Texas A&M Livestock Judging Team wins second in Minnesota

AUSTIN, MINNESOTA — The Texas A&M University Livestock Judging Team finished in second place behind Western Illinois University at the National Barrow Show Contest in Austin, Minn., on Sept. 13, 2010.Iowa State University and Oklahoma State University finished third and fourth, respectively.A&M team member Joe Rathmann of Bastrop secured the highest overall individual award and teammate Lance Bearb of Churchpoint, La., was third high individual.

Team members include Webb Fields of Mt. Pleasant; Kevin Gleason of Waxahachie; Kaitlyn Grimshaw of Pleasanton; Rebecca Hamilton of Woodbine, Md.; Cassidy Hayes of Port Lavaca; Casey Henly of St. Augustine; Kenton Kirkpatrick of Bryan; Kasey Lettunich of Stephenville; Chance Muehlstein of Kerrville; Corey Taylor of Humble; Dustin Valusek of Rosharon; Brian Weaver of Center Point; Caleb Wendt of Needville; Sydney Wilkinson of Trinidad, Colo.; and Paul Wunderlich of Brenham.

The team is coached by Carl Muntean, Cody Sloan and Jake Thorne and coordinated by Jake Franke.

The team competes Sept. 24 and 25 at the Flint Hills Classic in El Dorado, Kan., and the Mid-America Classic in Wichita, Kan.

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