Thegoatedition.com is pleased to present a new series of interviews called “Who's Who?". We hope to help our viewers become better familiar with successful showmen. Our third "Who's Who?" features Braden Michael Lee Schovanec of Garber, Oklahoma. We invite you to read our candid interview with Braden below and please continue to check back for our next edition of “Who's Who?".
What grade are you in?
I'm a Junior!
How long have you been showing?
I have been showing since I was 9 years old.
Why did you pick goats?
I started out showing cattle (and still do) but after I started going to stock shows I thought goats looked fun since it was fairly new to the showing industry.
Who has helped you the most with your show projects?
At my house it is a family effort we all pitch in. But the three individuals that have helped me the most are: Chris Kelln, Mike Thompson, and my Dad.
What do you want to do when you grow up?
I'm still undecided but I do know I ALWAYS want to be around livestock. I enjoy taking pictures of livestock and I am very interested in animal medicine.
Best part about showing?
When you place high in a class your hard work really pays off. Probably my favorite is getting to meet new/lifelong friends.
What activities are you involved in other than showing?
I'm involved with my church, and I play baseball. I really like to livestock judge, give speeches, and help teach younger individuals how to show.
Where do you plan to attend college?
That's an easy one: OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY! I'd like to double major Agricultural Communications and Animal Science.
What is your favorite thing to do outside of the show ring?
What I enjoy the most is riding my four wheeler, and checking cattle with my little brother and dad.