The Eastern National Meat Judging Contest was held October 1, 2005 at Cargill Meat Solution's Taylor Packing in Wyalusing, Pennsylvania.

Top Individuals

    Justin Fruechte, South Dakota State University (1039) Dustin Mohrhauser, South Dakota State University (1027) Caleb Shull, University of Illinios (1025) Matt Thome, Iowa State University (1009) Andy Mrnak, Oklahoma State University (1008) Megan Bishop, South Dakota State University (1007) Rick Kreps, Colorado State University (1006) Jamin Phipps, Angelo State University (1005) Chad Pilcher, University of Illinois (1003) Kelli Edgar, Texas Tech University (1002)

Top Teams

    South Dakota State University (4057) University of Illinois (3995) Texas Tech University (3965) Iowa State University (3942) Oklahoma State University (3891)

Division Awards


High Individual

High Team

Beef Grading Megan Bishop, SDSU (246) South Dakota State University (931)
Lamb Judging Christie Rosentreter, Illinois (143) University of Illinois (551)
Pork Judging Caleb Shull, Illinois (289) University of Illinois (1130)
Beef Judging Monica Skolmutch, Ohio State (288) South Dakota State University (1118)
Specifications Dustin Mohrhauser, SDSU (97) South Dakota State University (352)
Total Beef Megan Bishop, SDSU (528) South Dakota State University
Total Placings Justen Fruechte, SDSU (500) University of Illinois (1948)
Total Reasons Missy Whitman, Colorado State (219) Texas A&M University (842)
Alternate Contest Carmen Howard, Ohio State (1016)

Official Committee

Bill Jones, Auburn University (retired)- Chairman Herb Abraham, USDA (retired) - Lamb Carcasses Amy Radunz, The Ohio State University - Beef Carcasses Rick Jones, USDA AMS - Grading and Specifications Kendra Henry, Cryovac Sealed Air - Pork Cuts Dennis Stiffler - Beef Cuts Tony Muller, Hormel Foods - Pork Carcasses

In total, 78 contestants from 13 universities participated in the contest.

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