Allen Newcomb Show Lambs & Treadmills

Kenna Cooley

Ethan Davies

We caught up with Kenna Cooley of Kansas! Kenna recently exhibited the Grand Champion Market Goat at Aksarben as well as 5th Overall Wether Dam at the North American!

Age: 15

Hometown/School: I am currently a Sophomore at West Franklin High School in Pomona, KS.

Future Plans:
I plan to attend Oklahoma State University and major in Ag education. I’d like to be an Ag teacher/FFA advisor, along with raising livestock.

How many years have you been showing? Do you show any other species?
I have been showing goats for 7 years. I don’t show any other species.

Other hobbies besides showing livestock?
I am actively involved in 4-H and FFA. I am currently the Treasurer for my HS FFA Chapter. I also play basketball.

Best stock show memory:
My best stock show memory to date is wining Grand Champion Market Goat at the 2021 Aksarben Stock Show. I picked that goat out when he was just a few weeks old. Seeing the happiness that win brought to my family and friends was the best feeling ever!

Tell us about your recent champion.
I exhibited the 5th overall wether dam (Division 1 Champion) at NAILE in Louisville, raised by Kempker Livestock known in the barn as Night Hawk. I could never thank Trent and Emma Kempker enough for raising such amazing animals along with shaping me into the showman and person I am today. Truly blessed!

What is one word that describes the feelings you had stepping foot into the Grand Drive?

Favorite Livestock Show:

Washing or Clipping

Halter Breaking or Training to Brace
Training to Brace

Banners or Buckles

Cleaning Pens or Changing/Cleaning Water Buckets
Changing/Cleaning Water Buckets