The International Meat Judging Contest was held November 13, 2011 at Tyson Foods in Dakota City, Nebraska. In total, 101 contestants from 17 universities participated in the contest.  

Senior Division

Top Individuals 2011InternationalHI 

  1. Jordan Hergenreder, Colorado State University, (1053)
  2. Aaron Tapian, Kansas State University, (1052)
  3. Kassie Winn, Oklahoma State University, (1019)
  4. Jerra McMath, Texas Tech University, (1047)
  5. Travis Begley, Texas Tech University, (1046)
  6. Brain Blackburn, West Texas A&M University, (1044)
  7. Zach Smith, Texas Tech University, (1043)
  8. Kaycie Shearer, Kansas State University, (1041)
  9. Rachel Glascock, Texas A&M University, (1041)
  10. Dakotah Williams, Texas Tech University, (1040)

Top Teams

  1. Texas Tech University, (4176)
  2. Colorado State University, (4156)
  3. Kansas State University, (4149)
  4. Oklahoma State University, (4115)
  5. Texas A&M University, (4100)

Texas Tech University
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Individual Division Results

Beef Grading - Travis Begley, Texas Tech University (269)
Lamb Judging - McKenzie Clifton, Oklahoma State University (146)
Pork Judging - Aaron Tapian, Kansas State University (288)
Beef Judging - Jerra McMath, Texas Tech University (281)
Specifications - Mason Lautenschlag, North Dakota State University (100)
Total Beef - Travis Begley, Texas Tech University (549)
Total Placings - McKenzie Clifton, Oklahoma State University (498)
Total Reasons - Jerra McMath, Texas Tech University (209)
Alternate Contest - Drew Cashman, Texas Tech University (854)

Team Division Results

Beef Grading - Texas Tech University (1060)
Lamb Judging - Oklahoma State University (566)
Pork Judging - Kansas State University (1109)
Beef Judging - Texas Tech University (1107)
Specifications - Colorado State University (397)
Total Beef - Texas Tech University (2167)
Total Placings - Kansas State University (1968)
Total Reasons - Texas Tech University (809)

Official Committee

Jeff Savell, Texas A&M University - Chairman
Jennifer Leheska, Industry Consultant - Pork Cuts
Clint Walenciak, Certified Angus Beef - Beef Cuts
Ian Shann, Tyson Food, Inc. - Pork Carcasses
Jodie Pitcock, USDA - Beef Carcasses
Joe Harris, Southwest Meat Association - Lamb Carcasses
Darrell Dowd, 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