307 Judging Series winners named
By Caleb Boardman
The 307 Livestock Judging Series, coordinated by the University of Wyoming (UW) Livestock Judging Team and the UW Extension State 4-H Office, named recipients of their All-State teams at the 2020 Wyoming State Fair.
Recipients for each team and their respective counties were as follows. Seniors, 14 to 18 years old, were Alexis Lake of Albany County, Braden West of Sheridan County, Maggie McStay of Sheridan County, Kolton Lake of Albany County and Jhett West of Sheridan County.
Intermediates, 11 to 13 years old, were Riley Lake of Albany County, Garrett Burkett of Natrona County, Kiernynn Simmons of Uinta County, Blair Sanchez of Uinta County and Taylor Agar of Hot Springs County.
Juniors, 9 to 10 years old, were Addisyn Perkins of Big Horn County, Ella Hiller of Sheridan County, Abigail Visocky of Park County and Korbin Styvar of Fremont County.
Despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, the series was able to continue through the summer and complete its fourth year in existence. The series, sponsored by University of Wyoming Extension and First Northern Bank, requires youth to judge in a minimum of three contests through the year held by county Extension personnel, as well as compete at the State 4-H Contest held during the Wyoming State Fair.
There were a total of 95 seniors, 50 intermediates and 23 juniors that attended at least one of the 11 contests, three of which were virtual for the first time in the series.
Caleb Boardman is the livestock judging coach at the University of Wyoming. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.