County 4-H Livestock Judging Team off to a good start

RBC I Members of the Rio Blanco County 4-H Livestock Judging Team have four contests under their belts midway through this season, and team members fared very well at the Four Corners Ag Expo in Cortez, Colo.

The senior judges include Madi Shults, Ty Dunham, Macy Collins and Samantha Lapp. They finished as the champion team at the Expo livestock judging.
Madi Shults was the High Individual Overall, having tied for first in reasons. She won an iPad Mini, $100 in iTunes cards and took the champion senior trophy buckle.
Macy Collins, was champion beef judge and won a garment bag and iTunes card and took third in sheep, third in placings, fourth in reasons.
Ty Dunham placed sixth in swine, ninth in beef, eighth in placings, ninth in reasons and seventh overall.
Lapp was eighth in reasons.
The team was awarded embroidered champion team hoodies from the Ag Expo sponsors.
The Junior Livestock Judging Team from Rio Blanco County was also the Champion Junior Team. Kacy Lapp, Marryn Shults, Jilly Bumgardner, Tatumn Kennedy, Hayden Shults, Eva Scritchfield, Abbi Schwartz and Will Schwartz marked cards in the Junior Division at the Expo.
Bumgardner was the champion swine judge, won a garment bag, was fourth in sheep, fifth in reasons and third overall.
Marryn Shults was the reasons champ and won a pair of boots and boot bag from Boot Barn, and she was second in sheep, seventh in beef and fourth overall.
Macy Collins, who was Reserve Champ overall, won several iTunes cards, and was third in swine, eighth in sheep, ninth in beef and second in reasons.
Tatumn Kennedy was ninth in sheep.
The junior winning team was also awarded champion team hoodies sponsored by the Ag Expo Committee.
Eva Scritchfield, Abbi and Will Schwartz and Hayden Shults all marked cards in their first contest as bona fide 4-H members and all of these rookies endured 10 classes and three sets of reasons.
The team had a wonderful run at the Four Corners Expo and also took in the Mesa Verde National Park tour on Saturday before heading home for spring break.