The International Meat Judging Contest was held November 15, 2009 at Tyson Foods in Dakota City, Nebraska. In total, 91 contestants from 17 universities participated in the contest.

Senior Division

Top Individuals2009 International HI

  1. Hyatt Frobose, Kansas State University (1059)
  2. Renee Kinsey, Colorado State University (1039)
  3. Collin Corbin, Texas Tech University (1035)
  4. Amanda Stade, South Dakota State University (1028)
  5. Tacy Langemeier, University of Nebraska (1026)
  6. Olivia Mitchell, Oklahoma State University (1024)
  7. Nicholas Myers, Oklahoma State University (1023)
  8. Melanie Moore, Texas A&M University (1021)
  9. Diana Pezza, University of Illinois (1019)
  10. Bryan Weaver, Texas A&M University (1016)

Top Teams

  1. Texas Tech University (4052)
  2. South Dakota State University (4034)
  3. Oklahoma State University (4032)
  4. University of Illinois (4023)
  5. Kansas State University (4016)

Texas Tech University
2009 International HT

Individual Division Results

Beef Grading - Melissa Miller, University of Florida (263) 
Lamb Judging - Taryn Pfeiffer, University of Illinois (146)   
Pork Judging - Rives White, University of Wyoming (288)  
Beef Judging - Abby Long, Texas Tech University (288) 
Specifications - Collin Corbin, Texas Tech University (97) 
Total Beef - Hyatt Frobose, Kansas State University (541)  
Total Placings - Hyatt Frobose, Kansas State University (490)   
Total Reasons - Meagan Igo, Texas Tech University (222)   
Alternate Contest - Josh McCann, Texas Tech University (824)

Team Division Results

Beef Grading - Iowa State University (997)  
Lamb Judging - Kansas State University (527)  
Pork Judging - University of Nebraska (1115)
Beef Judging - Texas Tech University (1121)  
Specifications - Texas Tech University (382)  
Total Beef - Oklahoma State University (2073)  
Total Placings - South Dakota State University (1903)  
Total Reasons - Texas Tech University (856)

Official Committee

    Keith Belk, Colorado State University - Chairman
    Jodie Pitcock, USDA Ag Marketing Services - Lamb Carcasses 
    Eric Berg, North Dakota State University - Pork Carcasses 
    Jennifer Leheska, Balanced Life Nutrition - Pork Cuts 
    Marcia Dalton, Tyson Foods, Inc. - Beef Carcasses 
    Jeff Savell, Texas A&M University - Beef Cuts 
    Darell Dowd, USDA AMS - Grading and Specifications

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