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Top Hand Award Winners


A Top Hand on any operation is a vital spoke that makes a strong wheel for any successful ranching operation. Each day at the NMYRM camp, the organizing committee selected and recognized an individual camp participant who demonstrated the key traits of a Top Hand: respectful to others and surroundings, hard-working, and attentive to details and discussion. Top Hand buckles were donated by E&T Designs, Tucumcari, New Mexico.

Committee members also awarded Honorable Mention engraved knives to the following camp participants: Sage Mijares, John-Michael Nagy, Michael Welty, Brannon Mobley, Randall Rush, and Lukas Mott. Knives were donated by Huff Steel Buildings, Rangely, Colorado.

NMYRM Camp Top Hands
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Matthew Denetclaw (Range Day) Shiprock, NM; Richard Rush (Wildlife Day) Forrest, NM; John Gilbert (Marketing Day) Grenville, NM; Brianna Kimsey (Beef Day) Grenville, NM.