Angus exhibitors led 19 entries at the 2018 Michigan Angus Association Junior Preview Show, June 10 in Lansing, Mich. Matt Asmus, Mercellus, Mich., evaluated the entries before naming champions.

Photos by Casey Jentz, American Angus Association.

Grand Champion Bred-and-owned Bull

JDR RPS Resilient R717 won grand champion bred-and-owned bull at the 2018 Michigan Angus Association Junior Preview Show, June 10 in Lansing, Mich. John Reid, Eaton Rapids, Mich., owns the October 2017 son of Kramers Apollo 317. She first won senior calf champion.

Reserve Grand Champion Bred-and-owned Female

Reidoca Maggie R701 won reserve grand champion bred-and-owned female at the 2018 Michigan Angus Association Junior Preview Show, June 10 in Lansing, Mich. John Reid, Eaton Rapids, Mich., owns the February 2017 daughter of PVF Insight 0129.

Reserve Grand Champion Owned Female

Smiths Simply Forever 701 won reserve grand champion owned female at the 2018 Michigan Angus Association Junior Preview Show, June 10 in Lansing, Mich. Danielle Wood-Seddon, Brown City, Mich., owns the April 2017 daughter of Silveiras Style 9303. She first won reserve junior champion.

Reserve Grand Champion Steer

Oak Row Watts won reserve grand champion steer at the 2018 Michigan Angus Association Junior Preview Show, June 10 in Lansing, Mich. Justin Stoll, Grand Ledge, Mich., owns the March 2017 son of Oak Row Just Plain Cool.

Bronze Silver Award

Blake Pillars, Martin, Mich., center, received his Bronze and Silver Awards and Austin Pillars, Martin, Mich., right, received his Silver Award at the 2018 Michigan Angus Association Junior Preview Show, June 10 in Lansing, Mich. The Bronze and Silver Awards are the first two levels of the NJAA Recognition Program. Juniors must apply for the awards and then meet point requirements in many areas of participation before receiving them. Pictured presenting the awards is Casey Jentz, American Angus Association regional manager, left.

NJAS Qualifiers

Maggie Reid, Eaton Rapids, Mich., qualified to represent Michigan at the National Junior Angus Showmanship Contest held in conjunction with the National Junior Angus Show this July in Madison, Wis., and is pictured at the 2018 Michigan Angus Association Junior Preview Show, June 10 in Lansing, Mich.

Grand Champion Bred-and-owned Female

Clay Knoll Angus Princess703 won grand champion bred-and-owned female at the 2018 Michigan Angus Association Junior Preview Show, June 10 in Lansing, Mich. Austin Pillars, Martin, Mich., owns the March 2017 daughter of DDA Dameron Northern Light.

Grand Champion Owned Female

Seldom Rest Pin Up Gal 7035 won grand champion owned female at the 2018 Michigan Angus Association Junior Preview Show, June 10 in Lansing, Mich. Drew George, Niles, Mich., owns the March 2017 daughter of EXAR Classen 1422B. She first won junior calf champion.

Grand Champion Steer

Clay Knoll Angus Poncho 701 won grand champion steer at the 2018 Michigan Angus Association Junior Preview Show, June 10 in Lansing, Mich. Blake Pillars, Martin, Mich., owns the March 2017 son of Silveiras S Sis GQ 2353.

Scholarship Winners

These junior Angus members received the Michigan Angus Auxiliary scholarship at the 2018 Michigan Angus Association Junior Preview Show, June 10 in Lansing, Mich. Pictured from left are Amanda Kosal, Deckerville, Mich., recipient; Nancy Thelen, presenter; and Austin Pillars, Martin, Mich., recipient.

Overall Showmanship

These junior Angus members won top honors in their division of showmanship at the 2018 Michigan Angus Association Junior Preview Show, June 10 in Lansing, Mich. Pictured from left are Drew George, Niles, Mich., junior champion; Dalaney Bates, Sebewaing, Mich., intermediate champion; and Danielle Wood-Seddon, Brown City, Mich., senior champion.

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