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The American Royal – 2021 Season

Friends and supporters of The American Royal celebrated another successful season with many special events, including the World Series of Barbecue, the 122nd American Royal Livestock Show, the Chairman’s Uptown Hoedown, and six equine events. The organization also brought barbecue back to the West Bottoms with the first American Royal Backyard Barbecue Competition. Proceeds from the events support The American Royal’s mission of education within the agriculture industry.

(Front row) Exhibitor Hadley Hendrickson (back row) Payton Farmer, Executive Board Member Ken and Diane Wagner, and Executive Board Members Angie Stanland, Lindsey Smith, Gordon Lansford, and Tim Congrove at the Junior Premium Livestock Auction


Gordon Lansford, John Mitchell, Ryan Wilkerson, Angie Stanland, Jeanette Prenger, and Charlie Tetrick, executive committee members


Jack Sheely


Volunteers Hollie Area, Carol Petrus, and Stacey Young delivered meals to other volunteers.


Barbecue Hall of Fame Members Pat Burke, Bernetta McKindra, Ardie Davis, and Ray Lampe


Vickie Friedmann called in the next class at the UPHA American Royal National Championship Horse Show.


Members of Lonestar signed the bull before going onstage at the Chairman’s Uptown Hoedown. Pictured are (Front row) Grant Bargfrede, Kristie Larson, The American Royal; and Drew Womack, Michael Britt, Dean Sams, and Keech Rainwater, all with Lonestar (back row) Pat Macy and Emily Schuckenbrock.

Read more in the January 8, 2022 issue of The Independent
Photo Credits: Next Level Images and American Royal


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