Ivey wins top hog prize


Payton takes home reserve champion trophy

By Ryan Carter - rcarter@recordherald.com



Kasi Payton won the reserve grand champion market hog at Wednesday’s Fayette County Junior Fair Market Hog Show. Pictured are Lisa Payton, Peggy Payton, David Payton, Brian Down (the judge of the show), Payton, Fayette County Fair Attendant Andrea Robinson, Fayette County Pork Princess Alison Reeves, Fayette County Pork Princess Emily Reeves, Fayette County Fair Queen Abbi Pettit, Fayette County Fair First Attendant Tori Evans, Clinton County Junior Fair Princess Carrie Robinson and Fayette County Pork Queen Meri Grace Carson.

Kasi Payton won the reserve grand champion market hog at Wednesday’s Fayette County Junior Fair Market Hog Show. Pictured are Lisa Payton, Peggy Payton, David Payton, Brian Down (the judge of the show), Payton, Fayette County Fair Attendant Andrea Robinson, Fayette County Pork Princess Alison Reeves, Fayette County Pork Princess Emily Reeves, Fayette County Fair Queen Abbi Pettit, Fayette County Fair First Attendant Tori Evans, Clinton County Junior Fair Princess Carrie Robinson and Fayette County Pork Queen Meri Grace Carson.


Maya McCoy won third overall at Wednesday’s Fayette County Junior Fair Market Hog Show. Pictured are Mike McCoy, Brian Down (the judge of the show), McCoy, Fayette County Pork Queen Meri Grace Carson, Fayette County Pork Princess Alison Reeves, Fayette County Fair Attendant Andrea Robinson, Fayette County Pork Princess Emily Reeves, Fayette County Fair Queen Abbi Pettit, Fayette County Fair First Attendant Tori Evans, Clinton County Junior Fair Princess Carrie Robinson, Jordan Malcolm, Keaton McCoy, Zander Ivey and Jim McCoy.


Kaden Bryant won fourth overall at Wednesday’s Fayette County Junior Fair Market Hog Show. Pictured are Brian Down (the judge of the show), Bryant, Fayette County Pork Queen Meri Grace Carson, Fayette County Pork Princess Alison Reeves, Fayette County Fair First Attendant Andrea Robinson, Fayette County Pork Princess Emily Reeves, Fayette County Fair Queen Abbi Pettit, Fayette County Fair First Attendant Tori Evans and Clinton County Junior Fair Princess Carrie Robinson.


Tommy Hughes-Harris won fifth overall at Wednesday’s Fayette County Junior Fair Market Hog Show. Pictured are Brad Wilhelmy, Marilyn Harris, Brian Down (the judge of the show), Hughes-Harris, Fayette County Pork Queen Meri Grace Carson, Fayette County Pork Princess Alison Reeves, Fayette County Fair Attendant Andrea Robinson, Fayette County Pork Princess Emily Reeves, Fayette County Fair Queen Abbit Pettit, Fayette County Fair First Attendant Tori Evans and Clinton County Junior Fair Princess Carrie Robinson.


Zander Ivey won the grand champion market hog trophy at Wednesday’s Fayette County Junior Fair Market Hog Show. Pictured are Jim McCoy, Brian Down (the judge of the show), Maya McCoy, Ivey, Fayette County Fair Attendant Andrea Robinson, Fayette County Pork Princess Alison Reeves, Fayette County Pork Princess Emily Reeves, Fayette County Fair Queen Abbi Pettit, Fayette County Fair First Attendant Tori Evans, Clinton County Junior Fair Princess Carrie Robinson, Fayette County Pork Queen Meri Grace Carson, Keaton McCoy, Jordan Malcolm and Mike McCoy.


A day after winning the top hog showmanship award, Zander Ivey continued his streak of accomplishments on Wednesday by winning the grand championship trophy at the Fayette County Junior Fair market hog show.

When asked to put his victory into words, Ivey said, “I really can’t right now. I’m just very, very happy. While we were waiting on the announcement of who won, I was standing there and shaking.”

Ivey, 14, did add that he “put a lot of work into getting to this point.”

Ivey is a member of the 4-H Fun Bunch.

The reserve champion trophy went to Kasi Payton, who has been showing hogs since she was in third grade.

“The whole process was nerve-wracking, but I’m just very happy with what happened,” said Payton, 19. “It’s unbelievable.”

Payton won the grand champion sheep trophy in 2015. She is a member of the Blue Ribbon Champs 4-H club.

After Ivey and Payton, three other exhibitors placed in the market hog show: Third place Maya McCoy, fourth place Kaden Bryant and fifth place Tommy Hughes-Harris.

The judge of the show, Brian Down, said he was impressed by the Fayette County hog exhibitors.

“The grand champion was really complete, but still had all the extras,” said Down. “Overall, the hogs were complete and the kids here are really great kids.”

In other results at Wednesday’s hog show:

The champion purebred went to Maya McCoy and the reserve went to Hunter Havens.

The champion dark cross barrow went to Zander Ivey and the reserve went to Kasi Payton.

The champion light cross barrow went to Maya McCoy and the reserve went to Kaden Bryant.

The champion dark cross gilt was won by Tommy Hughes-Harris and the reserve went to Zander Ivey.

The champion light cross gilt was won by Dane Wilt and the reserve went to Trevor Barker.

Kasi Payton won the reserve grand champion market hog at Wednesday’s Fayette County Junior Fair Market Hog Show. Pictured are Lisa Payton, Peggy Payton, David Payton, Brian Down (the judge of the show), Payton, Fayette County Fair Attendant Andrea Robinson, Fayette County Pork Princess Alison Reeves, Fayette County Pork Princess Emily Reeves, Fayette County Fair Queen Abbi Pettit, Fayette County Fair First Attendant Tori Evans, Clinton County Junior Fair Princess Carrie Robinson and Fayette County Pork Queen Meri Grace Carson.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2019/07/web1_IMG_2310.jpgKasi Payton won the reserve grand champion market hog at Wednesday’s Fayette County Junior Fair Market Hog Show. Pictured are Lisa Payton, Peggy Payton, David Payton, Brian Down (the judge of the show), Payton, Fayette County Fair Attendant Andrea Robinson, Fayette County Pork Princess Alison Reeves, Fayette County Pork Princess Emily Reeves, Fayette County Fair Queen Abbi Pettit, Fayette County Fair First Attendant Tori Evans, Clinton County Junior Fair Princess Carrie Robinson and Fayette County Pork Queen Meri Grace Carson.

Maya McCoy won third overall at Wednesday’s Fayette County Junior Fair Market Hog Show. Pictured are Mike McCoy, Brian Down (the judge of the show), McCoy, Fayette County Pork Queen Meri Grace Carson, Fayette County Pork Princess Alison Reeves, Fayette County Fair Attendant Andrea Robinson, Fayette County Pork Princess Emily Reeves, Fayette County Fair Queen Abbi Pettit, Fayette County Fair First Attendant Tori Evans, Clinton County Junior Fair Princess Carrie Robinson, Jordan Malcolm, Keaton McCoy, Zander Ivey and Jim McCoy.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2019/07/web1_IMG_2317.jpgMaya McCoy won third overall at Wednesday’s Fayette County Junior Fair Market Hog Show. Pictured are Mike McCoy, Brian Down (the judge of the show), McCoy, Fayette County Pork Queen Meri Grace Carson, Fayette County Pork Princess Alison Reeves, Fayette County Fair Attendant Andrea Robinson, Fayette County Pork Princess Emily Reeves, Fayette County Fair Queen Abbi Pettit, Fayette County Fair First Attendant Tori Evans, Clinton County Junior Fair Princess Carrie Robinson, Jordan Malcolm, Keaton McCoy, Zander Ivey and Jim McCoy.

Kaden Bryant won fourth overall at Wednesday’s Fayette County Junior Fair Market Hog Show. Pictured are Brian Down (the judge of the show), Bryant, Fayette County Pork Queen Meri Grace Carson, Fayette County Pork Princess Alison Reeves, Fayette County Fair First Attendant Andrea Robinson, Fayette County Pork Princess Emily Reeves, Fayette County Fair Queen Abbi Pettit, Fayette County Fair First Attendant Tori Evans and Clinton County Junior Fair Princess Carrie Robinson.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2019/07/web1_IMG_2340.jpgKaden Bryant won fourth overall at Wednesday’s Fayette County Junior Fair Market Hog Show. Pictured are Brian Down (the judge of the show), Bryant, Fayette County Pork Queen Meri Grace Carson, Fayette County Pork Princess Alison Reeves, Fayette County Fair First Attendant Andrea Robinson, Fayette County Pork Princess Emily Reeves, Fayette County Fair Queen Abbi Pettit, Fayette County Fair First Attendant Tori Evans and Clinton County Junior Fair Princess Carrie Robinson.

Tommy Hughes-Harris won fifth overall at Wednesday’s Fayette County Junior Fair Market Hog Show. Pictured are Brad Wilhelmy, Marilyn Harris, Brian Down (the judge of the show), Hughes-Harris, Fayette County Pork Queen Meri Grace Carson, Fayette County Pork Princess Alison Reeves, Fayette County Fair Attendant Andrea Robinson, Fayette County Pork Princess Emily Reeves, Fayette County Fair Queen Abbit Pettit, Fayette County Fair First Attendant Tori Evans and Clinton County Junior Fair Princess Carrie Robinson.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2019/07/web1_IMG_2343.jpgTommy Hughes-Harris won fifth overall at Wednesday’s Fayette County Junior Fair Market Hog Show. Pictured are Brad Wilhelmy, Marilyn Harris, Brian Down (the judge of the show), Hughes-Harris, Fayette County Pork Queen Meri Grace Carson, Fayette County Pork Princess Alison Reeves, Fayette County Fair Attendant Andrea Robinson, Fayette County Pork Princess Emily Reeves, Fayette County Fair Queen Abbit Pettit, Fayette County Fair First Attendant Tori Evans and Clinton County Junior Fair Princess Carrie Robinson.

Zander Ivey won the grand champion market hog trophy at Wednesday’s Fayette County Junior Fair Market Hog Show. Pictured are Jim McCoy, Brian Down (the judge of the show), Maya McCoy, Ivey, Fayette County Fair Attendant Andrea Robinson, Fayette County Pork Princess Alison Reeves, Fayette County Pork Princess Emily Reeves, Fayette County Fair Queen Abbi Pettit, Fayette County Fair First Attendant Tori Evans, Clinton County Junior Fair Princess Carrie Robinson, Fayette County Pork Queen Meri Grace Carson, Keaton McCoy, Jordan Malcolm and Mike McCoy.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2019/07/web1_IMG_2295.jpgZander Ivey won the grand champion market hog trophy at Wednesday’s Fayette County Junior Fair Market Hog Show. Pictured are Jim McCoy, Brian Down (the judge of the show), Maya McCoy, Ivey, Fayette County Fair Attendant Andrea Robinson, Fayette County Pork Princess Alison Reeves, Fayette County Pork Princess Emily Reeves, Fayette County Fair Queen Abbi Pettit, Fayette County Fair First Attendant Tori Evans, Clinton County Junior Fair Princess Carrie Robinson, Fayette County Pork Queen Meri Grace Carson, Keaton McCoy, Jordan Malcolm and Mike McCoy.
Payton takes home reserve champion trophy

By Ryan Carter

rcarter@recordherald.com

Reach Ryan Carter at 740-313-0352 or on Twitter @rywica

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