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OSU Meat Judging Team named champions at International Meat Judging Contest

Congratulations to the Oklahoma State University Meat Judging team for winning the International Meat Judging Contest and being named 2016 National Champions. Several team members captured top-10 honors overall. 

The 2016 meat judging team has won the International Meat Contest for the second time in three years. The team members include Julianna Albrecht, Katie Friederichs, Michelle Helm, Taylor Husz, Colton Kersey, Thomas Neal, Emily Rice, and Chase Steele. The team received Champion Team Overall. They won 1st in Beef Grading, 1st in Overall Beef, 2nd in Reasons, 2nd in Lamb judging, and 4th in Beef Judging. 

OSU had several in the top-10, Juliana was Reserve High Individual, Abby Bechtold was 4th overall, and Emily Rice was 5th overall. In Beef Grading, Juilanna Albrecht was 1st, Abby Bechtold was 3rd and Thomas Neal was 4th. In Beef Judging, Abby Bechtold was 2nd, and Emily Rice was 6th. In Lamb Judging, Julianna Albrecht was 3rd. In Overall Beef, Abby Bechtold was 1st, Julianna Albrecht was 3rd, and Emily Rice was 5th. In Pork Judging, Julianna Albrecht was 6th, and Emily Rice was 9th. In Total Placings, Emily Rice was 4th. In Reasons/Questions, Julianna Albrecht was 1st.

The team also had four members named to the All-American Team: Julianna Albrecht, Abby Bechtold, Thomas Neal, and Emily Rice.

The team is coached by Dr. Gretchen Mafi, Wes Griffen and Morgan Pfeiffer

REPORTER: Laura Winfield

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