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AMSA Announces Results from the 2014 National Western Meat Judging Contest

Jan 24, 2014

Champaign, IL, January 24. 2014 - The American Meat ScienceAssociation (AMSA) announced winners of the National Western Livestock ShowIntercollegiate Meat Judging Contest which was held January 19th at thesponsoring JBS USA’s Beef Facility in Greeley, Colorado.

Top Individuals, Senior Division: 1.Emery Kunze, TexasA&M University; 2.Larrah Welp, Colorado State University; 3.ZacharyGrimsley, Texas Tech University; 4.Brandt Mortensen, University of Wyoming;5.Lukas Ziegler, Texas Tech University; 6.Kaylee Price, Oklahoma StateUniversity; 7.Wesley Griffin, Oklahoma State University; 8.Mary Kline, KansasState University; 9.Colton Harris, Texas A&M University; and 10.LauraStrohecker, University of Wyoming.

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

In total, 103 contestants representing 12 teams participatedin the senior division contest.

Top Individuals, A-Division: 1.Hailey Dimitroff, ClarendonCollege; 2.Jessica Humphrey, Clarendon College; 3.Lane Harrington, ClarendonCollege; 4.Nicholas Van Den Berg, Australian National; 5.Kiersten Scott,Clarendon College; 6.Matthew Hammer, Tarleton State University; 7.Lane Johnson,Fort Scott Community College; 8.Natalie Hill, Fort Scott Community College;9.Nikki Harris, Fort Scott Community College; and 10.Jacob Delgado, CiscoCollege.

Top 5 Teams, A-Division: 1.Clarendon College; 2.Fort ScottCommunity College; 3.Australian National; 4.Tarleton State University and5.Garden City Community College.

In total, 52 contestants representing 10 teams participatedin the senior division contest.

Official committee members forthe National Western contest included:

Wendy Woerner, Chair, Producer'sFeedlot; Kelcey Christensen, University of Wyoming; Mallory Sikes, ColoradoPremium; Derek Vote, JBS USA, L.L.C.; Lander Nicodemus, Adams Land &Cattle; KatieRose McCullough, Colorado State University and Darrell Dowd,Grading & Specs, USDA, AMS, LPS, Meat Grading and Certification.

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