Team members Amanda Engelken, Cole Kruse, Matt Hense and Tehya Demmer competed on behalf of the state, doing well against the fourteen other teams. They won their first match against Mississippi, lost a good battle to Vermont (the fourth place team), won handily against Arkansas and then lost a solid competition to Georgia (who received Honorable Mention).
Amanda Engelken was also recognized as one of the top ten individuals on the test portion of the contest, receiving sixth place.
Financial support from the Ron Orth 4-H Dairy Endowment Fund and the Delaware County 4-H Foodstand Fund helped defer some of the costs of the trip.
This year’s coaches are Jennifer Zumbach, Brian Bagge, Josh Thibadeau and Becca Hermann.
(photos courtesy of Jennifer Zumbach)