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Washpool’s Sophie Reynolds, 20, competed in the New South Wales state final of the Merino Fleece Young Judges Competition at the Sydney Royal Easter Show on the weekend.

Sophie qualified for the state final at the Walcha Show in 2019 while living in NSW and attending the University of New England in Armidale, where she studies animal science majoring in livestock production.

With the state final unable to be held last year due to COVID-19 restrictions, it was rolled over until this year’s Royal Easter Show.

Of the 16 state finalists on the weekend, Sophie progressed to the next round of the competition and the top eight, and despite not bringing home a win she said it had been a valuable experience.

“It was really enjoyable, I…

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