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MIWW contest features wool products 

by Wyoming Livestock Roundup

Casper – The Wyoming State Make It With Wool Contest (MIWW) was held at the Ramkota Hotel Dec. 12-13. A total of eight youth contestants entered the contest and modeled their designs during a luncheon at the Wyoming Stock Growers Association Winter Roundup, featuring lamb donated by The Lamb Guys.  

The MIWW judging criteria includes: construction quality; fit and overall appearance; appropriateness to contestant’s lifestyle; coordination of fabric and yard with garment style and design; creativity in design and use of wool; promotion of beauty and versatility of wool; and finally, the contestant’s presentation and poise.  

The contest featured seven junior contestants: Tera Boden, Buffalo; Evelynne Conklin, Banner; Emma Hill, Riverton; Sawyer Hanson, Gillette; Allie Van Why, Cheyenne; Madi Dunning, Encampment; and Kylie Davies, Rozet. Cassie Downare of Buffalo was the single senior contestant.  

Madi Dunning was crowned the Junior Winner of the Wyoming MIWW contest. Allie Van Why was the first runner up, Emma Hill was the second runner up and Evelynne Conklin was the third runner up. Dunning was also awarded Best Junior Construction. Conklin won the Creativity Award, and Hill was awarded the People’s Choice Award.  

Cassie Downare was the Senior Winner and was also awarded Best Senior Construction.  

Each contestant was awarded a new piece of Pendleton wool fabric. Cash awards were presented to category winners. The first place winners earned a partial paid trip to the National MIWW Contest to be held in conjunction with the 2022 American Sheep Industry Association (ASI) Annual Convention in San Diego, Calif. in January.

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