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Meat Judging Results

2015 Eastern National

The Eastern National Meat Judging Contest was held October 3, 2015 at Cargill Regional Beef in Wyalusing, Pennsylvania.  In total, 101 contestants from 16 universities participated in the contest.   

Senior Division

Clay Bendele for web

Top Individuals 

  1. Clay Bendele, Texas Tech University (1054)
  2. Eli Lindsey, University of Wyoming (1036)
  3. Brandon Burge, Texas A&M University (1034)
  4. Erin Beyer, Texas Tech University (1025)
  5. Macy Perry, Oklahoma State University (1024)
  6. Katy Jo Nickelson, Texas A&M University (1024)
  7. Morgan Reese, Colorado State University (1023)
  8. McKayla Clayton, Colorado State University (1022)
  9. Sean Morrow, Texas Tech University (1022)
  10. Darby Gonzales, Texas Tech University (1014)

Top Teams

  1. Texas Tech University, (4115)
  2. Colorado State University, (4056)
  3. Texas A&M University, (4045)
  4. University of Wyoming, (4042)
  5. Oklahoma State University, (3950)

Texas Tech University
 Texas Tech for web 2015

Indivdual Division Awards

Beef Grading - Macy Perry, Oklahoma State University, (266)
Lamb Judging - Jaden Carlson, North Dakota State University, (139)
Pork Judging - Katy Jo Nickelson, Texas A&M University, (271)  
Beef Judging - Erin Beyer, Texas Tech University, (285)
Specifications - Clay Bendele, Texas Tech University, (100)
Total Beef - Clay Bendele, Texas Tech University, (547)    
Total Placings - Clay Bendele, Texas Tech University, (491)
Total Reasons - Jessica Lancaster, Colorado State University, (200)  
Alternate Contest - Hallie Hutto, Texas Tech University, (1040)

Team Division Awards

Beef Grading - Colorado State University, (1011)  
Lamb Judging - Texas Tech University, (534)  
Pork Judging - 
Texas A&M University, (1059) 
Beef Judging - Texas Tech University, (1129)  
Specifications - Texas Tech University, (400)
Total Beef - Texas Tech University, (2133)  
Total Placings - Texas Tech University, (1940)  
Total Reasons - University of Wyoming, (779)


Official Committee

Tom Carr, University of Illinois Emeritus - Chair
Bucky Gwartney, USDA AMS, LPS- Beef Carcasses
Scott Howard, Cargill Meat Solutions- Beef Cuts
Sarah Wells, Wendy's - Pork Carcasses
Diana Clark, Certified Angus Beef - Pork Cuts 
Jodie Pitcok, USDA Livestock & Grain Market News - Lamb Carcasses 

Darrell Dowd, USDA AMS, LPS GV - 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