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Elite Showman


KRVN and The Rural Radio Network presents the Elite Showman Competition at the Nebraska State Fair. This intense one day competition is open to one 4-H or FFA member from each county in Nebraska.  It is a 5 part contest comprised of a written test, personal interview, and Beef, Sheep and Swine Showmanship class.  Contestants are scored in each of the 5 divisions.  The top three competitors are chosen based on high points scored over all 5 divisions.  The Elite Showman Competition takes place on Saturday, September 3rd at the Nebraska State Fair.

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CreWjgbUAAAcWxw2016 Elite Showmanship Overall, 2nd Malina Lindsrtom, Phelps; 1st Hannah Williams, Buffalo; & 3rd Jaclyn Heinrich, Lancaster

Previous Winners:

2015 Elite Showman Competition Winners


1st  Overall – Neligh Gehl from Wheeler County- $2000 & an ESC jacket

2nd  Overall – Catherine Jones from Douglas/Sarpy County – $1000 & a pair of ESC pants

3rd  Overall – Chandler Schelkopf from Fillmore  County – $500 & an ESC duffle bag

Written Test – Cody Hambleton from Nance County

Interview – Neligh Gehl from Wheeler County

Sheep Showmanship – Chandler Schelkopf from Fillmore County

Beef Showmanship – Neligh Gehl from Wheeler County

Swine Showmanship – Jaclyn Heinrich from Lancaster County


Swine- Ben Cooley from Colorado
Sheep- Jim Mueller
Beef- Bob Mills from Nebraska