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Wisconsin 4-Hers Qualify for State Dairy Judging Contest

Wisconsin 4-Hers Qualify for State Dairy Judging Contest

State contest will be held July 21 in Black River Falls.

Wisconsin youth competed in four Area Animal Science days June 19 in Manitowoc, June 20 in Portage, June 26 in Eau Claire and June 30 in Gays Mills. The top two teams and individuals earned an opportunity to compete at the State 4-H Dairy Judging Contest that will take place in Black River Falls on July 21 in conjunction with the state Guernsey and Ayrshire show.

The top two teams and individuals from each area earned an opportunity to compete at the State 4-H Dairy Judging Contest that will take place in Black River Falls on July 21 in conjunction with the state Guernsey and Ayrshire show.

Northeast, Manitowoc County
Ten Senior dairy judging teams competed at the Northeast Area Animal Science Days contest in Manitowoc, with Manitowoc County taking top honors. Jordan Siemers, Sanne de Bruijn, Crystal Peterman, and Tiffany Roberts comprised the winning team. Darren Kamphuis of Fond du Lac County won the Senior division with 519 points and Jordan Siemers was second with 516 points. 19 teams competed in the Junior division. Sheboygan County took home first place, with a team consisting of Elise Bleck, Cole Booth, Shaun Jens, and Brady Bleck. Elise Bleck and Cole Booth were also the top two individuals in the Junior division, earning first and second place with 420 points and 409 points respectively.

Top 5 Senior Teams:
1. Manitowoc County
2. Fond du Lac County
3. Sheboygan County
4. Shawano County
5. Kewaunee County

Top 10 Senior Individuals:
1. Darren Kamphuis-Fond du Lac County
2. Jordan Siemers – Manitowoc County
3. Sanne de Bruijn – Manitowoc County
4. Crystal Peterman – Manitowoc County
5. Andrew Greenfield -Fond du Lac County
6. Erica Helmer -Sheboygan County
7. Jen Krull - Shawano County
8. Tiffany Roberts - Manitowoc County
9. Emma Gwidt - Shawano County
10. Jimmy Jens - Sheboygan County

Top 5 Junior Teams:
1. Sheboygan County
2. Manitowoc County # 1
3. Shawano County
4. Manitowoc County # 2
5. Waushara County

Top 10 Junior Individuals:
1. Elise Bleck – Sheboygan County
2. Cole Booth - Sheboygan County
3. Grace Vos - Manitowoc County
4. Katrina Hoesley - Waushara County
5. Clarissa Ulness - Manitowoc County
6. Jeremy Schlies - Kewaunee County
7. Elijah Mastey - Shawano County
8. Kainne Hodorff – Fond du Lac County
9. Myranda Manke - Manitowoc County
10 Whitney Ferfecki - Shawano County

Southeast, Columbia County
Five Senior dairy judging teams competed at the Southeast Area Animal Science Days contest held in Portage.  The winning Senior team was the team from Columbia County.  The team consisted of Mena Schmitt, Tyler Endres, Katelyn Peckham, Cole Endres, Alli Walker, and Mikayla Endres. The top Senior Individual was Lizi Endres from Dane County with 493 points and Mena Schmitt placed second with 490 points.

There were also seven Junior teams that competed at the contest.  The winning junior team hailed from Columbia County, consisting of Sarah Hagenow, Ashley Hagenow, Brett Walker, Jarrett Foster, and Elizabeth Martens. Earning first and second in the Junior division were sisters from Columbia county, Sarah Hagenow, and Ashley Hagenow, earning 389 points and 375 points, respectively.

Top 5 Senior Teams:
1. Dodge County
2. Grant County
3. Lafayette County
4. Jefferson County
5. Iowa County

Top 10 Senior Individuals:
1. Ben Buske- Dodge County
2. Adam Field- Juneau County
3. Austin Nauman- Vernon County
4. Dawson Nickels - Dodge County
5. Collin Uecker - Jefferson County
6. Trent Dado - Polk County
7. Charlie Hamilton- Jefferson County
8. Jason Richardson - Lafayette County
9. Charlie Moore - Grant County
10. Paul Grulke- Dodge County

Top 5 Junior Teams:
1. Crawford County
2. Lafayette County
3. Grant County
4. Iowa County
5. Dodge County

Top 10 Junior Individuals:
1. Zach Nelson - Richland County
2. Madison Calvert - Lafayette County
3. McKenzie Calvert - Lafayette County
4. Sarah Kearns- Crawford County
5. Lucas Kramer- Crawford County
6. Clayton Walsh- Juneau County
7. Kylie Esser - Iowa County
8. Eli Reeson - Iowa County
9. Hayden Adrian - Grant County
10. Logen Line - Grant County

Northwest, Eau Claire County
Thirteen Senior dairy judging teams competed at the Northwest Area Animal Science Days contest in Eau Claire, with Pierce County taking top honors. Cole Mark, Rachel Coyne, Kevin Fessenmaier, Trent Miller made up the winning Senior team. David Pintens from Barron County won the Senior division with 507 points and Cole Mark was second with 502 points. Winning the Junior division was the team from ­­­­­ Polk County, which consisted of Grace Haase, Kristi Getschel, Katherine Elwood, and Luke Johnson. The top individual in the Junior division was Grace Haase with 399 points. The second high individual was Emily Pintens from Barron County, earning 396 points.

Top 5 Senior Teams:
1. Pierce County
2. Barron County
3. Clark County
4. Chippewa County
5. Dunn County

Top 10 Senior Individuals:
1. David Pintens- Barron County
2. Cole Mark - Pierce County
3. Ben Powers - Dunn County
4. Kaitlin Artac – Clark County
5. Michaela Boesl - Barron County
6. Rachel Coyne - Pierce County
7. Jessica Pralle – Clark County
8. Jillian Jensen - Polk County
9. Kevin Fessenmaier - Pierce County
10. Trent Miller – Pierce County

Top 5 Junior Teams:
1. Polk County
2. Barron County
3. St. Croix County
4. Pierce County
5. Dunn County

Top 10 Junior Individuals:
1. Grace Haase - Polk County
2. Emily Pintens – Barron County
3. Kristi Getschel - Polk County
4. Olivia Pfaff - Jackson County
5. Katie Crosby - Washburn County
6. Katherine Elwood - Polk County
7. Luke Johnson - Polk County
8. Bekah Luckwaldt - St. Croix County
9. Brooke Hamann - Barron County
10. Jack Powers - Dunn County (tie)
11. Laura Luckwaldt – St. Croix County (tie)

Southwest, Crawford County
Eleven Senior dairy judging teams competed at the Southwest Area Animal Science Days contest in Gays Mills, with Dodge County taking top honors. Ben Buske, Dawson Nickels, Paul Grulke, Alexus Remington, and Justin Nehls made up the winning Senior team. Ben Buske won the individual Senior contest with 511 points. Adam Field from Juneau County placed second, only one point behind Buske with 510 points. Thirteen Junior dairy judging teams also competed at the contest. In a close contest, winning the Junior division by only one point was the team from Crawford County, which consisted of Lucas Kramer, Sarah Kearns, Cathleen Anderson, Regan Kramer, Aisja Achenbach, and Avery Toberman. The top individual in the Junior division was Zach Nelson from Richland County with 394 points. The second high individual was Madison Calvert from Lafayette County, earning 393 points.

Top 5 Senior Teams:
1. Dodge County
2. Grant County
3. Lafayette County
4. Jefferson County
5. Iowa County

Top 10 Senior Individuals:
1. Ben Buske- Dodge County
2. Adam Field- Juneau County
3. Austin Nauman- Vernon County
4. Dawson Nickels - Dodge County
5. Collin Uecker - Jefferson County
6. Trent Dado - Polk County
7. Charlie Hamilton- Jefferson County
8. Jason Richardson - Lafayette County
9. Charlie Moore - Grant County
10. Paul Grulke- Dodge County

Top 5 Junior Teams:
1. Crawford County
2. Lafayette County
3. Grant County
4. Iowa County
5. Dodge County

Top 10 Junior Individuals:
1. Zach Nelson - Richland County
2. Madison Calvert - Lafayette County
3. McKenzie Calvert - Lafayette County
4. Sarah Kearns- Crawford County
5. Lucas Kramer- Crawford County
6. Clayton Walsh- Juneau County
7. Kylie Esser - Iowa County
8. Eli Reeson - Iowa County
9. Hayden Adrian - Grant County
10. Logen Line - Grant County

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