Parker named Showman of Showmen


By Sarah Hawley - shawley@aimmediamidwest.com



Jessica Parker (third from left) was named the 2020 Meigs County Showman of Showmen following Friday evening’s competition. Also pictured (from left) are Meigs County Fair Queen Kristin McKay, 2019 Showman of Showmen winner Caelin Seth, Parker, Dan Short of Ohio Valley Bank (sponsor for the trophy, jacket and awards), Livestock Princess Nevada Johnson and judge Levi Richards.

Jessica Parker (third from left) was named the 2020 Meigs County Showman of Showmen following Friday evening’s competition. Also pictured (from left) are Meigs County Fair Queen Kristin McKay, 2019 Showman of Showmen winner Caelin Seth, Parker, Dan Short of Ohio Valley Bank (sponsor for the trophy, jacket and awards), Livestock Princess Nevada Johnson and judge Levi Richards.


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Showman of Showmen participants included (from left) Rachel Jackson, turkeys; Jaycie Jordan, hogs; Missouri Brown, rabbits; Jessica Parker, sheep; Darbi Mugrage, horses; MaKenzie Robertson, goat; Coltin Parker, dairy steer; Landen Woods, chickens; Michael Kesterson, beef steer; and Olivia Harris, beef feeder.


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(From left) Missouri Brown, Jaycie Jordan and Michael Kesterson show turkeys during the Showman of Showmen competition on Friday evening.


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Landen Woods and MaKenzie Robertson show sheep during Friday’s Showman of Showmen competition.


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Coltin Parker and Jessica Parker show sheep during Friday’s Showman of Showmen competition.


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Olivia Harris shows a hog during the Showman of Showmen competition on Friday evening in the Ridenour Arena at the Meigs County Fairgrounds.


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Darbi Mugrage and Jessica Parker show turkeys during the Showman of Showmen competition.


Sarah Hawley | Sentinel

Rachel Jackson shows a beef feeder during the Showman of Showmen competition on Friday evening.


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Jaycie Jordan shows a rabbit as Judge Levi Richards looks on during Friday’s competition.


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MaKenzie Robertson walks a horse around the arena as part of the Showman of Showmen competition.


Sarah Hawley | Sentinel

ROCKSPRINGS — Senior Showman Jessica Parker was named the Showman of Showmen on Friday evening at the 2020 Meigs County Fair.

Parker, who was the Grand Champion Market Sheep Showman for the 2020 fair, was named the champion in the 10 person competition.

The Showman of Showmen competition takes the top showmen from each species of animal shown at the fair and places them in a competition against one another showing all of the animals.

Participants tried their hand at showing a horse, hog, feeder calf, lamb, goat, rabbit, chicken and turkey. Animals were assigned to the participants by random draw with two heats being held for each animal, placing five animals and showmen in the arena at a time. The judge scored all of the showmen for each animal, with the scores then calculated for the overall winner.

Awards were presented by 2019 Showman of Showmen winner Caelin Seth and Ohio Valley Bank’s Dan Short. Ohio Valley Bank sponsors the trophy and a custom jacket for the champion and plaques for the participants.

The 2020 Showman of Showmen participants were Olivia Harris (beef feeder), Michael Kesterson (beef steer), Landen Woods (chickens), Coltin Parker (dairy steer), MaKenzie Robertson (goats), Darbi Mugrage (horses), Jessica Parker (sheep), Missouri Brown (rabbits), Jaycie Jordan (hogs), and Rachel Jackson (turkeys).

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Jessica Parker (third from left) was named the 2020 Meigs County Showman of Showmen following Friday evening’s competition. Also pictured (from left) are Meigs County Fair Queen Kristin McKay, 2019 Showman of Showmen winner Caelin Seth, Parker, Dan Short of Ohio Valley Bank (sponsor for the trophy, jacket and awards), Livestock Princess Nevada Johnson and judge Levi Richards.
https://www.mydailysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2020/08/web1_8.25-Showmen-1.jpgJessica Parker (third from left) was named the 2020 Meigs County Showman of Showmen following Friday evening’s competition. Also pictured (from left) are Meigs County Fair Queen Kristin McKay, 2019 Showman of Showmen winner Caelin Seth, Parker, Dan Short of Ohio Valley Bank (sponsor for the trophy, jacket and awards), Livestock Princess Nevada Johnson and judge Levi Richards. Sarah Hawley | Sentinel

Showman of Showmen participants included (from left) Rachel Jackson, turkeys; Jaycie Jordan, hogs; Missouri Brown, rabbits; Jessica Parker, sheep; Darbi Mugrage, horses; MaKenzie Robertson, goat; Coltin Parker, dairy steer; Landen Woods, chickens; Michael Kesterson, beef steer; and Olivia Harris, beef feeder.
https://www.mydailysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2020/08/web1_8.25-Showmen-2.jpgShowman of Showmen participants included (from left) Rachel Jackson, turkeys; Jaycie Jordan, hogs; Missouri Brown, rabbits; Jessica Parker, sheep; Darbi Mugrage, horses; MaKenzie Robertson, goat; Coltin Parker, dairy steer; Landen Woods, chickens; Michael Kesterson, beef steer; and Olivia Harris, beef feeder. Sarah Hawley | Sentinel

(From left) Missouri Brown, Jaycie Jordan and Michael Kesterson show turkeys during the Showman of Showmen competition on Friday evening.
https://www.mydailysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2020/08/web1_8.25-Showmen-3.jpg(From left) Missouri Brown, Jaycie Jordan and Michael Kesterson show turkeys during the Showman of Showmen competition on Friday evening. Sarah Hawley | Sentinel

Landen Woods and MaKenzie Robertson show sheep during Friday’s Showman of Showmen competition.
https://www.mydailysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2020/08/web1_8.25-Showmen-4.jpgLanden Woods and MaKenzie Robertson show sheep during Friday’s Showman of Showmen competition. Sarah Hawley | Sentinel

Coltin Parker and Jessica Parker show sheep during Friday’s Showman of Showmen competition.
https://www.mydailysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2020/08/web1_8.25-Showmen-5.jpgColtin Parker and Jessica Parker show sheep during Friday’s Showman of Showmen competition. Sarah Hawley | Sentinel

Olivia Harris shows a hog during the Showman of Showmen competition on Friday evening in the Ridenour Arena at the Meigs County Fairgrounds.
https://www.mydailysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2020/08/web1_8.25-Showmen-6.jpgOlivia Harris shows a hog during the Showman of Showmen competition on Friday evening in the Ridenour Arena at the Meigs County Fairgrounds. Sarah Hawley | Sentinel

Darbi Mugrage and Jessica Parker show turkeys during the Showman of Showmen competition.
https://www.mydailysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2020/08/web1_8.25-Showmen-7.jpgDarbi Mugrage and Jessica Parker show turkeys during the Showman of Showmen competition. Sarah Hawley | Sentinel

Rachel Jackson shows a beef feeder during the Showman of Showmen competition on Friday evening.
https://www.mydailysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2020/08/web1_8.25-Showmen-8.jpgRachel Jackson shows a beef feeder during the Showman of Showmen competition on Friday evening. Sarah Hawley | Sentinel

Jaycie Jordan shows a rabbit as Judge Levi Richards looks on during Friday’s competition.
https://www.mydailysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2020/08/web1_8.25-Showmen-9.jpgJaycie Jordan shows a rabbit as Judge Levi Richards looks on during Friday’s competition. Sarah Hawley | Sentinel

MaKenzie Robertson walks a horse around the arena as part of the Showman of Showmen competition.
https://www.mydailysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2020/08/web1_8.25-Showmen-10.jpgMaKenzie Robertson walks a horse around the arena as part of the Showman of Showmen competition. Sarah Hawley | Sentinel

By Sarah Hawley

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Sarah Hawley is the managing editor of The Daily Sentinel.

Sarah Hawley is the managing editor of The Daily Sentinel.