Winning the showmanship contest at a national level junior show is one of the highlights of any junior member’s career. Four age divisions of members from the North American Limousin Junior Association competed in the national Limousin showmanship contest on Thursday, July 2, 2020. The contest was held during the National Junior Limousin Show & Congress, June 27-July 3, 2020 in West Monroe, La. Taylor Gazda, Stillwater, Okla., served as the judge for the contest.
The top ten showpersons from each age division were selected.
In the novice division, ages five to nine, champion showman was Beau London, Collinsville, Texas. Rounding out the top twelve in no particular order included: Kynlee Mae Thomas, Wolfforth, Texas; Kendalyn Portwood, Versailles, Ky.; Aliston McCarley, Girard, Kan.; Griffin Reese, Avon, Ill.; Abigail Hutchins, Hawthorne, Fla.; Case Brockhaus, Holden, Mo.; Karlin Sturgeon, Rocky, Okla.; D’Lelah Labor, Hillsboro, Ohio; Josie Ozburn, Unionville, Tenn.; Peyton Schmalshof, Avon, Ill.; Walt Combs, White House, Tenn.
The junior division consists of members ages ten to 13. Champion showman was Kesler Collins, Flanagan, Ill. Rounding out the top ten in no particular order included: Barrett Howe, Lyons, Texas; Kinnick Paulsen, Preston, Iowa; Siddalee Portwood, Versailles, Ky.; Makayla Massey, London, Ky.; Hadley Howe, Lyons, Texas; McKinlee Palmatary, Durant, Okla.; Lilyanna Portword, Versailles, Ky.; Tucker Parkinson, Levelland, Texas; Benjamin Sherry, Yukon, Okla.
Ryleigh Morris, Ashgrove, Mo., was the grand champion intermediate showman, an age division consisting of youth ages 14 to 16. Rounding out the top ten in no particular order included: Lana Sherry, Yukon, Okla.; Torah Spriggs, Afton, Okla.; Lizzie Schafer, Owaneco, Ill.; Logan Chachere, Dayton, Texas; Nikki Keeton, Wolfforth, Texas; Sydney Sanders, Leesburg, Ohio; Garrett Walden, Tonganoxie, Kan.; Samantha Moore, Raphine, Va.; Eliza Truel, Sperry, Okla.
In the final division, members ranging in age from 17 to 21, grand champion senior showman went to Maycee Ratliff, Westphalia, Kan. Rounding out the top ten in no particular order included: Wyatt Perry, Sarcoxie, Mo.; Alexa Montagne, Elk Point, S.D.; Ashley Wiles, Smithsburg, Mo.; Mara Anderson, Garner, Iowa; Allison Dragstrem, Amboy, Ind.; Cassidy Jones, Beaumont, Texas; Karly Payne, Boonsboro, Md.; Clayton Schowe, Cassville, Mo.; Brady Edge, West Branch, Iowa.