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Monday, July 22, 2024

Franz wins premier showmanship title

Tayler Franz of the Loyal Lakers/Carson Climbers proudly holds the Dennis Franz Premier Showmanship Award, named after her late grandfather, for winning the 4-H competition in the Windom Arena and Oleson Pavilion Saturday afternoon.

The competition, which was open to senior showmen in beef, sheep, goats and swine, pits the 4-H’ers against one another in each of those species classes. The beef competition was held in the Windom Arena while the sheep, goats and swine events were held in the Jesse Oleson Pavilion.

This is the first premier showmanship title for Tayler, the daughter of Todd and M.K. Franz of rural Bingham Lake. Tayler’s brother, Ryan, won the competition in 2019.

Also competing in the final 4-H event of the fair were Jake Jackson, Sydney Pankonin, Alyssa Reisdorfer, Toria Robillard, Jackson Roll, Dominik Smith, Matthew Wiebe and Peyton Winters.

Judges were Paige Netzke of Lamberton, beef; Hunter Dahna of Mt. Lake, goats; Matt Nesseth of Lakefield, sheep; and Tyler Erickson of Marshall, swine.

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