Texas Tech University

Texas Tech Meat Judging Team

The Meat Judging Team is comprised of predominantly sophomore and junior students who are interested in developing their knowledge of the meat industry. It is open to students of any major. The team competes at national competitions including the National Western, the  Southwestern Livestock Exposition, the Houston Livestock Show, the American Royal, the Cargill High Plains and the International.

National Championships: 1989, 1991, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2003, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2015

Contact Information:
Mark Miller, Ph.D.

(806) 834-0837

2016 Meat Judging Team




Current Team Members:

Kyle Caldwell, from Midlothian, Texas                                               Tommy Fletcher, from Lawrence, Texas                                                            Katlynn Freeman, from Panhandle, Texas                                              Lane Harrington, from Frost, Texas                                                          Boyd Henry, from Wall, Texas                                                                       Gus Holbein, from Hebbornville, Texas                                               Jessica Humphrey, from Okeechobee, Florida                                Courtney Jasik, from Mertzon, Texas                                               Shannon O'Quinn, from League City, Texas                                            Cole Perkins, from Llano, Texas                                                                   Kye Schwartz, from Wall, Texas                                                          Kiersten Scott, from Scott City, Kansas                                                 Keeley Sears, from Peaster, Texas                                                         Blayne Troxell, from Pampa, Texas                                                        Chelsi Vineyard, from Stephenville, Texas and                                      Meagan Writt, from Houston, Texas


National Western-Champion Team                                                                     Southwestern- Champion Team                                                                            Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo- Champion and Reserve Champion Team                  

The team is coached by Dr. Mark Miller, Loni Woolley Lucherk, Nick Hardcastle and Mallorie Phelps.


Animal & Food Sciences