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Meat Judging Results

2018 American Royal

The American Royal Meat Judging Contest was held October 14, 2018 at Nebraska Beef in Omaha, Nebraska.  In total, 35 contestants from five universities and colleges participated in the A-Division contest. 109 individuals from 18 universities participated in the Senior Division contest.

A-Division

Top Individuals 

  1. Joni Loepky, Garden City Community College (909) Joni Loepky
  2. Kara Belt, Clarendon College (906)
  3. Kane Friermood, Clarendon College (901)
  4. McKenzie Owen, Clarendon College (887)
  5. Megan Ziegenhagen, Clarendon College (882)
  6. Cadence Gentry, Cisco College (880)
  7. Jose Sanchez, Garden City Community College (879)
  8. Micaila Lock, Garden City Community College (870)
  9. Bailee Hatch, Garden City Community College (851)
  10. Allyson Hollenbeck, Cisco College (848)

Top Teams

  1. Clarendon College (3576)
  2. Garden City Community College (3509)
  3. Cisco College (3245)
  4. Fort Scott Community College (3202)
  5. Texas A&M University - Kingsville (2882)

Clarendon College
Clarendon 2018
 

Individual Division Results

Beef Grading - Micaila Lock, Garden City Community College (234)
Lamb Judging - Joni Loepky, Garden City Community College (143)
Pork Judging - Megan Ziegenhagen, Clarendon College (290)
Beef Judging - Kara Belt, Clarendon College (290)
Total Beef - Kara Belt, Clarendon College (496)
Total Placing - Joni Loepky, Garden City Community College (490)
Questions - Kane Friermood, Clarendon College (210)
Alternate Contest -  Joni Loepky, Garden City Community College, (909)

Team Division Results

Beef Grading - Garden City Community College, (918)
Lamb Judging - Clarendon College, (535)
Pork Judging - Clarendon College, (1128)
Beef Judging - Clarendon College, (1054)
Total Beef - Garden City Community College, (1917)
Total Placing - Clarendon College, (1912)
Questions - Clarendon College, (805)


Senior Division

Top Individuals 

  1. Mac Cassas, Colorado State University (1054) Mac Cassas 2018 Senior Div
  2. Koby Valentine, Texas Tech University (1040)
  3. Emma Mortensen, Texas Tech University (1036)
  4. Sam Davis, Kansas State University (1034)
  5. Addison Stuver, Texas A&M University (1026)
  6. Savannah Millburn, Colorado State University (1023)
  7. Holly Sanders, Texas A&M University (1019)
  8. Landon Verbeek, Colorado State University (1017)
  9. Hannah Taylor, Kansas State University (1016)
  10. Katelyn Gillum, Oklahoma State University (1015)

Top Teams

  1. Colorado State University, (4094)
  2. Texas Tech University, (4076)
  3. Kansas State University, (4069)
  4. Texas A&M University, (4051)
  5. Oklahoma State University, (4013)

Colorado State University
CSU
 
 

Individual Division Results

Beef Grading - Sam Davis, Kansas State University (258)
Lamb Judging - Koby Valentine, Texas Tech University (142)
Pork Judging - Mason Blinson, Oklahoma State University (288)
Beef Judging - Koby Valentine, Texas Tech University (284)
Total Beef - Mac Cassas, Colorado State University (533)
Total Placing - Mac Cassas, Colorado State University (490)
Reasons - Koby Valentine, Texas Tech University (219)
Specifications - Emma Mortensen, Texas Tech University (97)
Alternate Contest - Kathryn Hearn, Oklahoma State University (832)

Team Division Results

Beef Grading - Texas A&M University, (998)
Lamb Judging - Colorado State University, (557)
Pork Judging - Colorado State University, (1125)
Beef Judging - Texas Tech University, (1079)
Total Beef - Texas A&M University, (2061)
Total Placing - Oklahoma State University, (1936)
Reasons - Texas Tech University, (832)
Specifications - Colorado State University, (388) 


Official Committee

    Rick Jones, USDA-AMS Retired, Chair
    Aaron Tapian, Tyson Foods - Beef Carcasses
    Dr. Bryce Gerlach, Tyson Foods - Beef Cuts
    Dr. Gregg Rentfrow, University of Kentucky- Pork Carcasses
    Wendy Woerner, Producer's Feedlot - Pork Cuts
    Dr. Keith Underwood, South Dakota State University - Lamb Carcasses
    Darrell Dowd, Grading & Specs, USDA, Meat Grading and Certification

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