Tag Archives: Teams

Meat Judging Team completes successful semester

Writer: Dr. Leslie Frenzel Members of the 2017 Fightin’ Texas Aggie Meat Judging Team recently completed their intercollegiate meat judging careers. This is a proud moment for each of them because they have dedicated their hearts and souls to competing on a national stage to represent themselves and Texas A&M University for a demanding 15 months. While balancing their academics, practice, family, and social lives, the team was tenacious enough to finish an extremely successful competitive year as only one of three teams to finish in the top… Read More →

Department of Animal Science introducing new judging team

By: Dr. Courtney Daigle In November, the Department of Animal Science sent the first Animal Welfare Judging Team to compete in the 17th Annual Intercollegiate Animal Welfare Judging and Assessment Contest at Iowa State University.  Over 250 graduate, undergraduate, and veterinary students from 18 universities across the US and Canada evaluated the welfare of farmed fish, meat rabbits, racing greyhounds, and finisher pigs.  This year’s undergraduate team placed 8th and was coached by graduate student, Rachel Park and advised by Dr. Courtney Daigle, assistant professor of animal welfare. … Read More →

Meat Judging team selected to travel to Australian contest

COLLEGE STATION – The 2017 Fightin’ Texas Aggie Meats Judging Team is honored to have been invited to attend the 2017 Australian Intercollegiate Meat Judging Contest in New South Wales, Australia. The team consists of dedicated and talented students interested in competition and excited to represent the Department of Animal Science and the United States. The selected team traveling to Australia will consist of Luke Fox, Maggie Madden, Dax Dittrich, Jenna Hunt, and Kelsey Landrum. These five students will be accompanied by the program coordinator, Dr. Leslie Frenzel,… Read More →

Stock horse team has successful season

The Texas A&M University Stock Horse team has had a successful spring. At the San Antonio Livestock Show and Rodeo, Stock Horse team members Anissa Cervera and Lane Birkenfeld paired with Texas Aggie Rodeo team members to compete in the Collegiate Ranch Rodeo Showdown. This was a head to head competition against Texas Tech University. Together, the Stock Horse and Rodeo teams brought home the Champion title! Next was the National Reined Cowhorse Association Collegiate Challenge in Fort Worth. Team members Morgan Moreno, Lane Birkenfeld, and Zach Schaefer… Read More →

Livestock, wool teams reserve champions

Both the livestock and wool judging teams brought back reserve champion honors from their respective contests at the San Antonio Livestock Show and Rodeo. In addition to reserve, the wool team also placed third overall with a second team. Livestock judging team members include Clayton Schram, Sealy; Harrison Smith, Gatesville; Kelsey Jozwiak, Hempstead; Emily June Kelley, Yoakum; Maddison Holder, Alvarado; Logan Browne, Bowling Green, Ohio; Ryon Cox, Mt. Pleasant; Garrett Wildman, Banquette; Scott Chachere, Dyaton; Ally Spears, Brentwood, Calif.; Jordan Hevner, Adkins; and Carly Hoffman, New Braunfels. The… Read More →

Livestock Judging Team Wins American Royal

Writer: Tana Luna 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…. Read More →

Stock Horse Team has Successful Semester

Writer: Tana Luna The Texas A&M Stock Horse team competed at several shows this fall semester and was successful in both team and individual performances. Team members include: Morgan Moreno, Senior Captain, Liberty Hill, TX; Ellen Black, Senior Captain, Plano, TX; Sarah Savage, Marble Falls, TX; Taylor Godwin, Nederland, TX; Rachel Sembera, Tomball, TX; Anissa Cervera, San Antonio, TX; Hayley Walker, Lindale, TX; Kylie Reis, Oxford, MI; and Macie Mayes, Austin, TX. The Stock Horse team is coached by Paige Linne. At the first show in Bryan, Texas,… Read More →

Texas A&M Horse Judging Team wins Reserve Champion at American Quarter Horse Association World Championship Show

Writer: Tana Luna Oklahoma City, also known as the “Horse Show Capitol of the World,” once again hosted the annual American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) World Championship Show. The most talented and highly regarded breeders, trainers, exhibitors, and of course, horses, from around the world all came out to compete at their highest level for those trademark quarter horse globe trophies. Amidst the most prominent horse show in the world, dozens of collegiate students from across the country are given the opportunity to showcase their ability to evaluate… Read More →

Student participates in Canadian Provincial Contest Exchange

The National Western Stock Show offers a once in a lifetime experience to the high individual of the collegiate livestock judging contest. Every year the high scoring livestock judge is awarded a trip to the Calgary Stampede to judge the Alberta 4-H purebred beef heifer show, the Summer Synergy commercial beef heifer show and help with some of the junior livestock judging contests. On Jan. 15, 2016, in Denver, Colo., Quest Newberry, a senior animal science major from George West, Texas, was named the 2016 NWSS collegiate livestock… Read More →

Stock Horse Team named 2016 National Champions

Writers: Haley Birkenfeld and Morgan Moreno The Texas A&M Stock Horse Team was named 2016 National Champions at the American Stock Horse Association (ASHA) Collegiate Show held in Sweetwater, Texas on April 22-23. Team members are co-captains Morgan Moreno and Haley Birkenfeld, Lane Birkenfeld, Zachary Haydon, Ellen Black, Kylie Reis, Anissa Cervera, Madison Crum, and Lillian Kent. The team is coached by Paige Linne, a masters student in Equine Industry and Management, with help from assistant Kyla Kalinowski, graduate student in Animal Science. “We are all very excited for… Read More →