In the competitive world of swine showmanship, winning a major show is a big thing. Winning three major shows in a row -- that is a really big thing.
Kendall Smith, 19, of Indianapolis recently won what could be considered the "Triple Crown" of swine showmanship, claiming grand champion showman in the competitive senior division at the 2010 World Pork Expo Junior National, the 2010 National Junior Summer Spectacular, and the 2010 Indiana State Fair.
Smith graduated from Decatur Central High School and will be a freshman at Purdue University this fall, majoring in chemistry. His parents are Rex & Lori Smith and he has an older brother, Cody.