Oct 5, 2012 Staff

Fross recognized for coaching

Zane Fross, speech and debate coach at Shoshoni High School, was inducted into the Wyoming High School Forensics Association's Coaching Hall of Fame at their fall meeting in September.

The WHSFA is a statewide association that encourages and advances speech in all its phases in Wyoming schools.

"Zane's success and skills as a coach are without peer, as reflected by the vote of our membership with respect to this award," said Mark Houser, president of the WHSFA. "I have known Zane since I started coaching high school speech and debate in Jackson.

In the years since, I have watched Zane always place his students first. This is very evident at meets, where Zane is thoroughly engaged with his students and students from other teams. He encourages them, comforts them and offers to them a frame where each one can set intrinsic, personal goals. His students obviously respect Zane and the gifts he brings to the Shoshoni Speech Team."

Jensen earns Angus honor

James A. Jensen, of Riverton, ranked first in registering the most Angus beef cattle in Wyoming, having recorded 622 head of Angus with the American Angus Association during fiscal year 2012, which ended Sept. 30, according to Bryce Schumann, CEO of the American Angus Association.

Angus breeders across the nation in 2012 registered 315,007 head of Angus cattle.

"Our year-end statistics continue to demonstrate strong demand for Angus genetics and solidify our long-held position as a leader in the beef cattle industry," Schumann said. "These results underscore our members' commitment to providing genetic solutions to the beef cattle industry."

The American Angus Association, headquartered in Saint Joseph, Mo., is the largest beef registry association in the world in terms of both annual registrations and active members. For more information about the Angus breed, visit

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