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Texas Tech Livestock Judging Team



2020 Livestock Judging Team

The Livestock Judging Team is comprised of predominantly junior and senior students who are interested in developing their knowledge of the livestock industry. It is open to students of any major. The team competes at national competitions including the National Western, the  Southwestern Livestock Exposition, the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo, the Houston Livestock Show, the National Barrow Show, the American Royal and the International in Louisville, Ky.

National Championships: 1934, 1953, 1985, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2015 and 2016


Current Team Members:

Sydney Baty, from Loveland, Colorado

Brianna Edwards, from DeLand, Florida

Sarah-Jane French, from Cumberland, Virginia

Hunter Ganske, from Bullard, Texas

Kinder Harlow, from Prairie Grove, Arkansas

Bucky Jackson, from Cleveland, Georgia

Braeton Kimble, from Weatherford, Oklahoma

Molly McCully, from Kingfisher, Oklahoma

Conner McKinzie, from Stephenville, Texas

Alexa Montagne, from Elk Point, South Dakota

Bo Naibauer, from Eaton, Colorado

Taylor Schertz, from Denton, Texas

Allison Schram, from Sealy, Texas

Abby Spindle, from Moriarty, New Mexico

Kyler Tice, from Borger, Texas

Zain Wade, from Heber City, Utah

Zach Wamsley, from Rensselaer, Indiana

Evan Witte, from Wilkinson, Indiana




The team is coached by Associate Professor Ryan Rathmann and assisted by Graduate Student Jonah Biensch.

Contact Information:
Ryan Rathmann, Ph.D.

(806) 834-7820

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Animal & Food Sciences