The indoor rodeo arena was temporarily transformed into a livestock show ring Thursday night. The Connors State College Aggie Club hosted their annual Aggie Western showmanship competition Thursday, March 27, 2014. The CSC Aggie Club is a social club for all students and focuses on fellowship in Agriculture.
Every year, the Aggie Western is held as an invitational showmanship competition for CSC students and employees who would like to participate. Faculty participants showed their hearts out in a stiff hog competition. Chase Reed, who is the assistant judging team coach, came out on top and received the Grand Champion title. Stacy Pearce was a close second and received Reserve Grand Champion.
Following the faculty show, the student competition began. First up was the hog competition. Through a series of three heats, 11 showmen were chosen to come back in for the overall round. Kaitlin Prichett was named the Grand Champion while Allison Tarvin was named Reserve. Third place went to Austin Gibson.
The sheep show consisted of three heats also, and nine showmen competed for the overall grand title. Morgan Cook placed first to take the Grand Champion title, Bryce Hauenstein came in second to claim Reserve, and Jordan Moubry was third.
Cattle were the last species to be shown. The judge sifted through four heats and brought back 12 competitors for the grand drive. Morgan Cook took Grand Champion, Kaitlin Prichett was Reserve, and Austin Gibson came in third.
The top three showmen from each species were asked to return to the ring to participate in a Supreme Champion drive. The competitors battled it out against each other by showing an animal of each species. The judge used a point system to make his final decision about who the champion would be. Allison Tarvin was named Supreme Champion showman and Kaitlin Prichett was named Reserve Surpeme Showman.