I am Hadley Brooks
Hello, my name is Hadley Brooks and I am currently a senior at Krum High School. I have been showing and raising cattle for 7 years. This year I plan on representing the NRS Show Team by showing my calves across the country at open and junior shows. Over the years I have held several leadership positions in the Santa Gertrudis breed such as 2015-16 National Princess, 2017-18 National Queen, and I am currently serving on the National Junior Board. I hope to attend Texas Tech University and major in agribusiness. The agriculture industry has made a major impact on my life and I hope to be involved in it for all of my life 🙂
I am Cameron Choate
Hello! My name is Cameron Choate. I am from Hubbard, a small town in central Texas and will be a senior at Hubbard High School. I come from a ranching family and began showing cattle when I was eight years old. I have been hooked ever since. I have also recently begun showing barrows. My projects for this year will include 6 steers and 2 barrows. I plan on attending all Texas major as well as the Arizona National and The National Western Stock Show. My plans for next Fall include to attend Texas Tech University and major in Animal Science. My desire is to stay active in the livestock industry and give back to those that have given me so much.
I am Joshua Cramer
Joshua Cramer is 16 years old and a sophomore at Miller Grove High School. He is an active member of 4-H and FFA, and serves as the Miller Grove FFA Treasurer. Joshua enjoys showing his Simmental and Santa Gertrudis heifers, and steer projects. His hobbies include showing cattle, livestock judging, fishing and hunting. He plans to attend Texas A&M University to earn an Animal Science degree and be a member of the livestock judging team. His goals are to obtain a master's degree in Animal Nutrition, work for a large feed company and raise show cattle.
I am Ethan Drager
My name is Ethan Drager. This year I will be a sophomore at Bridgeport High School. I have multiple steer projects on feed for various national shows and all the Texas Majors. I’ve set the bar high for my show season, I’m working hard to try and make the sale everywhere we go. Maybe even get a piece of grand or reserve - aim high, right!
I am Mackenzie Fowler
Hi! I’ve been stock showing since I was 8 and been active in FFA all 4 years of high school. I’m currently serving as my chapters Reporter, I’m also a Student Council Officer and Student Ambassador at my high school. After high school I would like to attend Texas Tech or Kansas State University to study Plant and Soil Science. This year I will have a mix of gilts and barrows to show at the 3 major shows Fort Worth, San Antonio and Houston as well as my County Show and many jackpots along the way. I’m so excited to be apart of this team for my senior year!!
I am Brandon Fraser
Hello, I am Brandon Fraser from Decatur, Texas. I am 15 years old and I have been showing livestock for 6 years. I was born in Idaho and started my showing career with a bang by winning Reserve Champion Hog at the State Fair. As you might imagine I was hooked and could not wait until the next year. I also won first place in Livestock Judging at the state fair. I went on to win champion junior showman and champion hog at the County Fair the next year. That year I started my market lamb and breeding ewe production. I was able to raise some for me to show and sell the extra market lambs. I also helped show Angus heifers for a local breeder at the county and state fair. So, at the age of 12 my family and I moved to Decatur Texas and I continued my career in Livestock Judging and showing. In the last few years I have added steers and Limousin Heifers to my show sting. I have three Limousin heifers and a steer so far this year and will add in swine in the fall for the majors. I have traveled to so many places with my projects and we have gotten exponentially better as we have gone throughout the years. The goals that I have set for my self is that this year I would like to win my class at the National Junior Limousin Show in Denver and strive to start a community service project. I would also like to win the Lone Star shoot out at the Fort Worth Stock Show and to place well at all the Texas major livestock shows. For my long-term goal, I would like to raise a champion calf out of one of my heifers. My goal is to go to Texas A&M for college and to major in Animal Science.
I am Hannah Gallegos
My name is Hannah Gallegos, I am a senior at Grapevine High School. I started showing market barrows and breeding gilts when I was 8 years old as a part of the Grapevine Colleyville Junior FFA program and quickly fell in love with the cattle industry as well. I have shown Hereford heifers for about 7 years, and within the past two years I have taken part in the Diann Chase Longhorn Scholarship Expo. For my Senior year I have added in a Market Steer to round things out. As my senior year show season approaches I plan on attending a majority of Texas Majors as well as the Tarrant County Livestock show with hogs, heifers, and a steer. Throughout my High School career in FFA I have served as a Chapter Officer for three years, District officer my Junior year, this year I have been chosen to represent District 7 as an officer on this year’s Area V Officer team. After graduation I plan on attending Oklahoma State University and majoring in Agriculture Education, with hopes of becoming an Ag Science teacher. Through the FFA Organization I have gained so much knowledge and skills that have helped me grow into the person I am today. I hope to pass some of my knowledge down to my students also allowing me to continue my passion for showing and leadership activities.
I am Joseph Gerlach
My name is Joseph Gerlach and I live in Decatur, Texas. I was born in Germany and grew up in New Zealand on a dairy and sheep farm. On this farm is where my love for livestock began and I started breeding rabbits. When we moved here to Texas I continued that and got involved in 4-H and started showing rabbits at the local youth fair. I was introduced to showing Texas Longhorns two and half years ago. I am now very involved and have made longhorns my main showing project, including starting a herd of my own. I have had several leadership positions in 4-H including president and vice-president. I am also involved in many longhorn youth organizations, holding several officer positions. This next year I plan on staying active in my 4-H club and being the best leader I can be. I will show in approximately 16 shows with my own and other breeders’ longhorns. My goal is to do my very best in every aspect of my life including work, school and showing. I am very honored and grateful for being accepted into the 2018-2019 NRS Show Team.
I am Riley Greiten
Riley Greiten 16 of Midlothian, Texas. I have been showing lambs since 4th grade. Currently an officer in the Midlothian FFA and a Ellis County Youth Expo Ambassador and have 10 lambs on feed. This year I will be showing at all the Texas majors along with Kansas City, Louisville and Denver. I enjoy the competition of showing livestock and the hard work that it takes. I very much look forward to being a member of the 2018 -2019 NRS Show Team.
I am Brittnee Hamilton
Hello, my name is Brittnee Hamilton. I am the seventeen year old daughter of Tom & Mindy Hamilton from Marlin, Texas. I will be a senior at Riesel High School where I am an active member of the Riesel FFA, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Student Council, and I Yearbook Staff. While in FFA, I competed in the Senior Chapter Conducting and Livestock & Wool Judging teams. I have been the Editor of the Riesel Yearbook for the last two years. I am active member of the Otto 4-H Club and the Falls County 4-H Ambassadors. I have been elected to several officer positions including re-elected Secretary this year. One of my favorite 4-H activities is helping with the Extra Special Show at the Falls County Youth Fair where I mentor and help several extra special individuals show a lamb. I am also a member of the Texas Junior Livestock Association where I am a Junior Director. I am also a member of the First United Methodist Church of Marlin where I teach Children’s Church once a month. My future plans are to attend Texas Tech and purse a degree in Bachelor of Science in Pre-Medical where I will later specialize in anesthesiology. I enjoy showing lambs, goats, and heifers. My family and I raise show lambs. This year I will be showing my lambs "Shaggy" and "Madea" at the Falls County Youth Fair. I will also be showing my heifers, DCC Snow White 1610 and DCC Baileys Honey 1738, at county and the majors. Snow White will be calving in September and I look forward to showing her calf as well. My livestock goals are simple - to show my livestock and myself to the best of my ability. We have a saying in our barn that my brother and I live by, "Somewhere in the barn there is a little kid that wants to be just like you someday. You owe it to them to the best that you can be." I look forward to the exciting adventures of joining the NRS Show Team.
I am Alexes Healton
Howdy! I am Alexes Healton and I am a Senior at Burkburnett High School. I have been showing pigs for ten years and can’t wait to see what my last show season has to offer. I have shown all across the great state of Texas, as well as a few national shows including the National Western and American Royal. My favorite major would have to be the Houston Livestock Show because of the size and fun things to do around the show grounds. My goal for my last show season is to make the premium sale at every major I participate in. I am looking forward to what opportunities this team has to offer and getting to meet fresh faces across the state.
I am Brantly Hoover
Brantly Hoover is the son of Brent and Kodie Hoover from Midland, TX. He attends Greenwood High School and has been a member of Midland County 4-H for 8 years. Brantly enjoys showing lambs and goats, judging livestock and advocating for youth and agriculture. He started showing lambs at 4 years old and has been highly successful on the state and national levels. He has enjoyed a very competitive streak of 14 consecutive top 5 finishes at the Texas Majors. Brantly’s future plans are to attend a junior college to judge livestock and then purse a degree in Veterinary Medicine at Texas A&M University.
I am Will Jones
My name is Will Jones. I am 17 years old and a Jr. at Chico High School. My parents are Mike & Debbie Jones. I have one sister, Katie Jones. I have shown animals since I was 9, starting out with pigs and adding Santa Gertrudis heifers when I was in middle school. Agriculture runs in my family. My paternal grandfather raised registered Shorthorn cattle and my maternal grandfather was a cotton farmer and raised cattle. I am also a Native American as a member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. I am active in FFA serving as Vice President for 2018-19, CHS Band, CHS Power Lifting, & NHS. I have been pretty lucky in the show ring, always placing well. Having a class winner at the Fort Worth Stock Show in 2016 & San Angelo Stock Show in 2017. In 2018 my heifer Mercury was Champion Santa Gertrudis Heifer in San Angelo, class winner and reserve division in San Antonio & class winner in Houston. Recently my heifer Mercury won her class and division at the Premier Santa Gertrudis Show and won her class at the National Jr Santa Gertrudis Show in Texarkana. I am also passionate about music. I play trombone, piano & am learning guitar. I have competed in FFA Talent placing 1stin my district. I am a member of the Texas FFA Chorus which performs at the Texas State FFA Convention. My future plans include majoring in Music at North Texas or Texas Tech. I am excited to be a member of the NRS Show Team!
I am Brianna Kemlo
My name is Brianna Kemlo and I’m from Lucas, Texas. I moved to Texas from California when I was twelve years old. I was very active in 4-H in California and continued my passion into my Texas ventures. Beyond my 4-H passion, I also have a passion for FFA. The FFA has given me purpose, drive, and opportunity. I am our 2018-2019 Plano East chapter president. Through FFA I’ve been able to travel the nation, go to leadership trainings, and meet other FFA members from across our nation. I currently show pigs, lambs, goats, rabbits, and chickens. In addition, I am on the Allen Eagles competitive shooting team. We have taken state six times in a row and are three time national champions. My goal this year is to grow my FFA chapter and increase enrollment. I want to leave behind a legacy of excellence for the coming generation of East FFA members. Beyond FFA, I want to make the sale at the majors with my swine projects. When I graduate, I want to go to Oklahoma State University and double major in Animal Science and Agricultural Education. Go Pokes!
I am Rebecca Lambert
I am Rebecca Lambert from Paradise, Texas. I have shown lambs, goats and pigs competitively, since I was eight years old. My main focus is market lambs and mark goats. My hobbies: I have recently started my second year of competition in the Extreme Mustang Make Over 2018 to be held in Fort Worth Texas. Goals I am striving to reach are to win a division in each of the Texas majors and each of the national shows before I graduate.
I am Abby Law
Abby Law will be a sophomore at Stratford High School. While her studies are her main focus, she is also involved with the SHS Golf Team, and serves as the reporter for Stratford FFA chapter. She is also an active member of First United Methodist Church youth group and is currently in her fourth year of volunteering for Snack-Pak 4 Kids. Abby has learned the values of responsibility and determination through her lamb projects. In hopes of winning as many Texas majors and national livestock shows as possible, she continues to grow her knowledge of show lambs through hard work and experiences with the expertise of her peers and mentors that are associated in the show lamb industry. From the first halter breaking session to the last shearing before the Houston stock show countless hours are spent in the barn with her lambs in preparation for each and every show. Her dedication and love for animals drives her not to only give a 110% in the show ring and barn but also to learn as much as she can about other species while participating on the local 4-H and FFA judging teams. She plans to continue to expand her knowledge of the agriculture animal world in her future and attend a Veterinary School with an emphasis in embryo transfers. Abby gives great gratitude to her family and especially her parents because if not for them she would not be able to pursue her dreams in the agriculture and show lamb industry. She would also like to thank NRS committee for her selection to the NRS show team.
I am McKinley Lee
Hello, my name is McKinley Kate Lee from the Iowa Park FFA Chapter and the Wichita County 4-H. I began showing livestock in the fifth grade with a single Yorkshire barrow. Six years later I have expanded to a multi show hog operation and also raise Charlois breading heifers. I enjoy participating in numerous FFA and 4-H events such as public speaking, livestock judging, and vet science competitions. I am the President of the Wichita District FFA and have dreams to someday serve at a higher level. This year I plan on participating in multiple Texas majors as well as national shows. After graduating Iowa Park High School I plan on attending Texas A&M University and getting a degree in Animal Science where I hope to someday construct my own show feed and sell on the shelves. I am so excited to be on the NRS Show Team and can’t wait to see what this year has in store for me.
I am Michaela Martin
Michaela Martin is a 17 year old Sr at Chico High School. Daughter of Maury & Kelly Martin. She is President of Chico 4-H, Chico FFA, Wise Co 4-H, & District 3 4-H Council. She shows Dairy Goats, Market Goats & Market Lambs. She shows at all the major shows & multiple buckle shows throughout the state yearly. She also leads showmanship clinics throughout Texas and Mexico. This fall she will return to Acambaro Mexico to lead a dairy goat showmanship clinic and judge their State Fair Dairy Goat Show. Future plans include attending Texas A&M and getting her degree in Veterinarian medicine.
I am Macie McCollum
Hello I am Macie McCollum from Bellevue, Texas. I am a junior at Bowie High School and I have been showing and raising cattle since I was 5 years old. I have been blessed by being able to exhibiting cattle all over Texas and the U.S. As a result I've had lots of successes in the show ring and some of my wins have included exhibiting the Reserve Supreme Champion and the Supreme Champion Heifer at San Antonio, the Grand Champion Maine-Anjou Heifer at Houston and Fort Worth, the Grand Champion Chianina Heifer at Houston, the Reserve Grand Champion Maine-Anjou Heifer at the 2017 National Junior Maine-Anjou Show and the Reserve Grand Champion Chianina Heifer at the 2018 National Junior Chianina Show. I have also been recognized as an elite showman competing and winning competitions at the local, county, and state levels as well as placing in the top 5 at national shows. Presently I am serving as Secretary of my County 4-H Council, Secretary for the Texas Junior Maine-Anjou Association, Queen for the Texas Junior Maine-Anjou Association, President of my FFA Chapter, and President of the Red River FFA District. I am a member of the NHS, I run Cross Country, and I am ranked 1st in my class. I plan to continue to make agriculture my focus and pursue a degree in Agricultural Economics followed by a career brokering agricultural commodities. I am super excited about the opportunity to be a part of the NRS Show Team!
I am Bryson Morrow
My name is Bryson Morrow. I'm 17 year's old and will be a senior in Bridgeport, Texas, where my family and I live. I have been showing cattle since I was in the 5th grade. I show both steers and Limousin heifers. My family and I have raised the majority of the steers I have shown through the years. This year I was elected President of the Texas Jr Limousin Association where I will serve a two year term. I am also a member and officer of both FFA and 4-H. This summer my 4-H team and I competed in Mohair judging at State Roundup and placed 3rd. I have served my community through numerous activities like helping with Spirit of Christmas, Heart of a Champion, collecting items for our local 1st responders and Ringing the bell for the salvation army. In addition to my other officer roles I am also the President of the National Honor society at Bridgeport High School. After graduation I plan to attend Texas A&M or Texas Tech. This year together my little brother and I have 8 steers and 3 heifers. I plan to show at all major stock shows with both. I would like to make the sale at Houston for the last time. It has always been my favorite show. I'm excited about being selected for the show team.
I am Brook Nervig
My name is Brook Nervig from Roscoe, Texas. Where the wind blows and the plowboys grow! I will be a senior at Highland High School this upcoming year. I spent the last year serving as the Nolan County 4- H Club President, a Texas 4-H Livestock Ambassador and will also serve as the FFA Lone Wolf District Treasurer. I have been involved in showing steers, breeding beef heifers, market lambs and breeding sheep. While being the fourth generation in my family to do so, I have been showing market lambs for the last nine years keeping it my main focus. The lessons learned, memories made, and people met through this industry have influenced who I am today and I’m so grateful for the countless opportunities it has presented each year. I’m extremely excited for the chance to serve as a member of the NRS Show Team for my last year in the show ring!
I am Sydney Orsborn
Hello, my name is Sydney Orsborn and I am honored to be a part of the 2018-2019 NRS Show Team. I am the daughter of Randy and Dr. Shannon Orsborn and have a younger brother named Reese. My parents are both educators and my brother will be in eighth grade and is a very active member in the Junior FFA. I am a junior at Edgewood High School in Edgewood, Texas where I am very involved in the FFA program. I am the chapter president and participate in the wool judging team and chapter quiz team. I started showing livestock at four years old and have always loved being in the show ring. I own a small herd of Southdown sheep that I work to ensure producing quality offspring for future production and showing. I currently show both lambs and goats at major shows and the Van Zandt County Fair. This year, I plan to show at the National Western Livestock Show, the Houston Livestock Show, the San Antonio Livestock Show, and the Van Zandt County Show. My goal is to make sale at the shows I am attending and to improve my overall showmanship skills. After high school, I plan to attend Texas A&M University and become a veterinarian.
I am Hannah Scarborough
My name is Hannah Scarborough and I’m from Decatur, Texas. I am involved in the Wise County 4H and currently serving as the Decatur FFA President. Throughout the past three years of high school I have shown market barrows. For my senior year I decided to include a steer in the mix of my livestock projects. My goal for my final year in the 4H, FFA and show ring is to always promote the industry that has changed my life forever. I strive to learn more, do more and be more each and every day. I am excited and thankful to be apart of the 2018-2019 NRS Show Team.
I am Carli Smith
Hello, my name is Carli Smith. I am a junior at Prosper High School. I have been showing steers since 7th grade and I am involved in the Prosper FFA. This past year, in the Fall, I competed in Senior Creed Speaking and in the Spring, I competed on the Livestock Judging team and the team placed 6th at the State Contest. I am also on the Prosper Softball team and play select softball in the summer. In the next few years, I hope to accomplish becoming an area officer, winning breed champions at the major shows and earning scholarships through livestock judging and the FFA.
I am Nash Willingham
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My name is Nash Willingham. I am from Morton, a small town in West Texas where we farm cotton. I will be a Senior this year at Morton High School. My parents are Todd and Lesli Willingham from Morton. An older brother, Paxton Willingham that attends Tarleton State University. I have chosen this year just to focus on my calves and not show any other animals. I have 5 steers and 2 heifers that will be shown at county and at the majors. My number 1 goal this year is to win a major with one of my steers. Besides showing livestock I am a member of the Varsity Basketball team and the Varsity Golf team. I am a member of the Cochran County 4-H and of the Morton FFA as well. I plan on attending Tarleton State University after I graduate and pursue a degree in Animal Science.
The purpose of the NRS Show Team is to create brand advocates for NRS and its involvement in the Livestock Show Industry by investing in young showmen of various disciplines. NRS wishes to support livestock show youth through educational opportunities, scholarship opportunities, connection to leaders in the Livestock Industry and Academia, and provision of supplies for their projects and thus strengthen the Industry of which it is so excited to be a part. It is the hope of everyone at NRS that this will create opportunities for young showmen that they otherwise would not have had.
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