KANSAS CITY, Mo., (July 11, 2008) – Junior Shorthorn exhibitors from 27 states, arrived in Kansas City ready to show their stars and stripes at the 2008 Jr. Nationals. A total of 505 head of cattle were exhibited at the American Royal complex competing in eight different shows. Evaluating these shows were Jarrold Callahan, Donnie Robertson, and Chris Mullinix, with the coveted title of Grand Champion Shorthorn Female bestowed on Saturday afternoon.
Bringing home Grand Champion Shorthorn Heifer honors was SULL SOLUTION'S PRIDE ET, owned by Cassie Hoblyn, York, Neb. This Division III winner, born May 2007, is a daughter of CF SOLUTION X. Atlanta Maronde, York, Neb, showed the Reserve Grand Champion Shorthorn Heifer, out of Division V, SULL MIRIAH'S ROSE ET, a March 2007 daughter of CF SOLUTION X.
Other Division winners in the Owned Purebred Female Show include:
Division I Champion, WHR GN CECILIA 8118 ET, sired by HD BLOODSTONE 603, a Jan. 2008 heifer calf owned by Shelby McCarty, Weatherford, Texas. Reserve honors went to Hannah Winegardner, Lima, Ohio, with her Jan. 2008, heifer calf LITTLE CEDAR UNA MARY 800 ET sired by WHR SONNY 8114 .
Division II honors went to Jesse Hoobler, Newcomerstown, Ohio, with a Sept. 2007 heifer, WHR CUMBERLAND 7927 ET, sired by HD BLOODSTONE 603. Callyn Hahn, Watseka, Ill., owned the Reserve Champion with HVR MARY 773 is a Sept. 2007 heifer sired by SULL GNCC SALUTE 532R.
Reserve Division III honors went to SULL MATTIS ONE 7187 ET, owned by Adam Harms, Qunicy, Ill. This May 2007, heifer is sired by CF SOLUTION X.
AS LADY VIDALIA took Champion honors in Division IV. This April 2007 heifer was owned by Allison Agle, South Vienna, Ohio, and out of 4D DOUBLE VISION 7/8. Chelsea Spencer, Chickasha, Okla., exhibited the Reserve Division IV Champion, KOLT/DUG'S PRINCESSS 1, a SULL GNCC SALUTE 532R daughter born April 2007.
SULL A LOT OF PRIDE ET took Reserve Division V honors, shown by Dylan Hafer, Martell, Neb. This March 2007 heifer is sired by WHR SONNY 8114.
Jacob Boyert, Seville, Ohio, exhibited the Division VI Champion Heifer, EASTERN SKY DZ SARAH 604 ET, a Sept. 2006, heifer out of HD BLOODSTONE 603. Reserve Champion honors went to Payton Hunter, Lindale, Texas, with his Sept. 2006, heifer, WHR BLB NELLA SOX 6947, a SHERWOODS RED VISION 576M daughter.
In the Bred and Owned Heifer Show, James R. Johnson, Niantic, Ill, took home Grand Champion Heifer with JS DREAM QUEEN 7JO8. This May 2007 heifer, was sired by K-KIM MP CASTLEROCK 347M. DJS DAISY NH 729 ET captured Reserve Champion honors. This April 2007 heifer was shown by Crystal Steck, Knoxville, Ill. Daisy was sired by DJS NEW HORIZON 201. Both Champion and Reserve Heifers came out of Division III, Bred & Owned Junior Female.
Other Division winners in the Bred & Owned Female show include:
Division I Champion, DC SHOOTING STAR, sired by TAYLORS VISION, a Jan. 2008 heifer calf owned by Evan Albertson, Duncan, Okla. Reserve honors went to Katie Fritter, Ashgrove, Mo., with her Jan. 2008, heifer calf FFS SINFUL FAITH sired by AF SL SIN CITY.
Division II honors went to Reid Nichols Atlantic, Iowa, with his Sept. 2007 heifer, PSF LADY GODIVA 15T, sired by WKF PISTON 5R. Bailey DeBorde, Italy Texas, owned the Reserve Champion in Division II. LDF KELSEYS LADY, a Dec. 2007 heifer sired by MCF MR ROAN HORSE 143FN 7/8.
Division IV honors went to HD AIN'T MISS BEHAVIN 407, owned by Callyn Hahn, Watseka, Ill. This Feb 2007, heifer is sired by HD BIG AND RIH 204. NPS STARLETTE ROSE BL 680 took Reserve honors in Division IV. This Sept. 2006 heifer was owned by Lane Steinke, Rensselaer, Ind., and out of HD BLOODSTONE 603.
On Friday afternoon, GF LUCKY STAR 22D was selected as the Grand Champion ShorthornPlus Female, owned by Kane Aegerter, Seward, Neb. This Division II winner is a blue roan heifer sired by HANNIBAL, born May 2007. Reserve Champion honors came out of Division IV, going to Nick Sullivan of Dunlap, Iowa, with his Jan. 2007 heifer. SULL PURE HOTTIE 7033 ET, a DF VEGAS 310M daughter. Grand Champion ShorthornPlus Bred and Owned Female went to Ashley Vogel, Hartley, Iowa, with MAV CHERRIE GIRL 708T. This Mar. 2007 was also the Division III winner is out of CF FORTUNE.
Other Division winners in the ShorthornPlus Show include:
Division I shown by Casey Allen, Dudley, Ga. Allen's Sept. 2007 heifer TCC ROSEMARY is sired by XRAY VISON 15/16. Reserve Champion honors went to JM LADY JESS shown by Jessica McCall. This Dec. 2007 heifer calf is sired by AR SU LU KOOL 1007.
Reserve Grand Champion in Division II went to Sheena Kennedy, Grand Junction, Iowa, with TRIXIE, a May 2007 heifer out of HANNIBAL.
SULL BRETHTAKER 7152 ET took Division III Reserve Grand Champion honors owned by James Sullivan. She is a DF VEGAS 310M heifer, born March 2007.
Emma Schaunaman, Aberdeen, So. Dak., received Reserve Division IV Champion honors with her heifer, SMC ROAN LADY 1T ET, born Jan 2007, sired by HD BLOODSTONE 603.
Grand Champion Purebred Cow/Calf honors went to DSF PARTY GAL 34M, and her calf STUDER'S JAZZ MAN 10U. The 2002-born cow is the offspring of STUDER'S PRINCE JAMES 99 and her Feb. 2007 heifer calf is sired by JAKE'S PROUD JAZZ 266L. This pair is owned by Sara Studer, Creston, IA. In the reserve slot was
WHR LS CUMBERLAND 6408 and her calf RB CUMBERLAND ANGEL 2501. This 2006 born cow is the offspring of CF TRUMP X and her March 2008 calf is out of WHR RT SPIKE JUNIOR 250. Robert Dawson Bryington of Brazoria, Texas, exhibited this duo.
Grand Champion ShorthornPlus Cow/Calf was exhibited by William O'Sullivan, Maple Lake, MN. SULL A CHERRI SOLUTION a 2006 cow out of CF SOULUTION X, and her calf O'CHERRI BLOSSOM was born Feb. 2008 and sired by WEBR HOT TODDY 17S.
In the Purebred Bred and Owned Bull Show CVF GOLD 32T ET stole the show by taking home Grand Champion Bull. He is exhibited by Autumn Robison, Markle, Ohio. This March 2007, bull is sired by WAUKARU 2109 GOLD 4188. TF SHOOTER 666 took Reserve Champion honors. This Nov. 2006 bull is sired by HSF AFTERBURN and owned by Brandi Truckenbrod, Mendota, Ill.
The Grand Champion Prospect Steer honor was awarded to CPRC LARRY THE CABLE GUY, an 885-pound prospect by WHR RT SPIKE JUNIOR 250, shown by Corbin Crenshaw, Levelland, Texas. Crenshaw's steer also took Grand Champion Bred and Owned Steer honors. The Reserve Grand Champion Prospect Steer was JG THUNDER G0709, a 715-pound son of BR GUS 106. This calf is owned by Larissa Jett, Laverne, Okla.
Brittany Blankenship, Orlando, Okla., took Grand Champion Shorthorn Market Steer honors with her steer ROMEO a 1090-pound son of WHR BG SONNY 2204. The Reserve Champion went to KAGS MR PEDRO 48 shown by Austin Burris, Sherman, Ill. Mr. Pedro is a son of SULL GNCC SALUTE 532R weighing in at 1190.
The Reserve Grand Champion Bred and Owned Steer honors went to Bradley Bennett, Weyers Cave, VA, with his steer TBC MONTY B701. This steer was sired by BHF POLAR BEAR and weighed in at 1285.
The Grand Champion ShorthornPlus Steer went to CCLT LULU'S BAD BOY exhibited by Cole Clanton, Bucyrus, Kansas. Clanton's steer was sired by CMAC HARD CORE 3/4 and weighed in at 1255. Elley Neuzil, Ainsworth, Iowa, took Reserve Champion honors with her steer CARL. Weighing in at 1135, CARL is a son of SS KABOOM.
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