We caught up with Ms. Brynn Boggs, exhibitor of the Supreme Ewe at the 2022 Kansas State Fair. Learn a little more about Brynn below!
School Attending & Grade: 8th Grade at Inman Jr/Sr High, Inman, KS
What was special or interesting about your lamb?
Her name! My favorite show is The Office so this year I’ve had a Phyllis and Angela!
What was your favorite sheep in your barn this year?
Sport, one of my market lambs! He has the best personality and is super quirky! He started as one of my most challenging lambs to show. He made me work hard on my skills and I think we’re finally there!
How would you describe the moment you were selected as champion?
It was exciting in the moment and then realizing that my hard work paid off was great!
Favorite thing to hear on showday?
Brynn it to win it! This started as a funny motivator from Joe Hobbs several years ago and is now my favorite thing to hear!
Favorite person you spent time with at the show…
My show friends. I don’t have many friends my age that live close so it’s fun to hang out with them at shows.
Do you have any superstitions?
My lucky socks! I forgot to pack a pair of socks for a jackpot several years ago so I borrowed a pair from a friend. I won the show that day and I’ve worn that same pair of socks to every show since!
What is your dream job?
A food scientist
We caught up with Ms. Brynn Boggs, exhibitor of the Grand Champion Market Lamb at the 2020 Kansas Junior Livestock Show. Learn a little more about Brynn below!
Hometown: Buhler, KS (Prairie Hills Middle School)
With the uncertainty of the show season, how did you stay focused?
I tried to stay positive and continue to work with my sheep and goats, even though I didn’t know if we were going to be able to travel to shows. My parents always tell me that hard work pays off and this year it definitely has!
What was something new you tried this year since you were able to be home more often than normal?
Other than the usual leg day routine and exercise, I was able to learn more about about other parts of the show industry. I got to help with lambing, AI day, and helped get sale sheep ready for pictures. I even tried sheep milk…that was new!
What is your favorite show product to use?
Sure Shine…it smells so good, works great on my own hair, and I’ve even used it as perfume in a pinch!
When I grow up I want to be….
Either an elementary school teacher, an ag teacher, or dental hygienist.
Showing animals has helped me to develop……
Confidence and a strong work ethic. I have also had fun building an amazing network of friends and mentors across the United States.
What’s your favorite Barn Chore:
It depends on the time of year. I enjoy feeding and drenching my livestock during show season the best.
Who is the person you look to for advice right before you go in the ring for that last minute pep talk or pointer:
Megan Hobbs. We are lucky to be neighbors with some of the best breeders in the industry and blessed to consider them amazing friends. She always tells me “You’re a Rockstar. Go show them how it’s done!”
Favorite Celebration Restaurant after a good day at the show:
On the day of the show I like to go to Qdoba. When we get home and have more time, we like to celebrate with a good steak and friends.
Favorite Song or Singer:
The Lonesome Dove theme song. It’s the greatest movie there is or ever will be!