Livestock judging team receives All-American honors to end spring season

The South Plains College Livestock Judging team ended their spring season strong with a win in San Antonio and three All-American honors in Houston.

The Livestock Judging team traveled to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo on March 12, where they placed fifth overall and had three members receive All-American honors.

Drew Lamle from Columbia City, Ind. placed eighth in individual swine and eighth as an All-American.

Tanner Keeton from Borger placed as the reserve individual in sheep and goats, seventh individual overall and second as an All-American.

Ty Dumham from Meeker, Colo. placed seventh as the individual, tied for 10 place individual overall, and fifth as an All-American.

Jeyson Price placed 11th overall in the alternate contest, and Bailey Baade placed seventh in sheep and goats.

Conner Newsom, coach of the SPC Livestock Judging team, commended the All-Americans and their 4.0 grade-point averages.

Newsom says only 15 students are given the All-American awards, and SPC took home three, which is the most by any team he has coached at SPC.

The South Plains College Livestock Judging team traveled to the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo and won the San Antonio Collegiate Contest.

The San Antonio Collegiate contest featured more than 21 teams from across the nation on Feb. 25.

It is SPC’s first victory in San Antonio since the contest was first started in 2005.

Newsom credits the victory to the team’s consistency.

Madison Shults placed sixth individually overall, first individually in sheep, and fourth individually in swine and goats.

Lamle finished ninth individually in goats, while Price placed third individually in sheep, and Julia Koltermann finished seventh individually in sheep.

Conner Cross placed seventh individually in goats and 10th individually in swine.

The SPC Livestock Judging team placed as the high team in the sheep, goats, and swine contests, and placed third in the oral reasoning contest.

On April 13, SPC will be hosting the 4H/FFA Livestock Judging contest in the Mallet Event Center in Levelland.

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