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MEAT JUDGING RESULTS

2018 NATIONAL WESTERN

The National Western Livestock Show Intercollegiate Meat Judging Contest was held January 14 at the JBS USA, Beef Facility in Greeley, Colorado.  In total 42 contestants from 6 universities and colleges participated in the A-Division contest and 108 individuals from 14 universities participated in the Senior-Division contest.  

A-Division

Top Individuals

  1. Bridie Luers, Australian National, 940 NWSS A Div - Bridie Luersweb
  2. Kaylyn Crystal, Fort Scott Community College, 919
  3. Emily Ware Webb, Australian National, 913
  4. Cole Walters, Garden City Community College, 905
  5. William Green, Fort Scott Community College, 889
  6. McKenzie Owen, Clarendon College, 882
  7. Lachlan Woods, Australian National, 876
  8. Kristel Melendez, Zamorano University, 869
  9. Korbin Clark, Clarendon College, 861
  10. Kara Belt, Clarendon College, 858

Australian National 
 
 Australian Nationalweb

Top Teams

  1. Australian National, (3574)
  2. Fort Scott Community College, (3452)
  3. Clarendon College, (3446)
  4. Garden City Community College, (3403)
  5. Zamorano University, (3343)

Individual Division Results

Beef Grading -  McKenzie Owen, Clarendon College, 250
Lamb Judging -  Emily Ware Webb, Australian National, 145
Pork Judging - Bridie Luers, Australian National, 293
Beef Judging - Bridie Luers, Australian National, 278
Total Beef - Bridie Luers, Australian National, 524
Total Placings - Bridie Luers, Australian National, 489
Questions - Emily Ware Webb, Australian National, 210
High Alternate - Caleb Blackwell, Clarendon College, 889

Team Division Results

Beef Grading -  Clarendon College, 931
Lamb Judging -  Australian National, 514
Pork Judging - Australian National, 1110
Beef Judging - Fort Scott Community College, 1071
Total Beef - Clarendon College, 1964
Total Placings - Australian National, 1943
Questions - Australian National, 745


Senior Division

Top Individuals

  1. Joel Martin, Kansas State University, 1058 NWSS B Div - Joel Martinweb
  2. Mac Cassas, Colorado State University, 1051
  3. Hannah Taylor, Kansas State University, 1047
  4. Lilly Hildebrand, Oklahoma State University, 1046
  5. Morgan Nicholas, Angelo State University, 1044
  6. Cole Bendele, Texas Tech University, 1044
  7. Sam Davis, Kansas State University, 1038
  8. Emma Mortenson, Texas Tech University, 1038
  9. Addison Stuver, Texas A&M University, 1036
  10. Adrian Lunsford, West Texas A&M University, 1034

Top Teams

  1. Kansas State University, 4147
  2. Colorado State University, 4118
  3. Texas A&M University, 4106
  4. Texas Tech University, 4105
  5. Oklahoma State University, 4010

Kansas State University 
 
 Kansas Stateweb
 

Individual Division Awards

Beef Grading -  Lilly Hildebrand, Oklahoma State University, 261
Lamb Judging -  Grace Luebcke, Kansas State University, 145
Pork Judging - Morgan Nicholas, Angelo State University, 288
Beef Judging - Sam Davis, Kansas State University, 290
Specifications - Cole Bendele, Texas Tech University, 100
Total Beef - Lilly Hildebrand, Oklahoma State University, 548
Total Placings - Kathryn Hearn, Oklahoma State University, 496
Reasons - Jazmine Brown, Colorado State University, 216
High Alternate - Thachary Mayer, Texas Tech University, 1065

Team Division Awards

Beef Grading -  Colorado State University, 981
Lamb Judging -  Colorado State University, 551
Pork Judging - Texas Tech University, 1118
Beef Judging - Texas A&M University, 1137
Specifications - Kansas State University, 385
Total Beef - Texas A&M University, 2110
Total Placings - Texas A&M University, 1956
Reasons - Kansas State University, 848


Official Committee

  • Bucky Gwartney – Chair – USDA, AMS, LPS
  • Ryan Person – Person Consulting – Beef Carcasses & Value based pricing
  • Marcia Reeves – Pilgrim's Pride – Beef Ribs & Rounds
  • Jake Nelson - Oklahoma State University – Pork loins & Hams
  • Jordan Hinton – IMI Global – Pork carcasses
  • Nick Hardcastle – Texas Tech University – Lamb Carcasses
  • Darrell Dowd - USDA, AMS, LPS - Grading & Specifications

 

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