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COLUMBIA CITY â€” Jared Lamle is no stranger to the show ring.
Wednesday afternoon, Lamle had the opportunity to exhibit his livestock wisdom in the Large Animal Round Robin.
He took first place out of a field of seven showmen from each large-animal species.
â€śHeâ€™s very composed in the ring. Thatâ€™s where he won it,â€ť said Judge Cody Reikart. â€śTo be able to keep his composure, yet still be very competitive and intense is where he excelled. Thatâ€™s the enthusiastic intensity it takes to win.â€ť
This yearâ€™s judge was a round robin winner himself. Reikart, of Lafayette, was in 4-H for 10 years.
While Reikart spoke highly of Lamleâ€™s strengths, he also praised the work of his competitors.
â€śMy suggestion to the rest of them â€” just keep trying,â€ť Reikart said. â€śThat was not an easy decision. Theyâ€™re good at what they do and they all should be commended.â€ť
Reikart said next year should be interesting, as many of Wednesdayâ€™s competitors werenâ€™t 10-year members.
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