Shearing Contest 2018 Results

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9th Annual North American Alpaca Shearing Contest
Hosted By: Morning Beckons Farm

RESULTS!!

I would like to personally thank you each and every one of you for your donations once again this year to support this great event. For those of you that could not attend the Event, I started by thanking all of you for your support as many of you have supported for several years now. I hope to have the final results with more photos and scores posted quickly on the Light Livestock Equipment website. However to quickly recap the day… We started out in the apprentice class and a late entry stole the show. Alyssa Ebel (Jeffrey Ebel Shearing Services) was able to slowly and steadily shear her way to a win. Next up was the Journeyman(Journeywoman) class and Alyssa again was able to shear her way to victory by one of the narrowest of margins. Having shorn more alpacas in a morning then in her whole life she decided to let a fellow competitor take her spot in the Open/Master class.
The master class did not disappoint as usual. I did miss John “The Machine” Gunther who is off training still from his TV stardom on TUF 27 The Ultimate Fighter. However we had newcomer Adam Riley (MR CLIPPER) that flew in from AR just to see what all the fuss has been about. The competition started out fierce with the top 3 competitors only separated by 2 points after one round and Jay “The G.O.A.T “ Mariacher (Mariacher Shearing Services) found himself tied with Adam and 2 points behind Jeffrey Ebel. For those of you New Englanders that don’t know what GOAT stands for you can ask Tom Brady. I sent Jay a text message after last year’s competition and he didn’t know what I meant when I said that to him. At days end Jeffrey Ebel ended up willing his way to victory to avenge his loss last year to second place finisher Jay( 4 year defending Champion). Jay has now Won 6 shearing Championships and finished 2nd in the other 3. I believe that he has now won 3 best blanket awards in a row and along with Malcom Cooper (Cooper Shearing Services)are the only competitors to have shorn in all 9 years competitions.

Side note: The Husband and wife duo of Jeffrey and Alyssa Ebel stole the show on Jeffrey’s Birthday. Happy late birthday Jeffrey.

Special thanks to Heiniger USA and Rita Long for her great generosity once again in supporting this event with prizes. Also many thanks to judges Cheri Seiler(Good Time Ridge Farm. LLC), and Vern Butler(Morning Beckons Farm). Last but not least all thanks to all of the volunteers, head holders, sweepers and especially the shearers.

We hope to be holding the event again next year for the 10th Annual North American Alpaca Shearing contest at Morning Beckons Farm on Saturday June 15th. So mark your calendars and tell all of your friends.

Jonathan

2018 sponsors

EQUIPMENT SPONSORS

A very special thanks once again to Rita and Kathy at Heiniger USA for all of their wonderful prizes, that the guys thoroughly enjoy receiving. Without them the event would not be as big.

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Heiniger USA
Stillmeadow Farm
New England Alpaca Fiber Pool
Camo Alpacas
Pine Hill Alpaca Farm LLC
Little Creek Farm
Morning Beckons Farm
Quissett Hill Farm
Cas-Cad-Nac Farm LLC
NEAOBA
East Coast Alpacas LLC
Claddagh Farm
Sleeping Monk Farm
Hidden Hollow Alpacas
MAPACA
The Alpaca Rosa
Best Shearing Services
Inferno Combs
Beiyuan
Rita Long
Pamela Brewster and Sylvie Remingol
Chris and Shelley Riley
Dennis Basins
Stephanie Glyptis
Howard and Becky Hopps
Lynn Edens
Matthew Varrell
Julie and Vern Butler
John Gomersall
Ian and Jennifer Lutz
Marc and Melissa Worrell
Sarah and Carl Lamanna
Bob and Sue Evon
Tom and Kim Avila
Don and Carolyn Marquette
Matt and Jozi Best
Travor and Tania Gellatly
Helena Jiang
John Grant

Master/Open Class

Place Name Score
1 Jeffrey Ebel 970
2 Jay Mariacher 961
3 Adam Riley 956
4 Brian Gnizak 951
5 Malcom Cooper 931
6 Terance Blake 909

Open/Masters North American Shearing Contest 2018
Open/Master Class – 970 pts-Jeffrey Ebel 961 pts- Jay Mariacher 956 pts- Adam Riley 951 pts- Brian Gnizak 931 pts-Malcom Cooper 909 pts- Terance Blake

Journey”Woman” Class

Place Name Score
1 Alyssa Ebel 689
2 Terance Blake 687
3 Rusty Varrell 685
4 Keith Tetreault 660
5 Caleb Fisher 656

Journeyman Class - Norht American Alpaca Shearing Contest 2018
Journey”Woman” Class – 689 pts- Alyssa Ebel 687 pts- Terance Blake 685 pts- Rusty Varrell 660 pts- Keith Tetreault 656 pts- Caleb Fisher

Apprentice Class

Place Name Score
1 Alyssa Ebel 695
2 Rufus Koblenzer 67
3 Caleb Fisher 648
4 Kuno Gunther 571

Apprentice Class North American Alpaca Shearing Contest 2018
Apprentice Class – 695 pts- Alyssa Ebel 673 pts- Rufus Koblenzer 648 pts- Caleb Fisher 571 pts- Kuno Gunther

Masters Class

Open/Masters North American Alpaca Shearing Contest 2018
970 pts-Jeffrey Ebel 961 pts- Jay Mariacher 956 pts- Adam Riley 951 pts- Brian Gnizak 931 pts-Malcom Cooper 909 pts- Terance Blake

Journey”woman” Class

Journeyman Class - Norht American Alpaca Shearing Contest 2018
Journey”Woman” 689 pts- Alyssa Ebel 687 pts- Terance Blake 685 pts- Rusty Varrell 660 pts- Keith Tetreault 656 pts- Caleb Fisher

Apprentice Class

Apprentice Class North American Alpaca Shearing Contest 2018
Apprentice Class – 695 pts- Alyssa Ebel 673 pts- Rufus Koblenzer 648 pts- Caleb Fisher 571 pts- Kuno Gunther

More Photos of the fun this year can be seen here!

Through the Years

2017

Master Class L to R: 1st Jay Mariacher, 2nd Jeffery Ebel, 3rd John Gunther, 4th Chris Hatch, 5th Malcom Cooper, 6th Sardis Gunther

2016

Master Class with sponsors a representative of NEAFP and Joe Crocco of Copper Star Farm. L to R: NEAFP rep, Crocco, 6th Ben Bowman, 3rd John Gunther, 5th Malcolm Cooper, 4th Brian Gnizak, 2nd Chris Hatch, 1st Jay Mariacher

2015

Left to right
Front – John Gunther 3rd place Master Shear (Bio-Secure Shearing)
Middle-Vern & Julie Butler (Morning Beckons Farm/Hosts), Jay Mariacher 1st place Master Shear(Mariacher Shearing Services), Pamela Brewster (Stillmeadow Farm), Malcom Cooper 2nd place Master Shear(Cooper Shearing Services)
Back-Sardis Gunther 4th place Master Shear(Bio-Secure Shearing), Kevin O’Leary(Alpaca Judge),Sonya Hanson & Jeff Groene (Ice Pond Farm)

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and the results From previous years.

 

2018 Results
2017 Results
2016 Results
2015 Results
2014 Results
2013 Results
2012 Results
2011 Results
2010 Results

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