Sixty-five teams and 278 participants judged in the 66th annual National Barrow Show® Swine Judging Contest held Sept. 10th in Austin, Minn.
University of Macomb topped the senior college division; Connors State College,
Warner, Okla., won the junior college division; and Tri-Point FFA #1, Cullom,
Ill., placed first in the junior division.
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Senior College Division
Western Illinois University won first place in the senior college division with
a score of 3270 points out of a possible 3500 points.
The Western Illinois team competed against 13 other teams in the university
division. Members of this team, coached by Mark Hoge, included Brandon Davis,
Blaine Evans, Cody Lamle, Blake Nickel, Rabecca Stokes, Travis Terhaar and
Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, was second in the senior college
division with a score of 3269 points. Coached by Mark Johnson, this team was
comprised of Jamie Bloomberg, Katie Duysen, Chris Hoffschulte, Chastain
Leggett, Morgan Meisenheimer, Jake Warntjes and Clay Zwilling.
Iowa State University of Ames, coached by John DeClerk, came in third with a
score of 3267. Texas Tech University, Lubbock, finished fourth with 3202 and
University of Illinois, Urbana was fifth with a score of 3177.
Additional team placings in the senior college division were: Sixth – Purdue
University, West Lafayette, 3158; Seventh – The Ohio State University,
Columbus, 3151; Eighth – Michigan State University, East Lansing, 3142; Ninth
–University of Minnesota, St. Paul, 3134; and Tenth – South Dakota State
University, Brookings, 3127.
Hunter Shoemaker, Iowa
State University, was the top individual of 108 competing in the university division with 674 points out of a possible 700. In second place
also with 674 points, tie broken on higher total reasons score, representing
Oklahoma State University was Chris Hoffschulte. Picking up third was Austin
Waltz, Western Illinois University, with a score of 672. Western Illinois
University contestant Rebecca Stokes along with Iowa State University contestant
Colby Taber and University of Illinois contestant Dillon Garver finished fourth,
fifth and sixth respectively with a score of 660 with the three way tie broken
on higher total reasons score.
Senior college reasons awards were given to the top team and top five
individuals. The Western Illinois University squad captured first with 945 points. The high
individual in reasons was Brandon Davis, Western Illinois University with a
score of 192 out of a possible 200. Davis was followed by a five way tie of 191
with Michigan State contestant Katie Cook taking second, Iowa State contestant
Hunter Shoemaker taking third, Western Illinois contestant Cody Lamle taking
fourth, Oklahoma State contestant Jamie Bloomberg taking fifth and Western
Illinois contestant Rebecca Stokes taking sixth. The ties were broken based on
lower placing totals in reasons classes.
Junior College Division
Connors State College,
Warner, Okla., took home top honors out of 12 teams in the junior college division with a score of 3249 points out of a possible 3500
points. Coached by Brandon Gunn, team members were Clay Carlson, Garrett Foote,
Trey Lockhart, Tyler Mackey, Jacob McKillip, Dakota Moyers and Ian Schaefer.
Black Hawk Community College, Galva, Ill., finished second with a score of 3230. Black
Hawk is coached by Dan Hoge and Jared Boyert and their team consisted of Jake Bloomberg,
Will Coor, Breanna Lawyer, Max Look, Isaak Mersch, Amber Shipe and Austin Weber.
College, El Reno, Okla., coached by Tanner Winter, Chase Reed and Clay Elliott was third at 3226. Lakeland Collge, Mattoon, Ill., was fourth
with a score of 3162 and Northeastern Oklahoma A&M, Miami, Okla., was fifth with 3128.
Additional team placings in the junior college division were: Sixth – Lincoln
Land Community College, Springfield, Ill., 3119; Seventh – Casper College, Casper,
Wyo., 3093; Eighth – Illinois Central College, East Peoria, Ill., 3091; Ninth –
Joliet Junior College, Joliet, Ill., 3037; and Tenth – Spoon River College,
Canton, Ill., 2907.
The 100 contestants in the junior college division made for some stiff
competition for top individual with Austin Weber of Black Hawk East coming out ahead with a
total of 657 out of a possible 700 points, and right behind in second was Dakota
Moyers of Connors State College with a score of 656. Finishing third and fourth
with 655 points were Jacob McKillip, Connors State College and Owen MacFarlane,
Redlands Community College, in that order with the tie broken on total reasons
score. In a close fifth with 654 points was Amber Shipe, Redlands Community
Redlands Community College also took home high team reasons with a score of 918 points. High reasons individual was another tight race with Ashley Judge,
Redlands Community College and Breanna Lawyer, Black Hawk Community College coming in
first and second respectively, both with a score of 189. Close behind in third
was Austin Kindschi, Redlands Community College with a score of 187, followed by a
three way tie of 186 with Gary Agar, Redlands Community College landing fourth,
Jacob McKillip, Connors State College taking fifth and Austin Weber, Black Hawk
Community College securing sixth. The ties were broken based on lower placing
totals in reasons classes.
Tri-Point FFA #1,
Cullom, Ill., coached by Diana Loschen, captured top honors in the junior division of the 66th annual NBS® Swine Judging Contest this year. There
were 39 teams in the Junior Division from seven states which included Illinois,
Iowa, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Indiana, Nebraska and Missouri. Tri-Point FFA #1
team members Trey Fecke, Brooke Haag, Amy Loschen and Kendall Wills
accumulated 1045 of a possible 1125 points.
Russellville FFA, Mo., finished second with 1033 points, with teammates Austin Bailey, Miriam
Martin, Kent Shikles and Ashlee Waddell, coached by Lance Martin.
Wyandotta FFA, Okla., under the guidance of Phillip Hofschulte ,came in third with a
score of 993. St. Ansgar FFA #1, Iowa, was fourth with 981 and Ridgeview FFA,
Ill., wrapped up fifth with 977 points.
The high individual in the junior division with a score of 359 out of 375
possible was Trey Fecke of Tri-Point FFA#1, Cullom, Ill. In second was Miriam Martin of
Russellville FFA, Mo., with a total of 353 points. With a score of 348, Aaron Willison, Lewis Cass
FFA, Ind., secured third and hot on his heels was Kendall Wills, Tri-Point
FFA#1, Cullom, Ill., who placed fourth with a score of 347. Austin Bailey,
Russellville FFA, Mo., finished fifth with 345 points.
The competition is held in conjunction with the four-day National Barrow Show®
in Austin, Minn. This event is co-sponsored by Hormel Foods Corporation and the
National Association of Swine Records.