Texas Tech takes top prize at Barrow Show
There are plenty of students happy as a pig after this year’s National Barrow Show.
Winners in the 65th annual National Barrow Show Swine Judging Contest held Sept. 12 were Texas Tech University of Lubbock in the senior college division; Black Hawk East, Kewanee, Ill. in the junior college division; and Dekalb County 4-H, Ill. in the junior division.
The winning team in each of the three levels of judging competition was awarded according to points accumulated in the contest. This year’s contest attracted 72 teams and 406 participants.
Texas Tech University won first place in the senior college division with a score of 3035 points out of a possible 3250 points. The Texas Tech team competed against 14 other teams in the university division.
Members of this team, coached by Ryan Rathmann and Bryan Bernhard, included Clay Burson, Brandi Capps, Jordan Clem, Kody Lucherk, Clay Morrison, Logan Pritchett, and Brady Ragland. Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind. was second in the senior college division with a score of 3003 points. Coached by Matt Claeys, this team was comprised of Maria Crandell, Jenna Day, Brent Dunham, Jared Jacobs, Tegan Simmons, Courtney Smith, and Courtney Wesner.
Black Hawk East College, Kewanee, Ill. took home top honors out of 13 teams in the junior college division with a score of 2995 points out of a possible 3250 points.
Coached by Dan Hoge and Brian Arnold, team members were Stephen Gentry, Jon Heaton, Jared Hoffer, Sam Mattingly, Jacee May, Nick Riecke, and Andrew Stockdale. Redlands Community College, El Reno, Okla., finished second with a score of 2950.
Redlands is coached by Tanner Winter and their team consisted of Tyler Boles, Brock Herren, Heath Link, Collin Listen, Matthew McKinley, Sierra Meyers, and Dalton Newell. Lake Land College, Matton, Ill., coached by Ryan Orrick was third at 2938. Casper College, Casper, Wyo. was fourth with a score of 2919 and Lincoln Land Community College, Springfield, Ill. was fifth with 2918.
Dekalb County 4-H, Ill. coached by Matt Dice, captured top honors in the junior division of the 65th annual NBS Swine Judging Contest this year. There were 44 teams in the Junior Division from nine states which included Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Georgia, Oklahoma, Indiana, Nebraska, Wisconsin, and Montana.
The Dekalb 4-H team members Tracey Clifford, Lauren Koeppe, Logan Rinehold, and Amber Shipe, accumulated 865 of a possible 975 points.
Earlham FFA No. 1, Iowa, finished second with 856 with teammates Paige Boston, Rachel Hoy, Cody Jimmerson, and Bryce Tiffany, coached by Charlie Fitzgerald.