Pascual Hernandez
Pascual Hernandez

Well, Tom Green County did it again. The Tom Green County 4-H senior wool judging team took top honors at the 59th National 4-H Wool Judging Contest.

Sonora hosted the annual Wool & Mohair Show, Invitational Contests, and National Wool Judging this past Tuesday, June 18 through Thursday, June 20.

The contest and a similar competition, the 19th Annual FFA Wool Judging Contest, highlighted the 82nd annual Sonora Wool and Mohair Show.
The Tom Green County 4-H team earned 1,761 points to edge out the Imperial County, California, team’s 1,654 points. Tom Green County team members were Kimberley Salisbury, Kelly Salisbury, and Connor Pence. Kelly Salibury’s score of 659 points earned her high individual honors for the contest.

The Sterling City High School FFA team won the National FFA Wool Judging Contest with a total score of 1,796 points. The Hereford High School FFA team took reserve champion honors with a score of 1,793 points.

Team members were Hudson Cox, Gage Hogan, Tate Hogan, and Gunner Coburn. Cox took the contest’s high individual honors with a score of 614 points.

The national 4-H and FFA wool judging contests are the premier events of the Sonora Wool and Mohair Show.

The show offers a host of youth judging contests and wool and mohair fleece competitions. The event is sponsored by the Sonora Lions Club and Sonora Chamber of Commerce in cooperation with the Sonora Wool and Mohair Company and AgriLife Extension.

Sutton County 4-H held its own in the invitational contests. A complete list of all the contests, winners and key pictures is available at: More photos and highlights can also be found at