It was a colorful day in Stadium Arena during the Market Steer Show. Exhibitors dressed in pastels and polka dots and led their painted up steers for miles. The show consisted of 111 steers divided into 10 classes. It took about 30 minutes to evaluate each class.
Judges for the event were Dr. Clint Rusk of Stillwater, Oklahoma, Shane Bedwell of Holt, Kansas, and Dave Duello of Pine Bluffs, Wyoming. The NWSS Market Steer Show used the American Angus Association’s three-judge system to place the classes. In each class, two of the judges placed the steers from top to bottom without consideration with the other judges. The third judge acted as a referee that solved ties or disagreements. The three judges alternated between placing and serving as the referee. Then, each judge turned in their placing to the show coordinator, Erin Dorsey. Dorsey entered each placing, including the referee’s placing, into the program to calculate the final placing. To ensure the accuracy of this judging system, Dorsey communicated throughout the show with the program’s coordinator, Scott Johnson.
Nonetheless, the process did not interfere with the judges’ excitement about the quality of steers they saw throughout the day. “I’ve never been in the Yankee Stadium, but judging this class has to be about like pitching in Yankee stadium.” Dr. Rusk said about class six.
Congratulations to all of the steer exhibitors, and good luck to the class winners competing in tonight’s champion selection!
Class 1 (1160-1210)
1st place: Scally Wag- Addie Potts of Wichita Falls, TX
2nd place: Blackie- Abby Bell of Bristow, OK
Class 2 (1224-1272)
1st place: Game Time- Tristan Himes of Sterling City, TX
2nd place: Todd- Jami Hoblyn of York, NE
Class 3 (1275-1290)
1st place: Hoss- Ansley Maronde of York , NE
2nd place: Crackerjack- Triniti Scott of Burlington, CO
Class 4 (1295-1325)
1st place: Flash- Stock Martin of Hereford, TX
2nd place: Chome Molly- Joe Herr of Fontanelle, IA
Class 5 (1329-1344)
1st place: Trigger- Landri Chaplin of Weatherford, OK
2nd place: Crossby- Kassidy Bremer of Fullerton, NE
Class 6 (1345-1379)
1st place: Fu- Lillie Skiles, Cottonwood Cattle of Dalhart, TX
2nd place: BFF- Mikala Grady of Grandview, TX
Class 7 (1380-1410)
1st place: Barrett- Seth Tucker of Lindsay, OK
2nd place: Ben- Ema Richardson of Yuma, CO
Class 8 (1420-1446)
1st place: Troy- Keaton Otto of Manning, IA
2nd place: Wade- Addisyn Albers of Wisner, NE
Class 9 (1450-1495)
1st place: Wade- Kaden Wilson of Creston, IA
2nd place: 90229-LE- Jacob Pfannebecker, Double P Ranch, LLC of La Salle, CO
Class 10 (1505-1599)
1st place: Bullet Mellow Yellow- Allee Maronde, Maronde Sisters of York, NE
2nd place: Panda-KFSC Spot- Charlee Jo Teague of Fort Morgan, CO
Please enjoy these candids from the Market Steer Show.
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