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Elite Showman

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 6 part contest comprised of a written test, personal interview, and Beef, Sheep, Swine & Goat Showmanship classes.  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 2nd at the Nebraska State Fair.

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2017 Elite Showmanship Overall Winners:
1st place – Fina Choat, Boone Co.
2nd place – Blake Guenther, Cumming Co.
3rd place – Jennifer Tidwell, Douglas/Sarpy Co.

 Overall Winners: left to right
1st Place – Fina Choat, Boone County

2nd Place – Blake Guenther, Cumming County

3rd Place – Jennifer Tidwell, Douglas/Sarpy County


Division Winners:
Written Test – Fina Choat, Boone Co.
Interview – Felicia Knoerzer, Gosper Co.
Swine – Lindsi Loos, Sherman Co.
Beef – Megan Muller, Dixon Co.
Sheep – Fina Choat, Boone Co.

Division Winners:
left to right:
Fina Choat, Felicia Knoerzer, Lindsi Loos, Megan Muller


Previous Winners:

2016 Elite Showman Competition Winners

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

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