The WSRBA Royalty consists of various eduational and judging contests.
Youth share their rabbit and cavy knowledge and skills every year at the WSRBA State Convention.
Youth compete in a written test, showmanship, breed identification, and breed judging.
Scores of all competitions are combined to award the recipients in each division.
The WSRBA encourages all eligible youth members to participate
in the competition. Applications are posted here in late spring / early
summer and have a due date connected with them.
These "Royal" members serve as representatives of the club, helping at shows, and helping to hand out awards at the annual banquet. This is a great opportunity to learn more, meet more youth members that you might not have met before, and to have a lot of fun in a hobby we all love.
King - Kevin Kretz
I am 18 years old and I am from Sheboygan, Wisconsin. I am very excited to be named the 2017 WSRBA King. I graduated from IDEAS Academy last year and will be attending the University of Sheboygan, then transferring with my associates degree to the University of Stevens Point. This is my tenth year being a member of the WSRBA, and this is also my tenth year being a member of my 4-H club, The Leaping Lizards. I mainly raise Netherland Dwarfs, and with them I have gotten numerous awards such as Best of Breeds and even a few Best in Shows. A big thanks to Gary Brachman, a Dwarf breeder who helped me start my rabbit career by giving me a Ruby Eyed White buck named Ben. Though I can’t forget to thank my parents Paul and Lisa Krentz for always driving me around the state and sometimes around the country to rabbit shows, and helping support me throughout these past eight years. After achieving this award, I will be busy setting another goal, to help further improve my herd. Though I will never forget how having rabbits has changed my life, it taught me skills and introduced me to people that I never would have met. Thank you again for this fantastic opportunity.
Queen - Sydney Tone
I’m proud to have won several Best in Shows and to have one of my home-bred-and-raised American Sables win Best of Group 4 at the 2015 ARBA Convention. I’ve also excelled in rabbit competitions, winning Rabbit Premier Exhibitor two years in a row at the Wisconsin State Fair and Reserve Supreme Showperson at the 2016 Wisconsin State Fair. I would like to thank my family for supporting my rabbit endeavors, Zach Sauer for selling me quality American Sables, and Brenda Reilly and Christi Ringelstetter for always being there to help me with my rabbit project.
Duchess - Lizzy Jorgensen
When I started the rabbit project I had one little mix breed rabbit, and now my family and I have homebred grand champions. We have won multiple reserve in show and a best in show with our home grown rabbits. I would like to thank my brother and sister for raising the rabbits with me. I would like to thank my parents for paying bills, driving us to shows, helping with chores, and supporting us through it all. A big thank you goes out to Zimmermans, Gates, Schmitt/Cotter, and David Cardinal for getting us started in our breeds. Last but not least, all the organizers of the royalty competitions, the state show, and all the other shows throughout the year. Without all of these people my rabbit project wouldn’t be a success.
No WSRBA Duke in 2017.
Princess - Alexandra Taylor
I have won Reserve in Show with my second rabbit and the Rhinelander that started it all, Jackie. I have also won a number of Best of Breeds with various other rabbits, and I have won Grand Champion almost every time I have competed in Showmanship.
I’d like to thank Jill Schmitt for teaching me most of what I know, and my mom, Leslie, for helping me, transporting me, paying for most things, and just being there for me in general. I’d also like to thank my dad, Marty, for allowing me to have rabbits in the first place and for making cool and useful things for my rabbits. Finally, I’d like to thank my friends Maria, Ethan, Emma, Haley, Aly and Izy for being friendly, for entertaining me, and for helping me along the way.
Prince - Noah Lasley
Over the last showing year I continue to get a lot of Best of Breeds and Best Opposite Sex. I also get a lot of first places that also earn legs for my rabbits.
One of my achievements is getting my chin Dutch. I know I have lots of work to do with them, but I figure if I start early I can someday have the best in the nation!
Last year at State Convention in Antigo I competed in my first royalty competition and earned the title of Lord! I was really nervous and did not know what to expect. I know I had a lot of fun doing it though.
I also competed in my first National Dutch Royalty competition in Ohio. I was again really nervous and didn’t really know what to expect, but Trevor, Julia, and Julia’s mom helped me out to not be so nervous and practiced with me. In my first year competing I took second place in showmanship! I also had a perfect score in my face to face interview. That made me feel really good. I know that I am good at talking about my rabbits and I know a lot about my rabbits.
I want to start out by thanking my Grandpa for inspiring me to do all of this, not only with the rabbits, but with the chickens and ducks too. I also want to thank my mom for working so hard to take me to all of the shows. I want to thank my Grandpa and Mom for helping me pick my rabbits out at home, and for making me laugh when you guys argue about which rabbit is better! Hahaha.
I would also like to thank Melody Stremkowski and John Milroy for giving me such a great start in Dutch and for continuing to support me every step of the way.
Thank you, Julia Maddock and your mom for always being so nice to me including me whenever I get to see you. You guys helped teach me so much not only about rabbits, but doing my royalty as well.
Finally, I have two very special people I would like to thank. Thank you Jim Miller and Dennis Roloff. You guys have been just outstanding. Supporting me, cheering me on, and just giving me a laugh if I’m feeling down.
Thank you, thank you everyone that has helped me get to this point in my rabbit project. I appreciate everyone’s kindness so much.
No Lord in 2017
No Lady in 2017
Congrats to all the recipients of the WSRBA Royalty contest! We are proud of you!