January 25, 2010
Written by Erin Hawes
The Livestock Judging Team won in every division with a team score of 4,770 points.
The Red Raiders won every division – cattle, sheep and goats, swine and oral reasons.
"I am extremely proud of the perseverance of these young men and women," said Ryan Rathmann, assistant professor and coach of the team. "I am looking forward to working hard to achieve more wins this season."
Individually, team member Caleb Crosswhite, a junior from McKinney, achieved the rank of high individual overall. Josh Cribbs, a junior from Plant City, Fla., Ben Scott, a junior from Douglas, Ga., and Chelsea Clifton, a junior from Kingfisher, Okla., also finished in the top 10 overall.
In addition to Crosswhite, Cribbs, Scott and Clifton, team members include:
The team is coached by Rathmann and graduate student Bryan Bernhard.
The National Western Stock Show officially began in 1906 and is one of the nation's oldest and largest shows with a prestigious history of livestock judging contests.
The College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources is made up of six departments: