Sheep Shearing Exhibitors are Sure to Please

DES MOINES, IA (08/19/2019) (readMedia)-- Paul Austin of Larchwood won first place in the Senior Sheep Shearing Contest, held Saturday August 10 at the 2019 Iowa State Fair.

Best Pen went to Davin Perrin of Corning, and Fastest Time went to Alex Moser of Larchwood.

Additional results below:



1) Paul Astin, Larchwood

2) Davin Perrin, Corning

3) Alex Moser, Larchwood

4) Nolan Abel, Linn Grove

5) Mike Hagens, Mandan, N.D.

6) Douglas Rathke, Hutchinson, Minn.

7) Quentin Ackerman, Sac City

8) Seth Perkins, Vale, S.D.

9) Levi McTaggart, Newell, S.D.

10) Weston Hyllested, Larchwood

11) Terance Pelle, Belle Fourche, S.D.

12) Tom Hawk, Wilson, Wis.

Best Pen

1) Davin Perrin, Corning

2) Nolan Abel, Linn Grove

3) Levi Mctaggart, Newell, S.D.

Fastest Time

1) Alex Moser, Larchwood

2) Mike Hagens, Mandan, N.D.

3) Nolan Abel, Linn Grove


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