Youth exhibitors had to outshow, outlead and outlast their competitors until 11:15 p.m., when the last showmanship final was complete on Thursday evening. Three rings filled the Coliseum floor with junior, intermediate, and senior exhibitors. All totaled, 393 youth participated in this international event.
1. Natalie Roe, Monticello, Wis.
2. Jacob Harbaugh, Marion, Wis.
3. Kolton Crack, Richmond, Qué
4. Haley Ronnebaum, Earlville, Iowa
5. Delana Erbsen, Lanark, Ill.
6. Xavier Labba, St-Lambert-De-Lauzon, Qué
7. Wyatt Zehr, Graymont, Ill.
8. Colton Hartman, St. Thomas, Pa.
9. Aaliyah Borchert, Auburndale, Wis.
10. Amelia Stone, New Palestine, Ind.
1. Savannah Crack, Richmond, Qué
2. Cally Finley, Woodinville, Ont.
3. Taylor Vander Meulen, Brighton, Ont.
4. Dawson Nickels, Watertown, Wis.
5. Hanna Dellaire, Rockwood, Ont.
6. Maude Labbe, St-Lambert-De-Lauzon, Que
7. Kurtis Frischknecht, Teeswater, Ont.
8. Mason Mazzaro, Williamsfield, Ohio
9. Ashley Smith, Hickson, Ont.
10. Deanna Gould, North Brookfield, Mass.
The Keith King award, presented to the winning senior showman, went to Lars Zeldenrijk, Mount Elgin, Ontario, Canada. Jerome Meyer of Wisconsin placed the seniors, ages 17 to 20 years.
1. Lars Zeldenrijk, Mount Elgin, Ont.
2. Megan Rauen, Farley, Iowa
3. Karlee Ketelboeter, Dane, Wis.
4. Katelyn Neff, Cochranton, Pa.
5. Josh Karn, Woodstock, Ont.
6. Olivia Brandenburg, Fort Atkinson, Wis.
7. Laura Deklein, Mossley, Ont.
8. Regina Pozzi, Petaluma, Calif.
9. Rieke Eggers, Papendorf, Germany
10. Paul Grulke, Mayville, Wis.
Many exhibit their own project animals, but it is not a requirement. Some contact exhibitors ahead of time to be able to borrow an animal that is being exhibited at Expo. This allows youth from far away to still be involved in World Dairy Expo’s youth activities without owning an animal being exhibited.