The Eastern National Meat Judging Contest was held October 1, 2011 at Cargill Regional Beef in Wyalusing, Pennsylvania.  In total, 81 contestants from 13 universities participated in the contest.  

Senior Division

Top Individuals

  1. Katie Powers, Oklahoma State University, (1027)2011 Eastern HI
  2. Jerra McMath, Texas Tech University, (1035)
  3. Megan Semler, Colorado State University, (1023)
  4. Zach Smith, Texas Tech University, (1017)
  5. McKenzie Clifton, Oklahoma State University, (1016)
  6. Eldon Campbell, Oklahoma State University, (1014)
  7. Garret Dietz, Kansas State University, (1014)
  8. Nathan Labus, Texas A&M University, (1013)
  9. Dakotah Williams, Texas Tech University, (1011)
  10. Dani Shubert, Colorado State University, (1009)

Top Teams

  1. Texas Tech University, (4071)
  2. Oklahoma State University, (4027)
  3. Colorado State University, (4018)
  4. Texas A&M University, (3988)
  5. South Dakota State University, (3950)

Texas Tech University
2011 Eastern HT

Individual Division Awards

Beef Grading - Katie Powers, Oklahoma State University, (260) 
Lamb Judging - Jerra McMath, Texas Tech University, (138)  
Pork Judging - Megan Semler, Colorado State University, (285)  
Beef Judging - Jerra McMath, Texas Tech University, (283)   
Specifications - Katie Powers, Oklahoma State University, (100) 
Total Beef - Katie Powers, Oklahoma State University, (537)    
Total Placings - Jerra McMath, Texas Tech University, (487)  
Total Reasons - Jerra McMath, Texas Tech University, (218)  
Alternate Contest - Amanda White, Texas Tech University, (1029)   

Team Division Awards

Beef Grading - Oklahoma State University, (996)  
Lamb Judging - Texas Tech University, (510)  
Pork Judging - Texas Tech University, (1121) 
Beef Judging - Texas Tech University, (1108)  
Specifications - Colorado State University, (390) 
Total Beef - Oklahoma State University, (2093)  
Total Placings - Texas Tech University, (1899)  
Total Reasons - Texas Tech University, (840) 

Official Committee

    Glen Dolezal, Cargill Meat Solutions - Chair
    Brad Morgan, Pfizer Animal Health - Beef Carcasses
    John Scanga, Elanco Animal Health - Pork Carcasses
    Paul Berg, North Dakota State University - Lamb Carcasses
    David O'Diam, Certified Angus Beef - Beef Cuts
    Dale Woerner, Colorado State University - Pork Cuts
    Joe Barksdale, USDA AMS - Grading and Specifications

Social Media

  • @MeatScience: Thanks @Elanco for their support of the meat judging program. They are making a huge difference for these students! #meatjudging
  • @MeatScience: Congratulations to @TexasTech University, Senior Division champs of the American Royal Intercollegiate Meat Judging Contest #meatjudging
  • @MeatScience: Congratulations to Fort Scott Community College, American Royal Meat Judging champions for the A-Division #meatjudging
  • @MeatScience: Congratulations Jenna Frink, Colorado State University: High Individual, Senior Division in the American Royal Meat Judging Contest
  • @MeatScience: Congratulations Rachel Gold, Fort Scott Community College: High Individual, A-Division of today's American Royal Meat Judging Contest