AMES, Iowa—Twelve Iowa 4-H’ers placed at the National Western 4-H Roundup in Denver, Colo. in early January. They competed in horse judging, hippology and livestock judging.
Horse Judging Team Places Fifth Overall
4-H’ers from the Story County horse judging team finished fifth overall out of 17 teams. In the Horse Judging Contest contestants place horses into classes and giving oral reasons for their decisions.
Team members included Jody Dobranski, Sarah Knott, Anna Olsen and Caitlin Petersen. The team was coached by Amanda Honnold.
Horse Hippology Team Places Fifth Overall
Members of the Story County hippology team finished fifth overall out of 16 teams. The team included Katie Collins, Bethany Drury, Kiersten Fevold and Tracy Woodlund. They were coached by Deanna Collins.
The team also earned third place in Written Exam and Stations, with Bethany Drury winning first place individual in Written Exam and second place in Stations.
Livestock Judging Team Finishes 12th Overall
Hancock County 4-H’ers finished 12th overall in livestock judging. There were 22 teams and over 150 individuals competing from around the country. 4-H’ers judged multiple classes of beef, sheep and swine.
Team members included Kyle Greiman, Morgan Greiman, Courtney Jass and Brittany Weaver. They were coached by Ted Greiman.
The team also won third place in Sheep Placings, with Brittany Weaver winning third place in Swine Placings.