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Three peat, Wurdeman takes home third Wyoming State-Fair title

by Wyoming Livestock Roundup

Douglas – The 106th Wyoming State Fair brought hundreds of cattle to Douglas to compete for top honors, and after a full-day market beef show, Garrett Wurdeman’s steer Warpaint was selected as the Youth Market Beef Grand Champion. 

Wurdeman, the 19-year-old son of Neal and Elly Wurdeman of Node, says, “It’s a pretty good feeling to win for the third time.” 

“Warpaint was sound and just a good steer,” he continues, noting he purchased the steer from Greg Oskey and Clayton Fry of Lusk. “We didn’t have very many faults, if any at all. He also had a good personality and was fun to work with.”

His third win at the Wyoming State Fair didn’t come easily, though, and Wurdeman credits his parents, brother Carson, sister Lainey and Hirshell and Kelli LeClair for helping and supporting him along the way. 

“It takes lots of hard work and dedication to win,” Wurdeman explains. “If I wanted to win, I couldn’t give up.” 

Wurdemen graduated from Douglas High School in 2018 and is attending Casper College this fall, seeking a degree in ag business. 

He says, “I’m really looking forward to starting a career and continuing what I’ve started with my livestock business in the ag industry.”

Look for more winners from the Wyoming State Fair on pages 9-12 in this week’s Roundup. 

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