Jr. Fair Skillathon, Exhibitor awards announced


The Swine, Beef, and Sheep Skillathons held at the Fulton County Fairgrounds on Aug. 30 were an opportunity for Jr. Fair youth to display their knowledge of their 4-H or FFA animal projects. The youth who entered the skillathons answered questions on feeding, care, medication, parts of the animal, meat cuts and breed identification.

The Outstanding Market Exhibitor Award is given to one exhibitor from each of the three species of swine, beef and sheep. That award, given at the Fulton County Fair is based on the exhibitor’s skillathon score, showmanship placing and market class placing.

The Sheep Skillathon winners for 2017 in the Senior Division, ages 14-18 were: 1st place – Mason Creager, son of Todd and Patti of Wauseon; 2nd place – Autumn Ehrsam, daughter of Jim and Cheryl of Delta; and 3rd place – Garett Krasula, son of Shawn and Carrie of Wauseon.

The Junior Division winners, ages 8-13 were: 1st place – Jenae Kinsman, daughter of Lynn and Kimberly of Archbold; 2nd place – Kassidy Zientek, daughter of Josh and Amy of Wauseon; and 3rd place – Hannah Kovar, daughter of Terry and Jean of Fayette.

Beck Family Show Lambs of Wauseon again sponsored the cash awards for the Sheep Skillathon. Rosettes were sponsored by the Randy Burkholder Family of Fayette.

The Outstanding Market Exhibitor for Sheep for 2017 was Jenae Kinsman. PNC Bank of Wauseon sponsored the cash award and the Craig Goldsmith Family formerly of Wauseon sponsored a fold-up bag chair and a trophy in memory of Hollis Richer.

Winners of the 2017 Beef Skillathon for the Senior Division, ages 14-18 were: 1st place – Rachel Short, daughter of Sam and Janna of Archbold; 2nd place – Kayla Wyse, daughter of Eugene & Judy of Wauseon; and 3rd place – Cassidy Vanderveer, daughter of Shawn and Katrina of Wauseon.

The Junior Division winners, ages 8-13 were: 1st place –Hannah Kovar, daughter of Terry and Jean of Fayette; Nevaeh Powers, daughter of Ryan and Amy of Fayette; and 3rd place – Kendall Wyse, daughter of Neil and Jamie of Wauseon.

Alternative Management Resources, Inc., of Swanton again sponsored the cash awards for the Beef Skillathon and rosettes were sponsored by Phil and Donielle Herring Family of Wauseon.

The winner of the 2017 Outstanding Market Exhibitor for Beef award was Hannah Kovar. This award was sponsored by Alternative Management Resources, Inc. of Swanton and Pettisville Grain Company. The Phil and Donielle Herring Family sponsored a fold-up bag chair for the participant.

The Swine Skillathon, is divided into three age groups and the 2017 winners of the Senior Division, ages 15-18 were: 1st place – Alex Pursel, daughter of Wendy Franklin of Wauseon; 2nd place – McCormick Warncke, son of Todd and Amy of Wauseon; and 3rd place – Mason Creager, son of Todd and Patti of Wauseon.

Winners in the Intermediate Division, ages 12-14 were: 1st place – Hayley Orzechowski, daughter of Bill and Cindy of Wauseon; 2nd place – Alexandra Gillen, daughter of Scott and Jennifer of Swanton; 3rd place – Jocelyn Schuster, daughter of DJ and Heather of Lyons. Junior Division winners, ages 8-11 were: 1st place – Emma Krukowski, daughter of Bri of Archbold; 2nd place – Keigan Schuster, son of DJ and Heather of Lyons; and 3rd place – Makena Thiel, daughter of Rich and Andrea of Archbold.

Sponsors of the Swine Skillathon who provided cash awards to the winners were: Just Mulch of Archbold; J & B Feed of Wauseon; and Friends of Everett & Virginia Ricker who were past sponsors of the Swine Skillathon. Rosettes were given by the Fulton County Pork Producers.

The Outstanding Market Exhibitor for Swine for 2017 was McCormick Warncke. Sponsors of this award were: Moorman ShowTec Feeds of Archbold, Fayette Feed Mill of Fayette and Gerald Grain Center. The Fulton County Pork Producers sponsored a fold-up bag chair for the winner.