Local 4-H group performs well at state event
Published 8:35 am Monday, April 9, 2018
During March, hundreds of 4-H youth from Minnesota participated in the 4-H Regional Project Bowls, the second largest 4-H event of the year.
Patterned after the golden-oldie television show “College Bowl,” the 4-H Regional Project Bowl challenges teams of three to six youth to test their knowledge of dairy, dog, general livestock, horse, poultry, rabbit and wildlife project areas.
Two hundred and forty-nine teams of youth competed in four regional 4-H project bowls held throughout the state in March. The top teams qualified to move on to compete in the state bowl.
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Each competition includes junior divisions for grades 3-8, and senior divisions for grades 4 through one year past high school.
The teams are quizzed in one-on-one and open rounds with the first participant with the correct answer getting the points. 4-H State Project Bowl winners in dairy, general livestock, horse and poultry go on to national project bowl competitions.
Regional Project Bowl Results
•Jr. Dairy – Holsteins – 1st Place – Ryan Irvin, Hannah Case, Lydia Drees, Reuben Drees, Coach: Patty Conradt
•Jr. General Livestock – Mower A – 1st Place – Garrett Lahann, Gretta Bergstrom, Gloria Hansen, Ryan VanPelt, Riley Hetzel, Owen Carroll, Coach: Julie Holst
•Jr. General Livestock – Mower B – 3rd Place – Andrew Sayles, Andrew Timm, Jenna Hetzel, Katie Thome, Coach: Julie Holst
•Jr. General Livestock – Mower C – 4th Place – Kaden Case, Cayden Goslee, Will Thome, Clara Timm, Coach: Julie Holst
•Sr. General Livestock – Double Aughts – 1st Place – Grace Bergstrom, Kristine Schechinger, Colton Ivers, Michael Carroll, Ashley Conradt, Coach: Bob Balgeman
•Sr. General Livestock – Door Boes – 3rd Place – Isaac Drees, Emily Bollum, Josh Bollum, Vicky Hansen, Coach: Bob Balgeman
•Jr. Rabbit – Mower – 3rd Place – Amy Smith, Natalie Crouch, Haylie Meyer, Ben Riley, Coach: Steffanie Stundahl
•Sr. Rabbit – Mower – 3rd Place – Ethan Fennell, Toria Strampe, Korrie Crouch, Rachael Riley, Alex Riley, Coach: Michelle Riley
The horse project bowl team had an outstanding performance at the competition in Redwood Falls on March 17
•Sr. Horse – Mower – 8th Place – Naomi Dolton, Abby Quelle, Allison Srp, Brianna Blom, Chrystal Muellenbach
Many of the teams will be competing at 4-H State Project Bowl in Sauk Rapids, Minnesota on Saturday, April 7, 2018.
To learn more about 4-H Project Bowl, go to http://www.fourh.umn.edu/projectbowl/ or contact April VonRuden, Mower County Program Coordinator, at 507-437-9552