East Otter Tail 4-H youth blow away competition at Project Bowl

East Otter Tail 4-H teams placed first and second at the 4-H Project Bowl competition on March 19.

The junior team, which consists of Caroline Schwantes, Caylee Seedorf, Ella Horn and Kacie Riepe.
The junior team, which consists of Caroline Schwantes, Caylee Seedorf, Ella Horn and Kacie Riepe, won first place at the Regional Project Bowl.
Contributed / Samantha Horn

PERHAM — On March 19, eight East Otter Tail County 4-H members traveled to Redwood Falls for the Regional 4-H Project Bowl, where they took top honors.

At the bowl, teams of three to six youth are tested on the knowledge of their selected project areas: dog, horse, poultry, rabbit, dairy, general livestock or llama/alpaca.

East Otter Tail 4-H has one junior dairy team and one dairy senior team that competed.

Junior team members are Caroline Schwantes of New York Mills, Caylee Seedorf of Perham, Ella Horn of Henning and Kacie Riepe of Perham.

After four rounds of competition — where the team members were tested on their knowledge of dairy breeds, dairy judging/showing, crop sciences, feeding, dairy cattle anatomy, dairy herdsmanship, and dairy industry knowledge — the team placed first out of three.


The senior team, which consists of Carter Seedorf, Jaden Gorentz, Macey Minten and Lucey Minten, stand with Jen Minten, Paul Seedorf, and Jon Gorentz.
Contributed / Samantha Horn

Senior team members are Carter Seedorf of Perham, Jaden Gorentz of Vergas, Macey Minten of Perham and Lucey Minten of Perham. After six rounds of competition, the team placed second out of six.

Both teams will compete at the State Project Bowl on April 9 at Sauk Rapids/Rice High School. Team coaches are Jen Schwantes and Paul Seedorf, and team volunteers are Jen Minten, Jon Gorentz, Kelly Riepe, Samantha Horn and Devin Horn.

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