Juniors Compete in the National Limousin Showmanship Contest
Photos by Legacy Livestock Imaging
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 Monday, July 1, 2019. The contest was held during the National Junior Limousin Show & Congress, June 29-July 5, 2019 in Springfield, Mo.
Greg Wathall, Windsor, Mo., served as the judge for the contest. Greg and his wife, Pearl, are parents of two adult children and own/operate WW Cattle Company, Windsor, Missouri. Walthall has been active in the Simmental business for over 47 years.
The top ten showpersons from each age division were selected.
(Novice Showmanship)- In the novice division, ages five to nine, champion showman was Colt Parkinson, Levelland, Texas. Rounding out the top ten include: Benjamin Sherry, Yukon, Okla., reserve champion; D’lelah Labor, Hillsboro, Ohio, third; Siddalee Portwood, Versailles, Ky., fourth; Beau London, Collinsville, Texas, fifth; Ella Baker, Fulton, Mo., sixth; Rowdy Berry, Port Orchard, Wash., seventh; Jake Ozburn, Unionville, Tenn., eighth; Aubrey Sturgeon, Rocky, Okla, ninth; and a tie for tenth between Tara Mueller, Hunter, Kan. and Brett Sturgeon, Rocky, Okla.
(Junior Showmanship)- The junior division consists of members ages ten to 13. Champion showman was Grace Lemenager, Fairbury, Ill. Reserve champion was Memphis Peterson, Pukwana, S.D. Rounding out the rest of the top ten include: Bryntlee Wilkerson, Canton, Texas, third; McKinlee Palmatary, Durant, Okla., fourth; Keely Shultz, Danielsville, Ga., fifth; Tayhlor Elmore, Hominy, Okla., sixth; Kinnick Paulsen, Preston, Iowa, seventh; Jentry Johnson, Maquoketa, Iowa, eighth; Bentley London, Collinsville, Texas, ninth; Ava Sherry, Yukon, Okla.,tenth.
(Intermediate Showmanship)- Ali Getz, Jay, Okla. was the grand champion intermediate showman, an age division consisting of youth ages 14 to 16. Lana Sherry, Yukon, Okla. was reserve champion with the rest of the top ten including: Ryleigh Morris, Ash Grove, Mo., third; McKenna Richardson, Eureka, Kan., fourth; Cayden Alexander, Hempstead, Texas, fifth; Faith Spriggs, Afton, Okla., sixth; Jade Beeson, Anthon, Iowa, seventh; Logan Chachere, Dayton, Texas, eighth; Torrance Spriggs, Afton, Okla., ninth; Nikki Keeton, Wolfforth, Texas, tenth.
(Senior Shomanship)- In the final division, members ranging in age from 17 to 21, grand champion senior showman went to Chase Ratliff, Westphalia, Kan. Keeping it in the family, reserve champion went to Madison Ratliff, Westphalia, Kan. Rounding out the rest of the top ten include: Korynn Clason, Beaver City, Neb., third; Wyatt Perry, Sarcoxie, Mo., fourth; Callie Hicks, Midway, Ky., fifth; Dalton Edwards, Higginsville, Mo., sixth; Clayton Schowe, Cassville, Mo., seventh; Wiley Fanta, Starbuck, Minn., eighth; Cameron Bryant, Pikeville, Tenn., ninth; Chris Barton, Jarrell, Texas, tenth.