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Another Exciting Junior Wheat Show Named FFA and 4-H Champions

Thu, 18 Nov 2021 12:23:28 CST

Another Exciting Junior Wheat Show Named FFA and 4-H Champions Ryder Klaassen, son of Chris and Ginger Klaassen, was awarded the overall grand champion award showing his Doublestop CL Plus variety in the 2021 Oklahoma 4-H/FFA Junior Wheat Show. Klaassen placed 1st in production and milling and 2nd in baking, earning him the title of 1st place as the FFA champion, and overall grand champion of the 4-H/FFA Junior Wheat Show. Klaassen is from the Hydro-Eakly FFA chapter. Klaassen also placed 2nd with his Smith’s Gold variety and 2nd in production and milling.

Kaelyn Kokojan, daughter of Matt and Staci Kokojan, placed 1st overall in the 4-H division while showing her Doublestop CL Plus variety at the 2021 Oklahoma 4-H/FFA Junior Wheat Show. Kokojan placed 7th in production and milling and 4th in the bake contest earning her the title of 1st place and 4-H champion overall. Kaelyn is a member of the Drummond 4-H club in Garfield County.

Klaassen, a member of the Hydro-Eakly FFA in Caddo County, received a $1000 premium from Oklahoma Genetics Inc (OGI) for winning 1st place and then Grand Champion overall in the FFA competition with the Doublestop CL Plus variety and an additional $400 from OGI for placing 2nd with his Smith’s Gold variety. Klaassen also received a $500 premium for being FFA champion and grand champion from WestBred® and received a $400 combined premium for 1st and 2nd place from the Oklahoma Wheat Research Foundation, along with a $75.00 premium for production, milling, bake contest and trophy. Klaassen would have normally won a $3000 scholarship but with his previous winnings, he has now maxed out his scholarship potential during his 4-H and FFA career.

Kokojan, a member of the Drummond 4-H club in Garfield County, received $3000 in scholarship money for her accomplishments with her Doublestop CL Plus variety. Kaelyn also won a $500 premium from Oklahoma Genetics, Inc., $250 scholarship from Westbred®, $100 premium from Oklahoma Wheat Research Foundation along with a $25.00 premium for production, milling, and bake contest. In all, $16,000 in scholarship money was given away at the banquet. Scholarships are funded by Check-off dollars and awarded to the top five 4-H and top five FFA entries. The contest is sponsored by the Oklahoma Wheat Commission, Oklahoma Wheat Research Foundation, Oklahoma Genetics Incorporated, Westbred®, Oklahoma State University and the Oklahoma Department of Career Technology and Education.

The Oklahoma Wheat Commission works to promote greater utilization of wheat in both domestic and international markets through research, market development, and public education. Five wheat producers representing designated districts across the state serve as the Oklahoma Wheat Commission’s board of directors. Current officers are Michael Peters, Chairman, Okarche; David Gammill, Vice-Chairman, Chattanooga; Don Schieber, Secretary-Treasurer, Ponca City; Tom Stephens, member, Guymon and R.J. Parrish, Hunter, member.

FFA Junior Wheat Show winners were:

1st place and Grand Champion - Ryder Klaassen - Hydro-Eakly FFA - Doublestop CL Plus
2nd place - Ryder Klaassen - Hydro-Eakly FFA - Smith’s Gold
3rd place - Brant Strader - Fairview FFA - Doublestop CL Plus
4th place - Hudson Squires - Hobart FFA - Doublestop CL Plus
5th place - Kiersten Warner - Hydro-Eakly FFA - Doublestop CL Plus
6th place - Parker Payne - Thomas-Fay-Custer FFA - Doublestop CL Plus
7th place - Sutton Squires - Hobart FFA - Doublestop CL Plus
8th place - Colby Kokojan - Drummond FFA - Doublestop CL Plus
9th place - Brecken Hunter - Arapaho-Butler FFA - Endurance
10th place - Parker Payne - Thomas-Fay-Custer FFA - Skydance
11th place - Rylee Glazier - Lomega FFA - Strad CL Plus
12th place - Alexa Schaufele - Hobart FFA - Gallagher
13th place - Griffin Payne - Thomas-Fay-Custer FFA - Doublestop CL Plus
14th place - Ashlee Purvine - Thomas-Fay-Custer FFA - Doublestop CL Plus
15th place - Blake Hunter - Arapaho-Butler FFA - Endurance
16th place - Cathleen Hamil - Cashion FFA - Doublestop CL Plus
17th place - Charley Baker - Arapaho-Butler FFA - Green Hammer
18th place - Audra Boyer - Garber FFA - LCS Photon AX
19th place - Kiersten Warner - Hydro-Eakly FFA - Smith’s Gold
20th place - Carson Payne - Thomas-Fay-Custer FFA - WB 4269
21st place - Colten Dillingham - Drummond FFA - Doublestop CL Plus
22nd place - Brant Failes - Cherokee FFA - Doublestop CL Plus
23rd place - Alexa Schaufele - Hobart FFA - WB 4515
24th place - Griffin Payne - Thomas-Fay-Custer FFA - Gallagher
25th place - Carson Payne - Thomas-Fay-Custer FFA - Showdown


4-H Junior Wheat Show winners were:

1st place & Champion - Kaelyn Kokojan - Drummond 4-H - Doublestop CL Plus
2nd place - Sutton Schaufele - Hobart 4-H - Bentley
3rd place - Tyler Sawyer - Okeene 4-H - Doublestop CL Plus
4th place - Bryson Sawyer - Okeene 4-H - Doublestop CL Plus
5th place - Evyn Strader - Fairview 4-H - Doublestop CL Plus
6th place - Jayce Schultz - Okeene 4-H - Doublestop CL Plus
7th place - Logan Chance - Okeene 4-H - Smith’s Gold
8th place - Remington Farney - Burlington 4-H - Smith’s Gold
9th place - Sutton Schaufele - Hobart 4-H - OK Corral
10th place - Logan Chance - Okeene 4-H - Doublestop CL Plus
11th place - Mia Forman - Lomega 4-H - Doublestop CL Plus
12th place - Grant Robison - Okeene 4-H - OK Corral
13th place - Mia Forman - Lomega 4-H - Smith’s Gold
14th place - Avery Fisher - Okeene 4-H - Doublestop CL Plus
15th place - Baylea Robison - Okeene 4-H - OK Corral
16th place - Saidee Wright - Lomega 4-H - Doublestop CL Plus
17th place - Morgan Meyer - Oklahoma Bible Academy - Green Hammer
18th place - Keyle Kehnemund - Fairview 4-H - Showdown
19th place - Landon Poe - Okeene 4-H - Gallagher
20th place - Brynn Roberts - Okeene 4-H - Gallagher
21st place - Bryer Roberts - Okeene 4-H - Gallagher
22nd place - Luke Poe - Okeene 4-H - Showdown
23rd place - Kendra Dillingham - Drummond 4-H - Smith’s Gold
24th place - Jayce Schultz - Okeene 4-H - Gallagher
25th place - Caton Cope - Watonga 4-H - LCS Fusion AX

Top: Chris Klaassen, Hydro-Eakly FFA Instructor and parent; Ginger Klaassen, parent; Braden Heisler, NW Area FFA Vice President; David Gammill, Vice-Chairman, Oklahoma Wheat Commission; JanLee Rowlett, Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food & Forestry and Keith Kisling, Oklahoma Wheat Research Foundation present Ryder Klaassen his FFA Champion and Grand Champion awards for winning the 2021 State 4-H/FFA Junior Wheat Show overall. Photo Credit: Todd Johnson, Oklahoma State University.

Bottom: Matt and Staci Kokojan, parents; Elizabeth Chambers, State 4-H President; David Gammill, Vice-Chairman, Oklahoma Wheat Commission; JanLee Rowlett, Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food & Forestry, Keith Kisling, Oklahoma Wheat Research Foundation, Joy Rhodes, Garfield County 4-H and FCS Educator and Keith Dillingham, Drummond FFA Instructor present Kaelyn Kokojan her champion awards for winning 1st place and overall champion in the 4-H Division in the 2021 State 4-H/FFA Junior Wheat Show. Photo credit: Todd Johnson, Oklahoma State University.


   



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