2021 NC State 4-H Virtual Horsebowl Challenge Results

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The North Carolina 4-H Horse Program hosted its first-ever virtual Horsebowl Challenge on March 13, 2021. Ninety-nine youth representing twenty-six counties competed in four different divisions: Junior, Junior Rookie, Senior, and Senior Rookie. Rookie contestants had never previously competed in a Horsebowl Competition. Each contestant competed in three rounds of play.
The event was made possible due to the generous support of the following donors:
Emerald Event Sponsor: North Central District 4-H Horse Program c/o Morgan Maness, 525 NC 65 Suite 200, Reidsville, NC 27320
Silver Awards Sponsor: Mr. William Crouse, 6458 Bethel Church Road, Gibsonville, NC 27249.
The All-Around High Point County Awards recognized counties that had youth participate in multiple divisions. For each of the four divisions, youth earned points for their county based on their ranking (for example, first placed individuals earned 10 points.) If a county had more than one individual place in a division, only the highest individual score counted. Wake and Nash county tied for first place with 16 points and the tie was broken on the highest score earned in the third round. Wake county won the tiebreaker for first, and Nash took second. Union county placed third with 15 points, and Halifax and Avery were fourth and fifth, respectively.
The high-scoring Senior Rookie individual was Molly Shell from Avery county. Ella Weaver from Forsyth captured first place in the Junior Rookie division. Saona Wilcox from Alamance county was the top-scoring junior. High individual Senior honors went to Hannah Williams from Union county. Beth Morgan from Wake County was named the National Horsebowl team coach based on having the highest collective scores of Senior competitors. The top ten Senior individuals will be invited to try-out to represent North Carolina 4-H in national contests.

Results by Division

Senior Rookie Results

Rank Name County Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total Score Coach
1 Molly Shell Avery 5 6 2 13 Michelle South
2 Graham Zeiders Halifax 6 1 5 12 Beth Burchell
3 Zoey Canham Caldwell 6 1 0 7 Jennifer Shows
4 Jacqueline Hill Nash 2 3 0 5 Wanda Bunn
5 Alison Gautier Stokes 0 2 0 2 Jessica Dowell
6 John Wills Macon 2 0 -2 0 Kara Setzer
7 Jordan Annas Caldwell 0 0 -1 -1 Jennifer Shows

Junior Rookie Results

Rank Name County Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total Score Coach
1 Ella Weaver Forsyth 7 11 14 32 Kathryn Weaver
2 Gregory Tice Rutherford 5 5 6 16 Cynthia Robbins
3 Natalie Aiello Rutherford 11 0 2 13 Cynthia Robbins
4 Jamey Hall Pitt 9 0 3 12 Jessica Henderson 
5 Brody Church Rutherford 1 4 6 11 Cynthia Robbins
6 Emery Atkinson Union 3 3 3 9 Megan Giddings
7 Norah Celeste Yudichak Franklin 3 4 1 8 Kimberly Dixon
8 Avery Hudson Rutherford 5 5 -2 8 Cynthia Robbins
9 Chloe Oaks Avery 7 -1 1 7 Michelle South
10 Hailey St. Clair Halifax 1 3 2 6 Beth Burchell & Jodie Knight

*Ties broken on Round 3 score

Junior Results

Rank Name County Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total Score Coach
1 Saona Wilcox Alamance 13 6 8 27 Lindsay Riddell
2 Bryleigh Colbert Nash 8 6 6 20 Wanda Bunn
3 Addison Shepherd Johnston 9 9 0 18 Kate McAlinn
4 Karly Stevens Wake 9 6 2 17 Lissy Newton
5 Elizabeth Hanson Nash 9 4 2 15 Wanda Bunn
6 Daisy Sakowski New Hanover 6 -2 7 11 Jill Wilson
7 Brooke Robinson Cabarrus 5 5 1 11 Laura Harper
8 Haley Matthis Sampson 5 4 0 9 Megan Merritt
9 Colton Irby Halifax 7 2 0 9 Beth Burchell & Jodie Knight
10 Lainey Risley New Hanover 8 -1 0 7 Jill Wilson

*Ties broken on Round 3, then Round 2 score

Senior Results

Rank Name County Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total Coach
1 Hannah Williams Union 15 11 6 32 Megan Giddings
2 Madison Noblin Wake 12 5 12 29 Beth Morgan
3 Sarah Endicott  Chatham 14 10 3 27 Mary Dickerson 
4 Annie Winter Wake 6 10 10 26 Beth Morgan
5 Faith Waelz Gaston 6 6 3 15 Billie-Jo Waelz
6 Lauren Williams Gaston 4 6 2 12 Billie-Jo Waelz
7 Samantha Durham Chatham 7 4 0 11 Mary Dickerson 
8 Charlotte Edwards Wilson 4 0 5 9 Reva Smith
9 Sierra Everhart Orange 2 3 4 9 Corey DeVore
10 Elayna Samson Duplin 3 2 4 9 Connie Johnson 

*Ties broken on Round 3, then Round 2 score

All-Around County High Point

Rank County Junior Rookie Junior Senior Rookie Senior Total Score
1 Wake 0 7 0 9 *16
2 Nash 0 9 7 0 *16
3 Union 5 0 0 10 15
4 Halifax 1 2 9 0 12
5 Avery 2 0 10 2 12

*Tie broken on Round 3 high score of 12 points

Written By

Lori Stroud, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionLori StroudExtension Asst. - Horse Husbandry Call Lori E-mail Lori Animal Science
NC State Extension, NC State University
Updated on Mar 15, 2021
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