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AMERICAN JUNIOR SIMMENTAL ASSOCIATION HOLDS NATIONAL CLASSIC

Bozeman, Mont. -- More than 200 members of the American Junior Simmental Association (AJSA) recently competed at the 27th AJSA National Classic, held July 9-15, at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky. Exhibiting nearly 300 head of Simmental and Simbrah cattle, contestants representing 27 states participated in a variety of cattle related competitions throughout the week. The Classic was planned and coordinated by the Simmental Breeders Sweepstakes in conjunction with the American Simmental Association.

The AJSA National Classic is traditionally the grand finale of the activity year for the Association's youth program. Divided into Junior, Intermediate, Senior, and Novice divisions, members compete in a wide range of events, including a Cattlemen's Quiz, Public Speaking, Sales Talk, Cattle Judging, Skill-A-Thon, Team Fitting, and the traditional Simmental and Simbrah shows and showmanship. 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 National Classic are as follows:

First Jr. Overall Individual: Jake Bloomberg, Illinois. Second Jr. Overall Individual: Tyler Mackey, Texas.

First Jr. Cattlemen's Quiz: Tyler Mackey, Texas. Second Jr. Cattlemen's Quiz: Jake Bloomberg, Illinois.

First Jr. Public Speaking: Tyler Mackey, Texas. Second Jr. Public Speaking: Ashley Bailey, Missouri.

First Jr. Cattle Judging: Shea Mackey, Texas. Second Jr. Cattle Judging: Kade Allen, Wisconsin.

First Jr. Sales Talk: Jake Bloomberg, Illinois. Second Jr. Sales Talk: Chase Willis, Oklahoma.

First Jr. Showmanship: Jake Bloomberg, Illinois. Second Jr. Showmanship: Chase Jass, Iowa

First Jr. Skill-A-Thon: Tyler Mackey, Texas. Second Jr. Skill-A-Thon: Jake Bloomberg, Illinois.

First Jr. Overall Team: Texas 1: T. Mackey, D. Fields, S. Mackey, E. Pankonien Second Jr. Overall Team: Future Prospects: M. Phillips, M. Favorite, A. Moreno, J. Smith

First Int. Overall: Cliff Kaehler, Minnesota. Second Int. Overall: Alan Smith, Mississippi.

First Int. Cattlemen's Quiz: Cliff Kaehler, Minnesota. Second Int. Cattlemen's Quiz: Alan Smith, Mississippi.

First Int. Public Speaking: Thomas Lundy, Kentucky. Second Int. Public Speaking: Cliff Kaehler, Minnesota.

First Int. Cattle Judging: Tyler White, Indiana. Second Int. Cattle Judging: Michael Colle, Wisconsin.

First Int. Sales Talk: Alan Smith, Mississippi. Second Int. Sales Talk: Lesli Garrett, Texas.

First Int. Showmanship: Thomas Lundy, Kentucky Second Int. Showmanship: Emily Kimball, Wisconsin.

First Int. Skill-A-Thon: Tyler White, Indiana. Second Int. Skill-A-Thon: Michael Colle, Wisconsin.

First Int. Overall Team: The View: C. Wesner, C. Wesner, B. Wesner, A. Krieger Second Int. Overall Team: Average Joes: C. Jass, C. Kaehler, K. Ruth, S. Kaehler

First Sr. Overall: Crystal Alley, Oregon. Second Sr. Overall: Shelley Wade, Kentucky.

First Sr. Cattlemen's Quiz: Adam Shreck, Illinois. Second Sr. Cattlemen's Quiz: David Jordan, South Carolina.

First Sr. Public Speaking: Spencer Morris, Indiana. Second Sr. Public Speaking: Holly Phipps, Maryland.

First Sr. Cattle Judging: Shelly Wade, Kentucky. Second Sr. Cattle Judging: Shannon Wade, Kentucky.

First Sr. Sales Talk: Shannon Wade, Kentucky. Second Sr. Sales Talk: Valerie Ujazdowski, Wisconsin.

First Sr. Showmanship: John Hobbs, Indiana. Second Sr. Showmanship: Sarah Van Horn, Ohio.

First Sr. Skill-A-Thon: Adam Shreck, Illinois. Second Sr. Skill-A-Thon: Shelley Wade, Kentucky.

First Sr. Overall Team: Three Princesses & Shreck: A. Eberspacher, K. Linhart, V. Ujazdowski, A. Shreck Second Sr. Overall Team: Kentucky Seniors: H. Parke, A. Creek, S. Wade, S. Wade

Novice Competition

Edward Maute Jr., Florida; Kiersten Jass, Iowa; Cody Long, Iowa; Leslie Walker, Illinois; Shaylee Ison, Indiana; A. Keith Phillips, Kentucky; Tracy McGill, Oklahoma; Alli Willis, Oklahoma Harley Epting, South Carolina; Courtney Epting, South Carolina;Joel Mackey, Texas; Teegan Mackey, Texas; Olivia Pankonien, Texas; Luke Harker, Indiana; Jacob Graves, Kentucky.

First Place Interview Competition: Amber Mertz, Kansas.

Second Place Interview Competition: Valerie Ujazdowski, Wisconsin.

First Place Team Fitting: Funky Fitters: K. Allen, K. Allen, A. Eberspacher.

Second Place Team Fitting: The Big Show: J. Brownlee, S. Kaehler, J. Darbyshire

First Place State Booth: Mississippi.

Second Place State Booth: Indiana.

Third Place State Booth: Iowa

2007 Herdsman of the Year: Valerie Ujazdowski, Wisconsin.

AJSA National Classic XXVII Cattle Show Results

Official Judge: Paul Maulsby, College Station, Texas.

Purebred Simmental Show

Overall Grand Champion Simmental Heifer and Junior Grand Champion Heifer: “FC No Wonder,” exhibited by Mitchell Tarr, Newton, Ill.

Overall Reserve Grand Champion Simmental Heifer and Intermediate Grand Champion Heifer: “WLE Crocus S105,” exhibited by Bailey Wesner, Indiana.

Grand Champion Simmental Bred & Owned Heifer: “AJE/JF Ant Joys Cashmere,” exhibited by Amanda Eberspacher, Minnesota.

Reserve Grand Champion Simmental Bred & Owned Heifer: “WLE Lola S64,” exhibited by Courtney Wesner, Indiana.

Grand Champion Fall Heifer: “Miss CCF Shez Built,” exhibited by Tarah Adams, Mississippi.

Reserve Champion Fall Heifer: “Summer Dream,” exhibited by Cash Prestien, Missouri.

Grand Champion Summer Heifer: “CNS Antoinette 6104S,” exhibited by Josh McCubbins, Kentucky.

Reserve Champion Summer Heifer: “RCC Sweet Dreams S6129,” exhibited by Shea Mackey, Texas.

Junior Reserve Champion Heifer: “WS RS Lucky Dream S25,” exhibited by Chase Jass, Kentucky.

Intermediate Reserve Champion Heifer: “HPF Ms Daisey Duke S056,” exhibited by Holly Phipps, Maryland.

Senior Grand Champion Heifer: “SVF Sheza Lady R900,” exhibited by Amber D. Creek, Kentucky.

Senior Reserve Champion Heifer: “GCF Miss Isabella R120,” exhibited by Max Kaplan, Missouri.

Percentage Simmental Show

Grand Champion Percentage Heifer and Intermediate Grand Champion Percentage Heifer: “Ava,” exhibited by Courtney Jass, Iowa.

Reserve Champion Percentage Heifer and Junior Grand Champion Percentage Heifer: “MF-RockinP Ms Lady R200” exhibited by Morgan Phillips, Kentucky.

Grand Champion Bred and Owned Percentage Heifer: “SVF HTP Kiss Me S206A,” exhibited by Holli Parke, Kentucky.

Reserve Champion Bred and Owned Percentage Heifer: “ KA Dandie S130,” exhibited by Koty Allen, Wisconsin.

Simbrah Show

Grand Champion Simbrah Heifer: “LMC Tatiana,” exhibited by Lindsay Garrett, Texas.

Reserve Champion Simbrah Heifer: “PRR Freedom 105R,” exhibited by Brett Evans, Texas.

Grand Champion Bred & Owned Simbrah Heifer: “Indys Starley,” exhibited by Jessica Willey, Texas.

Reserve Champion Bred & Owned Simbrah Heifer: “SSS Patience 359S,” exhibited by Alan Smith, Mississippi.

Simmental Cow/Calf Show

Grand Champion Cow/Calf Pair: “SF O Baby U,” exhibited by Jake Bloomberg, Ill. Reserve Champion Cow/Calf Pair: “KFA Ms Mackenzie K449,” exhibited by Emily Kimball, Wisconsin.

Simbrah Cow/Calf Show

Grand Champion Simbrah Cow/Calf Pair: “SSS Black Princess 344P,” exhibited by Alan Smith, Mississippi.

Steer Show

Grand Champion Steer: “S696,” exhibited by Carly Wesner, Ind. Reserve Champion Steer: “Stewart,” exhibited by Max Kaplan, Missouri.

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