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Meat Judging Results

2014 American Royal presented by Elanco Animal Health

The American Royal Meat Judging Contest presented by Elanco Animal Health was held October 5, 2014 at Nebraska Beef in Omaha, Nebraska.  In total, 34 contestants from seven universities and colleges participated in the A-Division contest. One hundred and thirteen individuals from 16 universities participated in the Senior Division contest.

A-Division

Top Individuals 

  1. Jessica Humphrey, Clarendon College, (931)A-Div HI with AR Elanco Rep (2)
  2. Lane Johnson, Fort Scott Community College, (931)
  3. Hailey Dimitroff, Clarendon College, (920)
  4. Lane Harrington, Clarendon College, (919)
  5. Nikki Harris, Fort Scott Community College, (915)
  6. Natalie Hill, Fort Scott Community College, (908)
  7. Kiersten Scott, Clarendon College, (907)
  8. Heather Harper, Garden City Community College, (886)
  9. Matthew Hammer, Tarleton State University, (880)
  10. James Spieth, Fort Scott Community College, (880)

Top Teams

  1. Clarendon College, (3677)
  2. Fort Scott Community College, (3634)
  3. Cisco College, (3369)
  4. Tarleton State University, (3368)
  5. Garden City Community College, (3308)

Clarendon College  
A Div High Team

Individual Division Results

Beef Grading -Lane Johnson, Fort Scott Community College, (251)
Lamb Judging - Hailey Dimitroff, Clarendon College, (143)
Pork Judging - Jessica Humphrey, Clarendon College, (285)
Beef Judging - Lane Johnson, Fort Scott Community College, (283)
Total Beef - Lane Johnson, Fort Scott Community College, (534)
Total Placing - James Spieth, Fort Scott Community College, (486)
Questions - Lane Harrington, Clarendon College, (215)
Alternate Contest -  Gus Holbein, Clarendon College, (933)

Team Division Results

Beef Grading - Fort Scott Community College, (955)
Lamb Judging - Clarendon College, (542)
Pork Judging - Clarendon College, (1106)
Beef Judging - Clarendon College, (1085)
Total Beef - Fort Scott Community College, (2034)
Total Placing - Fort Scott Community College, (1904)
Questions - Clarendon College, (830)


Senior Division

Top Individuals 

  1. Emery Kunze, Texas A&M University, (1047)  
  2. Chad Vanderlinden, Texas Tech University, (1034)
  3. Jacqueline Ponce, Colorado State University, (1029)
  4. Patrick Linnell, Colorado State University, (1028)
  5. Patrick Frank, Iowa State University, (1026)
  6. Jessie Heidlage, Oklahoma State University, (1024)
  7. Mary Kline, Kansas State University, (1024)
  8. Larrah Welp, Colorado State University, (1022)
  9. Bradley Belota, Texas A&M University, (1017)
  10. Zachary Grimsley, Texas Tech University, (1017)

Top Teams

  1. Colorado State University, (4086)
  2. Texas A&M University, (4078)
  3. Texas Tech University, (4059)
  4. Oklahoma State University, (4038)
  5. Kansas State University, (4000)

Colorado State University
CSU Team Photo

Individual Division Results

Beef Grading - Patrick Frank, Iowa State University, (266)
Lamb Judging - Danielle Freeman, Angelo State University, (148)
Pork Judging - Audrey Zoeller, Oklahoma State University, (287)
Beef Judging - Emery Kunze, Texas A&M University, (281)
Total Beef - Chad Vanderlinden, Texas Tech University, (536)
Total Placing - Katie Garrett, Texas A&M University, (489)
Reasons - Audrey Zoeller, Oklahoma State University, (214)
Specifications - Jacqueline Ponce, Colorado State University, (100)
Alternate Contest - David Holland, Texas Tech University, (840)

Team Division Results

Beef Grading - Texas Tech University, (1003)
Lamb Judging - Oklahoma State University, (559)
Pork Judging - Oklahoma State University, (1106)
Beef Judging - Texas A&M University, (1103)
Total Beef - Texas A&M University, (2085)
Total Placing - Texas A&M University, (1917)
Reasons - Oklahoma State University, (813)
Specifications - Oklahoma State University, (384) 


Official Committee

    Jeff Savell, Texas A&M University, Chair
    Jason Apple, University of Arkansas- Beef Carcasses
    Joe Harris, Southwest Meat Association- Beef Cuts
    Henry Zerby, The Ohio State University- Pork Carcasses
    Dustin Mohrhauser, Smithfield-Farmland- Pork Cuts 
    Jodi Pitcock, USDA Livestock & Grain Market News - Lamb Carcasses

    Darrell Dowd, Grading & Specs, USDA, Meat Grading and Certification

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