Kyle Davis of Guthrie FFA Exhibits Grand Champion Market Lamb at 2014 OYEFri, 21 Mar 2014 05:42:47 CDT
Of the thousands of market animals that were exhibited by their young 4-H and FFA owners this week at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City, it all came down to the final handful of top animals that were in the hunt for the Grand Championship for their species. For the Market lambs- the best of best was shown by Kyle Davis of the Guthrie FFA Chapter. His Champion Crossbred was declared the Grand Champion on Thursday evening during the Grand Champion Drive in the Norrick Arena.
The Reserve Grand Champion Market Lamb was shown by a past Grand Champion winner at the OYE in the market lamb division- Tyler Rhodes of Indiahoma FFA. Tyler owned and showed the Grand Champion lambs in 2010 and 2012 at the OYE- and just missed his third Grand Champion win here in 2014. Rhodes won Reserve honors with his Champion Hampshire market lamb.
Davis and Rhodes will join about 200 other 4-H and FFA members who will be able to say "I made the sale" as they will help headline the Sale of Champions on Friday afternoon at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City, beginning at 4 PM.
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As far as the complete lineup of Market Lamb breed winners are concerned- here are the Champions that competed in the Grand Champion selection on Thursday:
Champion Hair: Phobe Rogers, Amber-Pocasset 4-H
Champion Southdown: Hattie Testerman, Harmon County 4-H
Champion Shropshire: Clayton Washmon, Ft. Supply 4-H
Champion Dorset: Kyra Elliott, Maple 4-H
Champion Speckleface: Kailen Urban, Hobart 4-H
Champion Natural Color: Tate Covel, Lindsay FFA
Champion Hampshire: Tyler Rhodes, Indahoma FFA
Champion Suffolk: Broc Hill, Sapulpa FFA
Champion Crossbred: Kyle Davis, Guthrie FFA
The Reserve Champions in each breed and category include:
Reserve Champion Hair: Phoebe Rogers, Amber-Pocasset 4-H
Reserve Champion Southdown: Jonathan Venable, Alex FFA
Reserve Champion Shropshire: Dawson Haworth, Fairview FFA
Reserve Champion Dorset: Ella Strader, Fairview 4-H
Reserve Champion Speckleface: Payton Harris, Morrison FFA
Reserve Champion Natural Color: Emily Smith, Elk City FFA
Reserve Champion Hampshire: Lydia Straka, El Reno 4-H
Reserve Champion Suffolk: Blake Skidgel, Pawnee 4-H
Reserve Champion Crossbred Emily Smith, Elk City FFA
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