PUEBLO | Rio Blanco County youth recently exhibited their skills, 4-H projects and livestock at this year’s Colorado State Fair with excellent results.
“It is indeed a high honor to place in the top 10 with a general project, but to win the Reserve Champion like Anthony Dorris with his shooting sports project is truly awesome,” Meeker’s CSU Extension Agent Bill Ekstrom said.
“Our livestock judging excellence was also recognized when Macy Collins, Samantha Lapp, Kenzie Turner and Madi Shults were named to the All-State Livestock Judging Team,” he said.
This year, several individuals exhibited their livestock projects with many making the livestock sale and placing in the top 10.
Macy Collins was champion in Breeding Heifer Intermediate Showmanship with Kolbi Franklin being the Reserve Champion Intermediate.
A complete listing of results follows.
Andy Kracht – Leathercraft Unit 3 – Qualifier; Anthony Dorris – Shooting Sports – Shotgun Junior – Reserve Champion; Dax Sheridan – Shooting Sports – Shogun Jr.- sixth; Del Garner – Shooting Sports – .22 – seventh; Ethan Quinn – Visual Arts – Qualifier; Hadley Franklin – Unit 2 Clothing Construction – ninth; Hailey Knowles – Shooting Sports – Jr.. Archery – Qualifier; Hailey Scott – Shooting Sports – Jr.. .22 – fifth; Jayden Overton-Linsacum – Unit 1 Clothing – Qualifier; Kaden Franklin – Unit 1 Leathercraft – Qualifier; Kasey Rosendahl – Unit 4 Leathercraft – third; Kasey Rosendahl – Unit 8 Leathercraft – third; Kolbi Franklin – Unit 21 Clothing – fourth; Mary Baylie – Unit 4 Cake Decorating – Qualifier; Nishiko Thelen – Shooting Sports – Sr Shotgun – Qualifier; Paityn Myers – Shooting Sports – Int. Shotgun – eighth; Riley Boydstun – Shooting Sports – Int. Archery – qualifier; Sarah Kracht – Shooting Sports – .22 Stand Alone – fifth; Tacy Crawford – Unit 3 Clothing – sixth; and Teagan Sheridan – Shooting Sports – Archery Stand Alone – Qualifier.
Participants: Dayton Willey, Andy Kracht, Riley Boydstun, Dax Sheridan; Boydstun placed third as a junior in compound traditional; Kracht placed ninth as a junior in the .22 Hunt Class
Livestock All State Team: Macy Collins, Samantha Lapp, Kenzie Turner and Madi Shults
Macy Collins: Jr. Livestock Sale Lamb, $1,600, bought by Denver Rustlers; Market Lamb, Black Face Lightweight Division second place in class; Market Lamb, Black Face Heavyweight Division, second place in class; Jr. Shorthorn Heifers, Junior Yearling Heifer, calved Jan-Feb 2013 – first in class; Jr. Sim-Solution Heifers, Jr. Yearling Heifers calved Jan-Feb 2013 – second in class and reserve champion; Breeding Heifer Showmanship – Champion; Intermediate Market Goat, Medium weight – 10th in class; Market Goat, Mediumw eight – sixth in class; and Intermediate Goat Showmanship – third in class.
Kolbi Franklin: Jr. Livestock Sale – Beef, $4,000, bought by Denver Rustlers; Jr. Crossbred and Other Breed Heifers, Spring Yearling heifers, calved Mar-Apr 2013 – fourth in class; Breeding Heifer Showmanship – Reserve; Intermediate Market Steer – third in class.
Anna Walsh: Jr. Livestock Sale – Beef, $4,200, bought by Sam Brown and Family; and Market Heifer – third in class.
Jenna Walsh: Market Hogs – Crossbreds – eighth in class.
Stephen Walsh: Market Hogs – Crossbreds – ninth in class.
Taylor Morris: Market Hogs – Crossbreds – eighth in class.