SUNY Cobbleskill Earns Top Honors in International Post-Secondary Dairy Cattle Judging Contest

State University of New York College of Agriculture and Technology (SUNY Cobleskill) captured top honors with the overall team title in the International Post-Secondary Dairy Cattle Judging Contest on Monday, October 2. Kennedy Crothers led the team as the first-place individual overall and eighth individual in reasons. Teammates, Matthew Currie, Josh Chrisholm and Kaylah Gulley took third, thirteenth and twentieth overall, respectively, helping the team soar to the top and place third in reasons. Kaskaskia College placed second overall and in reasons, and was led by Avery Kotlarczyk, second individual overall and fifth in reasons. Rounding out the top five teams were: Michigan State University Ag Tech, Highland Community College and Modesto Junior College.

Teams and individuals receiving recognition include:

Top Ten Individuals – Overall:

  1. Kennedy Crothers, 755, SUNY Cobleskill
  2. Avery Kotlarczyk, 727, Kaskaskia College
  3. Matthew Currie, 713, SUNY Cobleskill
  4. Nick Bagge, 708, Northeast Iowa Community College
  5. Cameron Cook, 707, Michigan State University Ag Tech
  6. Charlie Elliott, 707, Highland Community College
  7. Kaylan Risacher, 707, University of Minnesota Crookston
  8. Nicky Sanders, 704, Modesto Junior College
  9. Timothy Carson, 702, Morrisville State College
  10. Kaleb Kruse, 698, Kaskaskia College

Top Ten Individuals – Reasons:

  1. Cameron Cook, 191, Michigan State University Ag Tech
  2. Kaleb Kruse, 186, Kaskaskia College
  3. Hope McAlvey, 185, Michigan State University Ag Tech
  4. Nicky Sanders, 184, Modesto Junior College
  5. Avery Kotlarczyk, 183, Kaskaskia College
  6. Hadley Ehlers, 183, Kaskaskia College
  7. Josh Chisholm, 182, SUNY Cobleskill
  8. Kennedy Crothers, 181, SUNY Cobleskill
  9. Heidi Omlin, 180, Modesto Junior College
  10. Malia Martin, 179, University of Minnesota Crookston

Top Ten Teams – Overall:

  1. SUNY Cobleskill, 2,156, team members: Kaylah Gulley, Kennedy Crothers, Josh Chisholm and Matthew Currie, coached by Carrie Edsall
  2. Kaskaskia College, 2,113, team members: Morgan Olbrich, Hadley Ehlers, Avery Kotlarczyk and Kaleb Kruse, coached by Aaron Heinzmann
  3. Michigan State University Ag Tech, 2,086, team members: Hope McAlvey, Cameron Cook, Julee Tellkamp and Morgan Luoma, coached by Joe Domecq and Sarah Black
  4. Highland Community College, 2,062, team members: Charlie Elliott, Bria Koester and Andrea Willing, coached by Kristi Dinderman
  5. Modesto Junior College, 2,038, team members: Heidi Omlin, Caroline Lee, Nicky Sanders and Anneke Jacobi, coached by Bill Hobby
  6. University of Minnesota Crookston, 2,028, team members: Malia Martin, Kaylan Risacher and Shawn Wegman, coached by Lyle Westrom
  7. Alfred State College, 2,022, team members: Brooke Soffer, Randall Reinshagen, Kyle Darling and Elizabeth Drake, coached by Dorothea Fritzsimmons
  8. Northeast Iowa Community College, 2,009, team members: Graham Ormiston, Nick Bagge, Thomas Lehmann and Rachel Selke, coached by Schmitt, Kriegel & Lawstuen
  9. Morrisville State College, 1,998, team members: Tabitha Phillips, Timothy Carson Allyson Bunnell and Michael Rizzo, coached by Ashley Adams
  10. University of Guelph – Ridgetown Campus, 1,997, team members: Chris Aitchison, Dirk Bousfield, Ashley Fisher and Charlene Vellenga, coached by Gail Carpenter

Top Five Teams – Reasons:

  1. Kaskaskia College, 552, coached by Aaron Heinzmann
  2. Michigan State University Ag Tech, 548, coached by Joe Domecq & Sarah Black
  3. SUNY Cobleskill, 530, coached by Carrie Edsall
  4. University of Minnesota Crookston, 516, coached by Lyle Westrom
  5. Northeast Iowa Community College, 511, coached by Schmitt, Kriegel & Lawstuen

Top Five Teams – Practical Contest:

  1. Northeast Iowa Community College, 618, coached by Schmitt, Kriegel & Lawstuen
  2. Alfred State College, 616, coached by Dorothea Fritzsimmons
  3. Kaskaskia College, 595, coached by Aaron Heinzmann
  4. Modesto Junior College, 586, coached by Bill Hobby
  5. University of Minnesota Crookston, 572, coached by Lyle Westrom

Top Five Teams – Linear Contest:

  1. Alfred State College, 399, coached by Dorothea Fritzsimmons
  2. Northeast Iowa Community College, 388, coached by Schmitt, Kriegel & Lawstuen
  3. Kaskaskia College, 383, coached by Aaron Heinzmann
  4. University of Minnesota - Crookston, 369, coached by Lyle Westrom
  5. University of Guelph - Ridgetown Campus, 353, coached by Gail Carpenter

Top Five Teams – Registered Class:

  1. Modesto Junior College, 195, coached by Bill Hobby
  2. Kaskaskia College, 191, coached by Aaron Heinzmann
  3. University of Minnesota - Crookston, 182, coached by Lyle Westrom
  4. Northeast Iowa Community College, 179, coached by Schmitt, Kriegel & Lawstuen
  5. Alfred State, 172, coached by Dorothea Fritzsimmons

Top Five Teams – Commercial Class:

  1. Alfred State College, 136, coached by Dorothea Fritzsimmons
  2. University of Guelph – Ridgetown Campus, 127, coached by Gail Carpenter
  3. Modesto Junior College, 126, coached by Bill Hobby
  4. Lakeshore Technical College B, 122, coached by Craig Lallensack
  5. Northeast Iowa Community College, 118, coached by Schmitt, Kriegel & Lawstuen

Top Five Teams – Corrective Mating:

  1. Northeast Iowa Community College, 192, coached by Schmitt, Kriegel & Lawstuen
  2. Alfred State College, 175, coached by Dorothea Fritzsimmons
  3. Kaskaskia College, 163, coached by Aaron Heinzmann
  4. University of Minnesota - Crookston, 159, coached by Lyle Westrom
  5. Modesto Junior College, 152, coached by Bill Hobby

The International Post-Secondary Dairy Cattle Judging Contest is made possible through the generous support of Platinum Level Sponsor Monsanto; Gold Sponsors DeLaval, Inc. and Westway Feed Products; and additional supporters.

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