Livestock Judging Team Wins American Royal

Writer: Tana Luna

Front (L to R): Quest Newberry, Payton Warmke, Jake Pickering, Blayze Bierschwale, Justin Vehige Back (L to R): Brant Poe-coach, Keaton Dodd-coach, Brantley Bordovsky, Wayne Morse, Denton Lowe, Owen Macfarlane-student assistant

Front (L to R): Quest Newberry, Payton Warmke, Jake Pickering, Blayze Bierschwale, Justin Vehige
Back (L to R): Brant Poe-coach, Keaton Dodd-coach, Brantley Bordovsky, Wayne Morse, Denton Lowe, Owen Macfarlane-student assistant

The Texas A&M Livestock Judging Team won the 2016 American Royal Senior Collegiate Livestock Judging Contest held October 29, 2016, in Kansas City, Mo. Members of the team include: Jake Pickering, Oroville, CA; Quest Newberry, George West, TX; Justin Vehige, Bonnets Mills, MO; Payton Warmke, Brenham, TX; Blayze Bierschwale, Lampasas, TX; Wayne Morse, Kingsbury, TX; Denton Lowe, Amber, OK; Brantley Bordovsky, Port Lavaca, TX.

A total of 23 senior college teams competed in the 2016 American Royal competition. Texas A&M won the oral reasons division. Jake Pickering was 3rd overall and Quest Newberry 9th overall. The top five teams included Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Oklahoma State, South Dakota State, and Iowa State.

The team is coached by Brant Poe of Bryan, TX, Keaton Dodd of Blanco, TX, and Owen MacFarlane of MacArthur, CA.

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tanaTana Luna is a senior Animal Science and Entomology double major from Troy, Texas.


For more information regarding news from the Department of Animal Science, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Texas A&M University, please contact Maggie Tucker at maggie.tucker@tamu.edu or (979) 845-1542.

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