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N.D. 4-H Teams Place in National Competition

Four North Dakota 4-H judging teams placed in the National Western 4-H Roundup in Denver.

Four North Dakota 4-H teams brought home several awards from the 87th annual National Western 4-H Roundup in Denver, Colo.

Adams County's livestock judging team placed fourth in sheep judging, sixth in swine judging and eighth overall. Team members are Caitlin Pearson, Jenny Johnson and Kali Lueck, all of Hettinger. Dave Pearson is the team's coach.

Barnes County's hippology team took sixth place in the test and stations categories and seventh overall. Team members are Emma Buttke, Fingal; Justin Majerus, Kathryn; Wade Storhoff, Nome; and Tyler Maasjo, Valley City. The team's coach is Denise Majerus. Hippology is the study of the horse.

Burleigh County's horse judging team placed fifth in performance reasons, seventh in reasons, ninth in halter reasons, and 10th in horse judging and total halter points. Team member Twila Moser, Bismarck, received a 10th place in performance reasons. The other team members are Hanna Andring, Bismarck, and Christopher Nelson and Nicole Riepl, both of Baldwin. The team's coach is Sheila Scholl.

Richland County's consumer choice judging team won fifth places in group think and team reasons. Team member Megan Weber, Wahpeton, took second place in individual reasons and team member Lara Lekang, Wahpeton, received fifth place in individual placings. Other team members are Nicholas Weber and Joseph Lepp, both of Wahpeton. Karen Weber is the team's coach.

Thirty states had 4-H members in the various competitions.

NDSU Agriculture Communication

Editor:Ellen Crawford, (701) 231-5391, ellen.crawford@ndsu.edu
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