The Stromberger Sisters Continue Their Dynasty And Take Top Places At Pig Shows – Sterling Journal-Advocate
Alli and Bailey Stromberger continued the Iliff family’s lockdown on the Logan County Fair Swine Show competition, winning the Reserve Champion and Grand Champion respectively on Thursday.
The names of the sisters appeared several times during the four-hour show. The die was cast early when Alli Stromberger took first place in senior staging and Bailey took first place in junior staging. As the show progressed, both girls racked up ribbon after ribbon, Bailey six first places or championships and Alli taking five.
Hog Judge Kane Austin, who is the Cattle Judges Trainer at Hutchinson Community College in Hutchinson, Kan., Has said on several occasions that the quality of this year’s animals is extremely high and he often has to find minor differences to make a decision between the top two places in each division. Before naming the final championship winners on Thursday, Austin shared his judging philosophy and urged exhibitors to take it to heart.
“I was hired to do a job here today, and I did it to the best of my ability. Other people may have had different opinions about some of these animals, but I don’t care, ”he said. “And my message to you (exhibitors) is not to care what other people think. Do what you are going to do and do it to the best of your ability.
Here are the champions and reserve champions of the Logan County Fair Swine Show:
Senior Showmanship: Champion, Alli Stromberger; Reserve champion Beau Carlson.
Intermediate Showmanship: Champion, Walker McCormick; Reserve champion Molly Walker.
Junior Showmanship: Champion, Bailey Stromberger; Reserve champion, Blake Walker.
Light Market Pork: Champion, Bailey Stromberger; Reserve champion, Alex Hernandez.
Middleweight market hog: champion, Wyatt Walker; Reserve Champion, Bailey Stromberger.
Light Heavyweight: Champion, Alli Stromberger; Reserve Champion, Ben Walker
Heavyweight Market Hog: Champion, Jalissa Maker, Reserve Champion, Blake Walker
Grand Champion of the Market Pork, Bailey Stromberger
Reserve Grand Champion Pork Market, Alli Stromberger