Pictured are Highland County winners at Southern Ohio Showdown awards ceremony. (Photo by Halee Allen)
Pictured are Highland County winners at Southern Ohio Showdown awards ceremony. (Photo by Halee Allen)
The 2018 Southern Ohio Showdown wrapped up its 10-show beef cattle series with an awards ceremony Nov. 4.

The Southern Ohio Showdown is in its fourth year. The Showdown this year had over 120 nominated animals and gave away $25,000 in cash and prizes.



Highland County was very well-represented in the showdown this year. The following are local award winners:

• Caden Hess: Overall Reserve Champion Heifer and Third Overall Intermediate Showman.

• Bricen Hess: Reserve Champion Overall Senior Showman.

• Emma Yochum: Champion Overall Beginner Showman and Eighth & 11th Overall Heifer.

• Connor Yochum: Reserve Champion Overall Beginner Showman and Seventh Overall Heifer.

• Kaleb Kiley: Reserve Champion Overall Intermediate Showman, Fourth Overall Heifer.

• Sydney Shelton: Fourth Overall Beginner Showman and 11th Overall Market Animal.

• Hailey Cornett: Ninth Overall Heifer.

• Ashton Bain: Ninth Overall Beginner Showman.

• Logan Hetzel: Sixth Overall Junior Showman.

• Carter Boyd: Seventh Overall Junior Showman.

• Claire Ames: Eighth Overall Junior Showman.

• Blake Herdman: Ninth Overall Junior Showman.

• Hillary Hamilton: Seventh Overall Senior Showman.

• Breanna Purvis: Eighth Overall Senior Showman.

• Cora Gillespie: 10th Overall Market Animal.