Texas Tech Meat Judging Team Posts Win at Cargill Meat Solutions Contest

Twenty-four points separated the 2013 Texas Tech Meat Judging Team from their nearest competitor.

Written by Moriah Beyers

Meat Judging Team.

2013 Texas Tech Meat Judging Team

Twenty-four points separated the 2013 Texas Tech Meat Judging Team from their nearest competitor at the Cargill Meat Solutions intercollegiate meat judging contest Nov. 3 in Friona. The team posted a score of 4,102 points and won five divisions.

“The team was extremely consistent in specifications and beef grading,” said Mark Miller, the meat judging team coach and Texas Tech’s San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo Distinguished Chair in Meat Science. “We must maintain our focus and intensity as we prepare for the national competition.”

Texas A&M University, Colorado State University, the University of Wyoming and Oklahoma State University finished second through fifth in the overall team rankings, respectively. Fifteen total universities from across the United States competed.

In terms of individual achievement, the high individual overall was Christy Woerner, a junior from Fredericksburg, who earned a score of 1,042 points.  Kassandra Ognoskie, a junior from Orting, Wash., was fourth high individual. She was followed closely by teammate Austin Langemeier, a junior from Marion.

Other team members include:

  • Brittany Blum, a junior from Howe
  • Colton Campbell, a junior from Artesia, N.M.
  • Kylan Carson, a junior from Olton
  • Taelar Childers, a junior from Crandall
  • Colton Coker, a junior from Roby
  • Aaron Faulkner, a senior from Lenapah, Okla.
  • Trey Garza, a junior from Edinburg
  • Nick Hardcastle, a junior from Wheeler
  • Greg Howard, a senior from Bremen, Kansas
  • Mallory Jones, a junior from Anson
  • Kirby Kennedy, a junior from Lampasas
  • Kristen Knight, a junior from Shallowater
  • Clayton Krause, a senior from New Braunfels
  • Jacob Mikel, a senior from Vichy, Mo.
  • Tyler Neuman, a junior from Hondo
  • Bailey Joe Pennington, a junior from Sonora
  • Luke Sellers, a senior from Denver City
  • William Wunderlich, a junior from Fredericksburg

Separately, the team had seven of the top-ten individuals in the alternate division including Krause who was high individual.

The team is coached by graduate student Loni Woolley along with Miller.


The College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources is made up of six departments:

  • Agriculture and Applied Economics
  • Agricultural Education and Communications
  • Animal and Food Science
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Plant and Soil Science
  • Natural Resources Management

The college also consists of eleven research centers and institutes, including the Cotton Economics Research Institute, the International Cotton Research Center and the Fiber and Biopolymer Research Institute.



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