American Meat Science Association

Alumni & Friends Virtual Meat Judging Contest

2022 Alumni & Friends Virtual Meat Judging Contest

May 26-29
Self-paced on AMSA Zapnito Community Platform

As past meat judgers we have all heard the rumbles over the years of the one contest that cost you the title or if I had only had a chance I could have won it all. Well, now is your chance to see if you have what it takes to be named the Champion Alumni Meat Judger! No matter your skill set, even if you do not have any judging experience, we encourage everyone to sign-up and compete in this fun Alumni event that will benefit the AMSA Youth Programs Endowment to help support the next generation of meat scientists.

There will be awards for the Top Team and Top Individual Award as well as the Top Individual within their Judging Decades. Don’t miss this opportunity to virtually get back in the cooler and show us all your meat judging skills!


Click here to register!

All registration fees will go directly to the AMSA Youth Programs and Meat Judging Endowment. Each team member will register individually and indicate their team members during registration.

  • Master's Division - $250/team of four ($1000/team) - Cherry pick your team to compete in the Master's Division
  • Amateur Division - $100/person. No judging experience needed! Compete in the amateur division as an individual. You can also request to be placed either on a specific team or a random team.
  • Phone A Friend - The following contest advantages can also be purchased to serve as bonus team members to advise your team. *Unlimited number of Phone A Friends can be purchased, but availability may be limited.
                o Current Meat judging Team Member - $50/team member
                o Past Meat Judging All American - $50/team member
                o Current Meat Judging Coach - $100/coach
  • Registration is due by Friday, May 20th

Contest Format

Each team member and participant will receive access to the online platform.  The contest will open at 8:00 am central time on Thursday, May 26 and all classes must be submitted by 11:59pm central time on Sunday May 29.

  1. Grading
  2. Placing Classes and Questions
    • Classes can include: Beef Carcasses, Beef Rounds, Beef Ribs, Beef Full or Short Loins, Pork Carcasses, Pork Loins, Hams, Lamb Carcasses
    • One class can be a 'Wild Card' class which could include retro judging classes (ex. Square Cut Chucks, Processed Meats (Bacon, Cured Ham, etc.), and others


Awards will be announced at RMC!  

  • Top Team Overall
  • Top Individual Overall
  • Top Individual with Judging Decades - 2020, 2010's, 2000's, 90's, 80's, and Hardbones (70's and earlier)   

Results from the 2020 Alumni Meat Judging Virtual Contest

Amateur Division Scores

Master's Division Scores

Decade Results

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