The Seward County Community College Block and Bridle Club recently sponsored a Grand Drive Show Lamb Camp designed to teach 4-H and FFA youth how to better manage their show lamb project, emphasizing showmanship techniques.

These youth will then exhibit their lamb project at county, state and national fairs.

Instructors emphasized goal setting, washing and clipping, feeds and feeding, show lamb selection and at-home and show-day management. Half the time students practiced showmanship to improve their showmanship techniques.

Students were housed on the SCCC campus to give them a glimpse of campus life and entertainment included a pizza party, swimming and basketball.

The camp concluded with a contest, which gave students an opportunity to put what they learned to the test. Winners in the junior division were Laci Collins, first place; Rhett Link, second place; and Skylar Moneymaker, third place. Winners in the intermediate division were J.T. Gillmore, first; Millie Davis, second and Casey Fall, third. Winners in the senior division were Emily Horvath, first; Justin Boren, second, and Katie Horvath, third.

Chris McGolden, vocational agriculture instructor at Arapahoe, Okla., was lead instructor and has 24 years of teaching experience. Chris is also a partner in McGolden Club Lambs that has produced winning show lambs in over 26 states. Their annual bred ewe sale is one of the most successful of its kind. Allison McGolden, a freshman at Oklahoma State University, assisted with the camp. SCCC students who served as group leaders and instructors were Chad Bransgrove, Balko Okla., Kryslyn Packard, Burlingto, Okla.; Jessica Swan of Johnson; Brandi Brill; Luke Wempe, Lawrence; Melissa King, Taloga, Okla.; and Trevor Winchester of Liberal.

Showmanship contest winners were:

Group I
Champion Showman: Brittany Beattie, Texhoma, Okla.
Res Champion Showman: Trent Winchester, Liberal
Best Attitude: Troy Britton, Hardesty, Okla.
Most Improved: Bobbi Dewald, Fargo, Okla.
Hardest Working: Joe Schwartz, Orlando, Okla.

Group II
Champion Showman: Tyler Howard, Fargo, Okla.
Res Champion Showman: Taylor Coen, Richfield
Best Attitude: Cooper Clawson, Meade
Most Improved: Shanda Baugh Fargo, Okla.

Group III
Champion Showman: Braelyn Beattie, Texhoma, Okla.
Res Champion Showman: McKenzie Hanna Richfield
Best Attitude: Sam Schwartz, Orlando, Okla.
Most Improved: Jacqueline Clawson, Meade

Other campers who participated were Zak Laubach, Katie Lindsay, Joe Lindsay, all of Guymon, Okla.; Rachel Helms, Goodwell , Okla.; Patricia Steadman and Becky Dewald, both of Fargo, Okla.; and Colton Lentz, Balko, Okla.

Camp Picture