2021 Virtual Competition Results

Fine Arts Competition

Adult Division

Best of Show Heidi Bleacher Philadelphia, PA
Reserve Best of Show Audrey Witman York, PA
Best Maryland Resident Entry Carolyn Coon Easton, MD
Acrylic    
1st Joanne Bast Littlestown, PA
Graphics    
1st Neyla Arnas Washington, DC
Watercolor    
1st Audrey Witman York, PA
2nd Carolyn Coon Easton, MD
3rd Carolyn Coon Easton, MD
Miscellaneous    
1st Heidi Bleacher Philadelphia, PA
2nd Emmett Hein Chicago, IL
3rd Joanne Bast Littlestown, PA
4th Joanne Bast Littlestown, PA

Junior Division

Best of Show Phoenix Jenkins Verona, PA
Reserve Best of Show Sarah Lydia McCoyer Washington, DC
Best Maryland Resident Entry Annabelle Miller Keymar, MD
Acrylic    
1st Theodore Prickman Bethesda, MD
2nd Annabelle Miller Keymar, MD
3rd John McKeon Dickerson, MD
Graphics    
1st Phoenix Jenkins Verona, PA
Watercolor    
1st Sarah Lydia McCoyer Washington, DC
2nd Sarah Lydia McCoyer Washington, DC
3rd Annabelle Miller Keymar, MD
4th John McKeon Dickerson, MD

View the Fine Arts Competition entries here.

Sheep Photo Competition

Adult Division

Best of Show Loren Lynch Lincoln University, PA
Reserve Best of Show Jim Dominy United Kingdom
Best Maryland Resident Entry Anne Marie Halsey Dickerson, MD
Portraits (Color)    
1st Loren Lynch Lincoln University, PA
2nd Jim Dominy United Kingdom
3rd Laura Navarre Millsboro, DE
4th Orion Langdon Corvallis, OR
Portraits (Black & White)    
1st Roxanne Dean Glen Rock, PA
2nd Rhianna Dean Philadelphia, PA
3rd Melissa Cunningham Terryville, CT
4th Lee Langstaff Dickerson, MD
Lambs (Color)    
1st Anne Marie Halsey Dickerson, MD
2nd Loren Lynch Lincoln University, PA
3rd Laura Brittingham Millsboro, DE
4th Trish Golay Leicester, NC
Lambs (Black & White)    
1st Leah Hoenen Topsham, ME
2nd Rhessa Weber Langstaff Providence, RI
3rd Rhessa Weber Langstaff Providence, RI
4th Roxanne Dean Glen Rock, PA
Landscapes/Flocks of Sheep (Color)    
1st Jim Dominy United Kingdom
2nd Rhessa Weber Langstaff Providence, RI
3rd Roxanne Dean Glen Rock, PA
4th Loren Lynch Lincoln University, PA
Landscapes/Flocks of Sheep (Black & White)    
1st Jason Nicholson Boonsboro, MD
2nd Rhianna Dean Philadelphia, PA
3rd Jason Nicholson Boonsboro, MD
4th Loren Lynch Lincoln University, PA
Still Life (Color)    
1st Loren Lynch Lincoln University, PA
2nd Carol Dawn Petersen Arlington, VA
3rd Roxanne Dean Glen Rock, PA
4th Lydia Smith Greenwood, DE
Still Life (Black & White)    
1st Rhianna Dean Philadelphia, PA
2nd Rhianna Dean Philadelphia, PA
3rd Lydia Smith Greenwood, DE
Sheep & Wool Related Activities (Color)    
1st Lydia Smith Greenwood, DE
2nd Bobbilynne Skidmore Glen Rock, PA
3rd Trish Golay Leicester, NC
4th Trish Golay Leicester, NC
Sheep & Wool Related Activities (Black & White)    
1st Melissa Cunningham Terryville, CT
2nd Melissa Cunningham Terryville, CT
Stable Scenes (Color)    
1st Rhessa Weber Langstaff Providence, RI
2nd Mary Jane Solomon Wilmette, IL
3rd Jenna Weber Langstaff Providence, RI
4th Roxanne Dean Glen Rock, PA
Stable Scenes (Black & White)    
1st Anne Marie Halsey Dickerson, MD
2nd Mary Jane Solomon Wilmette, IL
Computer Generated Photo Art    
1st Roxanne Dean Glen Rock, PA
2nd Rhianna Dean Philadelphia, PA
3rd Rhianna Dean Philadelphia, PA
4th Roxanne Dean Glen Rock, PA

Junior Division

Best Maryland Resident Junior Entry Ariel Pollard Potomac, MD
Any Subject    
1st Ariel Pollard Potomac, MD
2nd Becca Pollard Potomac, MD
3rd Annabelle Miller Keymar, MD
4th Annabelle Miller Keymar, MD
https://youtu.be/IXyaobKyxO4
View the Sheep Photo Competition entries here.

Sheep Promotion Competition

Special Prize – Judge’s Award for Creativity Theodore Prickman

Breed Promotion

Junior Division (8-10 years old)    
1st Preston Clark Thurmont, MD
Intermediate Division (11-13 years old)    
1st Theodore Prickman Bethesda, MD

Meat Promotion

Mini Division (7 years old and under)    
1st Owen Wright Littlestown, PA

Wool Promotion

Mini Division (7 years old and under)    
1st Nathan Krome Littlestown, PA
Junior Division (8-10 years old)    
1st John McKeon Dickerson, MD
2nd Adeline Skidmore Aberdeen, MD
Senior Division (14-18 years old)    
1st Caroline Clark Thurmont, MD
View the Sheep Promotion Competition entries here.

Junior Spinning Competition

Best Skein by a First-Year Spinner Kai Solon Panama

E-Spinner

Best Overall Astrid Tauber Austin, TX
Most Even    
1st Astrid Tauber Austin, TX
Skinniest    
1st Astrid Tauber Austin, TX

Drop Spindle

Best Overall Preston Clark Thurmont, MD
Most Even    
1st Preston Clark Thurmont, MD
Fattest    
1st Preston Clark Thurmont, MD

Spinning Wheel

Best Overall Caroline Clark Thurmont, MD
Fattest    
1st Kai Solon Panama
2nd Theodore Prickman Bethesda, MD
Longest    
1st Caroline Clark Thurmont, MD
2nd Ava Prickman Bethesda, MD
Most Even    
1st Ava Prickman Bethesda, MD
2nd Kai Solon Panama
Lumpiest    
1st Adeline Skidmore Aberdeen, MD
2nd Theodore Prickman Bethesda, MD
Skinniest    
1st Caroline Clark Thurmont, MD

Fleece-to-Shawl Competition

1st Silverado Spinsters View Team Video
2nd Spin City Bernie’s Mittens Team View Team Video
3rd Yankee Fiber Friends View Team Video
4th Meridian Jacobs Farm Club View Team Video
5th Spin City Garden Team View Team Video
6th Woolie Nelsons View Team Video
7th The Spidget Finners View Team Video
8th Butler County Pedalers View Team Video
Youth Team Twisted Sisters View Team Video
Jane Hyland Memorial Award for the Best Spinning Team Yankee Fiber Friends

Judges’ Commentary

https://youtu.be/nbyD9h40WIg

Lead Line Competition

Adult Class – 1st Place – Julia Shreiner, Manheim PA

I’m Julia Shreiner from Lancaster County Pennsylvania. I created this two-piece ensemble which includes a 100% wool skirt and 100% wool multi-colored, lined vest. The straight cut wool tan and black plaid skirt is cut below the knees. The pattern didn’t include a lining so I decided to add a sewn-in slip for added comfort. The skirt has an invisible side zipper and faced waistline with a pleated lower back. The pleats are cut on the bias for the extra visual appeal. The coordinating vest is a blend of three 100% different colored wool fabics and many creative touches. I created a vest pattern using an actual garment not a pattern. Please take notice to the bound button holes, use of piping, decorative stitching and fun buttons. Matching the plaids was a challenge on this vest. My sheep is a (bred and owned) Registered Wensleydale Yearling Ewe. She is names, Easy on the Eyes. I made her 100% wool hat for a fun touch.

Adult Class – 2nd Place – Alison Bode, Nanjemoy MD

Alison started raising market lambs as a 4-Her when she was 11 years old. As an adult, she started her own flock of Lincoln sheep in 2002. In this video, Alison is leading Zelda, a natural colored Lincoln ewe. Zelda was a bottle baby, and lived in Alison’s kitchen for several months in 2017. Earlier this year, Zelda gave birth to colored twin ram lambs. Alison is wearing a black wool skirt that has been a mainstay in her wardrobe for many years, with a black knit top and a light green wool shawl which she crocheted this past winter. In addition to sewing, crocheting, and raising sheep, Alison enjoys reading and playing with her six grandchildren.

Senior Class – 1st Place – Brynna Bode, Nanjemoy MD

Brynna Bode is an 18 year old 4-Her who has been sewing and showing sheep since she was 5 years old. In this video she is wearing a wool outfit she made in 2020. The skirt is a 4 panel straight skirt made of 100% washable wool in a black and gray weave with small multi-colored flecks. The cape vest in the same wool fabric has a pleat in the back and a small pocket in the front. The sheep Brynna is leading is a registered Finn ewe named Cherry. Brynna won her first Finn sheep through the Youth Sheep Conservancy contest in 2016 at the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival. Cherry, a yearling, is an offspring of Brynna’s original Finn sheep. This year Cherry gave birth to triplets, and Brynna now owns 19 Finn sheep, counting this year’s lambs, and she’s anxious to return to the show ring with her sheep this year. Brynna will graduate from high school in June, and she will be attending West Virginia University in the fall, majoring in Engineering.

Junior Class – 1st Place – John McKeon, Dickerson MD

My name is John. I am 8 years old and in 2nd grade. We have a lot of sheep at our farm.

This is my Finnsheep ram DaVinci and he is 1 and a 1/2 years old. He is ready to be sheared and I’m looking forward to seeing what we can make from his wool. I’m also hoping to show him in 4-H.

I am wearing a red wool sweater, socks and wool blend suit vest and pants. I’m also wearing my favorite a wool felt hat. This outfit is like the one that my great-great-great-great grandpa wore when he was a shepherd in Italy.

Thank you


Sheep & Goat Skillathon

Placing Name State Score
Clover Division (under 8 years old)      
1st Delaney Crouch IL 236
Junior Division (8-10 years old)      
1st Preston Clark MD 298
2nd (tie) Katie Keyser WV 293
2nd (tie) Kallie Keyser WV 293
4th (tie) John Boehmer PA 292
4th (tie) Joe Fiehn Other 292
4th (tie) Ross Pownell WV 292
7th Ronan Straight WV 282
8th (tie) Michaela Hegarty NY 278
8th (tie) John McKeon MD 278
10th Alexander Kase PA 273
Intermediate Division (11-13 years old)      
1st Holly Howard IN 489
2nd Phoebe Pownell WV 486
3rd Avery Walton TX 460
4th Mason Quigg PA 442
5th Reed Mason MD 439
6th Rachael Fiehn Other 438
7th John Bruner PA 430
8th James Boehmer PA 421
9th James Hegarty NY 420
10th Rylee Vahlenkamp TX 412
Senior Division (14-18 years old)      
1st Caroline Clark MD 652
2nd Matthew Simpson WV 635
3rd Philip Herbert MD 631
4th Marie-Claire des Rosiers VA 615
5th Amon Van Alst NY 586
6th Jessica Martin MD 583
7th Elizabeth Bruner PA 582
8th Riley Herbert MD 565
9th Josephine Johnson PA 555
10th (tie) Raven Herron MD 538
10th (tie) Cadence Higgins CT 538
Adult Division (over 18 years old)      
1st Hannah King NC 689
2nd Allison Seyfert MD 672
3rd Carla Davis KS 635
4th Brenda Lobdell IL 628
5th Abigail Bruner PA 615
6th Angela King NC 610
7th Lydia Smith DE 598
8th Kristan Latham MD 594
9th Jeanna Beeman KS 583
10th Nadine Van Alst NY 574

2022 Catalog Cover Artist

Susan Due Pearcy has lived in the Agricultural Reserve in Barnesville, Maryland for 27 years and enjoys having sheep grazing next door and fibre artist friends nearby. She is continually inspired in her art and life by the natural beauty of her surroundings and works plein air in oil and pastel and creates her printmaking in Sugarloaf Studio behind her home...

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If you didn't brave the weather to come to last week's festival, but still want a festival t-shirt, you're in luck. Our online store at is being restocked with 2022 merchandise and should be ready by Monday, May 16, 2022 (they just need a little time to unpack the boxes that came back from the festival and see what's what). If memory serves, they will have two colors of short sleeve tees, a long sleeve tee, hats, aprons, fleece vests, sling bags and cinch sack/backpacks. Sorry, the large canvas tote bags are all gone.The online store is at www.sheepman.com/product-category/maryland-sheep-wool-festival-online/. You can also purchase these items in person at the Ceresville New Holland, Inc./Sheepman Supply Co. showroom in Frederick, Maryland. #mdsw2022 #festivalgear ... See MoreSee Less
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If you or anyone else receives an email claiming to be able to sell you a list of attendees of the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival, please ignore it as IT IS A SCAM. It has come to our attention that companies are emailing some of the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival’s exhibitors and attendees, claiming to offer our attendee email list. This is a common occurrence with large conferences and trade shows in recent years.It is our policy to NEVER sell, rent, or share attendee contact information. No company is authorized to distribute or sell any email lists of Festival attendees. The Festival is not providing this list nor generating these messages. How did they get your email? Software programs can crawl websites in search of email addresses that are listed on them (identifiable by the @ sign).If you receive an email offering to sell you a list of Festival attendees, do not respond to it. By responding—even with a request to unsubscribe—you confirm that your email address is a valid one, which may increase the likelihood that you’ll be contacted again. ... See MoreSee Less
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This little lost lamb kid's mitten was turned in to the Lost & Found and would like to find it's mate. There is also a handmade shawlette someone might be missing, along with the usual random assortment of items -- reading glasses, etc. -- and, no surprise, a folding umbrella and a pair of rubber boots. Message me or email if any of these sound like they might belong to you, or if there is something else you would like me to check for. #mdsw2022 #lostandfound ... See MoreSee Less
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