Grimmel, Adcock top showmanship contest at Junior National Hereford Expo

Farm Forum

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Melissa Grimmel of Jarrettsville, Md., was chosen champion senior showman on July 9 at the Junior National Hereford Expo (JNHE) in Madison, Wis. Reserve champion was Tayrn Adcock, Assumption, Ill. The showmanship contest is sponsored by Sullivan Supply and Stock Show University.

After narrowing the field from more than 100 entries, the top 10 seniors not only had to prove themselves in the show arena, but also at the fitting chute.

The other finalists were: third place – Kagney Collins, Flanagan, Ill.; fourth place – Brooke Jensen, Courtland, Kan.; fifth place – Mallory Espenschied, Taer, Iowa; sixth place – Cole Moore, Madill, Okla.; seventh place – Breck Debnam, Macomb, Ill.; eighth place – Mary Kline, Le Roy, Ill.; ninth place – Rebecca Moore, Madill, Okla.; and 10th place – Katy Tunstill, Fayetteville, Ark.

In the intermediate division, Tyler Allan of Schulenburg, Texas., was named champion and Chesney Effling, Highmore, SD., was reserve.

Junior division champion was Lillie Skiles of Dalhart, Texas, and reserve was Mason Allan, Schulenburg, Texas.

Caitlyn Skiles, Dalhart, Texas, was named champion peewee showman and Brigham Kelley, Yukon, Okla., was reserve champion peewee.

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• 3rd place – Lauren May, Mineral Point, Wis.

• 4th place – Korbin Collins, Flanagan, Ill.

• 5th place – Noah Benedict, Dewey, Ill.

• 6th place – Lauren McMillan, Tiskilwa, Ill.

• 7th place – Bryden Barber, Channing, Texas.

• 8th place – Rhett Lowderman, Macomb, Ill.

• 9th place – Nicholas Torrance, Media, Ill.

• 10th place – Haley Bickelhaupt, Mount Carrol, Ill.


• 3rd place – Chancee Clark, Muldrow, Okla.

• 4th place – Emma Richardson, Capron, Ill.

• 5th place – Paige Lemenager, Hudson, Ill.

• 6th place -Karson Fahey, New Windsor, MD.

• 7th place – Kathryn Coleman, Modesto, Calif.

• 8th place – Kaylee McInvale, Royse City, Texas.

• 9th place – Tristan Fields, Wynona, Okla.

• 10th place – Alex Harris, Salado, Texas.


• 3th place – Aidyn Barber, Channing, Texas.

• 4th place – Cierra Collins, Chattanooga, Okla.

• 5th place – Fallon Gohr, Madras, Ore.

• 6th place – Kenidey Effling, Highmore, SD.

• 7th place – Kendall Boatman, Rockford, Ill.

• 8th place – Holly Shelton, Frederick, MD.

• 9th place – Jillian Emerson, Prairie Grove, Ark.

• 10th place – Kesler Collins, Flanagan, Ill.

The 2016 VitaFerm Junior National Hereford Expo was sponsored in part by Biozyme Inc., St. Joseph, Mo. The NJHA is one of the most active junior programs in the country with approximately 3,000 members. The NJHA’s mission is to create and promote enthusiasm for the breed while providing opportunities through leadership, education and teamwork. For more information about the NJHA, visit