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McCoy Marthaler

We caught up with Mr, McCoy Marthaler, exhibitor of the Grand Champion Market lamb at the 2023 State Fair of Minnesota 4-H. Learn a little more about McCoy below!

Age: 13

Grade: 7th Grade

How do you stay focused on reaching your goal?
Taking one day at a time. We would make a plan of what needed to be done everyday and worked together as a family to make sure everything got accomplished.

Do you show any other species besides sheep? If so, what other species?

What’s your favorite show? and why?
Minnesota State Fair
This was the first year I was eligible to show at the state fair. In Minnesota you only get to exhibit one animal at the fair which makes it very difficult.

What do you do to celebrate after a big win?
Hug my mom.

What has showing livestock taught you?
Animals can’t take care of themselves so you need to put their needs first.

What’s your biggest dream?
Win the state fair with a different species.

What’s your lambs name? and what made him/her so special?
Yianni named after Yianni Diakomihalis who is a four time NCAA wrestling champion. He had a personality of a champion and was the easiest sheep to deal with that we’ve ever had.

Who do you look up to?
My dad.