The National Junior Angus Showmanship Contest is sponsored by the American Angus Association and the top 5 showmen receive a Silver Revere bowl from the American Angus 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.
These Angus enthusiasts won top five showmanship at the 2017 National Junior Angus Showmanship Contest, held in conjunction with the National Junior Angus Show (NJAS), July 9-15 in Des Moines, Iowa. Pictured from left are Amanda Raithel, Falls City, judge; Conrad Behlmann, Saint Paul, Mo., fifth place; Shayne Myers, Colusa, Calif., fourth place; Kade Patton, Frankfort, Ind., third place; Sydney Schnoor, Chowchilla, Calif., second place; Claudia Hissong, Greencastle, Pa., first place; Jon Davis, Gallipolis, Ohio, judge; and Rick Blanchard, Firebaugh, Calif., judge.
Angus enthusiasts won top five showmanship at the 2016 National Junior Angus Showmanship Contest, held in conjunction with the National Junior Angus Show (NJAS), July 3-9 in Grand Island, Neb. Pictured from left are Doug Satree, Jennifer Carrico and Colt Keffer, all judges; Dean Hurlbut; Courtney Younge, Ventura, Iowa, first place; Macy Perry, Prather, Calif., second place; John Knight, Montpelier Station, Va., third place; Braden Henricks, Anadarko, Okla., fourth place; Chase Anderson, Chrisman, Ill., fifth place, and Shally Rogen; American Angus Auxiliary president; Julie Murnin, American Angus Auxiliary president-elect; Gina Hope, American Angus Auxiliary region 6 director; Deanna Hofing, American Angus Auxiliary region 5 director; and Lynne Hinrichsen, American Angus Auxiliary advisor.
Pictured from left are Amanda Schnoor, judge; Danielle Foster, judge; Karisa Pfeiffer, Orlando, Okla., fifth; Reid Shipman, Manhattan, Kan., fourth; Kory Kovert, Crothersville, Ind., third; Will Harsh, Radnor, Ohio, second; Allison Manchester, Manhattan, Kan., first; and John McCurry, judge.
Pictured left to right - Cortney Hill Dukehart Cates, Auxiliary Advisor; Shally Rogen, Auxiliary Regional Director; Ben Kiner of Mendota, IL fifth place; Amy Dierberger of Madera, CA fourth place; Samuel Wallace of Stotts City, MO third place; Calli Bayer of Ringle, WI second place; Megan Collison of Rockwell City,IA first place; Cortney Holshouser, Auxiliary President; Lynne Hinrichsen, Auxiliary President Elect; Carla Malson, Auxiliary Secretary/ Treasurer.
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.
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.
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.