Virginia Tech took home top honors, winning the overall team title at the 88th Intercollegiate Dairy Cattle Judging Contest. Elizabeth Smith of Penn State University claimed the individual overall title. Winning the team reasons competition was University of Wisconsin-Madison, with team member Daniel Walker leading the team. Rounding out the top five teams overall were: Penn State University, second; University of Wisconsin-Madison, third; University of Illinois, fourth; and Delaware Valley College, fifth. Twenty-two teams competed in this year’s contest.
Teams and individuals receiving recognition are:
Overall Top 10 Teams
1. Virginia Tech; 2432; coached by Barnes and Knowlton. Team members included Katie Albaugh, Katie Pike, Malorie Rhoderick and Brittany Thompson.
2. Penn State University; 2430; coached by Dale Olver. Team members included Robyn Bechtel, Amy Miller, Jennifer Rassler and Elizabeth Smith.
3. University of Wisconsin-Madison; 2391; coached by Halbach and Dickson. Team members included Shelly Bohn, Lindsay Morris, Evan Schnadt and Daniel Walker.
4. University of Illinois; 2376; coached by Gene McCoy.
Team members included Erin Lyons, Katie Boesche, Clint Harre and Steve Fluty.
5. Delaware Valley College; 2363; coached by Larry Morris. Team members included Joshua Detwiler, Eric Forgy, Matthew Puskas and Wade Pearson.
6. Kansas State University; 2354; coached by Justin Potts.
Team members included Jamie Herrman, Chelsy Coen, Billy Brown and Callie Unruh.
7. University of Wisconsin-River Falls; 2345; coached by Steve Kelm. Team members included Richard Franta, Franni Kinnard, Laura Lyford and Jaclyn Weis.
8. Cal Poly; 2331; coached by Stan Henderson. Team members included Brian Fiorini, Sean Locke, Amy Odens and Annie Azevedo.
9. University of Georgia; 2317; coached by William Graves. Team members included Amanda Eade, Katie Smith, Cassie Whitaker and Christy Bryan.
10. University of Wisconsin-Platteville; 2312; coached by Michael Mee. Team members included Rebekah Giese, Craig Pagenkopf, Amber Boeke and Scott. Davel.
Overall Top 10 Individuals
1. Elizabeth Smith, 829, Penn State University.
2. Katie Albaugh, 821, Virginia Tech.
3. Craig Pagenkoph, 820, University of Wisconsin-Platteville.
4. Brittany Thompson, 818, Virginia Tech.
5. Daniel Walker, 817, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
6. Wade Pearson, 810, Delaware Valley College.
7. Franni Kinnard, 809, University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
8. Katie Smith, 808, University of Georgia.
9. Robyn Bechtel, 801, Penn State University.
10. Brady Core, 801, University of Kentucky.