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Wisconsin youth competed in four district dairy judging contests June 21 in Portage, June 28 in Outagamie County, June 30 in St Croix County and July 1 in Green County.

The top two teams and individuals earned an opportunity to compete at the State 4-H Dairy Judging Contest that took place in Black River Falls on Monday, July 18, in conjunction with the state Guernsey and Ayrshire show.

Alternate Contest at large, Portage

Thirty-three Seniors competed at the alternate contest in Portage, with Dodge County taking top honors. The four-person Senior team consisted of Dawson Nickels, Danielle Warmka, Paul Grulke and Samantha Pitterle. Dawson Nickels won the individual Senior contest with 510 points. Danielle Warmka also from Dodge County placed second, earning 508 points. Thirty-eight Junior dairy judging youth also competed at the contest.

In a close contest, winning the Junior division by only four points was the team from Lafayette County, which consisted of McKenzie Calvert, Madison Calvert, Morgan Van Schyndle and Payton Calvert. The top individual in the Junior division was McKenzie Calvert from Lafayette County with 392 points. The second high individual was Katrina Hoesley from Waushara County, earning 390 points.

Top Five Senior Teams

1. Dodge County 1-- Dawson Nickels, Danielle Warmka, Paul Grulke and Samantha Pitterle

2. Dodge County 2

3. Pierce County

4. Polk County

5. Lafayette County

Top Ten Senior Individuals

Dawson Nickels- Dodge County

Danielle Warmka- Dodge County

Paul Grulke- Dodge County

Samantha Pitterle- Dodge County

Rachel Coyne- Pierce County

Emma Gwidt- Shawano County

Hannah Nelson- Pierce County

Luke Powers- Dunn County

Kylie Nickels- Dodge County

Meikah Dado- Polk County

Top Five Junior Teams

1. Lafayette County-- McKenzie Calvert, Madison Calvert, Morgan Van Schyndle and Payton Calvert

2. Crawford County

3. Manitowoc County

4. Waushara County

5. Trempeleau County

Top Ten Junior Individuals

McKenzie Calvert- Lafayette County

Katrina Hoesley- Waushara County

Hayven Smethhurst- Crawford County

Madison Calvert- Lafayette County

Emma Vos- Lafayette County

Regan Kramer- Crawford County

Lauren Siemers- Manitowoc County

Britney Boelk- Fond Du Lac County

Angela Osborn- Trempeleau County

Luke Kramer- Crawford County

Northeast, Outagamie County

Twelve Senior dairy judging teams competed at the Northeast Area Animal Science Days contest in Outagamie County, with Manitowoc County taking top honors. Brooke Roberts, Jared Zutz, Vanessa Roberts and Jake Siemers comprised the winning team.

Brooke Roberts of Manitowoc County won the Senior division with 523 points and Kaila Wussow of Shawano County was second with 521 points.

15 teams competed in the Junior division. Outagamie County took home first place, with a team consisting of Mathew Court, Maclayne Gilson, Rachel Karweick, and Jacob Court. Mathew Court was also the top individual in the Junior division, earning 418 points and second place went to Maclayne Gilson of Outagamie County with 417 points.

Top Five Senior Teams

1. Manitowoc County - Brooke Roberts, Jared Zutz, Vanessa Roberts, and Jake Siemers

2. Shawano County

3. Kewaunee County

4. Sheboygan County

5. Manitowoc County B

Top Ten Senior Individuals

Brooke Roberts- Manitowoc County

Kaila Wussow- Shawano County

Erica Helmer- Sheboygan County

Mikayla Knorn- Kewaunee County

Jared Zutz- Manitowoc County

Vanessa Roberts- Manitowoc County

Jake Siemers- Manitowoc County

Maddie Zutz- Manitowoc County

Madelyn Gwidt- Shawano County

Michael Moede- Kewaunee County

Top Five Junior Teams

1. Outagamie County - Mathew Court, Maclayne Gilson, Rachel Karweick, and Jacob Court

2. Sheboygan County

3. Kewaunee County

4. Clark County

5. Shawano County

Top Ten Junior Individuals

Mathew Court- Outagamie County

Maclayne Gilson- Outagamie County

Katie Ledvina- Kewaunee County

Ava Booth- Sheboygan County

Dawson Gerhardt- Clark County

Ben Stone- Winnebago County

Mckenzie Schroepfer- Langlade County

Ella Bindl- Sheboygan County

Brody Waldron- Calumet County

Brianna Paye- Kewaunee County

Northwest, St Croix Count

Eight Senior dairy judging teams competed at the Northwest Area Animal Science Days contest in St Croix, with St Croix County taking top honors. Eva Doornink, Ellis Frank, Derek Utecht and Austin Raymond made up the winning Senior team. Eva Doornink won the Senior division with 494 points, and Ellis Frank was second with 487 points.

Winning the Junior division was the team from Barron County, which consisted of Zach Moret, Henry Huth, Alleah Anderson and Justyne Frisle. The top individual in the Junior division was Abbie Powers from Dunn County with 393 points. The second high individual was Zach Moret, earning 384 points.

Top Five Senior Teams

1. St Croix County A - Eva Doornink, Ellis Frank, Derek Utecht, and Austin Raymond

2. Barron County A

3. Dunn County

4. Jackson County

5. Chippewa County

Top Ten Senior Individuals

Eva Doornink- St Croix County

Ellis Frank- St Croix County

Bailey Larson- Jackson County

Kelly Quilling- Dunn County

Tyler Crosby- Barron County

Kelli Marschall- Barron County

Derek Utecht- St Croix County

Austin Raymond- St Croix County

Noah Massie- Barron County

Geneva Nunes- Chippewa County

Top Five Junior Teams

1. Barron County A- Zach Moret, Henry Huth, Alleah Anderson, and Justyne Frisle

2. Dunn County

3. Wood County A

4. Pierce County

5. St Croix County

Top Ten Junior Individuals

Abbie Powers- Dunn County

Zach Moret- Barron County

Henry Huth- Barron County

Alleah Anderson- Barron County

Justyne Frisle- Barron County

Libby Wagner- St Croix County

Natalie Mark- Pierce County

Emma Dorshorst- Wood County

Grace Haase- Polk County

Bailey Gilbertson- Dunn County

Rainna Simone- Wood County

Southern, Green County

Ten Senior dairy judging teams competed at the Southern Area Animal Science Days contest held in Green County. The winning Senior team was the team from Dane County. The team consisted of Emma Olstad, Lindsey Sarbacker, Molly Olstad and Megan Breuch. The top Senior Individual was Emma Olstad from Dane County with 514 points, and Colin Uecker of Jefferson County placed second with 510 points.

There were also fourteen Junior teams that competed at the contest. The winning junior team hailed from Rock County, consisting of Sara Kronberg, Quincee Johnson, Cody Baxter and Emma Mcnally. Earning first and second in the Junior division were Marissa Vosberg from Green County and Emilie Brose from Vernon County earning 402 points and 399 points, respectively.

Top Five Senior Teams

1. Dane County - Emma Olstad, Lindsey Sarbacker, Molly Olstad, and Megan Breuch

2. Jefferson County

3. Rock County A

4. Green County

5. Vernon County

Top Ten Senior Individuals

Emma Olstad- Dane County

Colin Uecker- Jefferson County

Lindsey Sarbacker- Dane County

Ben Kronberg- Rock County

Jessica Telfer- Jefferson County

Ciera Ballmer- Rock County

Brianna Hall- Vernon County

Otis Johnson- Rock County

Nathan Daniels- Iowa County

Mena Schmidt- Columbia County

Top Five Junior Teams

1. Rock County - Sara Kronberg, Quincee Johnson, Cody Baxter, and Emma Mcnally

2. Green County

3. Jefferson County A

4. Grant County A

5. Dane County

Top Ten Junior Individuals

Marissa Vosberg- Green County

Emilie Brose- Vernon County

Sarah Hagenow- Columbia County

Sara Kronberg- Rock County

Alex Shaw- Jefferson County

Julia Searls- Iowa County

Brynn Emery- Jefferson County

Randy Winch- Grant County

Eliza Endres- Dane County

Quincee Johnson- Rock County

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