Texas Tech Wool Judging Team Earns Third-Place Finish in Houston
April 2, 2009
By: Norman Martin
Texas Tech finished its season at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.
Texas Tech University’s Wool Judging Red Team ended its season with a third-place
finish at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Eight teams competed in the high-profile
annual contest, including squads from Texas A&M, Kansas State and New Mexico State.
Texas Tech sent two wool judging teams to the Houston contest – the Red Team and the
Black Team – since only four students can compete per team. The Houston competitions
were the final contests for both the Wool Judging and Livestock Show teams for the
The total roster of team members include:
• Matthew Harris, a freshman from Spring
• Stormie McClurg, a freshman from Nazareth
• Katie Rose McCullough, a freshman from Castle Rock, Colo.
• Markus Miller, a freshman from Abernathy
• Brandon Reeves, a freshman from Staunton, Va.
• Nathan Reeves, a freshman from League City
• Aaron Renfroe, a senior from Ozona
• Ethan Schlegel, a freshman from Tribune, Kan.
• Troy Tarpley, a sophomore from Fort Stockton
• Tyler Vogel, a freshman from Canyon
• Trevor White, a freshman from New Home
• Jeffrey Woods, a freshman from Sweetwater
• Loni Woolley, a freshman from Grandview
The team is coached by graduate student L.J. Ashorn and Moriah Beyers, a coordinator
in the Department of Animal and Food Sciences. Sam Jackson, associate professor, supervises
the program. Officials said the wool judging team serves as the beginning level for
students participating in judging teams at Texas Tech. After wool judging, students
normally move to meat judging, then livestock judging.
CONTACT: Samuel Jackson, associate professor, Department of Animal and Food Sciences,
College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Texas Tech University,
(806) 742-2805 ext. 232, or email@example.com