Outstanding Leader, Roll of Victory (ROV) Winners Named

The American Angus Association® honored outstanding Angus leaders Monday, Nov. 14, during its Annual Banquet in Louisville, Ky.

Five Angus Heritage Foundation inductees were honored (click here to read more), in addition to the 2011 Barbara Smalstig Outstanding Leadership Award Winner; Roll of Victory (ROV) Show Heifer; ROV Show Bull; and ROV Breeder of the Year.

Georgia Youth Receives Leadership Award

Katie Gazda, Athens, Ga., received the 2011 Barbara Smalstig Outstanding Leadership Award, which recognizes an outstanding National Junior Angus Association (NJAA) member each year based upon leadership exhibited through Angus and various other activities.

Gazda has had several active roles at the national and state junior association levels. She also held numerous officer positions in the Georgia Junior Angus Association and was the 2009 junior co-chair for the National Junior Angus Show in Perry, Ga.

She was also awarded an American Angus Auxiliary scholarship in 2008 and was named the 2009 Miss American Angus.

The Fred Smalstig family established the NJAA Outstanding Leadership Award in 1994 in memory of Barbara Smalstig and her support of the NJAA.

Gazda received a cash award and a bronze sculpture in honor of her service to the NJAA. The award is made possible by the Smalstig family and their generous contributions to the Angus Foundation.

Click here for information previously released about the 2011 Outstanding Leadership Award Winner.

ROV Winners Honored

Roll of Victory Show Heifers, Show Bull, and Breeder of the Year were also recognized.

The 2010-2011 ROV Show Bull of the Year and Intermediate Champion Bull went to DAJS Shockwave 612, owned by Katy Satree, Montague, Texas; Jennifer Ewing, Rushville, Ill.; and Matthew Ewing, Rushville, Ill. They were awarded engraved bull statues.

The 2010-2011 Show Heifer of the Year and Junior Champion Female were awarded to Lazy JB Queen Latifah 925, owned by Britney Creamer, Montrose, Colo.; and Werner Angus, Cordova, Ill., who were honored with crystal awards.

Greg Smith, Elida, N.M., was named 2010-2011 ROV Breeder of the Year.

The following are other ROV award winners for 2010-2011:

SIRE OF THE YEAR

G 13 Encore, owned by:
Greg Smith, Elida, N.M.
Bickle Investment Co., Las Vegas, Nev.
West Pecan Farm, Telephone, Texas

DAM OF THE YEAR

DAJS Beulah 402, owned by:
Katy Satree, Montague, Texas

DAM OF THE YEAR (EMBRYO TRANSPLANT)

Dameron Bardot 689, owned by:
Dameron Angus Farm, Lexington, Ill.
Danielle Foster, Niles, Mich.

COW-CALF PAIR OF THE YEAR

C Q S Lady Betty 3207, owned by:
Callie Smith, Lebanon, Tenn.

GET-OF-SIRE CHAMPION OF THE YEAR

G 13 Encore, owned by:
Greg Smith, Elida, N.M.
Bickle Investment Co., Las Vegas, Nev.
West Pecan Farm, Telephone, Texas

JUNIOR GET-OF-SIRE CHAMPION OF THE YEAR

G 13 Encore, owned by:
Greg Smith, Elida, N.M.
Bickle Investment Co., Las Vegas, Nev.
West Pecan Farm, Telephone, Texas

JUNIOR BULL CALF CHAMPION OF THE YEAR

Dameron First Impression, owned by:
Dameron Angus Farm, Lexington, Ill.
Express Angus Ranches, Yukon, Okla.
Seldom Rest Farms, Niles, Mich.

SENIOR BULL CALF CHAMPION OF THE YEAR

G 13 Entail, owned by:
Greg Smith, Elida, N.M.

JUNIOR CHAMPION BULL OF THE YEAR

EXAR Wanted 9732B, owned by:
Express Angus Ranches, Yukon, Okla.
Ward Ranch, McAlester, Okla.
Willow Springs Ranch, Prairie Grove, Ark.

SENIOR CHAMPION BULL OF THE YEAR

EXAR Velocity 81213, owned by:
Express Angus Ranches, Yukon, Okla.
Brad and Dawn Gohr, Madras, Ore.
Rockin A & J Angus Ranch, Auburn, Wash.

JUNIOR HEIFER CALF CHAMPION OF THE YEAR

Gookins Danielle 128, owned by:
Madison Stockdale, Waynetown, Ind.

SENIOR HEIFER CALF CHAMPION OF THE YEAR

Champion Hill Peg 7350, owned by:
Kaitlyn Clarke, West Chester, Ohio

INTERMEDIATE CHAMPION FEMALE OF THE YEAR

Champion Hill Georgina 7285, owned by:
Savannah Brauning, Finksburg, Md.

SENIOR CHAMPION FEMALE OF THE YEAR

EXAR Winnie 8455, owned by:
Katelyn McCoy, LaGrande, Ore.

Visit www.angus.org for complete coverage of Angus events held in conjunction with the 2011 North American International Livestock Exposition, including board elections and show results.

The American Angus Association is the nation’s largest beef breed organization, serving nearly 30,000 members across the United States and Canada. It provides programs and services to farmers, ranchers and others who rely on the power of Angus to produce quality genetics for the beef industry and quality beef for consumers.

For more information about Angus cattle and the American Angus Association’s programs and services, visit www.angus.org.

For more information contact:

Carrie Gilliam, communications coordinator, at 816-383-5100 or cgilliam@angus.org

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