2018 Ohio Beef Expo youth judging contest winners

The Ohio Beef Expo’s judging contest was held on Youth Day, sponsored by Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus, Ohio on March 16. Over 450 youth participated in the contest, hosted by the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) and The Ohio State University Extension.

Participants evaluated live cattle classes and were required to answer questions regarding those classes. Participants were divided into junior and senior divisions. Complete results from the contest can be found at www.ohiobeefexpo.com.

This contest would not have been possible without the valued donations of contest sponsors. A lunch for the participants was prepared by the Wood County Beef Producers, who also donated the burgers.

The top ten individual spots in the junior division were:

1. Beau Johnson,

Gallia County

2. Bryce Hines,

Gallia County

3. Karly Goetz,

Wood County

4. Hannah Lang,

Wood County

5. Kendall Davies,

Wood County

6. Brianna Blakely,

Clermont County

7. Luke Jennings,

Clermont County

8. Ethan Davies,

Wood County

9. Dena Wilson,

Champaign County

10. Levi Knopp,

Jackson County

The top ten individual spots in the senior division were:

1. Wally Minges,

Butler County

2. Emily Jennings,

Pasco County, FL

3. Gavin Puckett,

Highland County

4. Katelyn Cowdrey,

Brown County

5. Sydney Mazey,

Wood County

6. Ellie Kidwell,

Knox County

7. Alyssa Carter,

Warren County

8. Ashlyn O’Brien,

Wood County

9. Amber Storey,

Sandusky County

10. Allie Yoder,

Champaign County

High team placings for the junior division were as follows:

Wood County B

Team Members: Brooke Simon, Hannah Lang, Ethan Davies and Samantha VanVorhis

Gallipolis FFA

Team Members: Beau Johnson, Jayden Shriver, Bryce Hines and Dylan Brumfield

Wood County E

Team Members: Garrett Ziegler, Karly Goetz, Riley Burtchin and Kendall Davies

Sanders / Valley Hill

Team Members: Carly Sanders, Highland County; Sydney Sanders, Highland County; Hudson Drake, Ross County; and Ross Michael, Montgomery County

Highland County All Stars

Team Members: Connor Yochum, Sydney Shelton, Ellie Day and Sydney Schneder

High team placings for the senior division were as follows:

Brown County FFA

Team Members: Katelyn Cowdrey, Adrianne Moran and Amber Storey

Talawanda FFA Blue

Team Members: Colleen Minges, Wally Minges, Peyton Weekley and Michael Schwab

West Liberty Salem

Team Members: Cooper Havens, Kenedie Cox, Kayleigh Metz and Mallary Caudill

Wood County 4-H A

Team Members: Kylie O’Brien, Ashlyn O’Brien, Sydney Mazey and Karter Convers

Lawrence 4-H Team 1

Team Members: Kaylee Cade, Karsyn Ball and Maddy Calaway