Dexter’s Jack McCalla’s ‘No. 2’ pig wins Chelsea Community Fair grand champion status, Zahn siblings win pairs competition

At the end of a long night of pig judging at the 2015 Chelsea Community Fair Jack McCalla, 9, of Dexter and his pig, “No. 2,” were crowned the individual grand champion while Mason Trinkle took home the reserve individual grand champion rosette.

In the pairs competition, brother and sister, Conner, 10, and EllaHaven Zahn, 7, went head-to-head with their four pigs. And it was younger sister EllaHaven’s Nugget and Cat that took home the purple grand champion banner, while older brother Conner’s pigs Oh and Griffen were the reserve champions.

Both were beaming with smiles and hugs for each other.

Mason Tinkle, who won reserve grand champion individual pig, Jack McCalla, who won grand champion individual pig, Conner Zahn, who won reserve champion pair of pigs and EllaHaven Zahn, who won grand champion pair of pigs.
Mason Tinkle, who won reserve grand champion individual pig, Jack McCalla, who won grand champion individual pig, Conner Zahn, who won reserve champion pair of pigs and EllaHaven Zahn, who won grand champion pair of pigs.

And, although EllaHaven had the grand champion goat last year, this was her first years showing pigs at fair.

“I was excited,” she said.

For McCalla, this was his second time winning the individual champion honors in three years. This time, it with his pig #2. Jack doesn’t believe in giving them names; they just go by numbers.

He’s had very successful years at fair winning grand champion pair in 2012, and the individual grand champion pig in 2013.

This was his fourth year showing swine at fair and Jack says he had “a great time” and wasn’t nervous at all. But, he did admit that he liked a previous grand champion individual pig better than the one that took the top honors Tuesday night.

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Thank you to Lisa Allmendinger’s ChelseaUpdate.com for providing this story for publish on WeLoveDexter.com. Visit her site for all the Chelsea Community Fair coverage you can handle this week or if you want to add Chelsea content to your online news feed alongside our Dexter news content and any other Washtenaw County news sources you might have, visit and like “the Update’s” Facebook page.

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