Allen Newcomb Show Lambs & Treadmills

Matea Gordon

Ethan Davies

We caught up with Matea Gordon, the exhibitor the Reserve Grand Champion Market Goat at the 2022 Aksarben Stock Show! Learn a little more about Matea below!

Age: 18

Hometown: Sturgis, SD

School: South Dakota State University Majoring in Ag Business

Future Plans:
I plan to work in agriculture and start my own business.

How many years have you been showing? Do you show any other species?
I have been showing goats for 10 years.

Other hobbies besides showing livestock?
Besides showing livestock, my hobbies include traveling, graphic design, and shopping.

Best stock show memory:
Winning Reserve Champion Market Goat at Aksarben was for sure my favorite and best stock show memory. It has been a dream of mine since I started showing to be champion or reserve at a big show like Aksarben, and I am very thankful for all the support and guidance to achieve this dream. 

Tell us about your recent champion:
My goat’s name was Snickers! He was bred by Schrank Show Goats and placed by Cooper Bounds and Carson Wheeler. He was the South Dakota Summer Spotlight Champion and 3rd Overall at the South Dakota State Fair.

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

Favorite Livestock Show:
South Dakota State Fair

Washing or Clipping

Halter Breaking or Training to Brace
Halter Breaking

Banners or Buckles

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