Hitchcock-Tulare FFA places first in land and range contest

Shane Gross
The Hitchcock-Tulare Land judging team. Back Row: Katelyn Schroeder, Weston Wagner, Mikael Nielson, Jackson Maynard, Andy Brooker, Cooper Cole, and Kaleb Watson. Front Row: Harlee Nielson, Ella Johnson, Brooklyn Frankenstein, Brendan Nowell, Blaze Binger.

On September 29th, the Hitchcock-Tulare FFA attended the Central Region Land and Range Contest in Wessington Springs.

It was a successful day for the chapter, with many of the students receiving a medal and both the land and range teams placing first. These teams will advance on to national competition in Oklahoma City, OK.

National Land and Range Judging is held during the first week of May.


1st Place Team

  • Jed Waldner - 2nd (Gold)
  • Caden Bottum – 5th (Gold)
  • Danielle Nowell - 7th (Silver)
  • Kyle Hamilton - 8th (Silver)
  • Raymond Cole - 9th (Silver)


1st Place Team

  • Harlee Nielson - 1st (Gold)
  • Mikael Nielson - 2nd (Gold)
  • Brendan Nowell - 3rd (Gold)
  • Andy Brooker - 4th (Gold)
  • Kaleb Watson - 5th (Gold)
  • Blaze Binger - 9th (Gold)
  • Jackson Maynard - 11th (Gold)
  • Brooklyn Frankenstein - 14th (Silver)
  • Cooper Cole - 21st (Silver)
  • Ella Johnson - 22nd (Silver)
  • Weston Wagner - 24th (Silver)
  • Katelyn Schroeder - 26th (Silver)