Shared from The Showtimes Magazine:
New Showtimes World Record for most people in a backdrop photo goes to the Friends and Family of Noah Cox at 191.
In the fall of 2016 we sold a steer to the Cox family of Ohio. Their son Noah showed him through the 2017 winter jackpot season up until Ohio Beef Expo in March. On May 13, 2017 he passed away in a tragic farming accident at the age of 18…his senior year of eligibility to show. After his passing one of his close friends made the commitment to continue working on Noah’s steer through the summer and was allowed to show him at the state fair and then also the week after at the Athens County Fair where he was named Grand Champion Market Animal. The steer sold that afternoon for a record breaking $67,000 with even more donations coming in afterwards. This is the backdrop photo that was taken with all of the people who donated to the purchase of the steer from the sale of champions that night at the fair. It was quite a remarkable story how the community and family and friends all came together in support of a young man who was lost far too soon. I saw the world record post you guys made today and thought about this photo and what it meant to the Cox family and thought I would share it with you guys! – Raymond Gonnet (Competitive Edge Genetics)
Thanks to everyone who submitted photos. Our previous record was the Reserve Champion Lamb at the American Royal with 95! Look for our next World Record in our Jan/Feb 2021 issue!