District VI Competes at Western National Round-Up

Western National RoundUp Competitors 2014

Southeast Area—Five area 4-H youth competed in the annual Western National Round-Up held in Denver January 9-12. Kylee Holden modeled in the fashion revue and the livestock quiz bowl team consisting of Rhett Larsen, Chad Russell, Joel Souders and Blake Mueller, competed in the quiz bowl contest.

“This was the first year that one of our District VI livestock quiz bowl teams qualified for the contest and they represented the district well. This year they faced teams from Ohio, Utah, Nevada and Montana and the competition was pretty intense,” Tanner Barth, coach said. “Even though we did not finish at the top like we wanted, the team was able to gain some experience on the national stage. We look forward to gearing up for the State 4-H Conference where we will send more teams this coming June.”

Holden earned her spot by winning the artistic clothing modeling competition at the 2013 Colorado State Fair. “I had a lot of fun and met so many people from all over the country, it gave me an idea of how I can tweak my modeling and public speaking for this coming year,” Holden said.

Holden placed in the top seven of the contest, the livestock quiz bowl team placed fourth and Rhett Larsen tied for eighth in individual points. Round-Up consists of youth participating in leadership workshops, competing in contests ranging from the Family Consumer Classic, Livestock and Horse judging, public speaking contests and many more events and activities. 4-H members from across the country traveled and competed against one another. Round-Up is an annual event held in conjunction with the first weekend of the National Western Stock Show.

If your child is interested in joining 4-H or you would like further information on the 4-H program, please contact your local CSU Extension Office; Baca County 719-523-6971, Bent County 719-456-0764, Cheyenne County 719-767-5716, Crowley County 719-267-5243, Kiowa County 719-438-5321, Otero County 719-254-7608, Prowers County 719-336-7734. 4-H is a cooperative effort between CSU Extension and the County.

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