Top Dogs Vie for Ribbons at Iowa State Fair

DES MOINES, IA (09/10/2019) (readMedia)-- Stock dogs and masters gathered in Des Moines to compete in the Stock Dog Trials at the 2019 Iowa State Fair.

Titles were awarded in both Sheep and Cattle Divisions. In each competition, handlers work with their dogs to maneuver a small herd of animals through a series of hurdles and gates. The winners are determined by the fastest negotiation of the course.

Complete results follow:


Open Cattle

1) Niyole Kuzee, Lucas

2) Mike Davis, Murray

3) John Holman, Clay Center, Neb.

4) Cecil Pettit, Salina, Kan.

5) Bob Johnson, Tingley

6) Bob Johnson, Tingley

7) Mike Davis, Murray

8) Curtis Dukes, Kent

9) Richard Hall, Massena

10) Jeff Livingston, Diagonal

Ranch Cattle

1) Paul Mcclain, Promise City

2) Pam Watson, Bolivar, Mo.

3) Tom Damewood, Milan, Mo.

4) Donna Ashcraft, Mayetta, Kan.

5) Niyole Kuzee, Lucas

6) Mary Bolton, Columbus Junction

7) Paul Mcclain, Promise City

8) Bruene Farms, Kelley

9) Niyole Kuzee, Lucas

10) Bobbi Crafts, Salina, Kan.


Open Sheep

1) Niyole Kuzee, Lucas

2) John Holman, Clay Center, Neb.

3) Bob Johnson, Tingley

4) Bob Johnson, Tingley

5) Wayne Bamber, Alden

6) John Holman, Clay Center, Neb.

7) Barb Buchmayer, Purdin, Mo.

8) Mary Bolton, Columbus Junction

9) Mike Davis, Murray

10) Niyole Kuzee, Lucas

Ranch Sheep

1) Niyole Kuzee, Lucas

2) Cecil Pettit, Salina, Kan.

3) Niyole Kuzee, Lucas

4) Mary Bolton, Columbus Junction

5) Susan Rech-burgoin, Silver City

6) Bethany Crawford, Des Moines

7) John Holman, Clay Center, Neb.

8) Tom Damewood, Milan, Mo.

9) Wayne Bamber, Alden

10) Denny Ashcraft, Mayetta, Kan.


The Iowa State Fair is one of the oldest and largest agricultural and industrial expositions in the country and the single largest event in the state. The Fair began over 160 years ago and is now considered one of the best events in the nation, attracting more than one million Fairgoers every year from all over the world. The Fairgrounds are located at East 30th and East University, just off the interstate and minutes from Downtown Des Moines. Nothing Compares to State Fair Favorites: August 8-18, 2019. For more information, visit