Rogers County youth did exceptionally well in this year’s Tulsa State Fair, according to Roger County Fair Board President Lyle Blakley.
Blakley and the Rogers County Commissioners recognized the hardworking 4-H and FFA stars during the monthly commissioner’s meeting on Monday, Oct. 16.
“The county had a really good showing at the Tulsa State Fair, and that’s thanks to the support of the commissioners, as well as all of the Vocational Agriculture, FFA teachers, 4-H club leaders and parents,” Blakley said.
Allie McKrachen of Claremore FFA won Grand Champion Goat.
Doc Clinton of Sequoyah FFA won Champion Crossbred Steer.
Larahmy Blakley of Oologah FFA won Champion Limousin Steer.
Tyler Mathis of Rogers County 4-H won Shorthorn Steer.
Stormi Hopkins of Rogers County 4-H won Crossbred Lamb.
Cassidy Bronson of Sequoyah won Hampshire Lamb.
Brock Courtney of Rogers County 4-H won Crossbred Steer.
High Horse Judging Team
“The 4-H County Horse Judging Team is where the kids do the judging,” Blakley said. “They’re judged on how well they judge animals. They won the state team competition, which qualifies them to go to the nationals in Denver.”
Rogers County 4-H members Lara Hays, Hannah Cain, Mikayla South and Annabelle Hays comprised of the horse judging team.
“If you put a four person team together and they bring several classes out for these kids to judge,” Blakley said. “The kids are chosen by an adult as an official and they have to place these animals the way they think should be placed from first to fourth. They turn that card in and that score. Then, they have to give oral reasons as to why they selected these animals that way. There’s a lot more to it than saying, ‘I like this one.’”
Senior Fitting Team
Oologah FFA members Blake Runner, Wyatt Hancock, Larahmy Blakley comprised of the Senior Fitting Team where they took home first place.
“We also had a cattle fitting team which is how well they get their animals ready and it’s a contest,” Blakley said. “Our FFA has won that two years in a row now, which is very uncommon to win.”
Blakley also reported numerous breed champion and showmanship winners, as well.