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The Lebanon Area Fair held its Youth Market Goat Show in the Brightbill Arena Sunday at 1 p.m.
Goats, like some other livestock, are judged within weight divisions. Goats are split into light weight, medium weight, light heavyweight, and heavyweight, and each of these contains three classes dividing the goats further by weight.
Goats are ranked within their class, then the top two entrants are selected for the division: the weight division champion and weight division reserve champion. All weight division champions and weight division reserve champions are considered for the title of Grand Champion.
The competition kicked off with the light weight market goats.
In class one, with goats ranging from 50 to 54 pounds, Olivia Weber placed first, Kael Erdman second, and Lilly Geissinger third.
Class two (56 to 62 pounds) saw Clayton Heisey taking first, Adelyn Weber second, and Kade Erdman third.
The class three (63 to 67 pounds) winner was Blayne Heisey, followed by Jaydon Grumbine and Isaiah Geissinger.
With all light weight winners considered, the weight division champion title was taken by Blayne Heisey, and his brother Clayton Heisey took the reserve champion title.
Moving onto medium weight goats, class four (68 to 72 pounds) was won by Reagan Grumbine, followed up by Brooke Beamesderfer and Ashleigh Arnold.
First place in class five (73 and 74 pounds) was Clayton Heisey, with Maisy Atkins taking second and Kael Erdman taking third.
In order, the top entrants for class six (76 and 77 pounds) were Alex Heisey, Mitchell Hetrick, and Reagan Grumbine.
The medium weight division champion was Clayton Heisey, while the reserve champion was Alex Heisey.
Moving onto the light heavyweight division, class seven (78 to 80 pounds) was won out by Mitchell Hetrick, followed by Madison Bomgardner and Jaydon Grumbine.
Blayne Heisey won class eight (81 to 85 pounds), with Silas Atkins taking second and Bryce Nagle third.
Class nine (86 to 88 pounds) was won out by Evan Ditzler, followed by Madison Bomgardner and Maisy Atkins.
Between the light heavyweight winners, Blayne Heisey took the division champion title. Mitchell Hetrick won reserve champion.
The final division, heavyweight, started with class ten (90 pounds). Gavin Molnar took first, Callie Atkins second, and Erin Shuey third.
The winner of class 11 (92-92 pounds) was Klint Miller, followed by Harrison Wenrich and Dakota Wenrich.
Alex Heisey took first in class 12, with Kylie Brown in second and Saige Balmer in third.
The weight division champion of the heavyweights was Gavin Molnar, with reserve champion going to Alex Heisey.
Next, all division champions and reserve champions were considered against one another to determine the grand champion and runner-up.
Gavin Melnar’s heavyweight was selected as the runner-up for grand champion.
Capping off his 10-year 4-H career, 18-year-old Blayne Heisey won the grand champion title with his light heavyweight entry.
“It feels pretty amazing,” said Blayne. “One thing’s for sure, I couldn’t have done it all without my parents and my grandparents.”
Read More: For the Heisey family, showing animals at the Lebanon Area Fair is a yearly tradition
The goat show was just the first of many livestock showings to occur throughout fair week. Check out the full exhibition schedule on the fair’s website here.
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