Tuesday, March 29, 2011

2011 Junior Sheep & Wool Skillathon

The 2011 Junior Sheep & Wool Skillathon will be held on Sunday, May 8, 2011, at the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival.  The Festival is always held the first full weekend in May at the Howard County Fairgrounds in West Friendship, Maryland.

The skillathon will be held in the dining hall (a different location from previous years).  Registration will begin at 8 a.m.  The contest will start at 9 a.m.  Results are usually announced around 2 or 3 p.m.

Premiums and awards will be provided by the Maryland Sheep Breeders Association (Festival committee) and the University of Maryland Small Ruminant Extension Program.

Last year's 1st place senior team from Queen Anne's County  (L-R)
Matt Kerner, Susan Schoenian (organizer), David King, and Julia King.

The skillathon is open to individual and teams (3 or 4) of youth, ages 8 to 18, from any state of province.  Youth compete according to their age as of January 1, 2011.

Pre-registration is requested by Friday, April 29. Teams must be pre-registered in order to compete. To pre-register, send names and ages to Susan Schoenian at sschoen@umd.edu or (301) 432-2767 x343.

Junior Sheep & Wool Skillathon web page

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