Meat Judging Results

2016 International

The International Meat Judging Contest was held November 13, 2016 at Tyson Foods in Dakota City, Nebraska. In total, 108 contestants from 16 universities participated in the contest.  

Senior Division

Top Individuals   

  1. Kye Schwartz, Texas Tech University, (1027) kyeweb
  2. Julianna Albrecht, Oklahoma State University, (1025)
  3. Michael Stender, Iowa State University, (1007)
  4. Abby Bechtold, Oklahoma State University, (1002)
  5. Emily Rice, Oklahoma State University, (996)
  6. Trevor Birky, Kansas State University, (995) 
  7. Mark Zoeller, Angelo State University, (994)
  8. Jessica Humphrey, Texas Tech University, (994)
  9. Kelley Rendon, University of Florida, (992) 
  10. Cole Perkins, Texas Tech University, (991) 

Top Teams

  1. Oklahoma State University, (3990)
  2. Texas Tech University, (3986)
  3. Angelo State University, (3905)
  4. Colorado State University, (3875)
  5. Texas A&M University, (3850)

Oklahoma State University

Individual Division Results

Beef Grading - Julianna Albrecht, Oklahoma State University (263)
Lamb Judging - April Rose, Ohio State University (142)
Pork Judging - Emily Warnock, Ohio State University (287)
Beef Judging - Kye Schwartz, Texas Tech University (277)
Specifications - Kye Schwartz, Texas Tech University (100)
Total Beef - Abby Bechtold, Oklahoma State University (529)
Total Placings - April Rose, Ohio State University (483)
Total Reasons - Julianna Albrecht, Oklahoma State University (229)
Alternate Contest - Jackie Fruit, Texas A&M University (803)

Team Division Results

Beef Grading - Oklahoma State University (997)
Lamb Judging - Ohio State University (534)
Pork Judging - Colorado State University (1116)
Beef Judging - Angelo State University (1069)
Specifications - Texas Tech University (391)
Total Beef - Oklahoma State University (2045)
Total Placings - Ohio State University (1883)
Total Reasons - Colorado State University (881)

Official Committee

    Tom Carr, University of Illinois, Emeritus- Chairman
    Davey Griffin, Texas A&M University- Beef Carcasses
    Clint Alexander, Garden City Community College- Beef Cuts
    Jodie Pitcock, USDA, AMS- Pork Carcasses
    Collin Corbin, Tyson Foods - Pork Cuts
    Benjy Mikel, John R. White Company- Lamb Carcasses
    Darrell Dowd, USDA AMS - Grading and Specifications

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