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Livestock judging team competes in contests in Kansas and Nebraska

Livestock judging team competes in contests in Kansas and Nebraska

NORFOLK, Neb. – Members of the 2021-22 Northeast Community College Livestock Judging Team participated in competitions in Kansas and Nebraska recently.

At the Canton Galva Eagle Classic in McPherson, Kan., Dylan Russman, Pender, placed sixth in sheep and goat judging, eighth overall, 11th in swine judging, 12th in oral reasons and 14th in cattle judging.

“Dylan had a very good day for her first collegiate contest,” said Mike Roeber, livestock judging coach. “Most of our contests early in the season split the freshmen and sophomores into separate divisions, but since this was a small contest, all of the junior college contestants were in the same division. Being a freshmen, Dylan has less experience at the collegiate level, but her skill set served her well that day. Most of the contestants who ranked above her were sophomores.”

There were 57 contestants in the contest.

At the Aksarben Stock Show in Grand Island, Evan Niemeier, Elwood, placed 11th in goat judging. There were 116 contestants in each of the freshmen and sophomore junior college divisions.

“Evan had a good day judging and talking the classes in the goat division on Sunday against some very tough competition,” Roeber said. “While he struggled some in the other species, his ranking in this division proves he has the capability of competing at the collegiate level.”

Other Northeast contestants who judged in the contests were Brayden Anderson, Lyons; Britney Kreikemeier, Battle Creek; Brandy Happold, Doniphan; Frederick Kujath, Fairbury; Emerson Randa, Verdigre; Laney Matzner, Gresham; Alex Hinze, Columbus; MaKenna Eisenzimmer, Big Springs; Haley Meduna, Colon; and Kade Casperson, St. Libory.

The Northeast Livestock Judging Team also recently competed in the Flinthills/Mid America Classic in Hutchinson, Kan.



Members of the Northeast Community College Livestock Judging Team are pictured at the College’s Chuck M. Pohlman Agriculture Complex recently. In the front row (from left) are Dylan Russman, Pender; Alex Hinze, Columbus; Trenedy Jones, St. Edward; Haley Meduna, Colon; Makenna Eisenzimmer, Big Springs; Emily Pflagman, Cumberland, Iowa; Brandy Happold, Doniphan; Laney Matzner, Gresham; Britney Kreikemeier, Battle Creek; and Emerson Randa, Verdigre. Back row (from left) are Mike Roeber, coach; Ashley Sanne, Norfolk; Evan Niemeier, Elwood; Spencer Skatvold, Centerville, So. Dak.; Andrew Cone, Nickerson; Brayden Anderson, Lyons; Kade Casperson, St. Libory; and Frederick Kujath, Fairbury.