NILE show results posted
On Oct. 13-21, livestock exhibitors, rodeo athletes and visitors from far and wide gathered in Billings, Mont. for the Northern International Livestock Exposition (NILE), an annual week-long stock show and rodeo drawing hundreds of exhibitors from across the U.S. and Canada.
Throughout the week, Livestock Judge Glen Martin of Mason, Texas sorted through some of the highest-quality classes of market beef, hogs, lambs and goats, and amidst the tough competition were numerous youth exhibitors hailing from Wyoming and other Western states, who took home top honors in their respective shows.
Market beef results
In the Junior Fed Market Beef Show, Echo Bartels of Loma, Colo. exhibited the Grand Champion Market Beef and Megan Harris of Shoshoni exhibited the Reserve Grand Champion Market Beef.
Burns resident Raelyn Northington was named the grand champion in beginner showmanship, followed by Lauren Duey of Billings. Mont, and in junior showmanship, Kinli Bartold of Benjamin, Utah took home champion honors, followed by Gillette’s Brodie Lesher as reserve.
Ross Harwood of Geyser, Mont. was the Senior Beef Showmanship Grand Champion and Zac Weston of Lander was reserve.
Market swine results
The 2023 Junior Fed Market Swine Show Grand Champion honors went home to Wyoming with Jacob Choma of Etna, and Cruz Knopp of Athol, Idaho earned reserve-champion honors.
Kendyl Tetrick and Hagen Tippett, both of Colton, Wash., were respectively named grand and reserve in beginner showmanship.
Knopp graced the leaderboard again, taking home honors as the Grand Champion Junior Showman, followed by Reece West of Sheridan as the Reserve Champion Junior Showman.
In senior swine showmanship, Martin named Landen Thomas of Benjamin, Utah as the grand champion and Kendal Vandivort of Billings, Mont. as the reserve champion.
Market lamb results
The Grand Champion Market Lamb was exhibited by Wyoming’s own Addisyn Perkins of Lovell, and Bartels found herself on the podium again with the Reserve Champion Market Lamb.
In showmanship, Halsey Middlemist of Dixon, Mont. was named grand champion in a tough class of beginners, followed by Baylor Johnson of Benjamin, Utah in reserve.
Kolbryn Clason of Beaver City, Neb. was the Grand Champion Junior Showman, while Addie Cortex of Meridian, Idaho was reserve.
Zane Downey of Whitehall, Mont. took home honors as the Grand Champion Senior Showman and Kinslee Kogianes of Spanish Fork, Utah was the Reserve Champion Senior Showman.
Market goat results
Martin offered a slap of approval to Kaidyn Kasun’s Grand Champion Market Goat. Kasun, a resident of Wheatland, was followed by Bartels who took home honors for the Reserve Champion Market Goat.
In beginner showmanship, Johnson rose to the top of the podium, followed by Kaitlyn Mekelburg of Eckley, Colo.
Ryder Hansen of Wellsville, Utah was the Grand Champion Junior Showman, and Kasun’s name made the leaderboard for a second time as the Reserve Champion Junior Showman.
Senior goat showmanship was topped by Grand Champion Showman Aiden Hohenwarter of Escalon, Calif., while Alaina Barger of Cascade, Mont. earned reserve-champion honors.
Keep an eye on future editions of the Wyoming Livestock Roundup for more 2023 NILE results.
Hannah Bugas is the managing editor of the Wyoming Livestock Roundup. Send comments on this article to email@example.com.