The excitement was surreal in the junior market barn this afternoon. Scott Greiner from Christiniansburg, Virginia, selected Ava Shroyer of DeGraff, Ohio, as Grand Champion Overall in the Junior Market Goat Show. He then selected Tara Hummel of Cabery, Illinois, as Reserve Grand Champion Overall. Both girls were extremely grateful for the opportunity to be named with high honors.
Shroyer was named Lightweight Division Champion with her goat, Neb. Shortly after, Walley, was named Heavyweight Division Champion, then went on to be crowned overall champion.
“It was really cool to have two division winners out in the grand drive,” Shroyer said. “I was super excited when the judge picked me to win.”
Hummel as well had two goats out in the championship drive. Her goat, Black Tail, was named Middleweight Division Champion. Her other goat, Chewy, was named Reserve Heavyweight Division Champion.
“It feels pretty good getting to reserve the National Western goat show,” Hummel said. “This is the first time we’ve been selected for top honors, which made the win even more humbling.”
Congratulations on a successful day, Ava and Tara! See full results below.
Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion Overall Junior Market Goat
Grand Champion 7226 Walley Ava Shroyer of DeGraff, OH
Reserve Grand Champion- 7111 Tara Hummel of Cabery, IL
Champion- 7227 Neb Ava Shroyer of DeGraff, OH
Reserve Champion- 7160 THEODORE Lacey McCurry of Pueblo, CO
Champion- 7112Tara Hummel of Cabery, IL
Reserve Champion- 7195 BREWSKI 495 Paige Pence of New Carlisle, OH
Champion- 7226 Walley Ava Shroyer of DeGraff, OH
Reserve Champion- 7111 Tara Hummel of Cabery, IL