The first place team came from Harford County. Teams from Frederick and Calvert/St. Mary's placed second and third, respectively. Mark Holloway from Harford County (MD) was the top junior. Mark got 366 points out of a possible 400 points. Mark had previously won the state contest in Hagerstown.
First place junior team from Harford County
(L-R) Katie Stump, Margaret Stump, Mark Holloway, Nathan Holloway
Youth were tested on their knowledge of sheep and wool. They had to identify feedstuffs, equipment, diseases, and breeds. They judged a class of fleeces and Corriedale yearling ewes. They took a multiple choice exam. The senior teams had a problem in which they had to calculate 60-day adjusted weaning weights.
The Sheep & Wool Skillathon was a success and will be part of next year's Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival.