SDSU Names 98th Little International Winners

South Dakota State University hosted the 98th Little international in Brookings March 26-27. While 4-H and FFA contests were held virtually this year, collegiate showing and fitting competitions took place in the Animal Science Arena.

“Even though we weren’t able to put the 98th Little International on in its ‘normal’ fashion, the staff and exhibitors were extremely excited and motivated to make this event happen any way we could get it done,” manager Jacob Rausch said. “We simply couldn’t go two years without Little International, and it felt very good to see all the hard work come to fruition.”

Results from collegiate showing, fitting and other contests are as follows:

Overall Awards:

High Point Freshman: Emily Nold – Rutland, SD

High Point Upperclassman: Adam Bierstedt – Pipestone, MN

Grand Champion Round Robin: Ryan Franz – Windom, MN

Reserve Champion Round Robin: Adam Bierstedt – Pipestone, MN

High Point Club: Sigma Alpha Sorority

The Pete Pritchett Memorial Award was established to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of a Little “I” staff member and is given in memory of Pete, the 1988 Little “I” livestock coordinator who was tragically killed in an auto accident that following summer. This year’s award, sponsored by Rosie Nold, was presented to executive committee member Luke Groos of Howard Lake, Minnesota.