We caught up with Mr, Kyle Rehak, exhibitor of the Reserve Champion Market lamb at the 2023 State Fair of Nebraska 4-H. Learn a little more about Kyle below!
Grade: Freshman at Northeast Community College
How do you stay focused on reaching your goal?
I try to make sure I stay consistent with my routine and I also have a amazing support group and family that make sure I stay focus and help me when it’s needed!
Do you show any other species besides sheep? If so, what other species?
I showed horses for many years and I also show goats!
What’s your favorite show? and why?
I have 2 favorite shows one being the FNL Jackpot Show in Wisner that my mom puts on! Every year there’s a new theme that we get to dress for so it’s pretty fun picking out clothes to match the theme! I also really enjoy the Royal because of the atmosphere!
What do you do to celebrate after a big win?
Usually take the next day off and eat out!
What has showing livestock taught you?
It’s taught me so much discipline and that keeping the same routine no matter how hard it is can make you successful in not only the show ring but in life!
What’s your biggest dream?
I think my biggest dream right now is to keep being successful in the show ring and maybe one day get the big win!
What’s your lambs name? and what made him/her so special?
My sheeps name was Nelly! When we went to Hassebrooks that day to look at lambs he was the first lamb i grabed in the pen he just had that “look at me” attitude and I was all in on him! I will say tho he was a bit difficult to train to walk as he had a hard headed attitude but once you got the sucker stuck he was all in and wouldn’t move a muscle!
Who do you look up to?
There’s a few people in my life I really look up to! My parents who without all there support and love none of this would be possible! Mark Hassebrook who without his knowledge and support, I wouldn’t have been able to accomplish any of this he’s taught me and my family so much in the past few years that we can’t thank him and his brother Ryan enough! Also my girlfriend Mallory who helps me get my game face on and keeps me calm and focused!