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MEAT JUDGING RESULTS

2008 NATIONAL WESTERN

The National Western Livestock Show Meat Judging Contest was held January 20 at the JBS Swift & Company Beef Facility in Greeley, Colorado. In total, 55 contestants from 9 universities and colleges participated in the A-Division contest. Seventy-one individuals from 9 universities participated in the Senior Division contest.

A-Division 

Top Individuals2008NWHIADiv

  1. Thomas Shumate, Clarendon College, (919)
  2. Caleb Crosswhite, Clarendon College, (914)
  3. Megan Lawrence, Allen County Community College, (910)
  4. Justin Bremer, Garden City Community College, (888)
  5. Amanda Mason, Tarleton State University, (885)
  6. Stephani Pogue, Coffeyville Community College, (879)
  7. Jerad Moody, Coffeyville Community College, (877)
  8. Ashley Rupp, Garden City Community College, (876)
  9. Cody Kelly, Fort Scott Community College, (870)
  10. Brittany Boxwell, Clarendon College, (865)

Top Teams

  1. Clarendon College, (3556)
  2. Coffeyville County College, (3449)
  3. Tarleton State University, (3439)
  4. Garden City Community College, (3426)
  5. Allen County Community College, (3422) 

Clarendon College
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Individual Division Results

Beef Grading - Thomas Shumate, Clarendon College, (240) 
Lamb Judging - Caleb Crosswhite, Clarendon College, (145)  
Pork Judging - Thomas Shumate, Clarendon College, (276)
Beef Judging - Dylan Duncan, Australian National, (276) 
Total Beef - Thomas Shumate, Clarendon College, (512) 
Total Placings - Justin Bremer, Garden City Community College, (494) 
Questions - Charles Seely, Tarleton State University, (195)  
High Alternate - Gretchen Ettredge, Tarleton State University, (897)  

Team Division Results

Beef Grading - Clarendon College, (933)  
Lamb Judging - Clarendon College, (546)  
Pork Judging - Tarleton State University, (1081) 
Beef Judging - Coffeyville Community College, (1053)  
Total Beef - Clarendon College, (1953)  
Total Placings - Clarendon College, (1928)  
Questions - Tarleton State University, (710) 


Senior Division

Top Individuals2008NWHISr

  1. Jace Hollenbeck, South Dakota State University, (1036)
  2. Lacie Hoffman, Colorado State University, (1025)
  3. Samantha Plaggemeyer, Colorado State University, (1021)
  4. Kelly Manke, Oklahoma State University, (1013)
  5. Bryce Gerlach, University of Nebraska, (1009)
  6. Carrie Highfill, Oklahoma State University, (1008)
  7. Tyler Cowie, Texas Tech University, (1004)
  8. Garrett Horton, University of Wyoming, (1003)
  9. Amanda Nolz, South Dakota State University, (1001)
  10. Tyler Radke, South Dakota State University, (1000)

Top Teams

  1. South Dakota State University, (4035)
  2. Colorado State University, (4014)
  3. Oklahoma State University, (3932)
  4. University of Wyoming, (3923)
  5. Texas A&M University, (3897)

South Dakota State University
2008NWHTSr

Individual Division Results

Beef Grading - Jace Hollenbeck, South Dakota State University, (260) 
Lamb Judging - Tyler Radke, South Dakota State University, (139) 
Pork Judging - Samantha Plaggemeyer, Colorado State University, (279) 
Beef Judging - Amanda Smith, Texas A&M University, (289)    
Total Beef - Jace Hollenbeck, South Dakota State University, (528)   
Total Placings - Lacie Hoffman, Colorado State University, (489)   
Reasons - Tyler Radke, South Dakota State University, (211)  
Specifications - Samantha Plaggemeyer, Colorado State University, (100) 
High Alternate - Ben Estes, Texas Tech University, (1015)  

Team Division Results

Beef Grading - University of Wyoming, (960)  
Lamb Judging - University of Wyoming, (539)  
Pork Judging - South Dakota State University, (1101)  
Beef Judging - Texas A&M University, (1086)  
Total Beef  - South Dakota State University, (2039)  
Total Placings - South Dakota State University, (1919)  
Reasons - Colorado State University, (807)  
Specifications - Colorado State University, (384) 


    

Official Committee

Gary Smith, Chair, Colorado State University 
Joe Harris, Pork Cuts, Southwest Meat Association 
Keith Underwood, Lamb Carcasses, University of Wyoming 
Deidrea Mabry, Beef Carcasses, American Meat Science Association 
Shane Thompson, Beef Cuts, University of Wyoming 
Tom Carr, Pork Carcasses, University of Illinois 
Darrell Dowd, Grading & Specs, USDA, Meat Grading and Certification

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