The Texas A&M Livestock Judging Team did not let the current pandemic stand in the way of success at the 2020 State Fair of Texas. While practicing social distancing and abiding by safety standards, the team brought home top honors, in more ways than one. In addition to being the high team overall, Texas A&M also finished first in the reasons, cattle and sheep and goat divisions, as well as second in the swine division.
Austin Graves of Crane, Texas, was the high point individual, beating the runner up by over 10 points. Additional top 10 individual placings include Myles Hackstedt of Needville, Texas, finishing fourth, Ty Thomas, also of Needville, finishing eighth, and McKade Krenz of Lockhart, Texas, placing ninth out of 44 individuals.
Additional team members include: Bryce Bowers of Fredericksburg, Allie Burns of Marion, Jack Melson of Sugarland, Kaylee Musgrove of Marion, and Reed Sultimeier of Fredericksburg. The team is coached by Keaton Dodd and assistant coaches, Landon Eldridge and HC Neel.