The Eastern Wyoming College Show Team traveled to The Arizona and Denver National Livestock Shows and brought home several awards.
Fourteen students represented EWC at the Arizona National Livestock Show in Phoenix, AZ. They included Tracy Austin, sophomore, Rozet, WY; Angelina Bannan, freshman, Lusk, WY; Lane Barker, freshman, Evanston, WY; Jory Carson, freshman, Lynch, NE; Shelby Cranston, sophomore, Moorcroft, WY; Justin Darby, freshman, Paulen, AZ; Brawley Darby, freshman, Paulen, AZ; Kort Gartrell, freshman, Paxton, NE; Jaxson Heylend, freshman, Evanston, WY; Hunter Hill, freshman, Scottsbluff, NE; Courtney LaMont, freshman, Oelrichs, SD; Ashley Reese, freshman, Roy, UT; Santiago Ramos, sophomore, Bridgeport, NE; and BobAnn Sinks, sophomore, Jordan, MT.
The team took cattle (prospect steers and heifers –Ty Steben and Angus Heifers – Sinks), hogs, goats and sheep (Dorsets from Griffith Livestock). The steer pen of three was second in their class and all three steers were sold in the club calf sale. The prospect heifer was the Reserve Champion Heifer in the Sun Classic Heifer show and also sold in that sale. The Angus heifers placed 2nd and 3rd in the junior Angus show and 2nd and 4th in the open Angus show. Santiago Ramos placed 9th with his crossbred market hog and Jaxson Heylend placed 11th in his. Brawley Darby and Ashley Reese each placed 6thwith their black-faced market lamb in their respective classes. Jaxson Heylend placed 9th with his lamb. Tracy Austin placed 8th with her market wether goat. The Dorsets placed well and were the reserve champion young flock.
The judges and show team members then joined forces to compete in the Livestock Skill-A-Thon where the team of Bannan, Reese, Barker and Darby claimed champion team honors. Bannan was also the high individual over all. Heylend captured reserve honors.
Bannan, Carson, Gartrell, Heylend, Hill, LaMont, Reese and Ramos all competed in the Collegiate Livestock Judging contest. Gartrell was 10th High Individual in the Junior College Freshman Division.
Results for the EWC Show Team in Denver were Dorset Sheep (Producer: Patti and Steve Griffith, Riverton, WY) –Reserve Champion Ram and Champion Lamb Flock in the Any Other Recognized Meat Breed Division
Dorset Sheep (Producer: Sandy Snider, Powell, WY) – Champion Flock in the Any Other Recognized Meat Breed Division
Wether Sires (commercial sheep division) – Sanitago Ramos showed a ewe lamb that placed 4th out of 30. Ramos and Hunter Hill also showed in the Senior Sheep Showmanship class.
The only show the team has left is the Iowa Beef Expo where they will be displaying and selling their lowline cow/calf pair which was originally donated as a heifer project by EWC’s Veterinary Technology Instructor, Dr. Ed Bittner.
In the carload contest at Denver this year the team judged 6 classes and answered one set of reasons. The team members were Tracy Austin; Shelby Cranston; Kaycee Gobble, Lewistown, MT; Hunter Hill; and Ashley Reese. Gobble was the highest placing individual and finished in the top half of the contest dropping only 19 points on the 6 classes.
Team Members that attended the Denver Livestock Show were: Lane Barker; Brawley Darby; Shelby Cranston; Jaxson Heylend; Hunter Hill; Santiago Ramos; Ashley Reese; Emma Rogers, sophomore, Newell, SD.