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ASU Livestock Team Takes Second in Arizona

January 09, 2013

Angelo State University’s Livestock Judging Team took second place overall at the annual Arizona National Livestock Judging Contest held Dec. 29-31 in Phoenix, Ariz.

Competing against seven teams from Division I universities, the ASU team finished with 3,939 points, second only to the University of Arkansas team that earned 4,048 points.  As a team, ASU finished second in Sheep Judging and third in the Beef Judging, Swine Judging and Reasons categories.

Individually for ASU, Hunter Brietzke finished first in Beef Judging, fifth in Reasons and second overall.  Sterling Yuritta finished second in Sheep Judging, and Darren Seidel finished fourth in Sheep Judging and 10th overall.

Other teams competing in the contest represented California State University-Chico, Montana State University, New Mexico State University, Sam Houston State University, University of Idaho and University of Arizona.

Also competing for ASU were team members William Myer, Caitlyn Van Slambrouck and Shaylyn Parker.  The team is coached by Kris Ede, animal science instructor, and graduate student Jacob Shaw.

Next up for the Livestock Judging Team is the National Western Contest on Jan. 17 in Denver, Colo.

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