GREENVILLE - Various showmanship competitions were held during the Great Darke County Fair and on Thursday each winning showman competed against each other to determine who is the showman of showmen.
Dylan Hesson was named the champion in the showman of showmen competition, something he is excited about.
“I learned how to show all the different species, which is cool,” he said. “[I feel] pretty excited. This has been one of my goals that I’ve always had, so I’m excited to finally reach it.”
Hesson is the son of Doug and Sherry Hesson of Versailles, and he normally shows goats. However, during the competition, Hesson showed animals he doesn’t normally show, such as dogs, chickens, beef and dairy cows, rabbits and sheep.
“I enjoyed it; I liked showing the beef and cattle a lot, I also liked showing the sheep a lot,” Hesson said.
This year is Hesson’s last year in the 4H club, and advises future participants to enjoy themselves.
“For all future exhibitors, just have fun at the fair and enjoy it,” he said.
Others winners include reserve champion Dylan Lewis, who normally shows horses; third place winner Ellen Peters, who normally shows sheep; fourth place winner Miranda Huddle, who normally shows rabbits; fifth place winner Kelsey Crandall; who normally shows beef; sixth place winner Sarah Rhoades, who normally shows dairy; seventh place winner Allisha Rismiller, who normally shows dogs; eighth place winner Daisy Brim, who normally shows poultry and ninth place winner Madelyn Fearon, who normally shows swine.