Hometown: Adair, Okla.
Parents: Craig and Tobie Cooper
Siblings: Chancie Cooper
FFA Chapter: Adair High School
How did you get started showing pigs?
“I started showing when I was 8 years old. I showed hogs because my older sister was showing them. We always raised show pigs, but we’re done now. We’re worn out.”
Are you going to college?
“I intend to go to Northeast Oklahoma A&M first, then transfer. I have torn ACLs in both my legs from playing basketball. Because physical therapy helped me so much, I think I might be interested in doing that. Knowing how much that helped me, I know it’s important. I think I’d like to coach and maybe teach health. I’d love to play college ball, and I know Mom would like that, but I’ve been injured so much and if I’m going to coach I might need to save my knees. And playing college ball is a job.”
What have 4-H and FFA taught you?
“Responsibility. If you want something, you have to work for it.”
What was your biggest accomplishment showing?
“I won grand champion (market hog) at Mayes County Fair at its 100th anniversary. That was pretty special. That was one of the few pigs I showed we didn’t raise. He was from Loveless Show Pigs in Oklahoma City. He was a crossbred blue pig. My last show pig this year, Facebook, he’s just been great. I loved him.”