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SALERS SHOW THEIR PRIDE ON THE PRAIRIE

Hutchinson, KS – There is nothing better for youth to learn career skills to be successful in life than a Junior National! This is why Salers junior enthusiasts across the country braved traveling in hundred degree heat to show their “Salers Pride on the Prairie” at the 2006 American Salers Junior National, July 12-15 at the Kansas State Fairgrounds, in Hutchinson, Kansas. This year's event was packed full of junior and family fun events for everyone!

The competition in the barn was as hot as it was outside on show day, Saturday, July 15. Kolby Burch from Fort Hays University had the challenge of judging the tough competition that paraded by him from eighteen states. Below are the 2006 ASJA Junior National Champions that Burch awarded:

Grand Champion Heifer

Caleb Konow, Franklin, KY – JCGC Razeberry 502R, Sire: HUBB Pld Dakota 41K

Reserve Champion Heifer

Shayne Lang, Osage, KS – JGK Kelsi 625R, Sire: HUBB Pld Dakota 41K

Division Heifer Winners

Grand Champion Heifer Calf

Amy Treece, Isabella, OK – LJWS Lorraine, Sire: GGT P Blk Quantum 207M

Reserve Champion Heifer Calf

Timothy Street, Cave City, OK – TDS Rashonda 43R, Sire: HUBB Cheyenne 4N

Grand Champion Intermediate Heifer Calf

Shayne Lang, Osage, KS – MBF Valerie, Sire: MBF Concorde

Reserve Champion Intermediate Heifer Calf

Hagan Houck, Byers, TX – 3D Miss Temptress, Sire: BCD Sugar Ray

Grand Champion Junior Heifer

Caleb Konow, Franklin, KY – JCGC Razeberry 502R, Sire: HUBB Pld Dakota 41K

Reserve Champion Junior Heifer

Shayne Lang, Osage, KS – JGK Kelsi 625R, Sire: HUBB Pld Dakota 41K

Grand Champion Senior Heifer

Ashley Collins, Westville, OK - BigM Lillan 441P, Sire: BigM Charmer 230M

Reserve Champion Senior Heifer

Katelynn Robinson, Osage City, KS – MBF Barbie, Sire: MBF Black Pld Stetson

Grand Champion Bred and Owned Heifer

Timothy Street, Cave City, OK – TDS Rashonda 43R, Sire: HUBB Cheyenne 4N

Reserve Champion Bred and Owned Heifer

Allison Liebhart, New Boston, MO – Alli Miss Red Rosie 501R, Sire: Big Sky P Blk Stealth

Grand Champion Cow/Calf Pair

Breanna Duncan, Marolow, OK – 3D Isis, Sire: GGT P Blk Tycoon 261M

      Calf: 3D TKO, Sire: AP Polled Genesis XZ64F

Reserve Champion Cow/Calf Pair

Matthew Houx, Holden, MO – Meyer MS Lucy, Sire: MBF Pathfinder

Calf: CVF Schultz 09S, Sire: JFW Packer 40F

Supreme Grand Champion Steer

Adam White, Lancaster, WI – DWB Mike 20R, Sire: Theobald 969

Reserve Supreme Champion Steer

Casey Crow, Thompson, MO – LMB Max JR, Sire: MBF Dusty Renegade L105

Grand Champion Junior Bull Calf

Breanna Duncan, Marlow, OK – 3D TKO, Sire: AP Polled Genesis XZ64F

Reserve Champion Junior Bull Calf

Matthew Houx, Holden, MO – CVF Schultz 09S, Sire: JFW Packer 40F

At the end of the cattle show, the two top showmen were awarded the most highlighted awards of the whole show; Grand Champion Showman won an aluminum blocking chute and the Reserve Showman won an aluminum show box. Those who wanted to participate in this contest had to pre-enter, fit and show their own animal. Participants were judged throughout the cattle show on their fitting and showing skills. The top twelve were selected to compete in the finals.

Grand Champion Showdown Showman

Adam White, Lancaster, WI

Reserve Champion Showdown Showman

Reid Werth, Quinter, KS

Winning an Andes clippers was the highlight of the No-Fit Showmanship contests. Participants exhibited their no-fit animals in their division where they were judged on showmanship and answers for questions asked by the judge. The Grand Champion Showman of each division won an Andes clippers and the Reserve Showman won a director's chair.

Grand Champion No-Fit Senior Showman

Jeremy Dyer, Rising Fawn, GA

Reserve Champion No-Fit Senior Showman

Breanna Duncan, Marlow, OK

Grand Champion No-Fit Intermediate Showman

Ashley Collins, Westville, OK

Reserve Champion No-Fit Intermediate Showman

Ashley Pike, Mitchell, NE

Grand Champion No-Fit Junior Showman

Kylee Kohls, Litchfield, MN

Reserve Champion No-Fit Junior Showman

Caleb Konow, Franklin, KY

For the first time this year, a bucket showmanship class was available for those 9 years-old and under. First-time winners of this class were:

Grand Champion Bucket Calf Showman

Sheelea Krehbiel, Marquette, KS

Reserve Champion Bucket Calf Showman

Eli Nadler, Augusta, MO

At Junior National it's not all about individual competition but team and state competition. One state contest was the Best State of Five Head where the state with the best of five head were awarded Grand and Reserve.

Grand Champion Best State of Five Head

Oklahoma

Reserve Champion Best State of Five Head

Missouri Heifers

Some of the team contests were quiz bowl, livestock judging, and team fitting. High individuals were also awarded for these contests as well.

Quiz Bowl

Senior Champion Team

Sarah Treece, Isabella, OK

Jeremy Dyer, Rising Fawn, GA

Katie Undem, Circle, MT

Brenton, Salyers, Billings, MO

Intermediate Champion Team

Curtis Doubet, Parker, CO

Laddy Trehal, Kiowa, CO

Melanie Barnett, Wellington, MO

Eden Moore, Wahoo, NE

Chris Becker, Hiwasse, AR

Junior Individual Champions

1st – Shealee Krehbiel, Marquette, KS

Tied for 2nd: Hagan Houck, Byers, TX

Tied for 2nd: Dylan Gassman, Grainfield, KS

3rd – Justus Zumbehl, New Bloomfield, MO

4th – Kylee Kohls, Litchfield, MN

Grand Champion Team Fitters

Tim Street, Cave City, AR, Reid Werth, Quinter, KS, Kylie Werth, Quinter, KS, Dylan Gassman, Grainfield, KS, Kylie Kohls, Litchfield, MN

Reserve Champion Team Fitters

Josh Shoemaker, Loogootee, IN, Adam White, Lancaster, WI, Kaytelyn Robinson, Osage City, KS, Colton, Prunty, Osage City, KS

Livestock Judging Contest Winners

High Junior Individuals

1st - Kylee Kohls, Litchfield, MN

2nd – Jenna Stewart, Mulhall, OK

3rd – Shealee Krehbiel, Marquette, KS

High Intermediate Team

Curtis Doubet, Parker, CO

Laddy Trehal, Kiowa, CO

Amy Treece, Isabella, OK

Colter Krehbiel, Marquette, KS

High Intermediate Individuals

1st: Curtis Doubet, Parker, CO

2nd: Ashley Collins, Westville, OK

3rd: Laddy Trehal, Kiowa, CO

High Senior Team

Jeremy Dyer, Rising Fawn, GA

Tim Street, Cave City, AR

Adam White, Lancaster, WI

Reid Werth, Quinter, KS

High Senior Individuals

1st: Tim Street, Cave City, AR

2nd: Reid Werth, Quinter, KS

3rd: Adam White, Lancaster, WI

High Adult Individuals

1st - Dan Kohls, Litchfield, MN

2nd - Lonnie Moore, Wahoo, NE

3rd - Bonnie White, Lancaster, WI

Intermediate Speech Contest Winners

1st – Kelsie Undem, Circle, MT

2nd – Curtis Doubet, Parker, CO

Senior Extemporaneous Speech

1st - Patrick Stewart, West Olive, MI

2nd – Jeremy Dyer, Rising Fawn, GA

Junior Poster Contest Winners

1st – Kylee Kohls, Litchfield, MN

2nd – Ashley Salyers, Billings, MO

Throughout the week, ASJA members competed in contests for points to win the high overall individual award which was given in each division. The winners of the high individual awards were:

Overall High Senior Individuals

1st - Jeremy Dyer, Rising Fawn, GA

2nd - Tim Street, Cave City, AR

Overall High Intermediate Individuals

1st – Ashley Collins, Westville, OK

2nd – Curtis Doubet, Parker, CO

Overall High Junior Individuals

1st – Kylee Kohls, Litchfield, MN

2nd – Dylan Gassman, Grainfield, KS

The Queen and Princess contests were also popular contests for the ladies. The ASA Queen and Princess represent the American Salers Association throughout the year by attending national Salers shows.

ASA Queen and Princess

Queen – Lori Guthals, Gower, MO

Princess – Carly Stone, Montensano, WA

ASA Little Princesses

Little Princess – Kylee Werth, Litchfield, MN

Little Princess Court - Jenna Stewart, Mulhall, OK

Shealee Krehbiel, Marquette, KS

Intermediate Princess – Allison Liebhart, New Boston, MO

Intermediate Princess Court – Ashley Pike, Mitchell, NE, Miranda Zumbehl, New Bloomfield, MO

In the end, a premier exhibitor, breeder, honorary member and state herdsman were recognized for their outstanding participation and support.

Premier Exhibitor

Matt Houx, Holden, MO

Premier Breeder

GG&T Land & Cattle Co., Quinter, KS

Honorary Member

GG&T Land & Cattle Co., Quinter, KS

Herdsman Award

Missouri

The ASJA is a junior association of the American Salers Association. The ASJA's mission is to enhance the Salers breed, involve and educate junior Salers enthusiasts and to develop future leaders for the Beef Cattle Industry.

Each year the ASJA has a Junior National where ASJA members compete with members from across the United States. The highlight of the Junior National is the National Heifer, Steer, Bull Calf and Cow/Calf Show. The week is also full of educational workshops and events unique to each junior show location.

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