Canton FFA Is Successful At County Free Fair

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On Saturday August 24, the Canton FFA and 4-H exhibitors traveled to Watonga to participate in the County Free Fair. The Tigers were successful in every species, and this was a great way to kick off the show season. 

Claire Elder won Champion Lightweight Goat and also placed second in her class in the heavyweight division. Nick Sullins placed third in class one. 

Brieley Scott placed first and second in class one Southdown Ewes. She also won Champion and Reserve Champion Southdown Ewe. Scott also won junior sheep showmanship. 

Daylon McNabb won his class and took Champion Chester Guilt. Ashlyn Ruiz placed second in her class with her Duroc Gilt, and also placed first in her class with her Commercial. Kamdyn Hulse placed third in her class of Spot Gilts. Levi Shaw placed third in class four Cross. Josh Edwards placed first in class three and four Cross Gilt. He also won Champion Cross and Supreme Gilt. Samanth McEachern placed second in class two Cross Barrow. Amanda Schoonmaker got second place in class four Cross Barrow. Brooke Taylor won class five Cross Barrow. Kenadie Weber won Reserve Champion Hamp. Amanda Schoonmaker won Reserve Champion York. 

Canton was most successful in the beef division. Claire Elder placed first in her class and took champion Red Angus. 

Jake Sinclair won his class and took champion Shorthorn. 

Weston Waldrep won  class one and two Charlois. 

He also won champion Charolais and Champion Continental Breed. 

Josh Edwards won class one and two Charolais Composite, and Reserve Champion Continental Breed. 

Claysen Scott placed first in his class and won Champion Chianina. 

Jake Sinclair won his class and took Champion Gelbvieh. 

Amanda Schoonmaker won Champion Maintainer after placing first in her class. 

Jake Sinclair took Reserve Champion Maintainer. 

Nate Lang placed first in his class and took Reserve Champion Shorthorn Plus. 

Canton swept the Commercial Heifer division and placed first in all five classes. Jarrett Sinclair won class one. Blair Dowell placed first in class two. Levi Shaw took class four, and Taylor Dowell won class five. Dowell also placed second in class three. Maggie Elder placed third in class three. Taylor Dowell won Champion Commercial Heifer. 

Hudsen Scott won Champion Limousine Market Steer. Taylor Dowell took Champion Simmental Market Steer.  

In the Prospect division Hudsen Scott won Champion Crossbred, Courtney Thompson won Champion Charolais, and Wyatt Elder won Champion Limousine. 

Taylor Dowell came away with the Supreme Heifer. Weston Woldrup won Reserve Supreme Heifer. 

Taylor Dowell took Reserve Grand Champion Market Steer. Courtney Thompson won Grand Champion Prospect Steer. Wyatt Elder won Reserve Grand Champion Prospect. Weston Waldrep won senior showmanship.

“I was really happy and pleased with the way all the livestock looked. I was more pleased with the way the kids worked together as a team. When you looked down the ally in the cattle barn and you see Canton, we are one unified group. I’m proud that even though we have differences and everyone is competeing to win we still have the ability to go as a group and work together, that is what makes me the proudest. Banners and memories fade, but the memories will keep forever,” Ag teacher, Don Mitchel said.