The American Meat Science Association (AMSA) announced winners from the American Royal Intercollegiate Meat Judging Contest Sponsored by Elanco Animal Health held October 5, 2014 at Nebraska Beef in Omaha, Nebraska.  In total, 34 contestants from seven universities and colleges participated in the A-Division contest. One-hundred and thirteen individuals from 16 universities participated in the Senior Division contest.

Top Individuals, A Division:

  1. Jessica Humphrey, Clarendon College
  2. Lane Johnson, Fort Scott Community College
  3. Hailey Dimitroff, Clarendon College
  4. Lane Harrington, Clarendon College
  5. Nikki Harris, Fort Scott Community College
  6. Natalie Hill, Fort Scott Community College
  7. Kiersten Scott, Clarendon College
  8. Heather Harper, Garden City Community College
  9. Matthew Hammer, Tarleton State University
  10. James Spieth, Fort Scott Community College

Top 5 Teams, A Division:

  1. Clarendon College
  2. Fort Scott Community College
  3. Cisco College
  4. Tarleton State University
  5. Garden City Community College

Top Individuals, Senior Division

  1. Emery Kunze, Texas A&M University
  2. Chad Vanderlinden, Texas Tech University
  3. Jacqueline Ponce, Colorado State University
  4. Patrick Linnell, Colorado State University
  5. Patrick Frank, Iowa State University
  6. Jessie Heidlage, Oklahoma State University
  7. Mary Kline, Kansas State University
  8. Larrah Welp, Colorado State University
  9. Bradley Belota, Texas A&M University
  10. Zachary Grimsley, Texas Tech University

Top 5 Teams, Senior Division

  1. Colorado State University
  2. Texas A&M University
  3. Texas Tech University
  4. Oklahoma State University
  5. Kansas State University

Official committee members for the American Royal contest included Jeff Savell, Chair, Texas A&M University; Jason Apple, University of Arkansas; Joe Harris, Southwest Meat Association; Henry Zerby, The Ohio State University; Dustin Mohrhauser, Smithfield – Farmland; Jodie Pitcock, USDA-AMS and Darrell Dowd, USDA-AMS.

Source: AMSA