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
Current Team Members:
Maddie Ainsley, from Hondo, Texas
April Molitor, from Hondo, Texas
Kaylee Martin, from Roscoe, Texas
Clay Brayden, from Wall, Texas
Cole Bradford, from Shallowater, Texas
Dean Chapman, from Sweetwater, Texas
Kenna Faulkenberry, from Stephenville, Texas
DeLaney Hanagan, from Artesia, New Mexico
Eduardo Hermosilla, from El Paso, Texas
Dustin Jones, from Hondo, Texas
Kyle Mahagan, from Plainview, Texas
Benjamin Mills, from Shallowater, Texas
Jess Nighswonger, from Keenesburg, Colorado
Samuel Spradlin, from Granbury, Texas
Ryan Zaiontz, from Hondo, 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, Clay Bendele and Erin Beyer.
Mark Miller, Ph.D.