The NOC Tonkawa Livestock Judging Team won the NAILE Junior College Livestock Judging Contest this past week in Louisville, Kentucky. They will be recognized at the Oklahoma Governor’s Mansion on Dec. 6. (photo provided)
NOC Livestock Judging Team to be honored at governor’s mansion
The NOC Livestock Judging Team will be recognized at the Oklahoma Governor’s Mansion Tuesday, Dec. 6, after winning the 2022 North American International Livestock Exhibition (NAILE) Junior College Livestock Judging Contest in Louisville, Kentucky.
Team awards included High Team Overall, High Team Swine, Second High Team Oral Reasons, Sixth High Team Beef, and Seventh High Team Sheep.
In individual results, Cooper Thompson was the 7th High Individual, Blake Peterson was the 9th High Individual and 7th High Individual Beef, and Olivia Gerloff was 5th High Individual Swine.
Earlier this judging season, the Mavs won the October American Royal Judging Contest in Kansas City.
Coach Jennifer Bedwell said she is proud of this group of sophomores.
“When I took the position of livestock judging coach in March of 2020, I immediately began recruiting this group of kids,” she said. “Hailing from all over the country, they are some of the most talented livestock judging students of their age. I am extremely proud of their success and I look forward to what the spring has in store for us.”
Judging team members include Kale Campbell-Jet, OK, Cooper Thompson- Adair OK, Kash Butler- Grove, OK, Kord Butler- Grove, OK, Doug Hewitt- Cleveland OK, Sydney Alsip- Verona, KY, Brylee Williams- Princeton, MO, Olivia Gerloff- Bland, MO, Kylee Cannon- Kansas City, MO, Anna Hannon- Rensselaer, IN, Blake Peterson- Remington, IN, Emma Carley- Boise, ID, Hannah McElrath – Calhoun, GA, Parker Fleming, Jasper GA, and Aaron Mahan, Huntsville, AR.
Earlier in the fall, the Mavs competed at the Cimarron Classic at Oklahoma State University, State Fair of Texas in Dallas, Tulsa State Fair, Aksarben Stock Show in Grand Island, Nebraska, and Flint Hills Mid-America Class.
The Mavs were high team at the Cimarron Classic, high team at the State Fair of Texas (sophomores), and fifth high team (freshmen).
At the Tulsa State Fair, the Mavs sophomores were fifth while at Flint Hills the Mavs sophomores were second and the freshmen fifth high overall.
The judging teams at Oklahoma State University and Tuttle High School will also be recognized.