The Weld County 4-H Livestock Judging team has won the state championship that took place at Colorado State University last week during the Colorado State 4-H Livestock Judging Contest.  This win qualifies them for a national competition later this year.

Team members included:

  • Jenna Frink of Eaton
  • Bo Naibauer of Eaton
  • Ashlyn Ochsner of Kersey
  • Austin Reitzenstein of Kersey
  • Alternate Jake Patton of Frederick.

The team was coached by Steve Gabel of Galeton and Christie Gabel of Eaton.

They placed high team overall in hogs, sheep & goats, cattle and reasons.Individually, Jenna Frink was second overall, Austin Reitzenstein was third overall, and Ashlyn Ochsner was 7th overall.

The team’s next step will be to participate at the National 4-HLivestock Judging competition,  in Louisville, KY., on November 15, 2016.

How to Support the Team

They will need some financial help in attending this national contest. Anyone interested in helping with that effort may call Steve Gabel at 970-483-7339.