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Makensie Goggin of Bethel 4-H Shows Grand Champion Market Lamb at 2016 OYE

Fri, 18 Mar 2016 10:54:40 CDT

Makensie Goggin of Bethel 4-H Shows Grand Champion Market Lamb at 2016 OYE A large crowd gathered for the Thursday evening Oklahoma Youth Expo recognition of Scholarship winners and the Grand Champion Drive in the State Fair Arena in Oklahoma City. Those who came saw seventy two 4-H and FFA members receive scholarships that total more than $180,000, while the participants in the four Grand Champion Drives jockeyed for the right to lead or drive one of the first four animals that will be auctioned in the Sale of Champions on Friday afternoon.

The Grand Champion Market Lamb was the Champion Crossbred in the 2016 show- owned by Makensie Goggin, a member of the Bethel 4-H. Blake Skidgel with the Pawnee 4-H owned and showed the Hampshire Market Lamb for 2016 and claimed the Reserve Grand Champion of this year's show. Skidgel was in the Grand Drive a year ago, leading the Champion Suffolk in 2015.

The Bronze Medallion Market Lamb- third best lamb in the show- is owned by Lydia Straka of El Reno 4-H- she had the Grand Champion Market Lamb with the best Hamp in 2015.

The top three lambs will sell as the third, seventh and eleventh animals in the Sale of Champions Friday afternoon- Click here for the OYE Sale of Champions Catalog.

The complete list of Champions and Reserve Champions in the Market Lamb Competition includes:

Champion Hair: Lincoln Oldenburg, Mulhall-Orlando FFA
Reserve Champion Hair: Shaylee Maddox, Thomas Fay Custer

Champion Southdown: Colt Randell, Canute FFA
Reserve Champion Southdown: Alex Anderson, Ringwood FFA

Champion Shropshire: Bree Elliott, El Reno FFA
Reserve Champion Shropshire: Makensie Goggin, Bethel FFA

Champion Dorset: Stephanie Morefield, Chattanooga FFA
Reserve Champion Dorset: Kyra Elliott, El Reno FFA

Champion Speckleface: Kailen Urban, Hobart FFA
Reserve Champion Speckleface: Mason Harris, Morrison FFA

Champion Natural Color: Kade Squires, Lookeba-Sickles FFA
Reserve Champion Natural Color: Emily Smith, Elk City FFA

Champion Hampshire: Blake Skidgel, Pawnee 4-H
Reserve Champion Hampshire: Lydia Straka, Canadian County 4-H

Champion Suffolk:   Dylan Simpson, Locust Grove 4-H
Reserve Champion Suffolk: Carleigh Smith, Lawton FFA

Champion Crossbred: Makensie Goggin, Bethel 4-H
Reserve Champion Crossbred: Kade Goggin, Bethel FFA

We are proud to once again have a lot of photos helping tell the story of the 2016 Oklahoma Youth Expo. Already posted are more than 2,000 photos from the 2016 OYE, spread out over the entire event- and you can check them out on our FLICKR page that is located here. Exhibitors and their families are welcome to download their favorite pictures from our 2016 OYE Flickr Album.

Our Coverage of the 2016 Oklahoma Youth Expo is a service of ITC Great Plains, Your Energy Superhighway- learn more about this high voltage, transmission only utility and their committment to the communities they serve which is the cornerstone of their business- click here for their website. We also salute the title sponsor of the 2016 OYE, McDonalds- click here to learn more about how McDonalds is a leader in sustainability.



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