Junior Fair Skillithon, Exhibitor awards announced


Staff report



The Swine, Beef, and Sheep Skillathons held at the Fulton County Fairgrounds on Aug. 31 were an opportunity for Junior 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 2016 in the Senior Division, ages 14-18, were: first place – April Beaverson, daughter of Jeri and Paul of Fayette; second place – Garrett Krasula, son of Carrie and Shawn of Wauseon; and third place – Graeme Jacoby, son of John and Callie of Wauseon. The Junior Division winners, ages 8-13, were: first place – Kassidy Zientek, daughter of Josh and Amy of Wauseon; second place – Karter Zachrich, son of Larry and Alice of Wauseon; and third 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 2016 was Garrett Krasula, son of Carrie and Shawn of Wauseon. Sponsor of this award was PNC Bank of Wauseon. Also, the Craig Goldsmith family of Wauseon sponsored a fold-up bag chair and a trophy in memory of Hollis Richer.

Winners of the 2016 Beef Skillathon for the Senior Division, ages 14-18, were: first place – Lynnsey Crouch, daughter of Jeremy and Kimberly of Wauseon; second place – Adam Kinsman, son of Rod and Joyce of Archbold; and third place – Nate Herr, son of Tommy and Jenny of Metamora. The Junior Division winners, ages 8-13, were: first place –Hannah Kovar, daughter of Terry and Jean of Fayette; second place, Kendall Wyse, daughter of Neil and Jamie of Wauseon; and third place – Kelly Miller, daughter of Eric and Marla of Archbold.

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

The winner of the 2016 Outstanding Market Exhibitor for Beef award was Lynnsey Crouch, daughter of Jeremy and Kimberely of Wauseon. 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. The 2016 winners of the Senior Division, ages 15-18, were: first place – Mason Creager, son of Todd and Patti of Wauseon; second place – Mac Warncke, son of Todd and Amy of Wauseon; and third place – Taylor Smith, daughter of Steven and Nancy of Lyons. Winners in the Intermediate Division, ages 12-14, were: first place – Eli Warncke, son of Todd and Amy of Wauseon; second place – Hayley Orzechowski, daughter of Bill and Cindy of Wauseon; and third place – Ashton Dominique, son of Trent and Angelique of West Unity. Junior Division winners, ages 8-11, were: first place – Maddie Thiel, daughter of Rich and Andrea of Archbold; second place – Shane Suchora, son of George and Lynn Kati of Ottawa Lake, Mich.; and third place – Hannah Kovar, daughter of Terry and Jean of Fayette.

Sponsors of the Swine Skillathon who provided cash awards to the winners were Just Mulch of Archbold; J & B Feeds 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 2016 was Mason Creager, son of Todd and Patti Creager of Wauseon. Sponsors of this award were Moorman ShowTec Feeds of Archbold, Fayette Feed Mill of Fayette, and Gerald Grain Company. The Fulton County Pork Producers sponsored a fold-up bag chair for the winner.

Staff report