Local 4-H group performs well at state event

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.

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.

Mower County Junior Dairy Holsteins placed first, Ryan Irvin, Hannah Case, Lydia Drees, Reuben Drees, Coach: Patty Conradt.

 

Mower County Junior General Livestock, Mower A, that took first, Garrett Lahann, Gretta Bergstrom, Gloria Hansen, Ryan VanPelt, Riley Hetzel, Owen Carroll, Coach: Julie Holst.

 

Mower County Junior General Livestock Mower B, that took third, Andrew Sayles, Andrew Timm, Jenna Hetzel, Katie Thome, Coach: Julie Holst.

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

Mower County Junior General Livestock – Mower C , that took fourth, Kaden Case, Cayden Goslee, Will Thome, Clara Timm, Coach: Julie Holst.

 

Mower County Senior General Livestock, Double Aughts, first, Grace Bergstrom, Kristine Schechinger, Colton Ivers, Michael Carroll, Ashley Conradt, Coach: Bob Balgeman.

 

Mower County Senior General Livestock, Door Boes, third place, Isaac Drees, Emily Bollum, Josh Bollum, Vicky Hansen, Coach: Bob Balgeman.

•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

Mower County Junior Rabbit, Mower, third place, Amy Smith, Natalie Crouch, Haylie Meyer, Ben Riley, Coach: Steffanie Stundahl.

 

Mower County Senior Rabbit, third, 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

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