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SONORA – The Kerr County 4-H senior wool judging team became this year’s top youth judging team in the nation with their win of the 53rd annual National 4-H Wool Judging Contest held in Sonora.
The competition and its sister contest, the 13th annual FFA Wool Judging Contest, headlined a host of youth events held in conjunction with the 76th annual Sonora Wool and Mohair Show June 18-20.
4-H is the youth component of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.
The 4-H team from Kerr County scored 1,731 points to edge out the Gaines County 4-H team, placing second with 1,718 points. Third place honors went to the 4-H team from Campbell County, Wyo.
Winning Kerr County team members were Sabrina Nentwich, whose score of 596 points earned her high individual honors for the entire contest, and Danielle Snow, Ross Potter and Haley Poole. Team coach was Roy Walston, AgriLife Extension agent in Kerr County.
The Hondo FFA team won the National FFA wool judging contest with a total score of 1,829 points. The team was coached by Tim Tatsch, FFA instructor.
Team members were Walter Nester, Clay Dale, Dalyn Smith and Cole Rosenbaum. Nester and Smith both topped the contest with scores of 611 points each, but Nester took high individual honors due to ties being broken by a predetermined formula.
Second place National FFA Wool Judging Contest honors went to the Grape Creek FFA with a total score of 1,759 points.
The national 4-H and FFA wool judging contests are the premier events of the Sonora Wool and Mohair Show. The show features youth judging contests and wool and mohair fleece competitions. The event is sponsored by the Sonora Lions Club and Sonora Chamber of Commerce in cooperation with the Sonora Wool and Mohair Company and AgriLife Extension.
A complete list of all the contests, winners and key pictures are available at: http://sutton.agrilife.org .