Youth Fitting & Showmanship 

Fitting Contest

World Dairy Expo Youth Fitting Contest will take place at 10:00 a.m. in the Sale Pavilion on Sunday, September 29, 2019. This contest is open to all youth ages, 13 to 21.  Registration deadline is 5 p.m. Saturday, September 28.

Showmanship Contest

Open to all youth, ages 9 to 21, the World Dairy Expo Youth Showmanship Contest will take place at 6:00 p.m. in the Coliseum on Thursday, October 3, 2019.  Registration deadline is 5 p.m. Wednesday, October 2.

For a complete list of contest rules and regulations, entry form and schedule of events, please click on any of the following links:

For a complete list of contest rules and regulations, entry form and schedule of events, please click on any of the following links:


Dairy Showmanship Looking for tools to improve your showmanship skills? We caught up with Dan Bauer, a 2019 WDE Youth Showmanship Judge, to share his best advice. Check it out here!


Showmanship Judges Clinic

Registration is open for the 2019 World Dairy Expo Showmanship Judges Clinic. Designed for judges of all skill levels, as well as youth project leaders, the clinic will cover PDCA showmanship guidelines at both novice and advanced levels. The clinic will kick-off at 2 p.m. with introductory showmanship guidelines then progress to an advanced session at 2:30 p.m. which will include examples of how to efficiently work a showmanship class, terminology and mock classes to place.

The clinic is free to registrants and will take place Monday, September 30 from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. in the Coliseum. Participants can register here.


2019 Youth Showmanship Contest Awards

Junior Division

  1. Morgan Howard, Burgessville, Ontario, Canada
  2. Christopher Gunst, Pine River, Wis.
  3. Lillian Finke, London, Ohio
  4. Wyatt Dorshorst, Marshfield, Wis.
  5. Mason Ziemba, Durhamville, N.Y.
  6. Lauren Stutika, Milton, Wis.
  7. Grace Depew, Argyle, N.Y.
  8. Ellie Larson, Evansville, Wis.
  9. Peyton Voegeli, Arlington, Wis.
  10. Taylor Stone, Greenfield, Ind.
  11. Tristen Ostrom, De Pere, Wis.
  12. Russell Prins, Brighton, Ontario, Canada
  13. Justin Giese, Edgar, Wis.
  14. Lily Marshman, Oxford, N.Y.
  15. Kaleb Pond, Bellefontaine, Ohio
Junior Showmanship

Intermediate

  1. Olivia Finke, London, Ohio
  2. Brynn Emery, Sullivan, Wis.
  3. Emma Paulson, Columbus, Wis.
  4. Rachel Visser, Hutchinson, Minn.
  5. Katelyn Renee Taylor, Allenwood, Pa.
  6. Ainsley Noble, Lancaster, Wis.
  7. Kaelyn Weigel, Platteville, Wis.
  8. Isaac Folts, North Collins, N.Y.
  9. Kylie Konyn, Escondido, Calif.
  10. Calvin Bening, Arlington, Minn.
  11. Lila Sloan, Davis, Ill.
  12. Ashlee Garbers, La Crosse, Wis.
  13. Jared Abraham, Plymouth, Wis.
  14. Emma Dorshorst, Marshfield, Wis.
  15. Elizabeth Sutton, Sun City, Fla.
Intermediate Showmanship

Senior

  1. Joey Opsal, Blue Mounds, Wis.
  2. Zoe Ertel, Plymouth, Wis.
  3. Brandon Sugg, Wooster, Ohio
  4. Matt Lange, Utopia, Ontario, Canada
  5. Olivia Brandenburg, Fort Atkinson, Wis.
  6. Sarah Lehner, Delaware, Ohio
  7. Alissa Collins, Ilion, N.Y.
  8. Miranda Ewald, Wautoma, Wis.
  9. Mckenna Coffeen, De Pere, Wis.
  10. Cally Finley, Woodville, Ontario, Canada
  11. Taylor Vander Meulen, Brighton, Ontario, Canada
  12. Emily Mikel, Stafford, N.Y.
  13. Lisa Cramer, Uplengen, Germany
  14. Ashley Oberreich, Plymouth, Wis.
  15. Kendra Goplin, Osseo, Wis.
Senior Showmanship

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2019 Youth Fitting Contest Awards 

Intermediate Female:

  1. Dana Johnson, Tomah, Wis.
  2. Adhyn, Schell, Lewiston, Minn.

  3. Sydney Kauffman, Stratford, Wis.

  4. Ashlee Garbers, La Crosse, Wis.

  5. Mariah Eichenberg, Fort Atkinson, Wis.

Intermediate Female Fitting
Intermediate Male:
  1. Dakota Brown, Deerfield, Wis.
  2. Randy Winch, Fennimore, Wis.
  3. Wesley Winch, Fennimore, Wis.
  4. Jacob Harbaugh, Marion, Wis.

Intermediate Male Fitting
Senior Female:
  1. Hannah Nelson, Ellsworth, Wis.
  2. Alissa Maier, Jim Falls, Wis.

  3. Brooke Hammann, Barron, Wis.

  4. Megan Ford, Thornbury, Ontario, Canada

  5. Haley Beukema, New Richmond, Wis.

Senior Female Fitting

Senior Male:

  1. Ryan Lawton, Newark Valley, N.Y.
  2. Robert Nagel, Clymer, N.Y.

  3. Johnathan King, Schuylerville, N.Y.

  4. Dillon Freeman, Bremen, Ind.

  5. Rick Heslinga, Stephenville, Texas

Senior Male Fitting

Division Winners:

  1. Ryan Lawton, Newark Valley, N.Y.*
  2. Hannah Nelson, Ellsworth, Wis.
  3. Dakota Brown, Deerfield, Wis.
  4. Dana Johnson, Tomah, Wis.

* 2019 Youth Fitting Contest Overall Fitter

Fitting Division Winners