Contestants competed in the 2010 National Western Stock Show (NWSS) International Sheep Shearing Contest in Denver, Colo., on Jan. 24. Participants competed in one of three skill levels - junior, intermediate or professional.
Top shearers in the junior division included first place--Jayson Foley, Wyo.; second place--Peter Larradle, Colo.; third place--Collin Kennedy, Ind.; and fourth place--Dylan Weaver, Wis.
The winners in the intermediate contest were first place--Brian Fitzpatrick, Minn.; second place--Steve Kennedy, Ind.; third place--Symeon Caryl, Mich.; and fourth place--Rindy Harkness, Wyo.
Taking top honors in the professional category were first place--Don Metheral, Canada; second place--Loren Opstedahl, S.D.; third place--Tony Troendle, S.D.; and fourth place--Hilary Geitzen, N.D.
The American Sheep Industry Association was a sponsor of the event.