The quality of the applications ran deep in our 2019 Distinguished $20,000 Sullivan Supply/Stock Show University Scholarship program. 1,419 applications from 45 states and Canada proves that the interest of our Ag youth runs deep. This is such a great time to be a part of this great livestock show industry. To look through these applications and read what these young adults are accomplishing makes us proud to be a part of it all. A huge thank you to our scholarship selection committee of industry leaders (non-Sullivan Supply employees or family members) who spend so many volunteer hours choosing our 20 winners. Congratulations to all our winners and applicants. Over $220,000 has been gifted to young individuals since the inception of this program in 2008.
Sincerely, John Sullivan, Founder Sullivan Supply and Stock Show University
JACE STAGEMEYER, Page, NE
There was no easy path to the champion banners but this self-taught showman prevailed to win major shows in the heifer arena and showmanship. Hard work and determination pays off!
TAR TUT, Faribault, MN
Not having grown up in the industry, Tar found a passion for livestock. You name it and he excels. Student council president, livestock judging team and showmanship champion. Talented behind the camera and a top-notch clipper.
ABBYGAIL PITSTICK, South Solon, OH
First gen cattle breeder starts with one Hereford heifer, now owns and operates a 60 head purebred Hereford operation with her sister. This FFA superstar found time to be the 2018 national Hereford queen. Sponsored with Highland Livestock Supply, White Show Supply, Provico and Sullivan Supply, Katie Cull
CHANCE MYERS, Edmond, OK
Everyone talks about passion and work ethic but Chance’s ambition and drive are hard to match. From supreme champion heifers to being one of the most accomplished young feeders and fitters in America, Chance thrives.
Sponsored with Sullivan Supply – Charles Hill
PAIGE GAFFNEY, Barneveld, WI
Junior chair-person for the 2018 National Jr. Angus Show, highly decorated in 4-H, state quiz bowl, student council, this Stock Show U clinic grad can do it all at a show or with the cow herd.
Sponsored with Kegley Show Supply
CARLYE WINFREY, Seminole, TX
One of the premier sheep showman in the country. Despite the wins, what is most impressive is Carlye’s unique combination of humility and her extremely competitive spirit. A multiple national FFA award winner.
KASSIDY BREMER, Redfield, IA
Her true grit and determination have led her to be one of the best young fitters and showman in the country. She is the epitome of what the Sullivan scholarship stands for.
LUCAS WISNEFSKI, Wyoming, IL
Actions speak louder than words. A powerhouse livestock exhibitor and member of the prestigious OSU meat evaluation team and livestock judging team. A true old-school stockman that earned it with hard work.
PAIGE MILLER, Torrington, WY
Paige may be our most well-rounded scholarship recipient. Jr. national team fitting championships, quiz bowls, showmanship, multiple grand champion goats, breeding heifers, and hogs at her state fair and state livestock judging champion.
Sponsored with Freeman Show Supply
ETHAN DICKERSON, Paradise, KS
Highly active FFA president and 2019 Kansas Star Farmer finalist, this NAJRA event board member has shown or raised champion cattle at NWSS, American Royal, Ft. Worth and NAILE.
Sponsored with Valley Vet Supply
TYLER PINKERTON, Liberty, IN
AJCA president, IGBCA officer, numerous FFA awards. This livestock collegiate judge also found time to attend auctioneer school and travel the country fitting numerous champions.
Sponsored with Sullivan Supply, Justin Shoufler
CHASE RATLIFF, Garnett, KS
“Disciplined and one of the most in-depth understandings of the livestock industry of any student I’ve ever had” is how one of Chase’s college professors sums him up.
Sponsored with Valley Vet
STOCK MARTIN, Hereford, TX
Stock has shown major show champion steers, but behind the scenes, he plays a major role in the cowherd management and feeding. He takes responsibility and rises to the occasion.
AUSTIN VIESELMEYER, Amherst, CO
State fair grand champion hogs and heifers, state FFA officer, 4.0 GPA, member of the collegiate national champion judging team of the year. The perfect example of a young cattleman that can do it all.
Sponsored with Freeman Show Supply
BEN BEZNER, Texline, TX
Mr. President, please stand up. FFA president, 4H council president, 4H club president and First team academic all-state athlete. Ben has exhibited major champion steers, but his real goal is to develop his own cowherd of the best in the nation.
KYLIE PICKARD, Hastings, MI
Kylie is a major contributor in the day to day work of her large cow herd. A true herdsman yet she finds time to maintain a 4.0 GPA, is FFA president and a leading member of the AJCA board.
Sponsored with Fair Acres Show Supply
PAYTON HERZOG, Robinson, TX
Not only is Payton a champion in the show ring but more importantly, he is a champion volunteer for his church, community and assisting the elderly. He represents the true character of American agriculture.
ASHTIN GUYER, Robinson, IL
Elite show pig and cattle exhibitor, national Barrow, NWSS and World Pork champions as well as exhibiting supreme champion heifer at NAILE. Yet her best accomplishment is starting the largest Ag scholarship in her county.
WHITNEY WALKER, Prairie Grove, AR
This active superstar excels as class president, junior Maine-Anjou board member, sports team captain and has won multiple major banners from multiple breeds across the country.
Sponsored with Sullivan Supply, Charles Hill.