We caught up with sheep showmanship judge, John Romero before he steps “Inside the Ring” at the Mississippi Youth Expo. 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.”
WHO GOT YOU INVOLVED IN THE LIVESTOCK INDUSTRY AND HOW?
The Hubbard family from Ewing, Virginia. Mrs. Hubbard was my Ag teacher. She always pushed her students to be the absolute best.
WHAT IS A PET PEEVE YOU HAVE IN SHOWMANSHIP?
Bad attitudes, not a fan of that at all.
ARE YOU A FIRST IMPRESSION JUDGE?
I live off of first impressions.
FAVORITE TYPE OF FOOD?
That’s tough, I like all types of food.
Another tough one, go visit my Grandma in Old Mexico.
COLLEGE OR PROFESSIONAL SPORTS?
FAVORITE SHOW YOU HAVE JUDGED?
The Market Lambs @ AYE, it was just so layed back and very fun.
We caught up with market lamb judge John Romero before he steps “Inside the Ring” at the Arkansas Youth Expo. 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.”
WHAT IS ONE THING THAT YOU LEARNED IN HIGH SCHOOL THAT HAS STUCK WITH YOU?
I didn’t have a whole lot friends in high school, still don’t. I believe having a small circle and being close to your people, that’s all you need in life to accomplish big things.
WHAT IS ONE QUOTE THAT YOU LIVE BY?
Keep your noise to the grindstone and stay humble. The rest will workout the way it should.
IF YOU COULD JUDGE ANY SHOW IN THE COUNTRY, WHAT SHOW WOULD IT BE AND WHY?
That’s a tough question, but the one that I always go back to in my would have to be the the goats @ Kansas City. Why? Bc the quality of stock there is unreal, deep, and it’s open to the Country.
BEFORE YOU GET READY TO JUDGE, DO YOU HAVE A ROUTINE THAT YOU LIKE TO FOLLOW?
Yes, I do. I swing by a gas station to get a monster energy drink and trident gum. Usually jam out to a little rap music on my way to the show.
DO YOU KNOW YOUR CHAMPION WHEN YOU SEE IT?
Without a doubt, I have a really bad poker face. I really am trying to work on that.
TELL US ABOUT YOUR FAMILY!
I’m originally from Georgia, that is where most of my family resides! I currently live in Mulhall, OK with my younger brother, Roberto. He is a senior and shows swine and goats.
WHAT IS YOUR DAILY OCCUPATION/DAILY ROUTINE LIKE?
I currently am the sale barn manager @ Pfeiffer Farms in Orlando, OK. They run about 1500 goats, 400 commercial sheep, 250 cows.
LONG GRAND DRIVE SPEECHES VS A FEW WORDS
Short & Sweet
JUDGING ON DIRT VS WOODCHIPS