November Competitive Teams Results

Congratulations to our judging teams on successful contests this month. We are excited that the department is once again home to a National Championship Meat Judging Team. Read below for the full results from this month’s contests.

Animal Welfare Judging Team

The Animal Welfare Judging Team had a successful and exciting competition at the 22nd Annual Animal Welfare Assessment Contest in Raleigh, North Carolina, Nov. 18-20.

  • 1st Place Team Overall – Undergraduate Junior Division: Erin Stockland (sophomore), Jadalea Isles (sophomore), Jillian Gordon (freshman), Isabella Fonseca (freshman)
  • 3rd Place Team Overall – Undergraduate Junior Division: Cora Schell (senior), Aarayanna Jones (senior), Emma Fuentes (sophomore)
  • Top Placing Team (Live assessment): Undergraduate Junior Division Erin Stockland (sophomore), Jadalea Isles (sophomore), Jillian Gordon (freshman), Isabella Fonseca (freshman)
  • 1st Place Individual: Erin Stockland (sophomore)
  • 4th place Individual: Jillian Gordon (freshman)
  • 1st Place Individual – Graduate Division: Guadalupe Ceja (first semester PhD student)

Horse Judging Team

The Texas A&M Horse Judging Team ended their season Reserve World Champions at the AQHA World Show Judging Contest in Oklahoma City. This group has been a joy to work with. They have been disciplined, hard working, and grown throughout the year. We have gotten to enjoy many laughs down the road and there is no question they will be missed. However, we are most excited to celebrate that every member of our 2022 All-Star Team made the top ten in a given category at this year’s world show. Furthermore, they have set an excellent example of what it means to be a “team” for next year’s group. We are excited to see them mentor next year’s 2023 All-Star Team.

Reserve World Champion Team

NRHA Reserve National Champion Team

Reserve World Champion Team Overall

  • Reserve High Individual Overall – Raylee Ezzell
  • 8th High Individual Overall – Megan Miller
  • 9th High Individual Overall – Kelsey Morgan

Halter

  • 1st High Team
  • High Individual Halter – Raylee Ezzell
  • 4th High Individual Halter – Kensi Parker
  • 5th High Individual Halter – Grace Ritter
  • 9th High Individual Halter – Hailey Bell
  • 10th High Individual Halter – Kelsey Morgan

Performance

  • 3rd High Team
  • Reserve High Individual Performance – Raylee Ezzell
  • 9th High Individual Performance – Megan Miller
  • 10th High Individual Performance – John Wofford

Reasons

  • 2nd High Team
  • High Individual Reasons – Raylee Ezzell
  • 5th High Individual – Megan Miller
  • 8th High Individual – John Wofford
  • 9th High Individual – Courtney Wall

Limited Division – AQHA World Show Contest

  • High Individual Overall – Madison Rosenbaum
  • 5th High Individual Overall – Alivia Farrell
  • 9th High Individual Overall – Megan Gajdica

NRHA Contest

  • Reserve National Champion Team Reining Contest
  • 4th High Team Reining Contest
  • Reserve High Individual Overall – Angelina Newbold
  • 8th High Individual Overall – Brooke Kiefer

Livestock  Judging Team

The Livestock Judging Team finished out the season in Louisville, Kentucky, at the 2022 National Collegiate Livestock Judging Contest on Nov. 14. The team came home as the 2022 Reserve National Champions! We are extremely proud of the year they had and the way they represent Texas A&M. The day was also highlighted by having a record-breaking 7 of the 10 Academic All-American Team!
All-Americans:
  • Carter Burgin
  • Gunner Crawford
  • Katie Kempen
  • Maddie Schroeder
  • Lauren Thomas
  • Logan Thomas
  • Tar Tut
Team Results:
  • 2nd Overall
  • 1st Sheep/Goats
  • 1st Swine
  • 2nd Reasons
  • 3rd Cattle
Individually:
  • Maddie Schroeder – 3rd overall, 1st swine, 1st swine reasons, 7th sheep/goats, 8th reasons
  • Michael Rezendes – 4th overall, 3rd cattle, t-10th reasons
  • Katie Kempen – 5th overall, 1st performance swine, 4th reasons, 3rd sheep/goats, 5th swine
  • Logan Jackson – 10th overall, 1st sheep/goats, 7th reasons, 10th swine
Thank you to everyone that has supported us through the year and the operations that allowed us to stop and work out on your livestock.

Meat Judging Team

The 2022 FTAMJT took high team honors at the the International Meat Judging Contest in Dakota City, NE on November 13, 2022. We had 4 in the Top 10 Individuals and 5 in the Top 10 Alternates. We also had 3 make the AMSA All American Team.
Team honors
  • 1st Beef Grading
  • 1st Total Beef
  • 1st Lamb Judging
  • 1st Pork Judging
  • 1st Specifications
  • 1st Placings
  • 2nd Reasons
  • 2nd Beef Judging
Individuals
  • Gage Walsh-1st high individual, 1st beef grading, 2nd lamb, 1st specs, 5th reasons
  • Nathan Barrett- 2nd overall, 1st total beef, 2nd beef grading (tied 1st), 5th pork, 4th placings
  • Alexandra Smith-5th overall, 4th reasons, 5th specs
  • Bailey Lamb-6th overall, 3rd beef judging, 3rd specs, 2nd placings
Alternates
  • Molly Hicks 1st
  • Cassie Brown 2nd
  • Avery Foster 6th
  • Rylie Philipello 7th
  • Abby Tack 11th (tied 10th)
  • Morgan McKinzie 19th
All American 1st Team
  • Gage Walsh & Nathan Barrett
All American 2nd Team
  • Alexandra Smith
Rachel Hamilton Spirit Award
  • Nathan Barrett
The team is coached by Kaylee Greiner and Jennifer Wyle. What an amazing year with these students. Thank you to AMSA for coordinating the contest and to Tyson for hosting at their Dakota City facility. Thanks to everyone for all the love and support of Texas A&M Meat Judging.

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