We caught up with Mr. Tucker Morrical, exhibitor of the Supreme Breeding Ewe at the 2022 Aksarben Stock Show. Learn a little more about Tucker below!
School Attending & Grade: Clarion-Goldfield-Dows Elementary School-5th grade
What was special or interesting about your lamb?
All good ones have quirky personalities. This one hates the halter and doesn’t like to walk! It took a lot of time, many trips down our gravel road, and lots of effort to get her to show.
What was your favorite sheep in your barn this year?
Big Blue was my first black face wether. He won our county fair and our showdown. It was fun to take him to compete at the Iowa All Showdown in my first year of 4-H.
How would you describe the moment you were selected as champion?
I was surprised and very happy. It turned an already great weekend into one that was almost unbelievable.
Favorite thing to hear on showday?
Great job in the ring.
Favorite person you spent time with at the show…
My Grandpa Dan. When we are not getting the sheep ready, we cook for our crew. We keep everybody fed and happy! I also like to hang out with my show family.
Do you have any superstitions?
I give myself a pep talk in my mind before I go into the ring. My mom also gives me a good luck kiss on my forehead before I show.
What is your dream job?
Not sure what yet since I am only 11, but I want to do something I love and make enough money to provide for my family.