Meat Judging Team Wins at Cargill Meat Solutions Contest

This is the sixth consecutive win for the undefeated team.

More than 130 points separated the Texas Tech meat judging team from other teams.

More than 130 points separated the Texas Tech meat judging team from other teams.

The Texas Tech Meat Judging Team continued its winning streak at the Cargill Meat Solutions' intercollegiate meat judging contest in Plainview.

More than 130 points separated the 2010 Texas Tech Meat Judging Team from its nearest competitor, as the team posted a score of 4,233 points and won every division except beef grading.

"The team was extremely consistent in placing classes and excelled in reasons," said Mark Miller, the meat judging team coach and Texas Tech's San Antonio Livestock Show Distinguished Chair in Meat Science. "We must maintain our focus and strive for excellence as we prepare for the international competition."

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

In terms of individual achievement, team members took the first, second and third high individual spots. High individual KatieRose McCullough, a junior from Castle Rock, Colo., earned a score of 1,083 points – the highest score ever posted by a Red Raider in national competition.

Loni Woolley, a junior from Grandview, was second high individual with a score of 1,068. She was followed closely by teammate Trevor White, a junior from New Home, who scored 1,063 points.

Other team members include:

  • Mai Lee Holmes, a junior from Katy
  • Jessica Kimbro, a senior from Paradise
  • Markus Miller, a junior from Abernathy
  • Nathan Reeves, a junior from League City
  • Troy Tarpley, a junior from Fort Stockton

Separately, the team had two of the top-ten individuals in the alternate division. Reeves and Holmes finished ninth and tenth overall, respectively.

This win follows five consecutive wins for the undefeated team. The Red Raiders will compete at the international competition on Nov. 14 in Dakota City, Neb., for the national championship title.


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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