The National Western Intercollegiate Meat Judging Contest was held January 16, 2005 at Swift & Company's Greeley, Colorado facility.

Top Individuals, A Division

  1. Katie Johnson, Tarleton State University
  2. Andrew Foote, Tarleton State University
  3. Sarah Brown, Australian National Team
  4. Jacque LaRue, Fort Scott Community College
  5. Brian Olsen, Fort Scott Community College
  6. Whitney Williams, Tarleton State University
  7. Patrick Lee, Eastern Oklahoma State College
  8. Kallie Smith, Garden City Community College
  9. Eric Harwell, Tarleton State University
  10. Cody Schneider, Fort Scott Community College

Top 5 Teams, A Division

  1. Tarleton State University
  2. Fort Scott Community College
  3. Garden City Community College
  4. Australian National Team
  5. Eastern Oklahoma State College

Top Individuals, Sr. Division

  1. 1. Rick Kreps, Colorado State University
  2. Justin Fruechte, South Dakota State University
  3. Andy Mrnak, Oklahoma State University
  4. Kara Arnold, Texas A&M University
  5. Matt Thome, Iowa State University
  6. Anne Bjerum, Iowa State University
  7. Sarah Powell, Colorado State University
  8. Keith Schneberger, Oklahoma State University
  9. Jacob Asbell, Oklahoma State University
  10. Chase Settle, Angelo State University

Top 5 Teams, Sr. Division

  1. Colorado State University
  2. Oklahoma State University
  3. Texas A&M University
  4. South Dakota State University
  5. Iowa State University

In total, 162 contestants from 24 teams participated in the contest.

Awards were sponsored by AMSA, American Hereford Association, Colorado Farm Bureau, Certified Angus Beef, Colorado Livestock Association, Equity Group, Livestock and Seed Program, Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA, National Beef, National Lamb Feeders Association , National Meat Association, National Pork Board, National Western Livestock Show, North Dakota State University Animal Science Graduate Student Carnivore Catering, Research Management Systems, Inc., Swift and Company, US Meat Export Federation, and West Texas A&M University- Cattlemen's Carcass Data Service.

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