October Competitive Teams Results

Department of Animal Science competitive teams have been busy this fall semester, claiming championships and other accolades at various contests and growing their student experience as part of these high-impact learning opportunities. Below are the latest updates from the Animal Welfare Judging Team, Horse Judging Team, Livestock Judging Team, Meat Judging Team, Ranch Horse Team, and the Texas Aggie Rodeo Team. Congratulations to all!

Animal Welfare Judging Team

The Animal Welfare Judging Team met “Obi” the octopus at Moody Gardens Aquarium in preparation for the upcoming AVMA Animal Welfare Assessment Contest.  Students interacted with Aquarists to learn about octopus biology, husbandry, management decisions, and behavior. This trip was conducted in preparation for the Animal Welfare Judging and Assessment Contest that will be held November 18-20. This international contest will consist of undergraduate, graduate, and veterinary students assessing the welfare of species housed in realistic, but hypothetical, scenarios.   

Each year the species evaluated in the contest change.  For the 2022 contest, the species in the contest will include:  

  • Show Chickens 
  • Dairy-Beef 
  • Octopus in an Aquarium 
  • Live/on site: Companion Animal Shelter 

 Stay tuned for the results from our Animal Welfare Judging Team. Good luck!

Horse Judging Team

The Texas A&M Horse Judging Team traveled to Columbus, Ohio, to compete at the All-American Quarter Horse Congress on October 12. The team finished strong having a clean sweep across the board. They were 1st as a Team in Halter, Performance and Reasons, claiming Champion Team Overall by 21 points.


  • High Individual Halter: Megan Miller
  • 2nd: Kelsey Morgan
  • 3rd: Grace Ritter
  • 4th: Kensi Parker
  • 10th: Raylee Ezzell


  • High Individual Performance: Megan Miller
  • 8th: Kelsey Morgan
  • 9th: Raylee Ezzell


  • High Individual Reasons: Raylee Ezzell
  • 2nd: Megan Miller
  • 6th: Grace Ritter
  • 7th: Kelsey Morgan

Top ten individuals overall

  • High Individual Overall: Megan Miller
  • 4th: Kelsey Morgan
  • 8th: Kensi Parker
  • 9th: Raylee Ezzell

Megan Miller also claimed the $500.00 scholarship from the National Horse Judging Team Coaches Association.

Limited Division

  • Reserve High Individual Overall: Madison Rosenbaum
  • 5th High Individual: Megan Gajdica
  • 11th High Individual: Alivia Farrell

The team is excited to prepare for World Show coming up in a couple of weeks. The team is coached by Sarah Schobert and Assistant Coach Hannah McLochlin. The team is sponsored by Aggieland Outfitters, Circle P Feed & Supplies, Texas Equine Hospital, Mohawk Flooring, Shining C Grulla Horses, Boerne Marine, Texas A&M University – College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and Texas A&M Animal Science.

The 2022 All-Star Team is represented by Hailey Bell, Raylee Ezzell, Megan Miller, Kelsey Morgan, Kensi Parker, Gracie Ritter, Courtney Wall, John Wofford. The limited competitors included Alivia Farrell, Megan Gajdica and Madison Rosenbaum.

Livestock Judging Team

The Livestock Judging Team has recently competed at the State Fair of Texas and The American Royal.

State Fair of Texas Results

The team was honored to attend the State Fair of Texas with special guests Dr. Savell and Dr. Skaggs at the banquet. Dr. Skaggs was the 2022 Honoree at the banquet for his years of coaching, mentorship and leadership to livestock judging. We greatly appreciate both of their leadership and support. Below are the results from the State Fair of Texas Livestock Judging Competition:

Overall – Champion Team

  • Michael Rezendes – 1st
  • Logan Jackson – 2nd
  • Logan Thomas – 3rd
  • Gunner Crawford – 5th
  • Carter Burgin – 8th
  • Katie Kempen – 9th

Reasons – Champion Team

  • Katie Kempen – 1st
  • Michael Rezendes – 2nd
  • Maddie Schroeder – 3rd
  • Logan Jackson – 4th
  • Gunner Crawford – 5th
  • Carter Burgin – 7th
  • Logan Thomas – 9th
  • Kristen Massingill – 10th

Cattle – Champion Team

  • Logan Thomas – 1st
  • Michael Rezendes – 2nd
  • Gunner Crawford – 3rd
  • Lauren Thomas – 6th
  • Katie Kempen – 7th
  • Seth Hilfiker – 8th
  • Logan Jackson – 10th

Hogs – Champion Team

  • Carter Burgin – 1st
  • Katie Kempen – 2nd
  • Logan Jackson – 3rd
  • Michael Rezendes – 4th
  • Gunner Crawford – 6th
  • Tar Tut – t-10th

Sheep/Goats – 3rd Team

  • Kristen Massingill – 4th
  • Logan Jackson – 5th

The team would like to thank Darryl Real and his whole crew at the State Fair for such a first-class event. We also appreciate the following firms for allowing us to workout in preparation for the contest.

  • Buck Cattle
  • Shipwreck Cattle
  • BCR Ventures
  • Select Heifer Sale
  • West Southdowns
  • Boardman Livestock

American Royal Results

As always, the crew at the Royal put together an extremely high-quality and thought-provoking contest and we appreciate the first-class event!

Overall: Reserve Champion Team

  • 1st Reasons
  • 1st Cattle
  • 3rd Hogs
  • 7th Sheep/Goats


  • Michael Rezendes- 5th overall, 5th hogs, 10th reasons
  • Logan Jackson – 11th overall, 5th sheep/goats, 7th reasons
  • Katie Kempen – 15th overall, 5th reasons
  • Kristen Massingill- 2nd Cattle
  • Gunner Crawford- 7th hogs

Thanks to the following firms for the high-quality stops.

  • Chabot Show Lambs
  • Jackson Cattle
  • 6 Mile Creek
  • Express Ranches
  • Oklahoma State University Centers
  • Sandridge Land and Cattle
  • 6E Cattle
  • Ratliff Cattle
  • Kempker Livestock

Meat Judging Team

The Fightin’ Texas Aggie Meat Judging Team had a successful trip to the American Royal coming home as champion team. The contest was coordinated by AMSA and held at Nebraska Beef at their plant in Omaha, NE. Below are the results from the competition.

All 4 team members were in the Top 10 and 4 were in the Top 10 Alternates!

  • Overall Team – 1st
  • Beef Grading – 1st
  • Beef Judging – 2nd
  • Total Beef – 1st
  • Lamb Judging- 1st
  • Pork Judging- 2nd
  • Placings – 1st
  • Reasons – 2nd


  • Nathan Barrett – 3rd Overall, 2nd Beef, 3rd Specs, 3rd Reasons
  • Alexandra Smith – 6th Overall, 5th Pork
  • Gage Walsh – 8th Overall, 1st Lamb, 5th Beef Grading
  • Avery Foster – 9th Overall, 2nd Beef Grading, 5th Placings


  • Rylie Philipello – 1st
  • Bailey Lamb – 6th
  • Morgan McKinzie – 8th
  • Molly Hicks – 10th
  • Cassie Brown – 11th
  • Abby Tack – 13th

The Texas A&M Meat Judging Team finished 1st at the Cargill High Plains contest in Friona, Texas, on Sunday 10/30. We had 3 in the Top 10 Individuals and 4 in the Top 10 Alternates. 

Team Results  

  • Overall 1st 
  • Specifications 1st 
  • Pork Judging 1st 
  • Placings 1st 
  • Beef Grading 2nd 
  • Beef Judging 2nd 
  • Overall Beef 2nd 
  • Reasons 2nd 
  • Lamb Judging 2nd 

 Individual Results 

  • Gage Walsh – 4th overall, 1st placings, 2nd lamb, 4th pork, 6th specs, 5th reasons 
  • Nathan Barrett – 6th overall, 4th lamb, 5th specs 
  • Bailey Lamb – 8th overall 
  • Alexandra Smith – 11th overall, 4th specs 

 Top Alternates  

  • Rylie Philipello – 1st 
  • Abby Tack – 2nd 
  • Molly Hicks – 5th 
  • Morgan McKinzie – 8th 
  • Avery Foster – 11th 
  • Cassie Brown – 17th 

A special thanks to Ben and Amy Tarr, Vanessa MacDonald, Global Animal Products, Justin Gleghorn, & Cactus Feeders for treating the team to dinner this week while we were on the road. Thanks to AMSA for coordinating the contest and to Cargill for hosting. 

The team’s final contest is the International in Dakota City, NE. Wish them luck! 

The team is coached by Kaylee Greiner and the coordinator is Jennifer Wyle.

Ranch Horse Team

Overall 3rd Place Division Team at the 2022 SHTX World Show in Abilene, Texas! 


Haley Winkler

  • 4th Overall 
  • Go Round 1: 10th-trail, 6th-pleasure, 9th overall 
  • Go Round 2:9th- reining, 1st- trail, 4th- pleasure, 3rd overall 

Reagan Loxton

  • Overall 8th Trail Champion  
  • Go Round 1: 1st trail, 6th all around  
  • Go Round 2: tied 8th pleasure, 3rd trail, 7th all around   

Grace Chambers

  • Trail Go Round 1: 6th 
  • Cow Go Round 2: 10th 

Natalie Leishman  

  • Go Round 2: 8th pleasure  


Sara Saxe  

  • Go Round 1: 9th cow, 7th reining 
  • Go Round 2: 9th cow, 8th reining, 8th all around   

Kaley Berkely 

  • Go round 1: 2nd reining, 3rd cow, 10th overall 
  • Go round 2: 9th cow


Josh Nichols

  • Go Round 1: 6th reining 
  • Go Round 2: 5th cow, 3rd reining   

Non pro 

Whitney Moody

  • Go Round 2: 1st cow  

 Tucker Gillespie  

  • Go Round 2: 8th reining, 7th trail, 10th cow  

 Emma Thrasher

  • Go Round 1: 3rd reining, 1st trail, 3rd pleasure (3rd overall)  
  • Go Round 2: 4th trail, 9th cow, 7th pleasure (3rd overall) 
  • 4th overall after Go Round 1 and 2 

Texas Aggie Rodeo Team

The Texas Aggie Rodeo Team competed in the Southwest Texas Junior College Rodeo October 7-8 in Uvalde, Texas. The women’s team were Reserve Champions with Madalyn Richards claiming the Women’s All-Around Champion title. Other results are as follows:


  • Gavin French: Split 4th Long Round, 4th Avg

Steer Wrestling

  • Trace Harris: 5th Long Round, 6th Avg


  • Owen Gibson: 1st Avg, 2nd Long Round
  • Madalyn Richards: 1st Long Round


  • Sydney Harris: 5th Avg
  • Emma Smith: 1st Long Round, 6th Avg
  • Victoria Procter: Split 2nd Long Round

Goat Tying

  • Madalyn Richards: Split 2nd Long Round, Split 3rd Avg

The Rodeo team continued their fall season at the McNeese College Rodeo in Louisiana and the NETXCC Rodeo. 

McNeese College Rodeo  

Women’s All Around Champion: Madalyn Richards 


  • 4th-Gavin French 


  • 6th- Chance Little 
  • 7th/8th-Connor Atkinson 

Goat Tying 

  • 2nd/3rd-Madalyn Richards 
  • 8th- Cora Stewart 


  • 4th- Brooke Krolczyk 
  • 5th- Millie Frey 
  • 8th- Madalyn Richards 

 Steer Wrestling 

  • 2nd-Trace Harris 
  • 6th-Paxton Wood 


Reserve Champion Women’s Team & Reserve Champion Men’s Team 


  • 1st-Gavin French 


  • 1st-Chance Little 
  • 6th-Gatlin Peck 

Team Roping 

  • 4th-Grisham Vaught and Sydney Harris 


  • 1st-Victoria Procter 
  • 2nd/3rd- Brooke Krolczyk 
  • 4th-Emma Smith 
  • 7th-Logan Moore 

 Steer Wrestling 

  • 7th-Trace Harris 

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