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In a team penning competition of 24 teams, Don Schmitz played a part in the top three placing teams.
Following the grand opening at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the Antelope County Fairgrounds, the Calcutta for team penning took place. From there, the competition for team penning began, with each team working to herd cattle sporting their designated number into the pen.
At the end of the night, the first-place team of Phillip Wright, Don Schmitz and Patrick Mahoney earned a time of 1:35:89 on six head. The second-place team of Bob Frey, Don Schmitz and Jon Mazour received a time of 2:23:39 on six head.
In third place, Tammi Nervig, Don Schmitz and Phillip Wright earned a time of 2:02:87 on five head, and the fourth-place team of Harold Fischer, Steve Skibinski and Jim Kuiper finished with a time of 2:31:77 on five head.
Mark Salber was also a lucky winner of the first three teams, as he won the Calcutta for the first, second and third-place teams. Corey Curtis received the Calcutta for the fourth-place team.
For the junior team penning competition, Macy Zehther additionally managed to be on all three of the winning teams.
The first-place team of Macy Zentner, Bailey Lehr and Ashleigh Nelson received a time of 1:20:34 on two head. Macy Zentner, Brooke Lehr and Ashleigh Nelson came in second with a time of 1:52:60 on one head. The team in third consisted of Macy Zentner, Bailey Lehr and Brook Lehr. They earned a time of 1:56:09 on one head.