Colorado

More than 300 youths gathered at the Sterling Middle School and the Logan County Fairgrounds for the Sterling Invitational Judging Contest.

Judgers ranged in age from nine to 18 and came from 21 counties in Colorado, three counties from Nebraska and three FFA chapters. Awards were sponsored by Farm Credit of NE CO PCA-FLCA.

Corey Longhurst, Weld, placed first overall in the junior division of the livestock contest, with a score of 631. Following close behind, with a tie in second and third place, were Chad Hodgson, Larimer, and Nia Elliott, Boulder, respectively, with a score of 628. Fourth through sixth place were ties, with scores of 627. Fourth place went to Levi Pakner, Rio Blanco; fifth place to Brian Lockman, Weld; and sixth to Landon Smith, Rio Blanco. Seventh place went to Justin Hergenreder, Boulder, with a score of 624. Eighth through 10th places went to Logan MacLennan, Adams; Alex Spencer, Douglas; and Christia Williams, Douglas, respectively.

Levi Pakner, Rio Blanco, won first place in the reason division, with a score of 141. In second place was Logan MacLennan, Adams, with a score of 140. Third place went to Gave Elliott, Boulder, with a score 139. Following close behind was a tie for fourth place. Trevor Amen, Morgan, had a score of 138 and a tie breaker of 146. Taking fifth place was Chad Hodgson, Larimer, with a score of 138 and a tie breaker of 148. Sixth through 10th places went to Brian Lockman, Weld; Brandon McEndaffer, Logan; Justin Hergenreder, Boulder; Romary Gordan, Douglas; and Alex Spencer, Douglas, respectively.

The first place team was Rio Blanco No. 1, with a score of 1,873. Team members were Landon Smith, Levi Pakner and Roxi Long. In second place was the Douglas County No. 1 team, consisting of Romary Gordan, Chelsea Good, Alex Spencer and Christia Williams, with a score of 1,868. Weld County No. 1, Corey Longhurst, Melissa Brehon, Whitney Sidwell and Missy Longhurst, placed third. In fourth place was the Boulder No. 2 team, consisting of Nia Elliott, Nick Elliott, Molly Waneka and Cole Hill. Fifth place went to Boulder No. 1. Team members were Gabe Elliott, Jake Bachman, Justin Hergenreder and Alicia Gettel.

First place, junior individual went to Cortney Hodgson, Weld, with a score of 621. Second place went to Dustin Ullom, Elbert, with a score of 610. In third place was Becky Bunn, Adams, with a score of 598. Fourth place went to Jessica Wilson, Custer, with a score of 591. Fifth through 10th places went to Libby Williams, Elbert; Kory Kuenning, Chase, NE; Marissa Campbell, Otero; Tory Lavalley, Larimer; Richelle Fritzler, Logan; and Maghan Bocheff, Weld, respectively.

In the reasons division, first place was held by Lauren Millet, Elbert, with a score of 138. Cortney Hodgson, Weld, with a score of 137, placed second. Third place ended up with a tie. Receiving third place was Glenda Long, Routt, and placing in fourth was Jeff Sterkel, Adams. Fifth through 10th places went to Tori Lavalley, Larimer; Jessica Wilson, Custer; Dustin Ullom, Elbert; Maghan Bocheff, Weld; Landree MacLennan, Adams; and Jamie Warne, Teller, respectively.

Elbert County No. 1, consisting of Lauren Millet, Libby Williams, Dustin Ullom and Kate James, placed first in the junior division, with a score of 1,772. In second place, with a score of 1,761, was the Weld County No. 1 team, Maghan Bocheff, Dustin Frank, Cortney Hodgson and Reid Lohr. In third place was a team consisting of Jeff Sterkel, Vicki Bunn, Becky Bunn, and Landree MacLennan, from Adams County, with a score of 1,752. Receiving fourth place was a team from Logan County. Team members consisted of Richelle Fritzler, Leslie Hase and Abby Frank. In fifth place was an Custer County team, consisting of Jessica Wilson, Jan Coleman and Mike Bate.

Logan County contestants included: Richelle Fritzler, Leslie Hase, Abby Frank, Austin Fritzler, Wyatt Barber, Kelsie McEndaffer, Brandon McEndaffer, Lacey Korrey, David DeMers, Andy Frank, Megan McEndaffer, Keith Frank and Lindsey Pollert. The Logan County livestock teams are coached by Cia Dickinson.

In the senior division, Amber Martin, Larimer County, placed first in the overall horse division of the contest, with a score of 519. Second place went to Heather Koschel, Larimer County, with a score of 515. Seandale Poe, Morgan County, placed third, with a score of 511. In forth place, with a score of 508, was Rusty Rauman, Garfield County. Fifth through 10th place went to Caitlyn Stewart, El Paso; Chelsea Peters, El Paso; Lindsey Hicks, El Paso; Danielle DeCarlo, Jefferson; Ashley Jackson, Boulder; and Laura Parker, Cedaredge FFA, respectively.

Top senior in reasons was Andria Hatamaki, Larimer County, with a score of 139. In second place was Heather Koschel, Larimer, with a score of 135. Third place went to Amber Martin, Larimer, with a score of 135. In fourth place was Danielle DeCarlo, Jefferson, with a score of 128. Fifth through 10th places went to Amy Ratzloff, Jefferson; Ashley Jackson, Boulder; Brittany Unrein, Logan; Pepper McFadden, Cedaredge FFA; Ashton Aaberg, Boulder; and Laura Parker, Cedaredge FFA, respectively.

Robert Dehn, Andria Hatamaki, Amber Martin and Chelsea Rader made up the first place senior team, with a score of 1,494. The team is from Larimer County. The second place team, from El Paso County, with a score of 1,484, consisted of Tiffany Mead, Caitlyn Stewart, Chelsea Peters and Brian Mead. In third place was a team consisting of Rebecca Brickman, Heather Koschel and Sara Schroeder for Larimer County. Fourth place went to Garfield County, the team consisted of Rusy Rauman, Josh Johnson and Amanda Addington. Boulder County placed fifth, with the team members of Ashton Aaberg, Alisa Werth, Jordan Olmsted and Ashley Jackson.

In the junior division top honors went to Meghan Wooldridge, Larimer County, with a score of 471. Hannah Shainhalte, Larimer, placed second, with a score of 467. In third place was McKenzie Nygren, Larimer, with a score of 465. Fourth place went to Noah Barnhardt, Larimer, with a score of 463. In fifth place, from Larimer County, was Courtney Allen, with a score of 461. Sixth through 10th places went to Vanessa Wittstruck, Morgan; Ashley Crooks, El Paso; Jen Lamb, Boulder; Melissa Fleming, Jefferson; and Kirby Carpenter, Elbert, respectively.

Noah Barnhardt, Larimer County, placed first in the reason division of the contest, with a score of 96. In second place was Jessica Coonts, Jefferson County with a score of 95. In third place was McKenzie Nygren, Larimer, with a score of 94. Fourth and fifth places were determined by a tie breaker. In fourth place was Kirby Carpenter, Elbert, and fifth place went to Brad Skinner. Sixth through 10th places went to Melissa Fleming, Jefferson; Anna Perczak, Boulder; Hannah Shainhalte, Larimer; Ashley Crooks, El Paso; and Courtney Allen, Larimer, respectively.

Larimer County A team, consisting of Hannah Shainhalte, McKenzie Nygren, Courtney Allen, and Meghan Wooldridge, placed first in the junior division, with a score of 1,403. Second place went to Boulder County A team, with a score of 1,335. Team members were Maral Otabachian, Anna Perczak, Rachel Drafft and Jen Lamb. In third place was Jefferson County, consisting of Jessica Coonts, Ashley DeCarlo, Melissa Fleming and Jacque Coonts. Fourth place went to El Paso County, consisting of Jason Archuleta, Jillian Polyard, Jessica Daniel and Ashley Crooks. In fifth place was a team consisting of Michelle Aaberg, Shauna Strickland, Anna Drafft and Anne Henderson-Selle, from Boulder County.

Logan County contestants included Jared Marositca, Justin Fehringer, Sean Fehringer, Trevor Vaughn, Kara Stanley, Darrick Fehringer, Kassie Roth, Brittany Unrein and Marissa Lopez. The Logan County teams are coached by Adria Paxton.

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