The time has come for dedicated junior livestock exhibitors to take the stage during the 2016 Ohio State Fair Sale of Champions. The sale will be held tomorrow, Sunday, Aug. 7 at 2 pm in the WCOL Celeste Center.

The 2016 sale will include 11 champions from 16 youth: Grand and Reserve Champion Market Beef, Grand and Reserve Champion Market Barrow, Grand and Reserve Champion Market Lamb, Grand and Reserve Champion Meat Chickens, Grand Champion Market Goat, Grand Champion Market Turkey and Grand Champion Swiss Cheese (representing the seven dairy champions).

A high point of the Junior Fair program, the sale, established in 1968, showcases the animals that are selected as the premium entry in their species. Just as important as the exhibitors are the devoted supporters who attend the sale to purchase these animals and donate generously to the Youth Reserve Program. To date, the Youth Reserve Program has awarded $3,020,530 to approximately 33,000 youth exhibitors since its inception.

Since 1995, the Ohio State Fair has placed caps on the amounts exhibitors can earn from their exhibits’ sales. Money exceeding the cap amounts is distributed to reward other youth exhibitors through the Youth Reserve Program. The program allots funds for scholarships, the outstanding market exhibitor Program, FFA, 4-H, skillathons, outstanding breeding exhibitor program, showmanship and other Fair competition winners.

The bill for the 2016 Sale of Champions is as follows:

Grand Champion Market Beef
Exhibitor: Brooke Egbert
County: Auglaize County

Reserve Grand Champion Market Beef
Exhibitor: Caden Jones
County: Allen County

Grand Champion Market Barrow
Exhibitor: Ashton Frey
County: Wyandot County

Reserve Grand Champion Market Barrow
Exhibitor: Lea Kimley
County: Clark County

Grand Champion Market Lamb
Exhibitor: Kylee Johnson
County: Wayne County

Reserve Grand Champion Market Lamb
Exhibitor: Paige Pence
County: Clark County

Grand Champion Meat Chickens
Exhibitor: Kady Davis
County: Carroll County

Reserve Grand Champion Meat Chickens
Exhibitor: Remmington Price
County: Hancock County

Grand Champion Market Goat
Exhibitor: Taylor Carr
County: Athens County

Grand Champion Market Turkey
Exhibitor: Zac Ortman
County: Perry County

Grand Champion Swiss Cheese exhibited by Guggisberg Cheese Co., representing the seven dairy champions
Exhibited by:
Grand Champion Ayrshire: Trevor Greiwe, Logan County
Grand Champion Brown Swiss: Madelyn Topp, Auglaize County
Grand Champion Guernsey: Alex Richardson, Auglaize County
Grand Champion Holstein: Olivia Finke, Madison County
Grand Champion Jersey: Keaton Topp, Shelby County
Grand Champion Red & White: Olivia Finke, Madison County
Grand Champion Milking Shorthorn: Aubrey Topp, Shelby County
*Supreme Showman
Week 1 – Exhibited by Becca Vales, Holmes County*
Week 2 – Exhibited by: Will Hughes, Holmes County*

The Ohio State Fair will offer multiple viewing options for those who cannot attend the Sale. In addition to being broadcast live on the Ohio Channel statewide, the event will stream live online at ohiochannel.org and on Ohio Ag Net at ocj.com. The Ohio Channel is broadcast on WVIZ in Akron/Cleveland, WOUB / WOUC in Athens, WCET in Cincinnati, WOSU in Columbus, WPTD in Dayton, WGTE in Toledo. A complete channel list is available at ohiochannel.org.

August 6, 2016