2018-08-02 / Front Page

Truax Wins 3rd Straight Grand Champ Steer Title

At Fulton County Fair steer show
By Cassidy Pittman
STAFF WRITER


Third consecutive Fulton County Steer Show Grand Champion Levi Truax, left, and Reserve Grand Champion Zachary Henry celebrate their wins Monday night at this year’s county fair. Third consecutive Fulton County Steer Show Grand Champion Levi Truax, left, and Reserve Grand Champion Zachary Henry celebrate their wins Monday night at this year’s county fair. Levi Truax, an 11-year veteran and winner of championship titles at the Fulton County Fair’s 4-H/FFA Market Steer Show in past years, took home the grand prize at this year’s show once again.

Truax’s steer, Beamer, a 1,342- pound heavyweight crossbreed steer, was named Grand Champion Monday night at the 98th annual Fulton County Fair. Truax, 17, is a member of the FFA at Forbes Road High School and will be a senior there this year. He is the son of Lee and Suzette Truax.

Truax said that his favorite part of the steer-raising experience is “All of it. From start to finish.”

Zachary Henry’s 1,392-pound heavyweight steer, Whisky, “without an E,” was named the 2018 Reserve Grand Champion. This is Henry’s first year as a show winner. He has competed for the past eight years. Henry, 14, is a 4-H member and freshman at Forbes Road. He is the son of Lonnie and Christie Henry. He said what he likes about raising a steer is “getting to know the animal and learning what I can do to guide them.”

Steer show results are as follows:

Lighweight 1
First – Adam Souders; second
– David Knepper; third – Kevin
Detwiler; fourth – Carly Swope.
Lightweight 2
First – Reuben Knepper; second – Evie Stephens.
Lightweight 3
First – Gabriel Mosemann;
second – Braden Peck.
Champion Lightweight
Gabriel Mosemann
Reserve Champion
Lightweight
Braden Peck
Middleweight 1
First – Ethan Mellott; second
– Kaitlin Gregory; third – Riley
Black.
Middleweight 2
First – Haley Shaw; second –
Kole Truax; third – Logan Wilt.
Middleweight 3
First – Samantha Henry; second – Myles Gress; third – Hailee
Strait.


Champion Middleweight
Samanthan Henry
Reserve Champion
Middleweight
Ethan Mellott
Heavyweight 1
First – Holden Smith; second
– Kristin Gregory; third – Mallory Gress; fourth – Grace Mosemann. Heavyweight 2
First – Levi Truax; second –
Ella Johnston; third – Landon
Seiders; fourth – Owen Henry.
Heavyweight 3
First – Zachary Henry; second
– Dalton Ramsey; third – Tyler
Mosemann; fourth – Wylan Gress.
Champion Heavyweight
Levi Truax
Reserve Champion
Heavyweight
Zach Henry

Showmanship
Ages 17 and over
First – Levi Truax; second –
Holden Smith.
Ages 14, 15, 16
First – Landon Seiders; second – Samantha Henry; third –
Mallory Gress; fourth – Zachary
Henry; fifth – Hailee Strait; sixth
– Grace Mosemann.
Ages 11, 12, 13
First – Kole Truax; second –
Reuben Knepper; third – Kevin
Detwiler; fourth – Ella Johnston;
fifth – Owen Henry; sixth –
Kaitlin Gregory.
Ages 8, 9, 10
First – Haley Shaw; second –
Gabriel Mosemann; third –
Kristin Gregory
Grand Champion
Showman
Levi Truax
Reserve Grand
Champion Showman
Landon Seiders

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