UW-River Falls Team Best in the Midwest Showdown

Nov. 27, 2012--The Block and Bridle Club from UW-River Falls sponsored a team in the second annual Midwest Showdown in late October and came home victorious.

John Nelson of Galesville placed first in swine; Matt Colle of Luxemburg placed second in beef; Jenny Zeimer of Cedarburg took third in dairy, and Jill Larson of New Richland, Minn., placed fourth in sheep.   The winner from each species went on to compete in a round robin contest, showing each species.

Nelson, a senior majoring in agricultural education, took first place overall and was honored as the Best of the Midwest Showman.

The UW-River Falls Block and Bridle Club was instrumental in starting the Midwest Showdown and hosted the first event in 2011. The Showdown gives students a chance to test their showmanship skills and knowledge of the various animal species. Teams from five different institutions competed in the event held at UW-Platteville this year.


Photo:  L to R: Jenny Ziemer, Jill Larson, Matt Colle, and John Nelson.

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