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TRI COUNTY FFA PLACES STATE RUNNER-UP IN HORSE JUDGING

VANWINKLE LEADS EQUINE JUDGERS TO RUNNER-UP FINISH

Six Tri County FFA members competed in the 2022 Horse Evaluation Contest on May 23rd at Norfolk.  The competition was hosted by the Northeast Community College and held at the Chuck Pohlmann Ag Complex.  There were 21 schools represented and 101 individuals judging.  Tri County placed 2nd at the State Equine Junior Division Career Development Event behind Palmyra FFA.  The Tri County team was 2nd in Performance Judging, 5th in Oral Reasons, third in the written exam and fourth in Halter Judging.

Kaden VanWinkle placed 4th in  the oral reasons and 5th in performance judging individual competitions to pace Tri County.  He finished 6th overall.  Avery Schultis placed 7th in performance judging and 10th overall.  Cassidy Thavenet placed second in the halter division individually and 15th overall.  Kinsley Fletcher  placed 24th overall to round out the team.   The Tri County Team was awarded second place team medals and brought home the second place team plaque just ahead of Wayne FFA.  Lucas Lewandowski and Ashlee Erichsen also competed for Tri County.  Boone Central High School won the senior division.