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November 23, 2013

Lorenz champion at national 4-H contest

On Tuesday, 123 4-H competitors from 31 different states competed at the North American Livestock Exposition Livestock Judging Contest is Louisville, Ky.

Marissa Lorenz ended the contest crowned as the champion.

Lorenz, a former Fairfield student, represented Indiana as part of the Elkhart County Livestock Judging Team, along with teammates Alex Miller and Sarah Kezar from Fairfield and Ryan Kelly from NorthWood.

Lorenz brought home a number of awards, earning first place honors in reasons and sheep, a third place in cattle and fourth in swine. She earned high set honors in three of her four sets of reasons, taking a 49, 49 and 48 out of a possible 50 points and earning the third high score in the other set with a 45.

Lorenz won reasons by a four-point margin with a total score of 191.

Miller garnered a fifth-place finish in sheep and a seventh-place finish in reasons.

Kelly didn’t make the top 10 in any species awards, but had a strong day across the board ending up with all-American honors by finishing 12th overall, while Miller finished 32nd and Kezar 38th.

As a team it was a successful day for Indiana as well. They finished first in sheep, second in reasons (losing by one point) and third in cattle. Overall the team finished third, which qualified them to compete at the Royal Highland Show in Edinburgh, Scotland and at the Charleville Show in Ireland.

This team was coached by Kraig Bowers, agriculture teacher at Fairfield High School, and assistant coach Jaclyn Amiss.

If anyone would like to make a contribution to help these students with the cost of the trip, contact the Fairfield FFA department at 574-831-2184.

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