Texas Tech Meat Judging Team wins fifth consecutive contest - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock


Texas Tech Meat Judging Team wins fifth consecutive contest

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - The TTU Meat Judging Team finished first place at the American Royal Meat Judging Contest in Omaha, Nebraska.

The Red Raiders placed first in the beef judging, lamb judging, overall beef, total placing and total reasons divisions.

Individually, Matt Bruton, a junior from Throckmorton, won the contest by 19 points. Team members Meagan Igo, a junior from Plainview, and Collin Corbin, a junior from Webster, finished third and fourth overall. The team also boasted eight of the top 10 individuals in the alternate division.

In addition to Bruton, Igo and Corbin, team members include:

  • Sarah Calhoun, a junior from Weatherford
  • Adam Copeland, a junior from Katy
  • Tate Corliss, a senior from Estancia, N.M.
  • Kelsey Fletcher, a junior from Universal City
  • Josh Hasty, a senior from Cleburne
  • Kelly Hutton, a junior from Castle Rock, Colo.
  • Amber Krause, a junior from Florence
  • Abby Long, a junior from Boerne
  • Josh McCann, a junior from Newport, Va.
  • Brandon O'Quinn, a junior from League City
  • Henry Ruiz, a senior from Eagle Pass

The team is coached by Miller and Travis O'Quinn, a meat science graduate student.

This win follows a 150-point victory at the Eastern National Meat Judging Contest in Pennsylvania and victories at the National Western Stock Show, the Southwestern Livestock Exposition and the Houston Livestock Show last spring. The team will compete in one more contest before the international competition November 15th in Dakota City, Nebraska. 

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