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BLAST FROM THE PAST
As National Western is underway, we'd like to introduce a young man who made it to the winner's circle multiple times in Denver. Thank you Kashen Urban for allowing us to highlight your wins and how they have molded you into the fine young man you are today. Be sure to check out other National Western champions at our Hall of Fame.
ID State Fair

Where do you currently live?
I currently live in Fletcher, OK where I am the Ag Teacher for Fletcher Public Schools.

how did showing lambs influence your life decisions?
Showing lambs has influenced my daily routine in several ways. It has taught me that a consistent schedule not only for the animals but also for myself. It has taught me self discipline to know what needs to be done in certain situations and avoid the ones I don't need to be involved in, just like you want to avoid holes in the show ring. It has also prepared me and given me the patience to help my students with their show projects of all species. Not only in finding and picking out the projects with them but also in the daily nutrition, exercise, and care for their projects. It has helped me gain showmanship knowledge that I have passed onto to to several younger showmen including my students.

What was your favorite part of National Western Stock Show?
Denver is a special experience. It starts with walking from the parking lot and walking through the yards where all of the cattle are tied out and bulls are on display. You get to the sheep barn which is a tiny "L" shaped corner of a huge building with a tiny show ring with heaters blaring surrounded by the crowd of people watching so closely they feel like they are in the ring with you. And if your fortunate enough to make it to the grand drive on the green carpet in the middle of the big arena that is cold, where you can't seem further from the crowd watching on. You look out of the ring for guidance and just see dark. I think the whole experience there is unlike other show because of the two contrasting show rings.

What is one piece of advice to 2017 National Western Stock Show exhibitors?
Embrace the experience that is Denver. There is no other show like it

 

 

inside the ring - 2018
We'd like to wish all our championdrive viewers and customers the best of luck at the upcoming National Western Stock Show! Get a little insight from the judge, Caleb Boardman, before the drive to Denver!
ID State Fair

What is your background and current involvement in the sheep industry?
I grew up on a commercial cattle operation and my brother Jared and I ran a flock of ewes that we showed and sold competitively in our region. I am currently the livestock judging coach at the University of Wyoming and now with my wife Kylie, we have started re-acquiring a small batch of ewes.

What is the most important aspect of being a judge at a national show?
Without question it is taking my job at hand seriously and giving every exhibitor a fair shake and honest look.

What are your initial sorts when evaluating market lambs?
To get to the top end for me they have to be market animals first, meaning they need to be muscular and compositionally correct.

When you get down to those top end lambs, what separates them for you?
Structural integrity is very important to me. I will walk the sheep several times to see how they are in motion and also put emphasis on what sheep are the hardest to make. In my mind that isn’t being extreme in one are, but being in the top percentile of all priorities.

What’s your biggest pet peeve in the show ring?
Two things come to mind. First is trying to constantly move your sheep out of line on the profile to get closer to me. It’s easier as a judge to evaluate animals from a distance, so trying to get closer isn’t helping you out any. Secondly would be poor attitudes. This isn’t often, but I appreciate positive showman that are respectful to both myself and their competitors.

What person/people influenced or helped to shape your view on what an ideal show lamb should possess?
My dad, Russ Boardman was my judging coach growing up, as well as being a collegiate coach for 18 years. He is who instilled into me the passion of raising and sorting livestock. All of my college coaches, Brian Anderson, Cary Crow, Jake Franke, Cody Sloan and Jake Thorne all had a large influence on me as well.

do you have a show you look forward to going to every year?
I love any livestock show, regardless of species. I grew up watching my dad sort shows, and that is still one of my favorite things to do. The National Western has always been one of my favorite shows due to the history and tradition it has.

You have been fortunate enough to judge several major shows, what has been your favorite show and why?
Again, I love sorting any show I get the chance to. As far as sheep shows go, my favorite shows I’ve sorted have been the TBSS jackpots, the Suns out, Guns out Jackpot and the State Fair of Texas. Being that Denver will be my first major, I’m hoping it will always go down as one of my favorite memories.

If you could describe yourself in one word, what would it be?
Competitive

What do you hope most people notice about you?
I hope everyone notices it doesn’t matter who is sticking the sheep, I’m going to sort them and describe them the way I see them that day in an honest fashion.

What is your favorite sports team?
Texas A&M Football

What is one thing that you cannot leave the house without?
Unfortunately, like most people, I would say my phone.

If you could travel to anywhere on Earth, where and why?
I would love to go to Australia someday.

what is your favorite type of music?
Anything 90’s country

 

 

end of year award winners
Happy New Year! As we move into 2018, we're excited to announce the Championdrive.com Year End Award Winners! We'll be announcing the winner from the Show Lamb, Female, Rookie & Man of the Year categories each day this week!

2017 MAN OF THE YEAR, PRESENTED BY SHOWSTOCKPLANET

 

2017 ROOKIE OF THE YEAR, PRESENTED BY BRANDED SHOW GEAR

 

2017 FEMALE OF THE YEAR, PRESENTED BY RULE SUPPLEMENTS

 

2017 SHOW LAMB OF THE YEAR, PRESENTED BY SHOW-RITE




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JUDGING CONTEST

Class 6: Prospect Ewe Lambs - Closed

2017 FINAL STANDINGS NOW POSTED! Click here to view

 

 

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