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As the saying goes, "This one is in the books!" The 2023 Suri Network All Suri Fleece Show is noodled and in the bag! It was a great success with the excellent work of Superintendents Dawn Browning and Judy Schroeder as her assistant, AOA Judges Jude Anderson and Cheryl Gehly, and a fantastic group of volunteers. A HUGE THANK-YOU to our volunteers (pictured above) Abby Shelhart, Paula Clegg, Beth Sheets, Nancy Lindemood, and Beth Cripe.  Not pictured are Lydia Au, Dan Clegg, Lisa Collura, Yvonne Jones, Karolyn Knoll, Steve Ross, and Laurel Shouvlin . Everyone worked long days, and many paid for hotels and travel to advance your Suri industry with this show. When you see them, be sure to thank them for their efforts!

We saw increases in all competitions which included 18 Fiber Arts entries, 14 Skein entries, 79 Spin Off entries, and 225 Regular Fleece Show entries! There were also 4 entries in Produce of Dam and 5 entries in Get of Sire.

Maureen Macedo judged the 79 entries for the Spin Off and Elizabeth Taylor judged our Fiber Arts Competition. We will post those results as soon as they are available. You can now view the Regular Fleece Show results on the AOA website. Use this link and scroll down to access the pdf.

Link to Fiber Arts Competition results

Link to Skein Competition results

The Triple Crown Award has been calculated by totaling the points awarded from competing in the AOA IFA, the Suri Network Regular Fleece Show, and the Suri Network Spin Off. Congratulations to WHISTLING PINES VONTAE MACK owned by Chris and Jess Fredericks of Whistling Pines Ranch!

The First Timer Award: Congratulations to first time fleece show exhibitors Ouroboros Farmstead- Andy & Kelsey Lunsmann located in Springfield, Oregon

The Breeder Cup Awards: Congratulations to the following farms!
Emerald Cup (1 to 3 entries) was won by: Carolina Sunshine Alpaca Farm- Em Stecker and Danette Boezio in Pittsboro, North Carolina

Sapphire Cup (4 to 9 entries) was won by Whistling Pines Ranch- Chris and Jess Fredericks in Clayton, Wisconsin

Diamond Cup (10 to 16 entries) was won by Big Timber Alpacas- Susan King in Sherwood, Oregon

"Specials" Award Winners

Suri Male Spirit of the Fiber Industry: BIG TIMBER TAHITI'S FYRE DANCER Big Timber Alpacas, LLC Susan King

Suri Female Spirit of the Fiber Industry: AIA MOONSHADOW PIXIE Memory M-Acres Farm Robert Figular & Lisa Collura

Suri Male Best Luster: H & S MYSTERY MAN Heart & Soul Alpacas, Midnight Moon Alpacas Russell Ratti & Karen Ball, Gary Wilson

Suri Female Best Luster: BIG TIMBER's SPECTACULAR ELLA Big Timber Alpacas LLC Susan King

Suri Male Best Lock: BIG TIMBER TAHITI'S FYRE DANCER Big Timber Alpacas LLC Susan King

Suri Female Best Lock: WHISTLING PINES ATOMIC BLONDE Whistling Pines Ranch Chris & Jess Fredericks

Suri Male Best Handle: SALT RIVER'S SOLARIS Salt River Alpacas Liz Vahlkamp

Suri Female Best Handle:  WHISTLING PINES ATOMIC BLONDE Whistling Pines Ranch Chris & Jess Fredericks

We would be remiss if we didn't acknowledge our generous sponsors who also help make this show a success. Please be sure to thank them for their support when you see them at shows. The show sponsors are listed to the right.

Below is the link to the video of the award presentation Judges Jude Anderson and Cheryl Gehly. As soon as the results are certified for all the competitions, we will provide those links as well.


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