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Texas Tech Livestock Judging Team


2017 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:

Cam Anderson, from Needville, Texas

Jack Redifer, from Blacksburg, Virginia

Benjamin Weis, from McIntire, Iowa

Mason Weadock, from Wall, Texas

Preston Lawrence, from Pottsboro, Texas

Will Gibson, from Newton, Mississippi

Jonah Biensch, from Marsden, Saskatchewan

Kaylee Casey, from Malvern, Arkansas

Mason Flack, from North Henderson, Illinois

Brayden Hawkins, from Cleburne, Texas

Travis Stedje, from Gruver, Texas

Kyle Vehige, from Bonnots Mill, Missouri

Jim Waldrop, from Moultrie, Georgia


The team is coached by doctoral student Jon DeClerck. Associate professor Ryan Rathmann serves as the team supervisor. 

Contact Information:
Ryan Rathmann, Ph.D.

(806) 834-7820

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Animal & Food Sciences