary Stampede.

and talked them into it,” laughed Halley.

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Together with her Musgrave Stunner heifer calf, the pair claimed the Summer Synergy Purebred Black Angus Champion banner in Olds. “I thought they looked pretty good and I was hopeful they would do well, but you never have any clue until the show happens. There were lots of good cattle there. I was hopeful.” After the breed division win, the group traveled to the Calgary Stampede show ring for the Supreme Champion show, where they faced some tough competition. “I was very nervous, but I thought I had a really good chance.

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The purebred show judge, Christie Gabel, told me she really liked her, but talked up some of the other champions, too, so I wasn’t sure.” For her Supreme Show win, Halley received a banner along with a cheque. Although she was genuinely happy with the massive win, her humility once again shone through as she talked about the week. “It’s a really fun opportunity to go and participate for a week in the summer. There is a big group of friends and we’ve been showing together for quite a few years, so it’s always fun to see each other at the cattle shows. They are


some of my best friends, so I get really excited to see them, make some new friends and go through the week with them.”

"There is a big group of friends and we’ve been showing together for years, so it’s always fun to see each other at the cattle shows."

Halley showed the pair through the late summer, competing at the Alberta Junior Angus Show and the Canadian Junior All Breed Show in Bashaw, Alberta, and she planned to continue into the fall season. “Hopefully we can take them to some fall shows and they keep coming along as a pair. I’m just excited for them,” she said. “She has the potential to be a foundation cow in our Black Angus herd.” Halley plans to transfer from Red Deer College to the University of Alberta in Edmonton to complete the third year of her Bachelor of Science in Animal Health, but she wants to continue showing cattle. “I’ll definitely be involved with my family. We take a string to the fall shows so I’ll be able to stay involved in it that way.” The obvious family bond Halley holds will very likely guide her to even greater accomplishments in the future, and showing cattle seems to have a firm grip on the route that future will take.

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COLONIAL DAYS LLOYDMINSTER, SK 10 - 13 July 2019 Judge (Jackpot) Mick Trefiak, (Junior) Tom Hougham — Photos Shaylyn Hunt

CHAMPION JACKPOT STEER

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CHAMPION FEMALE (JUNIOR)

George Larre, Northern Livestock Sales, Ty-D Livestock & Bar SK Cattle

Jorja Fox & Justamere Farms

Kehler Eaton

RESERVE JACKPOT STEER

RESERVE JACKPOT HEIFER

RESERVE FEMALE (JUNIOR)

Forbes Bros, Arch Holdings & Double F Cattle Co

Izzy Pratte & Twisted Sisters Livestock

Kosten Eaton

HARDING, MANITOBA 19 July 2019

Photos Janelle Liebreich

HARDING FAIR

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SUPREME CHAMPION BULL

SUPREME CHAMPION FEMALE

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3RD OVERALL STEER Cooper Brokenshire

GRAND CHAMPION STEER Braydon Thompson

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4TH OVERALL STEER Jennifer Jones

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RESERVE CHAMPION STEER

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Toby Noble

Kosten Eaton

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LINDSAY, ONTARIO 12-14 July 2019

Judge (Open) Vance Oatley — Photos Juanita Elmhirst

CHAMPION FEMALE, CH JUNIOR YEARLING

RES FEMALE, RES JUNIOR YEARLING

Hallie Conley

Madison Ethier

ONTARIO JUNIOR ANGUS BLACK OUT CHAMPION COMMERCIAL FEMALE Brady Hasson

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RES COMMERCIAL FEMALE

CH SENIOR FEMALE

CHAMPION INFLUENCED STEER

Cole Fallis

Jordyn Petherick

Darren Hargrave

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LINDSAY, ONTARIO 12-14 July 2019

Judge (Open) Vance Oatley — Photos Juanita Elmhirst

CHAMPION OPEN FEMALE

CHAMPION OPEN BULL

Owen Elmhirst

Shelby Crawford

OYCSA TRILLIUM CLASSIC

RESERVE OPEN FEMALE

RESERVE OPEN BULL

Brent Clysdale

Sydney Magee

CH BRED & OWNED FEMALE

CH COMMERCIAL FEMALE

CH COMMERCIAL BULL

Alexa Avelar

Brady Hasson

Shelby Crawford

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RES COMMERCIAL FEMALE

CHAMPION STEER

Alexa Avelar

Cole Fallis

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CANADIAN JUNIOR ANGUS SHOWDOWN CHAMPION OWNED FEMALE Kasey Adams

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CHAMPION OPEN FEMALE

GRAND CHAMPION BULL

Garrett Liebreich

Kasey Adams

CHAMPION BRED & OWNED FEMALE

CHAMPION CANADIAN BRED FEMALE

Reese Wildman

Kasey Adams

 FALL 2019


BARRIERE, BC 18 - 20 July 2019

Judge Rodney and Tanya Hollman — Photos GRP

GRAND CHAMPION STEER

CHAMPION COMMERCIAL FEMALE

Sarah McDonald

Paige Thompson

RESERVE OWNED FEMALE

RESERVE BULL

RES COMMERCIAL FEMALE

Halley Adams

Faith DeLeon

Jed Curtis

RESERVE OPEN FEMALE

RESERVE STEER

Jorja Fox

Alana Higgens

FALL 2019 

  65


Grand Champion Hereford Female Winner of the $4000 AHA Award for Best Yearling Hereford Heifer Kennedy Paget with RSK H117 Sage ET 21F

Winner of the $1000 AHA Award for Reserve Yearling Hereford Heifer Kailey Wirsta with K-Cow Sheza Dream 145F

Congratulations JUNIOR HEREFORD EXHIBITORS

RED WHITE & TRUE CLASSIC 2019 Bred & Owned Show

Supreme Champion Grand Champion Female Daniel Schuepbach

Reserve Grand Champion Female Daniel Schuepbach

Grand Champion Bull Kailey Wirsta

Reserve Grand Champion Bull Sophia Busmann

RED WHITE & TRUE CLASSIC 2019 Open Show

Grand Champion Female Zachery Latimer

Reserve Grand Champion Female Jordynn Rogers

Grand Champion Bull Brooklyn Van Sickle

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Reserve Grand Champion Bull Kailey Wirsta


SASKATOON, SK 18-20 July 2019

Judge (Open) Geoff Anderson — Photos Jill Renton

GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE

RESERVE CHAMPION FEMALE

Anchor B Fallin In Love 25F ET, Riley Borson

B Bar Hawkeye Foxtrot 22F, Olivia Heleniak

JUNIOR LIMOUSIN IMPACT SHOW GRAND CHAMPION BULL, CH YEARLING EMF Fresh Prince 25F, Alex McNally

68 

RESERVE BULL CALF

RESERVE CHAMPION BULL, CH BULL CALF

PLNS Gravedigger 9G, Austin Porter

PLNS Grim Reeper 32G, Cheyenne Porter

 FALL 2019


HEIFER CALF CHAMPION

CHAMPION TWO YEAR OLD

CHAMPION MATURE FEMALE

PLNS Ghost Whisperer 37G, Cheyenne Porter

Greenwood Elastic Heart, Lane Steen

Anchor B Bailey 21B, Sienna Bohrson

RESERVE HEIFER CALF

RESERVE TWO YEAR OLD

RESEVER MATURE FEMALE

EMF Got the Sweet Touch 7G, Madi Lewis

Triple J Miss Ellie, Jayson Labiuk

SGL Dreamer, Leighton Dyck

RASA Moondance 311G Sire: Daddy’s Money, Dam: Tom Selleck Grand Champion Commercial Female PAEX She sells in November Gold 2019

Calf: RASA She’s So Fancy 323G Sire: Daddy’s Money, Dam: Whistling Dixie Senior Champion Female at PAEX She sells in November Gold 2019

Magnum 327G Winston 317G Sire: Tom Selleck, Dam: Sunseeker Sire: RASA Mr.Bojangles 232E, Dam: Walks Alone Champion Jackpot Steer at PAEX Champion Commercial Steer at PAEX

FALL 2019 

  69


LACOMBE, ALBERTA 18 - 21 July 2019

Judge Jordie Buba — Photos Dacie Johnson & Tia Schram

CHAMPION PUREBRED FEMALE

CHAMPION PUREBRED BULL

Jade Rancier

Mackenzie Skeels

CHAMPION COMMERCIAL FEMALE

CHAMPION COMMERCIAL BULL

Levi Martin

Hanna Gregoire

WILDROSE CLASSIC

70 

RESERVE PB FEMALE

RES COMM FEMALE

RESERVE PB BULL

RES COMM BULL

Wyatt Bradford

Hanna Gregoire

Cassie Smith

Levi Martin

 FALL 2019


WEYBURN, SK 24 - 27 July 2019

Judge Tyler Smyth — Photos Jon Wright

CHAMPION PUREBRED FEMALE

RESERVE PUREBRED FEMALE, SENIOR YEARLING

Shelby Evans

Mason Beck

CANADIAN CHAROLAIS YOUTH SHOW

72 

CHAMPION COMMERCIAL FEMALE

RESERVE COMMERCIAL FEMALE

Dallas McAvoy

Kaycee Buchanan

CHAMPION HEIFER CALF

RESERVE HEIFER CALF

RESERVE SENIOR YEARLING

Brett Marshall

Brayden Steppler

Kord Phillips

 FALL 2019


CHAMPION JUNIOR YEARLING

CHAMPION BULL CALF

CHAMPION STEER

Cassidi Elder

Shelby Evans

Casie Brokenshire

RESERVE JUNIOR YEARLING

RESERVE BULL CALF

RESERVE STEER

Calina Evans

Kiernan Olson

Cassidy Vermeulen

FALL 2019 

  73


VERMILION FAIR VERMILLION, AB 25 - 27 June

Judge (Open) Bevin Hamilton, (Junior) Riley Pashulka, Bronwyn Frenzel, (Jackpot) Jenine Rezicka

JACKPOT STEER

JACKPOT HEIFER

CHAMPION BULL

Davis Schmit

Riley Pashulka/Rusylvia Cattle Co. & WestGold Farms

Payne Livestock

RES JACKPOT STEER

RES JACKPOT HEIFER

RESERVE BULL

RES CHAMP FEMALE

Ty-D Livestock, Bar SK, George Larre

Halley Adams/Ter-Ron Farms

Jakob Meinczinger

Leaha Churchill

Levi Martin

MRPM COUNTRYFEST

RES JUNIOR FEMALE Levi Martin

MAPLE RIDGE, BC 27-28 July 2019

74 

CHAMPION FEMALE CH JUNIOR FEMALE

Judge Levi Jackson — Photos Suzanne Spady

CHAMPION STEER

RESERVE STEER

CHAMPION HEIFER

RESERVE HEIFER

Billy Paul

Aubree Higgins

Jenna Nielsen

Emma Davidson

 FALL 2019


FALL 2019 

  75


CANADIAN JUNIOR HEREFORD BONANZA WEYBURN, SK 31 July - 2 August 2019

76 

Judge (Open) Clint Morasch — Photos GRP

GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE, INT. YEARLING

GRAND CHAMPION BULL, SENIOR CHAMP

Emma Lees

Grace Sanburg

RESERVE FEMALE, RES INT. YEARLING

RESERVE BULL, CH YEARLING BULL

Emma Falconer

Billy Paul

CHAMPION HEIFER CALF

RESERVE HEIFER CALF

CHAMPION JUNIOR YEARLING

Becca Lees

Mesa Nelson

Levi Rimke

 FALL 2019


WEYBURN, SK 31 July - 2 August 2019

Judge (Bred & Owned, Steers, Commercials) Jordie Buba — Photos GRP

CHAMPION SENIOR YEARLING

RESERVE SENIOR YEARLING

CHAMPION BULL CALF

Zachary Latimer

Eric Smith

Morgan Millham

CHAMPION TWO-YEAR-OLD

RESERVE TWO-YEAR-OLD

RESERVE BULL CALF

Emma Falconer

Morgan Millham

Tycee Nelson

CHAMPION MATURE

RESERVE MATURE

RES SENIOR BULL

Ayla Duke

Jacey Massey

Ryder Nelson

RESERVE JUNIOR YEARLING

RES YEARLING BULL

Emma Cross

Sydney Perlinger

FALL 2019 

  77


WEYBURN, SK 31 July - 2 August 2019

Judge (Bred & Owned, Steers, Commercials) Jordie Buba — Photos GRP

CHAMPION PUREBRED STEER

CHAMPION HEREFORD INFLUENCE STEER

Kyla Lees

Austin Knupp

PUREBRED RES STEER

INFLENCE RES STEER

CH INFLUENCE STEER CALF

RES INFLUENCE STEER CALF

Kate Webb

Jordan Dorrance

Aiva Bieber

Peyton Haslam

CH BRED & OWNED FEMALE

CH BRED & OWNED BULL

CH SEMEN DONATION FEMALE

CH INFLUENCE FEMALE

Sydney Perlinger

Morgan Millham

Emma Cross

Mia Mackie

RES SEMEN DONATION

RES INFLUENCE FEMALE

Luke Webb

Emily Sebastian

RES BRED & OWNED FEMALE Tinley Harvie

78 

 FALL 2019

RES BRED & OWNED BULL Levi Rimke


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OCTOBER

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NOVEMBER

19 | Bar Pipe Hereford Ranch Production Sale 20 | Chittick Family Hereford Ranch Heifer Sale 21 | Fenton Hereford Ranch Production Sale 22 | PAHL Livestock Ltd Production Sale 28 | Agribition Hereford Sale 29 | Brost Land & Cattle Co. LTD. Sale

DECEMBER

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PRINCE ALBERT EXHIBI­ TION SUPREME CHAMPION BULL, CHAMPION ANGUS Brooking Angus & ZWT Ranch

PRINCE ALBERT, SK 31 July - 3 August 2019

Judge (Breed Shows) Craig Wilgenbusch — Photos Shaylyn Hunt

RESERVE ANGUS BULL

CHAMPION AOB BULL

CHAMPION AOB FEMALE

Double F Cattle Co. & Merit Cattle Co.

Torch View Cattle Co. & Harvie Ranching & Empower Syndicate

Jay & Beverly Bohrson

RESERVE ANGUS FEMALE

RESERVE AOB BULL

RESERVE AOB FEMALE

Boss Lake

Cays Cattle Co.

Boss Lake

80 

 FALL 2019


SUPREME CHAMPION FEMALE, CHAMPION ANGUS Brooking Angus & Dusty Rose Cattle Co.

Judges (Lord of the Ring) Ryan Archdekin, (Prospects & Steers) Krista Erixon, (Juniors) Toby & Ryley Noble

CHAMPION SIMMENTAL BULL

CHAMPION SIMMENTAL FEMALE

CHAMPION COMMERCIAL FEMALE

Peters Simmentals

Wyatt Bradford

Arch Holdings

RESERVE SIMMENTAL BULL

CHAMPION SIMMENTAL FEMALE

RESERVE COMMERCIAL FEMALE

Wyatt Miller

Grona Farms

Taylor Reid

FALL 2019 

  81


PRINCE ALBERT, SK

Judge (Princess Classic) Brittany Boss (Little Lady Classic) Justin Cay/Wyatt Miller/Shanese Martin

CHAMPION MARKET STEER

CHAMPION PROSPECT STEER

CHAMPION LITTLE LADY JACKPOT

Forbes Bros, Arch Holdings, Double F Cattle Co

Eldem Cattle Co.

Black Gold Simmentals

RESERVE MARKET STEER

RESERVE PROSPECT STEER

RESERVE LITTLE LADY JACKPOT

Davis Schmit

Arch Holdings

Twisted Sisters Livestock

CHAMPION PRINCESS CLASSIC

CHAMPION LORD OF THE RING

JUNIOR SHOW CHAMPION FEMALE

Brooking Angus & Dusty Rose Cattle Co.

Peters Simmentals

Wyatt Bradford

RESERVE PRINCESS CLASSIC

RESERVE LORD OF THE RING

JUNIOR SHOW RESERVE FEMALE

Peters Simmentals

Cays Cattle Co.

Baxter Blair

82 

 FALL 2019


SAINT-HYACINTHE, QC 7 - 11 August 2019

Judge Matthew Blankenship — Photos Sandra Berthiaume

CHAMPION PUREBRED FEMALE

RESERVE PUREBRED FEMALE

Justin Carvey

Katie Elmhirst

YCSA NATIONAL CLASSIC

84 

CHAMPION HEIFER CALF

RESERVE YEARLING HEIFER

RESERVE BULL CALF

Katie Elmhirst

Katie Elmhirst

Gracie Falconer

RESERVE HEIFER CALF

RESERVE SENIOR CHAMPION

RESERVE YEARLING BULL

Morgan Macintyre

Gracie Falconer

Dawson Pinkham

 FALL 2019


CHAMPION PUREBRED BULL, CH BULL CALF

RESERVE PUREBRED BULL, CH YEARLING BULL

Katie Elmhirst

Faith Barkley

CHAMPION BRED & OWNED

RESERVE BRED & OWNED

CHA COMMERCIAL FEMALE

RES COMMERCIAL FEMALE

Colby Boal

River Morse

Carissa Geddes

Cole Fallis

PETERBOROUGH EX PETERBOROUGH, ON 8 August 2019

Judge John Nielsen

SUPREME CHAMPION BULL

SUPREME CHAMPION FEMALE

Peter Frijters

Indian River Cattle Co. & Dudgen Land and Cattle Co.

FALL 2019 

  85


VANCOUVER, BC 18 August 2019

Judge Lance Leachman — Photos GRP

PACIFIC NATIONAL EXHIBITION

GRAND CHAMPION MARKET BEEF Billy Paul

RESERVE CHAMPION MARKET BEEF Alana Higgins

86 

MANITOBA YOUTH ROUND-UP

CHAMPION STEER

RESERVE STEER

Volunteer Committee

Alice Rooke

Kamryn Gilliland

 FALL 2019


NEEPAWA, MB 2 - 4 August 2019

Judges Robin & John Hogberg, Kolton McIntosh — Photos Prairie Pistol Designs

CHAMPION ANGUS FEMALE

CHAMPION SHORTHORN FEMALE

CHAMPION SIMMENTAL FEMALE

Levi Best

Emily Speers

Cody Carson

RESERVE ANGUS FEMALE

RESERVE SHORTHORN FEMALE

RESERVE SIMMENTAL FEMALE

Ty Nykoliation

Sadie Anwender

Carly Jo Carson

MANITOBA YOUTH ROUND-UP CHAMPION COMMERCIAL FEMALE Brock Sigurdson

RESERVE COMMERCIAL FEMALE

CHAMPION AOB FEMALE

RESERVE AOB FEMALE

Svienna Bjarnarson

Zach Baron

Kamryn Gilliland

FALL 2019 

  87


RESERVE SUPREME PUREBRED FEMALE, RES OWNED FEMALE Kylie Sibbald

ALBERTA JUNIOR ANGUS SHOW

SUPREME CHAMPION PB FEMALE, CH OWNED FEMALE

BASHAW, ALBERTA 11 - 13 August 2019

88 

Halley Adams

Judge Garth Rancier — Photos GRP

CHAMPION OPEN FEMALE

CHAMP BRED & OWNED FEMALE

CHAMP COMMERCIAL FEMALE

Baxter Blair

Reese Wildman

Leah Churchill

RES OPEN FEMALE

RES BRED & OWNED FEMALE

RES COMMERCIAL FEMALE

Louis Latimer

Maddy Sibbald

Lilly Howell

 FALL 2019


HEIFER BRACKET CHAMPION Halley Adams

UFA SUPREME QUEST CHAMPION FEMALE, CHAMPION COMMERCIAL FEMALE Levi Martin

NATIONAL JUNIOR ALL-BREEDS SHOW BASHAW, ALBERTA 17 August 2019

RES COMMERCIAL FEMALE Kade Rancier

Judge Riley Lafrentz — Photos Christine Boake

CHAMPION PEEWEE FEMALE

CHAMPION OPEN FEMALE

CHAMPION PB FEMALE

Scarlett Fowler

Brynne Yoder

Jacey Masssey

RESERVE PEEWEE FEMALE

RES OPEN FEMALE

RESERVE PB FEMALE

Stella Mader

Baxter Blair

Halley Adams

FALL 2019 

  89


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