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Judging and Competitive Teams

The O'Quinns have served in various volunteer capacities in numerous organizations including Galveston County Wildcat 4-H, Clear Creek FFA Booster Club, Clear Creek Project Graduation, League City Youth Soccer, League City Little League, Galveston County Livestock Show & Rodeo, North Galveston Chamber of Commerce, Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council, Boy Scouts of America and various Boards & Committees for Edgar A. Smith YMCA. They have also graciously hosted Texas Tech's meat judging team numerous times during the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo meat judging contest.

All three of their children have attended Texas Tech University and have a passion for meat judging. Their oldest, Travis, is a 2008 graduate of Texas Tech, received his M.S, Degree from Tech in 2010, and his Ph.D. from Colorado State in 2012. He is currently an assistant professor at Kansas State. He is married to Megan, who is also received her B.S. and M.S. degrees from Texas Tech and is currently employed as a brand manager at CEV Multimedia. Their second son, Brandon, is a 2011 graduate of Texas Tech and a 2014 graduate of Tulane Law School. Their daughter, Shannon, is a freshman at Texas Tech and is planning on participating in the judging program. She is also a new member of the Texas Tech Chi Omega sorority. Darrell and Susan enjoy camping, traveling, livestock shows, and Red Raider and Houston Texan Football.

Team Contact Activities Championships
Horse Judging Team Dr. Kelly Riccitelli
Various judging contests 1981, 1986, 2004
Equestrian Team Western Coach
Danica Jorgensen
English Coach
Lindsey Jones
Organized practice twice a week, showing in IHSA Horse Shows, meetings twice a month  
Institute of Food Technologists College Bowl Team Dr. Leslie Thompson
IFT College Bowl Competitions  
Livestock Judging Team Dr. Ryan Rathmann
National Western, Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, Mid-America Classic, American Royal, North American International Livestock Show 1934, 1953, 1985, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2015
Livestock and Meat Animal Evaluation Team Dr. Ryan Rathmann
National Meat Animal Evaluation Contest 2007, 2008, 2009, 2013
Meat Judging Team Dr. Mark Miller
National Western, Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, Eastern National, American Royal, Cargill High Plains, International 1989, 1991, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2003, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015
Meat Science Quiz Bowl Team Dr. Mark Miller
Reciprocal Meat Conference 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2013
Ranch Horse Team Chance O'Neal
2 Teams: Traveling and Green Section, Compete in Reining, Working Cow, Stock Horse Pleasure, and Versatility Trial 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2016
Rodeo Team Stetson Corman
Various Events and Texas Tech NIRA Rodeo 2012
Wool Judging Team Dr. Sam Jackson
National Western, San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo 1986, 2013

Animal & Food Sciences