2006 Ohio 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl

Ms. Laurie Winkelman, Dairy Program Specialist, The Ohio State University

The 29th annual Ohio 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl competition was held on Saturday, May 20. Both junior and senior competitors started the day by taking a written exam to determine seeds for the contest set-up. Receiving the highest scores on the junior exam was Rachel Townsley from Champaign County. Topping the competition in the senior division was Kathy Phillips from Mahoning County.

Eight junior teams representing four Ohio counties competed in a double elimination tournament-style competition. A combined team from Champaign and Logan Counties surged from the bottom of the bracket to beat Team A from Mahoning County twice in the final round. Members of the winning Champaign/Logan team included: Rachel Townsley from Urbana, Garret King from West Liberty, Ethan Starkey from Mechanicsburg, and Hillary Jackson from DeGraff. The winning team was coached by Mark and Lorraine Townsley of Urbana. Mahoning's runner-up team consisted of Austen Shoemaker from Salem, Billy Grammer from Sebring, and Megan Wyss and Jonathan Dye, both from Beloit. Jane Moff and Katey Lora coached the Mahoning County team.

In the senior competition, 11 youth participated in a Dairy Jeopardy contest. After two rounds of competition, the top 6 youth were selected to compete in the finals. Winning the Senior Dairy Jeopardy contest was Tad Nelson from Champaign County. The second place senior was Samantha Grizzell from Ross County. Rounding out the top six were: 3rd - Heidi Moff (Mahoning), 4th - Kourtnie Buchanan (Ross), 5th - Kathy Phillips (Mahoning), and 6th - Hayden Gress (Wayne).

A combined team from Champaign and Logan Counties won the 2006
State 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl Jr. Contest. The team (from left to right) consisted
of Ethan Starkey, Hillary Jackson, coach Mark Townsley, Garret King,
Rachel Townsley, and coach Lorraine Townsley.

Mahoning Co. juniors placed second in the 2006 State 4-H Dairy
Quiz Bowl contest. From left to right are: coach Katey Lora,
Megan Wyss, Jonathan Dye, Austen Shoemaker, Billy Grammer,
and coach Jane Moff.

Senior 4-H quiz bowl contestants competed in a Dairy Jeopardy contest.
The top 6 youth are pictured above. From left to right are Hayden Gress -
6th place, Wayne Co., Kathy Phillips - 5th place, Mahoning Co., Kourtnie
Buchanan - 4th place, Ross Co., Heidi Moff - 3rd place, Mahoning Co.,
Samantha Grizzell - 2nd place, Ross Co., Tad Nelson, 1st place, Champaign
Co., and Dr. Maurice Eastridge, Extension Dairy Specialist.