Barber, Allan Top Showmanship Contest at VitaFerm® Junior National Hereford Expo

July 20, 2020

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Rylee Barber, Channing, Texas, was chosen as champion senior showman, July 12, at the VitaFerm® Junior National Hereford Expo (JNHE) in Kansas City, Mo. Reserve champion honors were awarded to Mason Allan, Schulenburg, Texas. Sullivan Supply and Stock Show University, Dunlap, Iowa, sponsored the showmanship contest.

After narrowing the field from more than 125 entries, the top 10 seniors competed in the finals, including a fitting contest.

The other finalists were: third place – Bryden Barber, Channing; fourth place – Kassidy Bremer, Fullerton, Neb.; fifth place – Lauren McMillan, Tiskilwa, Ill.; sixth place – Lauren May, Mineral Point, Wis.; seventh place – Payton Farmer, Brownstown, Ind.; eighth place – Logan Stumpf, Columbia, Ill.; ninth place – Ben Jensen, Courtland, Kan.; 10th place – Blakelee Hayes, Ada, Okla.

In the intermediate division, Evan Sims, Edmond, Okla., was named the champion showman and Clayton Hayes, Ada, was reserve.

Claiming the junior division champion title was Beau Ann Graves, Chillicothe, Mo., and reserve champion was Kendall Boatman, Rockford, Ill.

Jarrett Shane Worrell, Mason, Texas, was selected champion peewee showman and Blayklee Stelzer, Oologah, Okla., was reserve champion peewee.

Todd Herman, Lima, Ohio, and his daughter, Kasey Heindel, Columbus Junction, Iowa, judged the senior and intermediate showmanship competitions. Mark and Kirbie Sims, Owens Cross Roads, Ala., evaluated the junior and peewee shows.

Additional results

3rd Place – Chancee Clark, Muldrow, Okla.
4th Place – Carlee Clark, Muldrow
5th Place – Piper Colyer, Bruneau, Idaho
6th Place – Blake Bruns, North Platte, Neb.
7th Place – Lauren Jones, Darlington, Wis.
8th Place – Mason Love, Baltimore, Ohio
9th Place – Rylee Stockdale, Dayton, Penn.
10th Place – Julia Barron, Lenapah, Okla.

3rd Place – Fallon Gohr, Madras, Ore.
4th Place – Kade Boatman, Rockford, Ill.
5th Place – Jillian Emerson, Prairie Grove, Ark.
6th Place – Grady Carter, Stratford, Okla.
7th Place – Claiborne Perry, Madison, Miss.
8th Place – William Meinhardt, Marysville, Kan.
9th Place – Cashley Chambers, Pueblo, Colo.
10th Place – Lilly Edwards, Marion, Ind.

3rd Place – Claire Collins, Chattanooga, Okla.
4th Place – Maddox McCollum, Bellevue, Texas
5th Place – W. Zeb Murphree, Hamilton, Texas
6th Place – Josie Beltz, Canton, Kan.
7th Place – Cora Belle Chapman, Seneca, Ill.
8th Place – Levi Womack, Pembrook, Ky.
9th Place – Gunner Gohr, Madras
10th Place – Landry Allan, Schulenburg


The 2020 VitaFerm® Junior National Hereford Expo was sponsored in part by BioZyme Inc., St. Joseph, Mo. The National Junior Hereford Association (NJHA) is one of the most active junior programs in the country with more than 3,500 members. The NJHA’s mission is to create and promote enthusiasm for the breed while providing opportunities through leadership, education and teamwork. For more information about the NJHA, visit

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