The 2019 Meats Team edged Clarendon College by a margin of 3 points for the win at the 2019 National Western Contest this past Sunday at JBS USA Beef plant in Greeley, Colorado. The team had a dominating performance in Beef Grading (winning the division by 66 points), which gave a big cushion and allowed the team get the victory. The team was Champions in Beef Grading and Total Beef; 2nd in Lamb Judging, Pork Judging, Beef Judging, Placings and 3rd in Questions. GCCC had won the National Western in 2013 and 2016 so this win put 3 “wins” on the trophy and will permanently retire the cup in our trophy case in the John Collins Building.
Individually, Dallie Metheney (Scott City) led the way for GCCC. Dallie placed 2nd overall while ranking 1st in Beef Grading, 1st in Total Beef, 2nd in Pork Judging, 2nd in Questions, 3rd in Beef Judging and 4th in Placings. Kyle Hammond (Holcomb) was 4th high individual overall placing 1st in Beef Judging, 3rd in Total Beef and 4th in Beef Grading. Emily Glenn (Scott City) was 7th Overall (tied for 5th) Individual ranking 1st in Placings, 2nd in Beef Grading and 3rd in Pork Judging. Morgan Hoskinson (Satanta) was 15th overall high individual.
Alternates included: Taylor Paxson (Medicine Lodge) who was 2nd high alternate, Kaden Anthony (Satanta) who was 8th high alternate, Riley Eisenhauer (Farnam, NE) was 15th high alternate, Marcus Archuleta (Garden City) was 16th high alternate, Jenny Kreger (Ness City) was 17th high alternate and RaeAnne Blevins (Satanta) was 18th high alternate. Ben Bradbury (Winfield) was on the trip but got sick the night before the contest and didn’t compete.
The team has a really fast turn-around and will compete at the Southwestern Contest in Fort Worth on Sunday, February 3rd. Dr. Clint Alexander is very proud of his team members for their hard work and it will require even more work to compete for the Southwestern Championship next weekend.