Ethan Davies

We caught up with Courtney Thurman, the exhibitor the Grand Champion Market Goat at the 2020 State Fair of Texas & the Reserve Champion Market Goat at the 2020 Houston Livestock Show!

Age: 17

Hometown: Bryan, Texas

School Attending: Rudder High School – Plan on attending Texas Tech University in fall 2021

How many years have you been showing? Do you show any other species?
I have been showing for 13 years. I have also shown wether does, market lambs, crossbred gilts, and market hogs.

What’s one piece of advice you’d like to give to other showmen?
Set goals that you deem almost impossible to achieve.  Those goals will drive you to work harder, practice more, and push you beyond your comfort zone. As long as you are in your comfort zone your impossible goals will not be achieved.

When I Grow Up I Want To….:
Who really ever grows up? I plan to attend Texas Tech University and major in Agricultural Communications. I have not narrowed my focus for my career as I want to leave the door open to any opportunity that comes my way.

My biggest stock show oops moment:
When I ripped my pants open, right down the butt crack in Waco.

One Thing You Might Not Know About Me Is:
I basically live off of Queso, REALLY!

Least Favorite Barn Chore:
Washing and de-fungusing EVERYTHING after a jackpot show or non-terminal national show.  

Favorite Livestock Show:
San Angelo

Current Favorite Song:
Bull Rider – Johnny Cash

Favorite Sports Team:

Barn Music – Loud As It Gets or Peace & Quiet?
Loud As It Gets!

Superstitions – Yes, of course! or Nope!
Yes, Of Course!

Pre-Show Jitters – Heck yes! or Calm As Can Be?
No Way, Calm As Can Be

Favorite Pictures – Backdrops or Candid Ringshots?
Candid Ringshots