Wallowa High School FFA team tops ag mechanics competition

The beginner teams competed in Tool I.D, MIG Welding, Drill Bit Sharpening and Precision Measuring.

Published on May 15, 2018 2:24PM

The WHS Advanced Ag Team includes, left to right, Chance Goebel, Zane Mallory, Michael Diggins, Ryan Hafer and Daniel Delancey.

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The WHS Advanced Ag Team includes, left to right, Chance Goebel, Zane Mallory, Michael Diggins, Ryan Hafer and Daniel Delancey.

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Members of the WHS Beginning Ag Team are, left to right, Freddy DeVore, Zeb Ramsden, Tristin Bales, and Jace Fisher.

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Members of the WHS Beginning Ag Team are, left to right, Freddy DeVore, Zeb Ramsden, Tristin Bales, and Jace Fisher.

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An FFA team from Wallowa High School took first place in the advanced level of the District Ag Mechanics competition April 18 in Wallowa.

Individually, Michael Diggins placed second overall, Zane Mallory third overall, Chance Goebel fifth overall and Ryan Hafer sixth overall.

Pine Eagle finished second and Baker third.

Schools from Union, Imbler and Elgin also participated. The advanced teams competed in Arc Welding, Plasma Cutting, Tractor and Swather I.D, and Electrical Wiring.

The beginning teams competed in Tool I.D, MIG Welding, Drill Bit Sharpening and Precision Measuring.

Wallowa placed third in the beginning competition, Enterprise was second and Pine Eagle first. Individually, Zeb Ramsden placed second overall.

Goebel received a $1,000 TVCC Scholarship as the high-placing senior in the contest.

Mallory took first in Arc Welding, Diggins sixth, Hafer and Goebel tied for ninth and Daniel Delancy 10th.

Hafer placed first in Tractor and Swather ID, Goebel and Delancy tied for second in Tractor and Swather ID and Diggins and Mallory tied for third.

Diggins placed fifth in Electrical Wiring and Goebel and Delancy tied for eighth.

Mallory, Hafer, Goebel and Delancy placed first, second, fourth and fifth, respectively, in Plasma Cutting.

Ramsden was honored as second place overall beginning individual. He also took first in Place Tool ID, with Freddy DeVore second, Tristin Bales third and Jace Fisher seventh.

Bales added a second in Place Measuring and DeVore and Ramsden tied for fourth. Ramsden added an eighth place in Drill Bit Sharpening.

MIG Welding finishers included Fisher in first, Ramsden in fourth and DeVore seventh.



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