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Chelan FFA Earns 8th Apple Championship 11/26/2012
The Chelan FFA Apple Career Development Event team successfully defended their District VII Apple CDE Championship for the eighth year in a row and the tenth time in the last eleven years.    The District VII Apple CDE was held at the Manson Grange hall on Tuesday November 20th., with a twelve team field representing six area FFA chapters. 
 
Chelan FFA members were joined by members from Wenatchee, Cashmere, Manson, Bridgeport, and Tonasket.  Contestants had to complete ten practicum areas relevant the Tree Fruit Industry in Washington.  The practicum areas included:  Bloom Date, Pressure Testing, Red Apple Grading, Green and Yellow Apple Grading, Variety Identification, Entomology, Private Pesticide Applicators test, Tray Judging, and Blemish Identification.
 
When it was all settled, the Chelan Falls All Stars won the day.  The team was made up of Lupe Villasenor who captured the first place individual earning a $500 Cash Award from the Chelan FFA Alumni,  Jake Straub was the 2nd place Individual,  Apol Blanco finished 3rd,  Lindsey Brownfield finished 8th rounding out the Chelan Members in the top ten. Javier Rivera was the final team member for Chelan.  The Chelan 2 team of Jesus Rodriguez, Bobby Hanson,  Levi Greenway, Amanda Reeves, and Alex Diaz earned a 5th place finish.  Ben Lorenz and Chad Miller were alternates for the Chelan Chapter. 
The Apple team now focuses on defending their State Championship from 2011 at the Washington State Apple CDE in Yakima and the 108th Annual Washington Horticulture Association Convention on December 5th.  The Chelan FFA has captured five state titles in the last ten years. 
 
Team Results
 
Team
Score
Rank
ChelanFalls Allstars
918
1
Cashmere 1
868.5
2
Wenatchee 1
841
3
Cashmere 2
820.5
4
Chelan 2
745
5
Pateros
729.5
6
Tonasket 1
716.5
7
Bridgeport 2
683.5
8
Bridgeport 3
638
9
Manson
638
10
Bridgeport 1
620
11
Wenatchee 2
551.5
12
 
Individual Results
 
Name
Team
Score
Rank
Lupe Villasenor
ChelanFalls Allstars
241.5
1
Jake Straub
ChelanFalls Allstars
230.5
2
Apolinar Blanco
ChelanFalls Allstars
228
3
Jarred Mahon
Wenatchee 1
228
4
Heather Powell
Cashmere 1
222
5
Taylor Bostwich
Cashmere 1
221
6
Bryan McNair
Cashmere 1
218.5
7
Lindsey Brownfield
ChelanFalls Allstars
218
8
Adam Grubb
Wenatchee 1
213.5
9
 
 
 
 
Emma Hagen
Cashmere 2
211.5
10
 


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