ND 4-H’ers place in National Competition

The Kidder County 4-H team took seventh in horse judging at the Western National Roundup. Pictured are (from left): team members Teresa Wald, Cheyanne Klein, Kaden Strom and Morgan Dutton, and coach Penny Nester. Photo courtesy of Western National Roundup

NDSU Extension

Several North Dakota 4-H’ers brought home honors from the recent Western National Roundup in Denver, Colo.

The Western National Roundup is a place for youth to compete nationally in several contests, learn to work as teams, and develop self-confidence and leadership skills, including critical thinking and independence. Youth also participate in educational tours that provide community-based and service learning opportunities.

The North Dakota 4-H teams and individuals who placed were:

Hippology

The Morton County team of Katelyn Eisenbeis, Ashley Goldade, Brooke Heidrich and Morgan Henke placed second.

Team and individual placings by category were:

• Examination/slides – team, third; Henke, seventh; Eisenbeis, 10th

• Stations – team, first; Goldade, third; Henke, fifth; Heidrich, seventh; Eisenbeis, ninth

• Horse judging – team, sixth

• Team problem – sixth

• Overall – Henke, sixth; Goldade, seventh; Eisenbeis, ninth

Horse Demonstration

The Ward County team of Madilyn Berg and Sidney Lovelace placed second. Their presentation took the audience on a trip through the horse’s digestive system. They used props to explain where and why life-threating colic (digestive upsets) occurs along the route through the digestive system.

Horse Judging

The Kidder County team of Morgan Dutton, Cheyanne Klein, Kaden Strom and Teresa Wald placed seventh overall. The team judged six performance classes and four conformation halter classes, and provided four sets of reasons for their placing decisions.

Team and individual placings by category were:

• Reasons – team, sixth; Dutton, ninth

• Halter – team, seventh; Dutton, ninth

• Performance – team, eighth; Dutton, 10th

• Overall – Dutton, sixth

Horse Public Speaking

• Victoria Christensen, Stutsman County – sixth

Consumer Choices

The Walsh County team of Beatrice Kjelland, Sandra Kjelland, Kristen Larson and Tobias Zikmund placed seventh.

Individual placings were:

• Beatrice Kjelland – sixth

• Zikmund – 16th

• Larson – 25th

• Sandra Kjelland – 28th

Livestock Judging

The Dickey County team of Kadey Holm, Caleb Hauck, Reed Wendel, Jacob Hauck and Calli Hauck placed 12th overall

Team and individual placings by category were:

• Reasons – 11th

• Swine – team, fifth; Holm, seventh; Wendel, 11th

Meat Judging

The Ward County team of Samuel Jaeger, Jayd Novak, Thomas Schauer and Jacob Scheresky took second place overall.

Team and individual placings by category were:

• Overall – Scheresky, first; Novak, ninth; Schauer, 12th; Jaeger, 22nd

• Placings – team, second; Scheresky, fourth; Novak, fifth

• Reasons – team, fourth; Scheresky, third

• Retail ID – team, second; Scheresky, second; Schauer, eighth