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:
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.
Ryan Rathmann, Ph.D.