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4-H State Dairy Judging Winners Announced

4-H State Dairy Judging Winners Announced
Dodge County seniors, juniors top contests.

Eleven senior teams and 11 senior individuals along with 10 junior teams and 10 junior individuals competed at the Wisconsin State 4-H Dairy Judging Contest held Friday, July 31 at the Polk County Fairgrounds in St. Croix Falls. Each contestant judged 10 classes consisting of Holsteins, Guernseys, Jerseys, and Ayrshires. The juniors answered 20 type analysis questions and the seniors gave oral reasons on four classes.

Dodge County's senior team took home top honors at the Wisconsin State 4-H Dairy Judging Contest earning a trip to compete at the National 4-H Dairy Cattle Judging Contest held at World Dairy Expo. Dodge County team members are: Brett Hildebrandt who placed second overall, Seth Nehls who earned third place, Kyle Natzke who placed fifth, and Shawn Nehls who placed seventh overall. They are coached by Linda Behling and Shelly Bohn. Dodge County had a final score of 1970 points.

The second place senior team was Fond du Lac County consisting of team members: Austen Schmidt who placed sixth overall, Ryan O'Leary, Paige Vossekuil, and Nicholas Schuster. Coaches are Chad Ryan and Chris Polluck. Fond du Lac County had a score of 1893 points.

Barron County took home third place, earning a trip to the All-American Dairy Judging Contest in Harrisburg, PA, which will take place Sep. 21. Team members include: Jacob Pintens, Kurt Wohlk, Dane Thompson and Darren Nyhus. Steve Fronk is the Barron County coach.

The top four individuals not on a team advancing to the World Dairy Expo Contest or the All-American Contest will represent Wisconsin in Louisville, KY at the North American International Livestock Exposition 4-H Dairy Judging Contest. This team will consist of: Hayden Hauschild from Pierce County who was the high individual in oral reasons and high individual overall, Danae Bauer from Waupaca County who took fourth, Austen Schmidt from Fond du Lac county who placed sixth, and Abbey Wethal from Dane County who placed ninth overall.

The junior team from Dodge County also placed first overall. Team members are: Janelle Remington, Andy Sell, Dawson Nickels and Brad Warmka. They are also coached by Linda Behling and Shelly Bohn. They had a final score of 1598 points.

Fond du Lac County juniors took home second place awards. This team consisted of Derrek Kamphuis, Darren Kamphuis, Matthew Kramer and Kalista Hodorff. Chad Ryan and Chris Polluck are also the junior team coaches. Their final score was 1590 points.

Senior Division:

Top 5 Teams-

--Dodge County
--Fond du Lac County
--Barron County
--Dane County
--Jefferson County

Top 10 Individuals-

--Hayden Hauschild, Pierce County
--Brett Hildebrandt, Dodge County
--Seth Nehls, Dodge County
--Danae Bauer, Waupaca County
--Kyle Natzke, Dodge County
--Austen Schmidt, Fond du Lac County
--Shawn Nehls, Dodge County
--Jacob Pintens, Barron County
--Abbey Wethal, Dane County
--Bethany Dado, Polk County

Junior Division:

Top 5 Teams-

--Dodge County
--Fond du Lac County
--Barron County
--Polk County
--Jefferson County

Top 10 Individuals-

--Cole Mark, Pierce County
--Janelle Remington, Dodge County
--Aaron Berg, LaCrosse County
--David Pintens, Barron County
--Derrek Kamphuis, Fond du Lac County
--Darren Kamphuis, Fond du Lac County
--Trent Dado, Polk County
--Mykayla Getschel, Polk County
--Nikki Wright, Jefferson County
--Kayla Moeller, Shawano County

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