Blackout Jackpot 8

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Online entries will go live early 2022.

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Blackout Jackpot 8 will be held March 18-20, 2022 at The Ranch in Loveland, Colorado!

It will be held with the Green & Gold Showdown as a two ring steer and heifer show. Dan and Mark Hoge will be judging the Heifers and Dave Duello will be sorting the Steers! Stay tuned for more exciting announcements!

The Blackout Jackpot was created by The Showtimes Magazine back in 2012 as a Steer Jackpot! In 2014 Blackout returned as a Steer and Heifer Jackpot that was held in conjunction with the Green & Gold Showdown. It would be held in consecutive years from 2014 - 2019 ending with the Blackout 7. Through the first seven shows, Blackout awarded well over $100,000 in cash and prizes, awarded 43 Scholarships totaling $26,750 and have 29 states represented! Four different photographers have been used including Big Star, Legacy Livestock Imaging, Cindy and The Showtimes! Past judges include Bob May, Joel Judge, Amanda Schnoor, Brad Winegardner, Matt Leo, Brandon Callis, Jim Williams, Josh Elder, Randy Daniel, Mark & Deb Core, Mark Hoge, Nate Tice, Tim Schaeffer, Travis Otterstad and Baylor Bonham! There were also 3 livestock judging contests totaling over 560 livestock judgers. Each show had nearly 400 cattle per year! 3 Blackout Champion Steers have gone on to win the American Royal in Kansas City, Missouri! 1 Blackout Champion Steer went on to win the Colorado State Fair!

The Showtimes announced the return of Blackout in May of 2022! We are excited to host Blackout 8 along side Kyndal Reitzenstein and the CSU Livestock Judging Team in 2022!

Please check back later this year for the schedule of the Blackout 8 and Green & Gold Showdown!

The Showtimes welcomes Dan and Mark Hoge as our Heifer Judges and Dave Duello as our Steer Judge!

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Dan and Mark Hoge

Heifer Judges

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Dave Duello

Steer Judge

Our Blackout 8 Internship will be announced in the August 2021 State Fair Edition of The Showtimes!

Don't miss this awesome opportunity to help put on the most electrifying show of the year!

Embassy Suites
4705 Clydesdale Pkwy
Loveland, CO 80538

More hotels will be announced soon!

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Official show merchandise will be released this Fall on our Store!

The Showtimes is the Official Show Photographer of Blackout 8!

Check back after the show to purchase photos!

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