World Dairy Expo: Md. team wins 4-H dairy judging contest

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Maryland reigned supreme at the National 4-H Dairy Cattle Judging Contest on Sept. 30 at World Dairy Expo.

Team members Julia Doody, Ian Doody, Courtney Hoff and Cassidy Schirmer led the team to the top in overall placings. Respectively, siblings Julia Doody and Ian Doody placed first and second in overall individual reasons with Julia also placing second in overall individual.  The Maryland team was coached by Anne Davis and Kiera Finucane.  Placing second by one point was Pennsylvania.

Six points behind them was Wisconsin with team member Trent Dado taking home first overall individual. Twenty-five teams from around the country competed in the dairy cattle evaluation contest judging 10 classes, and giving oral reasons on five classes.  Results are as follows:

Top 10 Teams Overall
1. Maryland, 2,061 coached by Anne Davis and Kiera Finucane
Team members: Ian Doody, Courtney Hoff, Cassidy Schirmer and Julia Doody

2. Pennsylvania 2,060 coached by Chad Dechow
Team members: Evan Castrogiovanni, Laura Lesher, Jocelyn Riser and Emily Shaw

3. Wisconsin, 2,054, coached by Jered Haase, Karrie Melin Swenson and Kirsten Klugow
Team members: Chris Rassier, Trent Dado, Laura Jensen and Cody Getschel

4. Minnesota 2,037 coached by Stacy Leiding
Team members: Haely Leiding, Kayla Leiding, Travis Troendle and Abby Hopp

5. Kentucky, 2,028, coached by Larissa Tucker and Bland Baird
Team members: Drew Krueger, Caleb Fulkerson, Shelby West and Tyler Goodlett

6. Missouri, 2,008, coached by Ted Probert and Karla Deaver
Team members: Steven Nelson, Tucker Peterson and Bailee Whitehead

7. Ohio, 2,006, coached by Bonnie Ayars
Team members: Heath Geyer, Colton Harstine, Cody Jodrey and Corey Jodrey

8. New York, 2,001 coached by Doug Waterman
Team members: Keith Koerner, Austin Milligan, Lauren Hill and Alton Rudgers

9. Michigan, 1,999, coached by Joe Domecq and Sarah Black
Team members: Kelly Raterink, Natalie Horning, Kailey Sweers and Jay Luoma

10. Virginia, 1,994, coached by Matt Nuckols
Team members: Cole Leonard, Logan Potts, Erin Saacke and Zachary Seekford

Top 10 Individuals Overall:
1. Trent Dado, 711, Wisconsin
2. Julia Doody, 710, Maryland
3. Emily Shaw, 696, Pennsylvania
4. Tyler Goodlett, 690, Kentucky
5. Travis Troendle, 688, Minnesota
6. Jay Luoma, 685. Michigan
7. Evan Castrogiovanni, 685, Pennsylvania
8. Bailee Whitehead, 685, Missouri
9. Haely Leiding, 684, Minnesota
10. Lauren Luther, 683, North Carolina

Top 10 Team Reasons:
1. Maryland, 688, coached by Anne Davis and Kiera Finucane
2. Wisconsin, 676, coached Jered Haase, Karrie Melin Swenson and Kirsten Klugow
3. Pennsylvania, 668, coached by Chad Dechow
4. Michigan, 652, coached Joe Domecq and Sarah Black
5. Virginia, 643, coached by Matt Nuckols
6. Texas, 643, coached by Larry Wooley
7. Missouri, 640, coached by Ted Probert and Karla Deaver
8. Minnesota, 639, coached by Stacy Leiding
9. New York, 638, coached by Doug Waterman
10. Kentucky, 636, coached by Larissa Tucker and Bland Baird

Top 10 Individual Reasons:
1. Julia Doody, 236, Maryland
2. Ian Doody, 232, Maryland
3. Emily Shaw, 231, Pennsylvania
4. Jay Luoma, 231, Michigan
5. Trent Dado, 229, Wisconsin
6. Evan Castrogiovanni, 226, Pennsylvania
7. Laura Jensen, 224, Wisconsin
8. Cody Getschel, 223, Wisconsin
9. Courtney Hoff, 220, Maryland
10. Steven Nelson, 218, Missouri



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