The Wisconsin 4-H Quiz Bowl and Skillathon contests were both held on Saturday, March 3 at the University of Wisconsin Madison Animal Sciences Building. In the Skillathon contest, participants complete a 25 question written test, 4 individual skill-a-thon stations where contestants take part in livestock breed identification, feed identification, equipment identification and meat identification. The final portion is the team exercises where each team works together to best solve 3 different scenarios involving live animals/concepts. This phase helps youth learn problem solving, critical thinking and teamwork.
Top Ten Overall Senior Skillathon Individuals were: Natalie Siedschlag, Dodge; Blake Johnson, Trempealeau; Emilie Pauls, Marathon, Stephanie Witberler, Marathon, Kailen Smercheck, Marathon, Reece Theobald, Dane, Cortney Zimmerman, Marathon, Tyler Johnson, Trempealeau, Zachary Mickelson, Columbia, Haley Schulenberg, Dane
Top Ten Overall Junior Skillathon Individuals were: Jessica Patterson, Grant; Grace Kling, Jackson #1; Samantha Rake, Columbia; Faith Baerworlf, Columbia; Kendyll Theobald, Dane; Luke Patterson, Grant; Joey Robinson, Iowa #1; Luke Fischer, Jackson#1; Ethan Lulich, Juneau #1; Leah Huchthausen, Dane