Meat Judging News and Important Information

AMSA Announces Results from the 2015 Southwestern Meat Judging Contest

Feb 04, 2015

Top Individuals, Senior Division: 1. Clay Bendele, Texas Tech University; 2. BW Ochsner, University of Wyoming; 3. Erin Beyer, Texas Tech University; 4. Mckayla Clayton, Colorado State University; 5. Macy Perry, Oklahoma State University; 6. Connor King, Texas A&M University; 7. Darby Gonzales, Texas Tech University; 8. McKenna Brinton, University of Wyoming; 9. Chandler Steele, Oklahoma State University; 10. Sean Morrow, Texas Tech University.

Top 5 Teams, Senior Division: 1. Texas Tech University; 2. Colorado State University; 3. University of Wyoming; 4. Oklahoma State University; 5. Texas A&M University.

Texas Tech

In total, 98 contestants representing 12 teams participated in the senior division contest.

Top Indviduals, A-Division: 1. Kaylee Hill, Fort Scott Community College; 2. Talen Crist, Clarendon College; 3. Mario Olivio, Clarendon College; 4. Cassie Kerckhove, Garden City Community College; 5. Ben Walker, Fort Scott Community College; 6. Dustin Jones, Clarendon College; 7. Derek Lightner, Garden City Community College; 8. Clara Collison, Australian National; 9. Chip DeWitt, Garden City Community College; 10. Ty Wood, Fort Scott Community College.

Top 5 Teams, A-Division: 1. Clarendon College; 2. Garden City Community College; 3. Fort Scott Community College; 4. Australian National; 5. Cisco College.



In total, 42 contestants from 7 different universities and colleges participated in the A-Division contest.

This year's official committee consisted of: Dr. Gary Smith, Chair, Texas A&M University; Dr. Travis O'Quinn, Kansas State University; Crystal Waters, Texas A&M University; Kassie Jo Winn, CEV Multimedia; Aaron Tapian, Kansas State University; Collin Corbin, Tyson Foods; and Darrell Dowd, USDA.

Official Committe


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