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Garrison Straka of El Reno Claims Supreme Champion Commercial Gilt Honors- WIll Lead Off 2017 OYE Night of Stars Gilt Sale

Sun, 12 Mar 2017 06:47:55 CDT

Garrison Straka of El Reno Claims Supreme Champion Commercial Gilt Honors- WIll Lead Off 2017 OYE Night of Stars Gilt Sale A familiar name to those that have watched Oklahoma Youth Expo hog shows down through the years rose to the top in the 2017 OYE Commercial Breeding Gilt Show. That name was Straka and young Garrison Straka of El Reno won his class, division and overall Supreme Champion in the Commercial Gilt show with a pig that had the markings of a Hamp- and featured a pedigree that included Visionary and Hillbilly Bone as her sires.

The Division Three Champion that was named Supreme Champion of the 2017 OYE Commercial Gilt Show will lead off the Night of Stars Gilt Sale this coming Wednesday evening. A total of 115 gilts will be offered in a live auction where bidders from multiple states will come and participate at State Fair Park for the best females of the more than three thousand that were shown from Thursday through Saturday afternoon. The complete sale order can be seen by clicking on the 2017 OYE Night of Stars Sale Order PDF link at the bottom of this story.

The reserve Supreme Champion Commercial Gilt was shown by Kolton Baber of Big Pasture FFA- Kolton winning Division Four on Saturday afternoon just moments before the Supreme Drive was held. The gilts owned by Straka and Baber will sell one and two on Wednesday night, while The Supreme Champion Purebred Gilt- the Berkshire owned by Ty Goss of Leedey FFA will be offered third in the sale- and the fourth gilt in the Night of Stars sale will be the overall Reserve Purebred- the Duroc owned by Cash Crump of Wetumka FFA.

The third best commercial gilt of the entire show was second in Division IV to the Kolton Baber gilt- and it was shown and is owned by Sophie Varner of the Bristow FFA.

Fourth best commercial gilt was shown by Jacob Hickman of the Carter County 4-H while the fifth best commecial gilt comes from the Marlow FFA- owned and shown by Kenzie Sellers.

Here are the top animals on a Division by Division basis from the Commercial Gilt Show:

Division One:

Champion- Avery Kahle, Blackwell FFA
Reserve- Camryn Harwood, Bristow FFA
3rd- Jayme McMasters, Depew FFA
4th- Aubrey Mahon, Morrison FFA
5th- Connor Anthony, Bethel FFA

Division Two:

Champion- Mckoy Coulson, Wellston FFA
Reserve- Shyann McWhirter, Maysville FFA
3rd- Carson McCoy, Cherokee County 4-H
4th- Hope Hill, Turner FFA
5th- Kaitlyn Bean, Newcastle FFA

Division Three:

Champion- Garrison Straka, El Reno FFA
Reserve- Jacob Hickman, Wilson(Carter County) 4-H
3rd- Avery Kahle, Blackwell FFA
4th- Seth Jackson, Bethel FFA
5th- Cason Craft, Spiro FFA

Division Four:

Champion- Kolton aber, Big Pasture FFA
Reserve- Sophie Varner, Bristow FFA
3rd- Kenzie Sellers, Marlow FFA
4th- Baylea Green, Wellston FFA
5th- Cade Dean, Okemah FFA

Our Coverage of the 2017 Oklahoma Youth Expo is a service of ITC Great Plains, Your Energy Superhighway- learn more about this high voltage, transmission only utility and their commitment 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 2017 OYE, McDonalds- click here for more information about how McDonalds sources USDA inspected beef from US ranchers- as well as the other responsibly grown food you enjoy under the Golden Arches.

Reports will be heard daily on great radio stations that cover Oklahoma and that are a part of the Radio Oklahoma Ag Network- on the internet- our reports of the 2017 OYE can be found on the Blue Green Gazette page- available here. We will be adding pictures daily to our official 2017 OYE Album of Photos on FLICKR, found here. Pictures from the Saturday Commercial Gilt Show have been added.

For more information about the Oklahoma Youth Expo, click here for the home page of the OYE website.

Click here for the complete schedule of all of the events at the 2016 Oklahoma Youth Expo.



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