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Commercial Cattle Grading Scholarship Competition

DATE : Friday, April 13, 2018
TIME : Orientation and instructional seminar begins at 9:00 AM; Competition begins at 10:00 AM.
LOCATION: OKC West Stockyards, El Reno, OK  (Directions)
REGISTRATION : On-site registration begins at 8:00 AM 
(No pre-qualification required)

2018 Commercial Cattle Grading Results

Total participants:  228 (184 FFA, 26 4-H, and 18 adults)

Top Individual & Rick Jones Scholarship recipient:  Ember Ennis, Beggs FFA

High Point FFA Individuals:
1stEmber Ennis, Beggs
2ndDiana Shipley, Crescent
3rdLareska Jones, Sand Spring
High Point 4-H Individuals
1stMaysen Garrett, Crescent
2ndKinzie Bell, Crescent
3rdRidge Garr, Crescent
FFA Team Results
1stOktaha:  Grace Glackwell, Dillon Watson, Karley Fewel
2ndBeggs:  Braden Winters, Ember Ennis, Katy Pendergrass, Sawyer Smith
3rdStillwater:  Morgan Williams, Austin, Hooten, Tatum Disidore, McKenzie Gazaway
4-H Team Results
1stCrescent:  Bridger Arrington, Kinzie Bellm, Maysen Garrett, Ridge Garrett
2ndCrescent:  Cate Williams, Claney Broome, Leighton McNair
3rdCrescent:  Cheyenne Burton, Addy Bailey, Elayna Palmour, Cole Williams

Scholarship Awards:

A total of 30 scholarships totaling $6,300 will be awarded to the top three FFA teams, the top three 4H teams and the top three individuals from each of the FFA and 4H members. There will also be an open class for individuals not participating in the team competition. First place team members and first place individuals also receive a $50 gift card from Tener’s Western Outfitters.

Rick Jones Scholarship Award:

The top scoring individual overall will receive the Rick Jones Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $2,000.  Rick Jones was a lifelong cattleman and a founding partner of OKC West Livestock Market, Inc.  Rick always realized the importance of having a good eye for cattle, feeling it was the single most important key to success in any aspect of the cattle business. He always encouraged young people who were interested in the cattle industry and will continue to do so through the memorial scholarship bearing his name.

Overview of Commercial grading competition

Updated Contest Grading Rules

For more information or to apply, complete the Scholarship Program Interest Form:

Scholarship Interest Form

This form is for prospective Oklahoma High School students applying for the Midwest Shows Scholarship Program. Submit to receive an information packet.