Thompson, Myers top steer showmen

Published 12:00 am Sunday, July 29, 2007

ROME TOWNSHIP— They are two of the best — and that’s no bull.

Krysta Thompson took the top spot in the senior steer showmanship competition last week at the Lawrence County Junior Fair. Cody Myers won first place in the junior showmanship competition.

Thompson said the win was a bit of a surpise, albeit a pleasant one.

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“I didn’t know what to think. I was up against a lot of a lot of people so I didn’t think I would win it,” Thompson said. But she did win. What was her secret to success?

“I’ve always been told to smile at the judge. And when showing against hard people, I’ve tried to watch what they did,” Thompson said. “There is one guy who has won a lot (of times) and I’ve tried to watch what he did and how he did it.”

Myers, who won last year, said he was pleased to take home the award two years in a row. What is his secret to success?

“You just present your calf well to the judge, make it look as good as you can,” he said.

Is it difficult getting the necessary cooperation from a steer that weighs more than 1,200 pounds?

“Not if you work with it,” Myers replied. “I worked with mine a lot, just about every day.” He said his family helped him also.

The fair ended Saturday.