Contact Us...

If you have questions about the information posted below, send an email to the Comal County office of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service at or call (830) 620-3440. View the web site:


VERY IMPORTANT: IF YOU ARE NOT ENROLLED BY NOVEMBER 1st, YOU WILL NOT BE SHOWING AN ANIMAL THIS YEAR!!! Go to to enroll! You can check the status of your enrollment online, as well. If it says ACTIVE by your name, you’re good to go! If it says INCOMPLETE or INACTIVE, you need to get enrolled ASAP!
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ALL livestock show entries will be taken November 6-7-8 at the Extension office. This includes the Comal County Junior Livestock Show, as well as all major livestock shows. Pay no attention to the dates the entry forms have on them...ALL stock show entries are due to us by November 8thexcept Fort Worth, which is due November 3rd! Coaches: your entries for judging contests are also due at the same time!

All stock show entry forms are posted here, by show, so be sure to print the correct forms.  Simply print out and complete all pages of the entry form for each show for each exhibitor, including a W-9, if provided, or stop by the Extension office to pick up or complete the forms. (Please allow time to complete the paperwork – it’s not a quick process!) You will need your child’s full name, social security number and Quality Counts number (for major livestock shows only - see below). Payment is made by check payable to Comal 4-H Council or EXACT CHANGE ONLY at the time of entry.

For your convenience, we will have extended office hours during those three days we are taking entries. The Extension office will be open:
- - November 6th - 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
- - November 7th - 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- - November 8th - 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

REMINDER: All Houston Stock Show forms MUST BE NOTARIZED (and we do not have a Notary on staff)!
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Quality Counts:
Anyone showing an animal in a major livestock show (any show other than the county show), must take the Quality Counts exam online. Go to and click on the Verification tab, then the Click here and take the test to get verified link. At this point you will have to select one of the following three options: 4-H, FFA, or 4-H & FFA (if you might be showing under both organizations).

The next page will ask the 4-H member’s name, age, birthdate and county (be sure to put COMAL). There is a JUNIOR TEST (for those 8 and in the 3rd grade through 8th grade) and a SENIOR TEST (for those in high school). The system retains your number – you only have to take it once as a JUNIOR- and once as a SENIOR-aged 4-H member.

Be sure to retain your Quality Counts number, as it is required for stock show entries! Entries will NOT BE ACCEPTED WITHOUT A QUALITY COUNTS NUMBER.
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Eligibility Forms:
Any 4-H’er competing in a stock show, county, district or state contest as a 4-H member MUST COMPLETE an ELIGIBILITY FORM. Complete the top portion, requesting either academic eligibility or academic eligibility and an excused absence, as well as the date you will be absent, the name of the activity, and signature of the parent. In the center portion put the 4-H’er’s name, Comal County and the date you are submitting it to school (keep a copy for your records). The school will complete the bottom section and should either return it to you or fax it to us at 830-620-3446. If it is returned to you, you must get it turned in to the Extension office before the contest. If you prefer, you may scan and email the completed copy to If competing in multiple contests during the same grading period, you can list multiple dates/events on the form. Make sure it is evident which date for each event. If your eligibility form is not turned in, you will not be competing as a 4-H’er.

We follow UIL rules in checking eligibility. A progress report can make you eligible, but cannot make you ineligible. If you would like to know how eligibility is checked, call the office. We’ll be glad to explain it to you.


ALL livestock show entries will be taken November 6-7-8 at the Extension office. This includes the Comal County Junior Livestock Show, as well as all major livestock shows. Pay no attention to the dates the entry forms have on them...ALL stock show entries are due to us by November 8th, except Fort Worth, which is due November 3rd!

Watch the blog/email for more information.

As the stock shows update their web sites, forms and exhibitor handbooks will be posted here. Some stock shows will not have info available until October. We will update the page as we can after the info becomes available.

For your convenience, we will have extended office hours during those three days we are taking entries. The Extension office will be open:

- - November 6th - 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

- - November 7th - 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

- - November 8th - 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Show Broiler Workshop - October 30th

Validation Dates for 2017-2018 - UPDATED!

4-H LAMB & GOAT VALIDATION: Thursday, October 19th - 12 noon to 5:00 p.m. - at the new barn at Smithson Valley High School

4-H HEIFER VALIDATION: Wednesday, October 25th - 4 - 5:30 p.m., New Braunfels High School's Ag Farm - Union Wine Road, off of FM 725.

4-H SWINE VALIDATION: Thursday, November 16th - 1 - 4 p.m., Extension swine barn

Bluebonnet 4-H - October meeting

The second meeting for the 4-H year was held at the River Chase meeting room on October 8, 2017 from 3 to 5 pm with about 30 kids and 23 adults in attendance.  Following call to order, pledge, prayer, motto, reading of previous minutes, inspiration,  treasurers report, health and safety tip, parliamentary tip and ice breaker of " face masks," no  new business was discussed. Old business discussed/accepted of voting on new by law changes, poinsettia fundraising passed out,   National  WW1 Project packets for flower planting shown and 4-H dance club responsibilities discussed.  Announcements were discussed with the adults, while the 4-H’ers completed the National Youth Science Day kits entitled "Incredible Wearables" and  enjoyed refreshments . 

Our next meeting will be held at the Extension Office on November 19 from 3 to 5 pm. Please note change of usual date due to many working Wurstfest booth for CCJLSA that day!

Submitted: Trey Hoffmann- Reporter

2 Rivers 4-H Club - October Meeting

The 2 Rivers 4-H Club held its monthly meeting on Tuesday , October 10, 2017 at the Extension office .  There were 29 members present.   

We turned in our donations of silent auction basket items for the 4-H dance 

We discussed quality counts, swine validation which is November 16, and also eligibility/ grade approval firms for shows.

We talked about the Special Heart’s show and concession stand help and food donations. 

We also decided on our Christmas party which will be December 12 and we will be singing Christmas carols at the nursing home and pizza party afterwards.. 

Our next meeting will be Tuesday November 14 @ 7:00 p.m. at Koepp Quality Processing.  

Morgan Turner 

Prospect and Jackpot Shows

Just a reminder that we have a bulletin board clipboard filled with all of the area prospect and jackpot shows - if we've been sent a copy of their flyer, it is on our bulletin board.

Stop by and we can make you a copy (or most people take a picture of the flyer with their phone).

TAMU Scholarship Workshop - Nov. 18

To Register for the Workshop, click HERE

Sherwood 4-H Club - October Meeting

Sherwood 4-H Club met on October 16th with 40 people attending (22 members, 16 parents/adults and 2 guests). Our program, by Taylor and Jon Gevelinger, was on livestock. They asked "What do you want to achieve this show season?" - they said to write it down (so you could visually see it every day). They discussed showmanship and consistent feeding times.

For Community Service we are going to adopt a family affected by Hurricane Harvey.

Items of special interest: 
- Lamb and Goat Validation @ SVHS on 10/19 (1-5 pm)
- Swine Validation @ Extension office on 11/16 (1-4 pm)

Our next meeting will be November 13th at 7 p.m. at Bill Brown Elementary.

Submitted by: Kayla Wunderlich

Rabbit Club's September Meeting

9/19/17    Comal County 4H Rabbit Club Meeting

7:00 p.m. – Meeting started

Meeting Dates:  3rd Tuesday at 7:00 pm, Ag Extension Meeting Room

·         Maureen Dunckel      830-625-6634, 830-708-3184
·         Kay Doerfler              830-822-5037                         
·         Jody Doerfler             830-822-5036                          

Election of Officers:
·         President – McKenzie Dunivan
·         VP – Skylar Dunivan
·         2nd VP – Caitlin Homewood
·         Secretary – Megan Whitman
·         Delegates – Colton Seidel and Courtney Meyers  - attend meetings every other month, beginning in November

4H Dance
Mrs. Dunkel talked about ticket sales for the 4H dance on Oct. 14, 2017 at the Comal County Fairgrounds.  Our club is one of a two clubs who are in charge of desserts.  Please pre-wrap and mark if they have nuts. 

Canned Food Drive
We are collecting protein-rich canned food items for dialysis patients.  Bring to next meeting. 

Important Dates
Nov. 1, 2017 – Deadline to have possession of trio (2 does and 1 buck)
Nov. 6, 7, 8 – Registration for CCJLSA at extension office.  $25/market pen
Nov. 20, 2017 – Breed Date
Nov. 21, 2017 (5:30 – 8:00) – Trio Validation at Ag Extension Meeting Room.  Rabbits can be tattooed  at trio validation, if needed
Feb 20 (6:00 – 8:00) – Meat Pen Validation at the Extension office (will get tattooed)

Comal County Junior Livestock Show Association (CCJLSA)
Go to the website to print rulebook with changes to rules.

Chase Austin and Glen Gridley, both from, were introduced.
Chase Austin spoke about 4 class rabbits, such as Mini-Rex.  Glen talked about 6 class rabbits, such as Californian, New Zealand, Cinnamon, and Palomino. has new and used items for sale.  Chase is available to answer rabbit questions.  Look him up his FB page – Patrick James Austin, or text him at 409-539-2875

Patrick Austin talked about what rabbits they have available for sale, cages, feeders, water bottles, and books (Standard of Perfection, How to Raise Rabbits), etc. 

Megan Whitman has Californian trio for sale. Call/text 830-832-6444 for info.

8:00 p.m. – Meeting adjourned

Bulverde 4-H Club October Meeting

The Bulverde 4-H Club held its monthly meeting on Monday, October 9, 2017 at the Martin’s barn in Spring Branch.  There were 20 members present.  

We turned in our donations of silent auction basket items for the 4-H dance and Halloween candy for the Guadalupe River State Park.  Trick or treating at the park will be October 28 at 6 p.m. but be there early to help decorate. 

We discussed November community service ideas.  We will bring non-perishable food items for the Bulverde food pantry to our next meeting and for an activity we will make stuffing in a bag. 

It was a fun meeting, we had a costume contest, decorated pumpkins and had snacks.   

Cody Stricker

Outdoor Challenge Interest Meeting - October 30th

Outdoor Challenge consists of 10 events in which each team will compete and potentially earn points for their team. A team consists of exactly 2 members (no more, no less) within the same age division and gender class, and will compete in the 10 events listed below.
· Shooting Sports and Firearm Safety
· Swimming
· Canoeing/Kayaking
· Camping/Outdoor Living Skills
· Orienteering
· Identification and knowledge of Wildlife and Natural Resources
· Outdoor Safety
· Fishing
· First Aid
· Consumer education of outdoor gear
· Natural Resource Career Knowledge/Skills
· Teamwork, decision-making and critical thinking

Want to compete or coach 4-H Outdoor Challenge? Come to an interest meeting on Monday, October 30th at 6 p.m. in the Extension Meeting Room! (Meeting previously listed on the 19th – changed due to scheduling conflict.)

If you have questions, contact Victoria (

Layne Horak - State Fair WHEP

Layne Horak placed 8th in the Junior division as an Individual in the State Fair WHEP Contest. 

School Tour Guides at San Antonio Stock Show


The School Tours program at the San Antonio Stock Show gives young students and their teachers the opportunity to learn about the past and present methods of agriculture. School Tours are offered to students in Kindergarten through third grade attending public, private and home schools.
High School aged students of the 4-H, FFA and FCCLA organizations from South Texas are invited each year to serve as Tour Guides for this committee. Tour Guides assist in educating the students about agriculture and its valued importance, while sharpening their leadership and responsibility skills. Tours last 2 to 2-1/2 hours.
During the tour, students will visit a number of areas where they can view exhibits and demonstrations. Animal Adventures and the horse center are just a couple of the areas students will visit to learn more about agriculture through interactive hand-ons displays and view live farm animals that include: cattle, swine, sheep, goat, poultry and horses. The tour also visit the Family Fair area of the grounds. This area has additional exhibits, live entertainment and petting zoos.
School Tours will be held on the following days regardless of weather, unless otherwise notified: Monday, February 12; Tuesday, February 13; Wednesday, February 14; Thursday, February 15; Friday, February 16; Tuesday, February 20 and Wednesday, February 21.
If you would like to participate at the San Antonio Stock Show as a Tour Guide, please send an email to Janet ( specifying the names of the Tour Guides and which date you want to guide tours - one date only. Janet will reply to each email sent - if you don't hear from her, please call 830-620-3440 (our email is sometimes "iffy"). Please remember that office hours are 8-12 and 1-5, Monday through Friday.

Comal County Fair Winners

Grace Gambrell - Tri-Color Fudge
Peyton Wirebaugh - Tri-Color Cake

Gruene Kountry - One Day 4-H and Meeting

Gruene Kountry 4-H Club met on Sunday, October 8 from 1:30-3:30pm at the New Braunfels ScienceFest.  There were 52 in attendance: 31 members and 21 adults.

Today was our One Day 4-H Project.  We helped the exhibitors of ScienceFest by setting up tables and chairs in all the booths.  We then held a business meeting led by President Sarah Syamken.

After the meeting, families participated in ScienceFest.  Many of us made slime, ate marshmallows covered in liquid nitrogen, completed a thirsty beaker experiment, and lit gummy bears on fire.  Science is cool!

Our next meeting will be November 12 from 3-4pm at the Family Room of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church.  We will be creating fitness trackers that were used for the 4‑H National Youth Science Day.

Submitted by Keene Kreusler, 1st VP, for Kasen Kreusler

4-H Week Proclamation - Thursday, October 5th

Comal County Commissioners Court proclaimed October 1-7, 2017 4-H Week in Comal County. Thanks to Halie Stidhem, Trey Hoffmann, Kenzy Hoffmann, Clay Elbel and Cody Elbel for representing Comal County 4-H at Commissioners Court. They are pictured with CEA Victoria Grissom, Judge Krause, and Commissioners Haag, Eccleston, Webb and Crownover.

CCLS - September Meeting

The Comal County Livestock Showers Club met on September 18. 2017 at the Comal County Extension  Office. The meeting was called  to order at 7:03 P.M. by President, Gracie Wenzel. There were 20 adults and 20 members present. Karagen Dreibrodt led the Pledge of Allegiance and Matthew Campbell led us in the 4-H Motto.  Election of officers was held.

President Gracie Wenzel
Vice President Cody Elbel
2nd Vice President Emma Grace Nowotny
3rd Vice President Matthew Campbell
Secretary Karagen Dreibrodt
Treasurer Kenley Aguilar
Parliamentarian Reagan Dreibrodt
Health and Safety Kendall Goebel
Council Delegate Matthew Campbell, Karagen Dreibrodt

Kenley gave the Treasurer of $6,634.65. Tami told us we were in charge of the Fair booth and responsible for the take down Sunday Evening. The 4-H dinner and dance will be held at the fairgrounds. It was moved and seconded to donate a silent auction item of $200.00. Other announcements were Swine validation will be November 16 from 1-4 at the Extension Office. Lamb and Goat Validation will be at Smithson Valley High School in the New Barn from 12:00- 5:00 PM. Major and County Livestock entries will be held November 6, 7, and 8 from 8-5PM EXCEPT Ft.Worth which will be due November 3rd. You MUST be a member of 4-H by November 1 in order to show at ANY livestock show. Our show will be held at the Comal County Fairgrounds January 6.

Our next meeting will be held October 16, at 7pm in the Extension office meeting room. 

Submitted by; Karagen Dreibrodt

Calling all 4-H artists!

Are you or your 4‑H’er creative and artistic? Upload a photo of your best masterpiece for the chance to be selected for 2018 4‑H Youth Artwork calendar and other 4‑H promotional items. All forms of media are accepted – photography, painting, drawings, sculpture – just upload an image of the work of art below.
The deadline for submission is October 20, 2017.

Grayson County Fur Feathers & Friends Animal Clinic - Oct. 28

Open & Youth Rabbit & Double Cavy Show - Nov. 24-25

2018 State 4-H Roundup Guide is now online!

CLICK HERE for the 2018 State 4-H Roundup Guide. Please look it over carefully. 

There are a few changes to be aware of - they are highlighted in the Roundup Guide with 

- Entomology Identification and Soil Judging will be Invitational Contests
- 4-H Has Talent has been discontinued
- Robotics Challenge contest format has changed. Official rules will be posted soon.
- Additional National Contest opportunities have been added for Poultry Judging, Horse Judging, Range Evaluation and Soil Judging. 
- Discover Scientific Method Research Poster will be an individual or team of 2 this year, instead of team of 3.

Please note that the schedule of events is TENTATIVE.  The schedule is shared now to let participants know which day their contest will be held, since they are only able to compete in one per day. A more detailed scheduled will be issued in the Spring.

Comal County 4-H Food Challenge - Nov. 6

The County 4-H Food Show and 4-H Food Challenge Packets are now available on our website at  You may also access the packets through the links provided next to the titles below. (All forms are interactive!)

Comal County 4-H Food Challenge Contest: Monday, November 6, 2017 (click to open packet)
Location: Westside Community Center
Time: TBA
Entry Deadline: Monday, October 30, 2017

Entry Fee: $10
A.   What to turn in for Food Challenge by Monday, October 30, 2017
1)   Team sheet with your team members’ information
      Please see the Team Sheet on the last page in the Food Challenge packet. Email your team sheet to by the entry deadline.
2) Entry fee of $10

B.   What to bring to the Food Challenge:
1)      Supply box

Comal County 4-H Food Show - Oct.29

The County 4-H Food Show and 4-H Food Challenge Packets are now available on our website at  You may also access the packets through the links provided next to the titles below.  (All forms are interactive!)

Comal County 4-H Food Show: Sunday, Oct.29, 2017 (click to open packet)

Location: Extension Office

Time: 3:00 - 5:00 pm

Entry Deadline: Monday, Oct. 23, 2017
A.   What to turn in for Food Show by Monday, October 23, 2017
1)      Your name, grade, and category
      You must click on the link below to open the document and enter your information. Please be careful when entering your information.  This is a shared document with all entries on one sheet. CLICK HERE for the link to declare your Food Show category.

B.   What to bring to the County Food Show on the day of the contest:
1)      Your dish in a disposable container/plate
2)      Recipe
3)      Food Show record form

2018 CCLS 4-H Livestock Show - January 6

Congratulations, Jacy Welch!

Congratulations to Jacy Welch, who showed the GRAND CHAMPION BROILERS at the State Fair of Texas! Way to go, Jacy!

Texas 4-H Community Service Project

State Fair of Texas - Range & Pasture Plant ID Contest

On Sunday, October 1, Keene Kreusler, Davis Mathews, and Hayden Mathews competed in the Range & Pasture Plant ID Contest at the State Fair of Texas.  The boys won Reserve Champion Senior Team in a challenging contest hosted by Dr. Barron Rector.  As individuals, Davis was Reserve Champion and Hayden was the Grand Champion in the senior division for the third and final time at this event.  If you would like more information regarding this educational and rewarding project, please contact Carolyn Phelan.

Vet Science September Meeting

September 7th, 2017 meeting

  • Meeting called to order at 7:10 PM
  • Welcomed new members and guests from Creekview Veterinary Clinic
  • Announcements about Comal County 4-H dance on October 14th, and t shirt sales
  • Adjournment at 7:22, no debate
  • Followed presentations by Kayla Silva and Vicki Lewis about the profession of veterinary medicine and office procedures
  • Officially ended at 8:14

Submitted by Yzabella Ahart

Bluebonnet 4-H Club - September 2017

The first meeting for the 4-H year was held at the Extension Office meeting room on September 10, 2017 from 3 to 5 pm with about 35 kids and 25 adults in attendance.  Following call to order, pledge, prayer, motto, reading of previous minutes, inspiration,  treasurers report, health and safety tip, parliamentary tip and ice breaker, the following new business was discussed:  posting of new by law changes, budget proposal and approval, poinsettia fundraising approval,  National  WW1 Project approval, 4-H graduation cords approval and 4-H dance club responsibilities. Old business discussed: Archery update of new equipment purchased and summer practices. Announcements were discussed with the adults, while the 4-H’ers completed community service project of cat bedding tie blanket project, enjoyed refreshments and played get to know you games.  Our next meeting will be held at the River Chase Club house on October 8 from 3 to 5 pm.

Submitted: Trey Hoffmann- Reporter

Shooting Sports Coach Training - November 11-12

We’re pleased to announce that District 9 4-H will be hosting a Shooting Sports Coach Certification Training for Archery, Pistol, Rifle, and Shotgun in Conroe on November 11-12, 2017.

See the attached participate letter for more details. 

This training is open to any potential coaches across the state.
  • Registration will be conducted through 4‐H Connect.
  • Look for 2017 D9 4-H Shooting Sports Coach Certification Training (Conroe)
  • Registration will be open starting September 27 and closes October 18, 2017.
  • Please pay close attention to the deadline!
  • Cost is $120

Participants MUST have completed and passed the Background Check PRIOR to registering for the event, so if they have not completed this, they should do so IMMEDIATELY! NO EXCEPTIONS!!!

Additional details:
  • Registration will cover meals and course materials.
  • Only one discipline certification (archery, pistol, rifle, or shotgun) is obtainable per participant per training.
  • Lodging will be the responsibility of the participants.
  • Event will begin at 8:00am on Saturday, November 11 and tentatively end at noon on Sunday, November 12, 2017.
  • Tentative schedule, what to bring list, and release forms can be found on the website or within the attached letter. Additional details will be sent to those that register.

Visit the website to view more details (including lodging information): .

Clout Tournament - 10-28-2017

Coop Club Meetings

Montague County Rabbit Show - November 18th

Special Hearts Livestock Show - December 16th

CLICK HERE for the Volunteer Registration Packet

CLICK HERE for the Showman Registration Packet

Congratulations, Gabby!

4-H member and County Ambassador Gabrielle Perez was chosen as Comal County Fair Duchess and will be representing the county as part of the court for 2017. 

Halloween Harvest Festival - October 29th

4-H Eligibility Form - NEW FORM!

An Eligibility Form is required every time you attend a 4-H contest or compete at a stock show as a 4-H'er. The Eligibility Forms are on our web site ( - click on the 4-H/Youth Tab, then Forms).  CLICK HERE for the direct link to the forms. They are identical, except one is signed by Troy Luepke and one is signed by Victoria Grissom.


Parent/Guardian must check one of the two boxes - is this for academic eligibility (REQUIRED) or academic eligibility and an excused absence from school?  If your child must miss school for the 4-H event/contest, check that second option.

Date: This is the date of the event or the date(s) you will be out of school - NOT the date you are turning it in!

Name of the Activity: The actual name of the event (like State Fair, Comal County Junior Livestock Show, District Food Show, etc.)

First Blank - 4-H member's name
Second Blank - Comal
Date - The date you're sending it to the principal

The school will complete the bottom part, including the checks, date, signature and name of the school. You need to get it back to us at least one week PRIOR to the event, as it will be checked at the event/competition.

Mathews Take Amarillo!

On September 16, Hayden and Davis Mathews competed as senior individuals in the Range and Pasture Plant Identification Contest at the Tri-State Fair in Amarillo.  In a challenging event, Davis placed third with a score of 378/400.  Hayden won the event with a 400/400.  It was the first perfect score ever in this contest at the Tri-State Fair!   Both boys would like to thank their coach, Carolyn Phelan, for her outstanding instruction and support.  This is the eighth year in the project for the Mathews family!  Great job, Hayden and Davis!

2018 Comal County Youth Homemaking & Art Fair - Rules & Entry Form

The 2018 Comal County Youth Homemaking and Art Fair Rules and Entry Form are now posted on our web site - CLICK HERE to see the rules!

Entry forms are due by 4:30 p.m. on January 5, 2018. You can drop them off at the Extension office (with entry forms and money sealed in an envelope) or you can mail them directly to Mrs. Koepp (see the rules - FRONT PAGE).

Bulverde's September Meeting

The Bulverde 4-H Club held its monthly meeting on Monday, September 11, 2017 at the Rahe Bulverde Elementary School.  There were 29 people attending, 16 members, 13 parents and younger siblings. 

We all introduced ourselves.  We discussed the upcoming 4-H dance and voted to have a camping & spa themed basket for the silent auction.  Bring donations for the basket to our next meeting.  We discussed plans for our October meeting.  We’ll have our annual costume contest so come dressed in a costume and bring a pumpkin and markers or stickers to decorate.  Our October community service will be to decorate and run a booth at the Guadalupe River State Park Trick or Treat on Saturday, October 28.  Bring candy to donate to our next meeting. 

We adjourned with a yarn web game and snacks.  Our next meeting will be October 9. 

Cody Stricker