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OSU Meat Judging Team named reserve champions at American Royal

Congratulations to the Oklahoma State University Meat Judging team for bringing home reserve champion team honors from the 2016 Elanco American Royal Contest. Three team members captured Top- 10 honors overall.

The 2016 Meat Judging Team return home with the reserve championship from the American Royal. Team members include Julianna Albrecht, Katie Friederichs, Michelle Helm, Taylor Husz, Colton Kersey, Thomas Neal, Emily Rice, and Chase Steele.  The team received Reserve Champion Team Overall. They won 1st in specifications and pork division, and 2nd in beef grading.

OSU had three in the top-10, Emily Rice was 4th overall, 2nd in placings and 3rd in lamb judging. Thomas Neal was 5th overall, 1st in specifications, 1st in beef grading, and 5th in pork judging.  Colton Kersey was 7th overall in the alternate division. Katie Friederichs tied for 1st in specifications and pork judging.


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

REPORTER: Laura Winfield

Rebekah Alford
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