The National Junior Angus Showmanship Contest is sponsored by the American Angus Association and the pewter bowl awards are given by the Auxiliary.
The National Junior Angus Showmanship Contest is one of the most prominent and challenging showmanship contests in the cattle industry. Originally organized by Dean Hurlbut to encourage young men and women to become interested in showing Angus cattle, the top showman award is accordingly named the Dean Hurlbut Award.
Participants are chosen to attend the contest by their respective state Angus associations. Two participants are allowed to represent each state. Contestants may compete for the title of champion showman only once. The contest has two parts.
2013 Showmanship Winners
Pictured from left are Jason Hoffman, judge; Brady Jenson, Courtland, Kan.; Kayla Widerman, Good Hope, Ill.; Luke Nord, Wolverton, Minn.; MacKenzie Flory, Baldwin City, Kan.; Paige Wallace, Stotts City, Mo.; Lacey Robinson, judge; and Randy White, judge. The top five showmen are named from the 15 finalists during the final round of competition. Each of the top five finishers received a cash prize from the Ham James Memorial Fund and a Silver Revere bowl from the American Angus Auxiliary.
2012 Showmanship Winners
Pictured from left are American Angus Auxiliary Secretary-Treasurer Cortney Holshouser; American Angus Auxiliary Regional Director Leslie Mindemann; Kelsey Stabler, Gaithersburg, Md, fifth; Lauren Grimes, Hillsboro, Ohio, fourth; Cole Greiman, Garner, Iowa; Katy Satree, Montague, Texas; Jessica Radcliffe, Weston, Wis.; American Angus Auxiliary President Anne Lampe; American Angus Auxiliary Advisor Barbara Ettredge; and American Angus Auxiliary President-Elect Cortney Hill-Dukehart Cates.
2011 Showmanship Winners
Each year the Auxiliary awards silver bowls to the top 5 winners of the National Jr Angus Showmanship Contest.
JanLee, Rowlett, Hurricane Mills, Tenn., first; Ty Bayer, Ringle, Wis., second; Jacy Alsup, Gravette, Ark. third; Lauren Adcock, Moweaqua, Ill., fourth; Sarah Wogan, Hebron, Ohio, fifth.
2010 Showmanship Winners
1. Britney Creamer (17); 2. Austin Trueblood (130); 3. Courtenay DeHoff (54); 4. Madison Henderson (38); 5. Erika Boehmer (77)
2009 Showmanship Winners
Five young ladies claimed top honors in the showmanship competition. Pictured are (from left) Jeremy Haag, Smithville, Mo., judge; Christy Dameron Schumaker, Lexington, Ill., judge; Lindsey Grimes, Hillsboro, Ohio, first; Courtney Jentz, Fennimore, Wis., second; Callie Smith, Lebanon, Tenn., third; Jara Settles, Hoskins, Neb., fourth; Ashley Hunter, Goodell, Iowa, fifth; and John Dickinson, Sacramento, Calif., judge.