Richland Springs 4H and FFA students enjoyed the competition at the San Saba Stock Show this past weekend. Richland Springs ISD students competing in the show range from newcomers to veteran showmen. Here is a summary of the accomplishments of Richland Springs ISD students at this past weekend’s stock show:
Hutton Lusty showed the Grand Champion Lamb. He also had the Grand Champion Goat. Two grand champions at one show is noteworthy.
Berkeley Mann had the Champion British Steer which was also the overall Reserve Grand Champion Steer.
Adrienne Benson had the Grand Champion Heifer.
Ty Mann had the Champion American Steer.
Bralei Lewis showed the Champion Southdown Lamb.
Jordan Burkhart exhibited the Champion Finewool Lamb.
The Champion Medium Wool Lamb was shown by Hutton Lusty.
Gunner Mann showed the Reserve Champion Exotic Steer.
Adrienne Benson exhibited the Reserve Champion Hair Sheep Lamb.
A total of 21 Richland Springs students showed a total of 3 steers, 1 heifer, 3 pigs, 27 lambs and 23 goats.
Students who participated and their best placing:
Hutton Lusty: Grand Champion Lamb and Grand Champion Goat.
Berkeley Mann: Reserve Grand Champion Steer.
Adrienne Benson: Grand Champion Heifer and Reserve Champion Hair Sheep.
Ty Mann: Champion American Steer.
Bralei Lewis: Champion Southdown Lamb and 1st place light-medium weight goat.
Jordan Burkhart: Champion Finewool Lamb and 4th place medium weight goat.
Gunner Mann: Reserve Champion Exotic Steer.
Cheyenne Tharp: 1st place heavyweight hair sheep and 3rd place medium weight goat.
Landon Burkhart: 2nd place heavyweight hair sheep and 6th place light-medium weight goat.
Peyton Sloan: 2nd place lightweight goat.
Kamree Lewis: 2nd place light-medium weight goat.
Trevor Tinney: 2nd place lightweight medium wool lamb.
Hailee Ashworth: 2nd place heavy weight goat.
Brooklyn McGinty: 3rd place heavyweight hair sheep.
Gracie Ashworth: 3rd place lightweight goat.
Thomas Fowler: 3rd place light-medium weight goat.
Jadeyn Bryant: 3rd place lightweight York pig.
Reid Blodgett: 3rd place heavyweight finewool lamb and 7th place heavyweight goat.
Chandler Lusty: 5th place heavyweight Hampshire pig.
Paige Sloan: 8th place medium weight goat.
T.J. Grant: 11th place light-medium weight goat.
The thing I am probably most proud of is that RS students took both junior and senior showmanship awards in lamb, goat and cattle showmanship.
Adrienne Benson won the junior award and Ty Mann the senior award in cattle showmanship.
Landon Burkhart won the junior award and Bralei Lewis the senior award in lamb showmanship.
Kamree Lewis won the junior award and Bralei Lewis the senior award in goat showmanship.
All these students received a belt buckle for their efforts.
Congratulations to all of them, especially Bralei for her sweep of the senior lamb and goat awards.
The auction on Saturday was well attended and the bids were excellent.
21 RSISD students received a premium for 27 animals. Soon the students will be receiving a total of $30,350.00 for their animal placings. There will be added money later but I do not know that total yet.
Please continue to support these young students as many of them will now compete in major shows around the state. Thanks to everyone for your support of these students and our Ag. program at Richland Springs.