Anchored by high individuals in both contests, the University of Minnesota and Minnesota 4-H won their respective contests by 23 and 32 points respectively at the North American International Livestock Exposition in Louisville, Ky.

The Golden Gopher team was paced Karen Anderson who was last year's high individual in the National 4-H Contest. She finished with 701 points or a 46.73 on 10 placings and 5 sets of reasons. Teammate Caitlin Durow finished second with a 45.5-point average. Elizabeth Olson joined this duo to win the reasons competition. Anderson was first in reasons, averaging 47.2 on five sets with Olson placing third and Durow finishing fifth. The team easily outpaced the second place team by a 24-point margin. As a team, Minnesota won the Guernsey, Holstein, and Jersey breeds. Finishing second in the contest was Penn State. Leading the Nittany Lions was Hannah Wentworth and Philip Bachman who were third and fourth. There were 17 teams in the contest.

University of Minnesota Team with coach Les Hansen

In the 4-H contest, Erin Daninger paced her team with a 45-point average on ten classes and three sets of reasons. Teammate Isaac Salfter placed sixth. Minnesota won the Holstein and Guernsey breed competition. In second, was the team from Wisconsin; they were lead by Trent Styczinski who finished second. Maryland's Lizzie Davis won the reasons with a 46.7 average. She finished fourth overall and helped pace her Maryland team to a third place finish, just one point behind Wisconsin. There were 24 teams in the contest.

Winning 4-H Team from Minnesota

Modesto won the Post-Secondary competition with four teammates in the top nine. Leading the team was Karessa Mann, second; Christine Hobby, seventh; Jennifer Weststeyn, eighth; Monica Soares, ninth. With contestants finishing fourth, sixth, and eleventh. Ohio ATI finished only four points behind the winning team. Leading the team was Ty Etgen, fourth, and Jeneva Auble, sixth. Winning high individual honors was Casey Arlig. She topped the second place contestant by 27 points. Arlig also won the reasons competition with a 46.4 average.

Winning Post-Secondary Team, Modesto Junior College with coach Bill Hobby