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Stavinoha wins top honors at Simbrah Roundup

June 26, 2019 - 00:00
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    Courtesy | Stavinoha Family Robert Stavinoha shows off some of his winnings from the American Junior Simbrah Roundup this weekend. He was named Overall High Point Senior Individual at the competition in Wharton County.

WHARTON—Robert Stavinoha, a member of the Frelsburg 4-H Club, won Overall High Point Senior Individual and also placed first in Sales Talk, Public Speaking, Cattleman’s Quiz and Beef Skilla-thon at the American Junior Simbrah Roundup this weekend. He also placed third in Livestock Judging and fourth in Senior Showmanship. Stavinoha previously won the coveted

The American Junior Simbrah Roundup is an annual event held at the Wharton County Youth Fairgrounds from June 20-23 for youth that exhibit Simbrah Cattle. This year, 99 youth from across Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas competed in leadership events including cattleman’s quiz, beef skill-a-thon, sales talk, public speaking, livestock judging, showmanship and exhibited their cattle in the cattle show.

During the cattle show, Stavinoha was awarded Reserve Grand Champion Senior Division with his cow/calf pair, 6G Rapunzel. Robert is the son of Leroy and Tina Stavinoha of Eagle Lake and the grandson of Fred and Sharon Grahmann of Rock Island and Leroy and Patsy Stavinoha of Lyons, Texas.

The American Junior Simbrah Roundup is a 501(c)(3)non-profit organization focusing on developing future leaders of the beef industry through educational experiences that include practical application of knowledge. The program was created to provide a national event that would expose young Simbrah enthusiasts to the beef industry and also build leadership and communications skills for the future.