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THE AMERICAN JUNIOR SIMMENTAL ASSOCIATION WESTERN REGIONAL CLASSIC WINNERS ANNOUNCED

BOZEMAN, MT- Members of the American Junior Simmental Association headed for the Western Regional Classic held June 18-20, in Moses Lake, Washington, and was hosted by the Washington Simmental Association.

Junior members representing four Western states, Washington, Oregon, Montana, and Idaho, brought in their cattle to compete and participate in a variety of beef industry-related competitions. AJSA members were divided into junior and senior divisions according to their age and then given the opportunity to showcase their skills in various categories, including: cattlemen's quiz, public speaking, sales talk, judging contest, cattle show, and showmanship. The Regional classics are designed to provide competition and a learning experience to junior members throughout the nation and are patterned after ASA's National Classic.

Competition is designed to enhance the learning experience and showcase the skills of the contestants, through hands-on application, friendly competition, and public recognition.

The placings for the Western Regional Classic are as follows:

Junior Division

First Jr. Overall Individual: Taylor Schad, OR

Second Jr. Overall Individual: Baley McCleary, WA

First Jr. Cattlemen's Quiz: Taylor Schad, OR

Second Jr. Cattlemen's Quiz: Bayley McCleary, WA

First Jr. Public Speaking: Bayley McCleary, WA

Second Jr. Public Speaking: Taylor Schad, OR

First Jr. Cattle Judging: Taylor Schad, OR

Second Jr. Cattle Judging: Bayley McCleary, WA

First Jr. Sales Talk: Charles Watson, WA

Second Jr. Sales Talk: Bayley McCleary, WA

First Jr. Showmanship: Bayley McCleary, WA

Second Jr. Showmanship: Taylor Schad, OR

First Jr. Overall Team: Team 1: Q. McHie, WA; M. Zimmerman, MT; T. Polzin, MT; T. Schad, OR

Second Jr. Overall Team: Team 2: B. McCleary, WA; C. Watson, WA; T. Widgren, ID

Senior Division

First Sr. Overall: Crystal Alley, OR

Second Sr. Overall: Michelle Passmore, MT

First Sr. Cattlemen's Quiz: Crystal Alley, OR

Second Sr. Cattlemen's Quiz: Michelle Passmore, MT

First Sr. Public Speaking: Michelle Passmore, MT

Second Sr. Public Speaking: Crystal Alley, OR

First Sr. Cattle Judging: Katelyn Alley, OR

Second Sr. Cattle Judging: Michelle Passmore, MT

First Sr. Sales Talk: Michelle Passmore, MT

Second Sr. Sales Talk: Crystal Alley, OR

First Sr. Showmanship: Crystal Alley, OR

Second Sr. Showmanship: Isaac Hunter, MT

First Sr. Overall Team: Team 1: A. Olma, WA; K. Alley, OR; C. Alley, OR; E. Richardson, WA

Second Sr. Overall Team: Team 2: M. Passmore, MT; M. Passmore, MT; I. Hunter, MT; J. Hill, MT

Cattle Show Results

Official Judge: Cara Ayres, Stevensville, MT

Grand Champion Simmental Heifer: “TFS Daydream 6020S,” exh. by Staci J. Hopman, WA

Reserve Champion Simmental Heifer: “Tiaras Tempe,” exh. by Austin Olma, WA

Grand Champion Simmental Bred & Owned: “EJR Brandy,” exh. by Eric Richardson, WA

Reserve Champion Simmental Bred & Owned: “EJR Tequila Sunrise,” exh. by Eric Richardson, WA:

Grand Champion Percentage Heifer: “Bar CK Ms Meat MKR 1127R,” exh. by Crystal Alley, WA

Reserve Champion Percentage Heifer: “Bar CK Ms Meat MKR 220S,” exh. by Katelyn Alley, WA

Grand Champion Simmental Cow/Calf Pair: “LBR Ms Sunny R545,” exh. by Isaac Hunter, MT

Grand Champion Steer: “HHL Maryman,” exh. by Taylor Widgren, ID

Headquartered in Bozeman, Montana, the American Simmental Association maintains the breed registries for the Simmental and Simbrah breeds of cattle. The organization has an active adult and junior membership of more than 8,000.

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