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Livestock judging team competes in contests in Valentine and Kearney

Livestock judging team competes in contests in Valentine and Kearney

NORFOLK, Neb. – The Northeast Community College Livestock Judging Team earned honors at two competitions in Nebraska this past weekend.

Michael Roeber, livestock judging coach, said Northeast team members were among 86 contestants from seven colleges to participate in the Heart City Bull Bash at the Valentine Sale Barn in Valentine. A day later, the team participated in the Nebraska Cattlemen’s Classic at the Buffalo County Fairgrounds in Kearney. That event featured 47 contestants from eight colleges in the sophomore division.

“While the weather was, to say the least, a ‘little chilly,’ the contests were still able to be held,” Roeber said. “The team has continued to improve through the fall and into the spring season. I am looking forward to the remainder of the contests going on yet this spring.

At the Heart City Bull Bash, the Northeast team of Brayden Anderson, Lyons; Henry Beel, Johnstown; Emerson Randa, Verdigre; Blake Wert, Hordville; and Atlynn Witthuhn, Callaway, took fifth in Placings and finished 10th overall. The team of Jakob Andreasen, West Point; Britney Kreikemeier, Meadow Grove; Brandy Happold, Doniphan; Jeremiah Lubben, Plattsmouth; and Colton Meier, Paullina, IA, finished 8th in Placings.

Individually, Wert took 7th in Placings while Kreikemeier finished 15th, and Trenedy Jones, St. Edward, was 20th in Placings, respectively.

At the Cattlemen's Classic, the team of Andreasen, Beel, Meyer, Wert, and Witthuhn placed 7th overall in the sophomore division. Individually, Andreasen was 8th and Wert finished 17th in Placings in the sophomore division.

Others competing in the contests were Lindsi Hughes, Polk, and Laney Matzner, Gresham.

The next scheduled competition for Northeast sophomore team members will be the Houston Livestock Show contest on March 29, in Bryan, Tex. The next scheduled competition for freshmen team members will be the Hutchinson Community College Dragon Classic, April 16, in Hutchinson, KS.