A&M-Commerce Meat Judging Team Wins Championship at Houston Rodeo

The Meat Judging Team from Texas A&M University-Commerce were named Grand Champions of the “A” Division at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo’s annual intercollegiate meat judging contest on March 7. This marks the second championship victory for the team since the beginning of the calendar year.

The team finished first in the overall standings with all four members placing in the top 10 in the individual standings out of 34 competitors. The team is coached by Haley Cole. The results were:

Team standings

  • 1st in beef grading
  • 1st in lamb judging
  • 1st in overall beef
  • 1st in pork judging
  • 1st in questions
  • 2nd in beef judging
  • 3rd in total placings

Individual results

Colleen Hooge:

  • 2nd high individual
  • 2nd in lamb judging
  • 2nd in questions
  • 2nd in overall beef
  • 3rd in beef grading
  • 3rd in pork judging

Madison Wynne:

  • 3rd high individual
  • 4th in overall beef
  • 4th in questions
  • 5th in beef judging

Kris Barr

  • 4th high individual
  • 5th in beef grading
  • 5th in pork judging
  • 6th in questions
  • 6th in overall beef

Katherine Bivens

  • 8th high individual
  • 6th in pork judging
  • 7th in questions
  • 8th in beef judging
  • 9th in overall beef