Texas Tech 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.
Ryan Rathmann, Ph.D.