The Department of Animal Science Meat Judging Team brought home high honors from the AMSA American Royal Meat Judging Contest on Oct. 13, 2019. They beat ten teams with a score of 4074 points to win the contest. Following TAMU, Kansas State University was second, Texas Tech University third, Colorado State University fourth, and the University of Illinois fifth.
In addition to winning the contest, Brenyn Burkholder of Boerne, Texas, placed third individually, and Kaylee Greiner of Christiansburg, Va, placed sixth individually.
Additional members of the 2019 Meat Judging Team include: Sarah Bludau, Halletsville; Grant Brannen, Crockett; Andrew Cano, Monte Alto; Shelley Curry, Kennard; Mikayla Davidson, Lufkin; Dawson Dittrich, Schulenburg; Ayleen Gonzalez, Porter; Merrick Irvin, Godley; Trevor Meier, Helotes; Layne Mustain, Plainview; Lee Ellen Pearman, Alto; Kaitlyn Pederson, Friendswood; Alyssa Roach, College Station; and Ryan Yeatts, Denton. Kyle Caldwell of Midlothian, Texas, and Ciarra Gawlik of Adkins, Texas, serve as coaches with Dr. Leslie Frenzel, an instructional assistant professor, serving as coordinator for the team.