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Curtis, Warren take top goat honors

Montgomery County 4-H’s Goat Show had something new and something old on Tuesday.

Something new was a first-time winner, Nicholas Curtis, who claimed grand champion doe. 

Something old was Tori Warren claiming her third consecutive grand champion wether title.

Curtis, a seventh-grader at Southmont Junior High, was excited to be chosen grand champion. When the judge shook his hand to signify his Saanen Doe was chosen the champion, he was extremely pleased and liked the feeling of being a champion.

“I was surprised because there were a lot of good goats in the show,” Curtis said. “When the judge chose me I was excited, but going into the show I had no idea I would be showing the champion.”

A member of Walnut Helping Hands 4-H Club, Curtis said the judge appreciated how his doe was put together, including the correct bone structure. He also said the judge complimented his goat was smooth throughout her body.

The family is not making plans to enter the champion into the state fair.

Curtis thanked his family and friends who helped him show all seven of the 11 goats his family brought to the show.

Curtis is the son of Holly and Jeff Curtis. 

Winning is nothing new for Warren. She has now won three straight wether grand championships and was reserve grand champion once.

The North Montgomery sophomore said the judge was impressed with her goat’s extended body.

The champion said she worked consistently with her wether.

“I would walk my goat a half-mile every day, and then we would run the half-mile back,” Warren said.

Warren plans to take her wether to the state fair and to the national show in the fall.

After the show, Warren thanked her parents, and the two men who helped buy her champion — Cooper Bounds and Patrick Mills.

Warren is the daughter of Bill Warren and Olivia Warren.