Nov. 7 2011 08:19 AM

New York challenges the winners twice and places second in Louisville.

The Wisconsin 4-H team topped 17 other state teams to take home National Championship honors in 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl. This year's contest again featured teams from across the country with New Jersey and North Carolina representing the Atlantic coast and Washington coming from the Pacific coast.

In taking home championship honors, Wisconsin remained undefeated through the entire contest. During their title run, they matched up with the very competitive New York team in the double elimination competition. In both contests, Wisconsin won by 10 points.

Shown in the photo is the winning team in action from (l to r): Ethan Dado, Bethany Dado, Chris Rassier, and Brett Getschel. The team hails from Polk County and is coached by Patti Hurtgen with the assistance of Gwen Dado and Ginny Rassier.
WI 4-H Team: Ethan Dado, Bethany Dado, Chris Rassier, Brett Getschel
Taking third was the team from Minnesota, while the Maryland team coached by veteran coach April Hall earned fourth place honors. Honorable mention went to teams from Iowa and Illinois.

The contest also recognizes those contestants who perform the best in the written test. Ryan Sheehan from Illinois topped the written division. He was followed by the four contestants from New York: Casey Porter, Jesse Bonin, Justin Bishop, and Katie Oster who placed second through fifth, respectively.

Click to see a slide show of the contest and candids from the weekend activity.