Ward County represented at Western National Roundup

Submitted Photo The 4-H Meats Judging team is comprised of, from the left, coach Christopher Rockeman, Jacob Scheresky, Samuel Jaeger, Thomas Schauer, Jayd Novak, Madilyn Berg, Sidney Lovelace and coach Paige Brummund.
Submitted Photo The Ward County 4-H Horse and Demonstration team includes, from the left, coach Paige Brummund, Madilyn Berg and Sidney Lovelace.
Submitted Photo Members of the Meats Judging Team are, from the left, Jacob Scheresky, Jayd Novak, Samuel Jaeger, Thomas Schauer and coach Christopher Rockeman.

Ward County was well represented by two very successful 4-H teams at the Western National Roundup held in Denver.

The 4-H Meats Judging team of Samuel Jager, Jayd Novak, Thomas Schauer and Jacob Scheresky earned second place overall. They were second in placings, fourth in reasons and second in retail identification. Individually, Scheresky received first place overall, making him a national champion. He was fourth in placings, third in reasons and second in retail ID (with a perfect score). Novak received ninth place overall and was fifth in placings. Schauer received 12th place overall standings and Jager was 22nd overall. The team was coached by Christopher Rockeman.

The 4-H Meats Judging Team traveled to Denver with the FFA Chapter representing North Dakota in the FFA Meats Judging Contest. On the way to Denver, the teams practiced in Nebraska and Wyoming. The FFA Meats Judging team was coached by Gary Martins.

The Ward County 4-H Horse and Demonstration was very successful and received Reserve National Champion honors. The team consisted of Madilyn Berg and Sidney Lovelace. They took the audience on a journey through the horse’s digestive system. Their presentation involved props to help explain where and why life threatening colic occurs along the route of the digestive system. The Horse Demonstration team was coached by Paige Brummund.

For more information about Ward County 4-H, or if interested in joining Ward County 4-H as a youth member or a volunteer, contact Emily Goff, 4-H Youth Development Extension Agent at NDSU Extension Service Ward County by calling 857-6450; visit the website at ag.ndsu.edu/wardcountyextension/4h-and-youth or Facebook page.