[9/14/16] The Chelan FFA continued their winning ways
Members brought with them quarter horses, market hogs, market lambs, meat goats, breeding goats, and still life exhibits.
Chelan members picked up right where they left off in Watervill3e at the NCW District Fair. Aislinn Davis got thing going with the Reserve Champion Meat Goat and Dane Schwartz made it two in row with the Reserve Champion Market Hog. Dianna Sanchez added the Reserve Champion Rosette for Breeding Goats. Carlos Vargas added to the round ribbon total with a Reserve Champion in Meat Goat Rate of Gain. Zoee Stamps kept things rolling right along in the horse barn earning Grand Champion Rosettes in Horse Fitting and Showing, Halter, Western Equitation, Trail, and Western Pleasure.
In the still life barn things continued to go in Chelan ‘s favor with Angel Blanco who had the Grand Champion Vegetable and Dianna Sanchez was the Reserve Champion. Mario Bravo had both the Grand and Reserve Champion Fruit exhibits. Dianna Sanchez had the Grand Champion Eggs and Grand Champion Craft Project. Angel Blanco had the Grand Champion Photography and Sarah Goyne was Reserve Champion. Yesina Saucedo had the Grand Champion Ag Mech Utility Skill exhibit and Wyatt Habich was Reserve Champion. Kenny Reeves had both the Grand and Reserve Champion Educational Display-Wildlife Exhibit. Ebelia Guitierrez and Tyler Higgins had the Grand and Reserve Champion Agronomy plant mount exhibit. Mario Bravo was the Overall Horticulture Grand Champion aned Angel Blanco was reserve.
On Friday Fitting and Showing Day in the barns, Chelan did well again. Jessie Oules was the Reserve Champion Sheep Showman, 7 of the 9 FFA members in the Swine Final Drive were Chelan FFA Hog Showman with Dane Schwartz winning Grand and Kenny Reeves earning Reserve. Chelan was well represented in the Meat Goat Final Drive with 7 of 8 coming from Chelan with Michael Tutino winning Grand and Ashley Oswald winning Reserve. 6 of the 9 FFA members in the Round Robin were Chelan FFA members and Jessie Oules came out the Reserve all around showman for the entire fair.
In Career Development Events members Placed 1st in Poultry Judging with Stephanie Olivera 1st and Carlos Vargas and Ashley Oswald 9th and 10th individually. Chelan Placed 2nd in Tractors with Michael Tutino 2nd, Jake Horlebien 5th, and Logan Oules 9th. A second place finish was also won in Livestock with Matt Fitzpatrick 3rd, Ashley Oswald 4th, Stephanie Olivera 5th, and Dane Schwartz 5th Chelan placed 4th in Horse Judging with Allie Barnes 10th. And rounded things out with a 4th Place finish in Produce Judging and earning a 2nd place banner in the Sweepstakes.
All in all an outstanding fair season the Chelan FFA, They will compete in the State Horse CDE on Friday September 16th, and then State Tractors and State Potato Grading on November 16th and Apple Judging starts in mid-November as well with State Apples finishing up the first of December.
Photo Caption: Dane Schwartz with his Reserve Grand Champion Market Hog during the Livestock Sale on Saturday September 10th at the Chelan Co. Fair in Cashmere. Schwartz raised two Reserve Champion and one Grand Champion Hog this fair season.