6th Annual Supreme Showmanship Contest Showcases the County’s Best Youth!
4-H and FFA Youth Showmanship Winners Display Skills for Fairgoers
The Farm Progress Arena at the Dodge County Fairgrounds became the center of attention on Saturday evening, August 22nd, as the top four showmen from the intermediate and senior divisions of beef, sheep, swine and new for 2015 dairy showmanship faced off for the Supreme Showmanship Contest. For many fairgoers this was a rare opportunity to see livestock being shown because the actual competitions are scheduled during the weekdays of fair week.
This 6th annual contest challenges youth, who have proven they are good at showmanship with their specific specie of livestock, to show their skill at showing animals from all four species of beef, sheep, swine and dairy in a one-hour contest. After the one hour, scores given by our three judges are tallied to reveal the “Supreme Showman” of the Dodge County Fair Livestock Projects.
This year’s “Supreme Showman” was Connor Schultz from Burnett, Inc 4-H of Juneau. Second place “Supreme Showman” was Dawson Nickels from Richwood Rangers 4-H of Watertown.
Our generous sponsors provided gifts for every participant. Both Schultz and Nickels earned silver belt buckles, sponsored by Tractor Supply of Watertown and Badgerland Financial. Nasco of Fort Atkinson donated other items that were given to participants. Cash contributions were used to purchase show supplies. Sponsors included: US Feeds LLC, Badgerland Financial, Dodge County Horsemen’s Association, Siedschlag Family, Animart, Bonnie Borden, Dairyland Cattle Co., Alta Genetics, Doman Club Lambs, Wenzel Family, East Central Select Sires, Jan Phillips, Tractor Supply, Laurie Keel, Dennis Kohl, Nasco, Richard Doman Family, WS Ag Supply and Culver’s.
This year’s judges were Steven Kohl from Windsor – swine showmanship, Barb Bishop from Rio – sheep showmanship, Duane Arndt from Beaver Dam – beef showmanship and Kyle Natzke from Fond du Lac – dairy showmanship.
Beef Showmanship Contestants were: Morgan Wollin – Watertown (Richwood Rangers 4-H), Ronna Woock – Burnett (Burnett Inc 4-H), Elizabeth Grillo – Watertown (Richwood Rangers 4-H), Riley Kappell – Watertown (Lebanon Luckies 4-H), Teegan Weidemann – Columbus (Columbus FFA), Samantha Maas – Neosho (Sinissippi 4-H) and Madison Ferron – Randolph (Randolph FFA).
Sheep Showmanship Contestants were: Katie Schwanke – Waupun (Achievers 4-H), Kristin Stair – Watertown (Watertown FFA), Connor Schultz – Juneau (Burnett, Inc 4-H), Nicole Wenzel – Mayville (Lomira Clover Leaves 4-H), Bill Condon – Horicon (Burnett, Inc 4-H), Marissa Schultz – Waupun (Achievers 4-H), Emily Schulz – Iron Ridge (Herman Hornets 4-H) and Tara Schultz – Columbus (Astico Perseverance 4-H).
Swine Showmanship Contestants were: Andy Boschert – Beaver Dam (Leipsic 4-H), Sean Roche – Columbus (Astico Perseverance), Kaitlin Neu – Oconomowoc (County Line), Courtni Salmi – Reeseville (Lakeside 4-H), Morgan Justmann – Lowell (Dodgeland FFA), McKayla Maas – Neosho (Sinissippi 4-H), Christopher Justmann – Juneau (Dodgeland FFA) and Jacob Justmann – Lowell (Dodgeland FFA).
Dairy Showmanship Contestants were: Samantha Pitterle – Beaver Dam (Oak Grove Owls 4-h), Matthew Gunst – Hartford ( Herman Hornets 4-H), Ben Buske – Brownsville (Lomira Clover Leaves 4-H), Colin Uecker – Watertown (Watertown FFA), Dawson Nickels – Watertown (Richwood Rangers 4-H), Christian Tietz – Watertown (Lebanon Luckies), Kylie Nickels – Watertown (Richwood Rangers), Alexus Remington – Juneau (Richwood Rangers 4-H) and Roseanne Crave – Waterloo (Portland Boosters).
Caption for attached photo:
Front Row (L-R): Dawson Nickels-Dairy-“Supreme Showman”, Connor Schultz-Sheep-“2nd place Supreme Showman”
Second Row (L-R): Tara Schultz-sheep, Samantha Maas-beef, Madison Ferron-beef, Roseanne Crave-dairy, Courtni Salmi-swine, Christian Tietz-dairy, Morgan Justmann-swine, Matthew Gunst-dairy, Samantha Pitterle-dairy, Morgan Wollin-beef, Marissa Schultz-sheep
Third Row (L-R): Kristin Stair-sheep, Nicole Wenzel-sheep, Elizabeth Grillo-beef, Alexus Remington-dairy, Colin Uecker-dairy, Ben Buske-dairy, Riley Kappell-beef, Kaitlin Neu-swine, Katie Schwanke-sheep, Bill Condon-sheep
Back Row (L-R): McKayla Maas-swine, Sean Roche-swine, Andy Boschert-swine, Jacob Justmann-swine, Christopher Justmann-swine, Kylie Nickels-dairy, Emily Schultz-sheep, Ronna Woock-beef, Teegan Weidemann-beef