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John Romero

We caught up with showmanship judge John Romero before he steps “Inside the Ring” at the NAILE. We invite you to read our candid interview with John below and please continue to check back often for our next edition of “Inside the Ring – Showmanship Edition.”

How important are first impressions to you?
I try to live by my first impression, I will always go back and go by it. When exhibitors hit the ring, I want to see that competitive edge in them.​

What age do you think is the hardest to judge? Why?
Young people have gotten so talented at showing in today’s world, I believe kids that are older. They have more ring time and experience.

Do you think switching sides often is crucial in showmanship?
I don’t think so.

Is there anything you may do when it’s down to the last few showmen?
I really enjoy livestock in motion, I will probably be walking them often when we get down the nitty gritty. I am not a fan of noses being up in the air.

What’s your life at home look like?
Home is Mulhall, Oklahoma, I work for The Pfeiffer Family in Orlando, Oklahoma. They run a show goat operation and also have commercial cattle and sheep.

What’s one show you look forward to every year?
The Oklahoma Youth Expo! GA Nationals is up there because of my younger siblings still showing.