The Eastern Wyoming College Show Team traveled to The Arizona National Livestock Show and brought home awards.
Eight students representing the EWC livestock judging team and show team were Paige Aylward, sophomore, Dickens, NE; Shelby Cranston, sophomore, Moorcroft, WY; Matthew Johnson, sophomore, Ashley Johnson, sophomore, Wheatland, WY; Tailyn Miller, freshman, Cowley, WY; Austin Clough, freshman, Ogallala, NE; Schila Strain, freshman, Morrill, NE; and Emily Garl, sophomore, Mitchell, NE attended the ANLS in Phoenix, AZ during Christmas break. The team took steers and dorset sheep. The steer pen of three was first in their class. The team had the second place any other meat breed ram lamb and the first place pen of two ram lambs.
The judgers and show team members then joined forces to compete in the Livestock Skill-A-Thon where the sophomore team of Aylward, Cranston, Garl and Matthew Johnson claimed champion team honors. Aylward and Garl were second and third high individuals for the contest.
In Livestock Judging Paige Alyward was 10th in the Junior College Division, Tailyn Miller was 7th and Austin Clough was 9th in the Freshman Collegiate Division. The judgers are off to Kearny and Des Moines in February for two cattle only contests then to Houston in March. “I am super excited as we will have a full team for the first time at a national contest since I began coaching at EWC” said Livestock Judging Coach Georgia Younglove.
Results from the Denver Livestock Show for the Show Team are as follows:
Goats – Tracy Austin, freshman, Rozet, WY took two wethers. Tracy did not make the cut for showmanship or market.
Prospect Steer Pen Show (Producer: Ty Steben) – Steers placed second in the class. The show superintendent stated the cattle exhibited by the colleges this year were among the best seen at the show.
Shorthorn Heifer (Producer: Paige Aylward) – Third in class.
Lowline Bull (donated to show team) – place 3rd in class.
Dorset Sheep (Producers: Patti and Steve Griffith) – Champion Ram, Reserve Champion Ewe and Champion Lamb Flock in the Any Other Recognized Meat Breed Division
Romney Sheep (Producer: Emma Rogers) – Champion Ewe, Ram and Flock as well as Reserve Champion Ewe in the Coarse White Hand Spinning Division
Wether Sires (commercial sheep division) – Tailyn Miller showed a ewe lamb that placed 2nd. Tailyn placed 4th in senior breeding sheep showmanship.