SPEAKERS / JUDGES
Cooper Newcomb – Sheep
Cooper Newcomb was born and raised in Elk City, Oklahoma. He judged livestock at Redlands Community College and later graduated from Oklahoma State University. Since his personal showing career ended, Cooper has found a love for selling, breeding, and feeding competitive show lambs. Cooper’s passion for the lamb industry shows through the success of his customers. Cooper has competed nationally in multiple show and sales, and has a firm understanding of the livestock show business. He understands firsthand the value of show ring presence, the importance of nutrition, evaluation, and the time and dedication it takes to succeed. Cooper knows the significance of families working together to compete at the next level, and has helped numerous families win at all levels across the country. We are excited to have Cooper, and his wife Victoria, on #TEAMShowRite!
Ryan Sites – Swine
Ryan Sites of Tuttle, OK has made a name for himself in the swine industry in many ways. As a former ag teacher in Elgin, OK he is known as a great educator and now facilitates many feed, fitting and showmanship clinics throughout the United States. He takes great pride and joy out of working with the youth in the industry. As an Oklahoma State Grad and after playing an important role on their livestock judging team, Ryan has also judged many local, county, state and national shows. He grew up raising Chester Whites with his family and currently Sites Livestock produces Crossbred, Duroc, and Chester show pigs and is operated by Ryan, his wife, Wendy and son, Rhett. Show-Rite is lucky to have such a valuable asset, like Ryan, on the team.
Hirschel LeClair – Cattle
Hirchell LeClair is the owner of LeClair Cattle Company in Lander, Wyoming where he specializes in raising females and composite show cattle. Some of his proudest champions throughout his years have led him to the backdrop at the National Western, Ft. Worth, Kansas City, Houston, and several Junior Nationals. Hirchell graduated from the University of Wyoming in 2009 with a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science. From there, he moved to the Texas Panhandle to learn from his mentor, Brian Martin. 3 years later, Hirchell transitioned to managing Hurst Cattle Company where he achieved exponential growth of donors, as well as many prestigious wins in the show barn. He and his wife, Kelli, now reside back in Lander, WY where they raise both show and commercial cattle. It’s the success he’s experienced and his positive attitude that makes Hirchell a great influential for Team Show-Rite.
Glen Martin – Goats
Glen Martin is regarded as one of the foremost multi-species livestock experts in the nation. He grew up in Mason, Texas on a diversified family ranch. Following a distinguished judging career, Glen graduated from Texas A&M University, and he and wife RaeAnn now reside back in Mason. Their four daughters have won more than 50 major goat, lamb, hog, and cattle shows nationwide. The Martin family operates intensive club calf, show goat, and dorper sheep operations. Glen also keeps a busy schedule of livestock clinics and seminars, working as a ShowRite Influential. He has judged numerous market and breeding shows of all species across the country, and is considered one of the best teachers around when it comes to education youth.