Blinn livestock judging team named reserve champion at State Fair of Texas

Julia Isbell leads freshman division with first-place individual finish

October 14, 2019

The Blinn College livestock judging team’s freshman division recently earned the reserve championship at the State Fair of Texas Livestock Judging Contest in Dallas.

Julie Isbell led the freshman division with a first-place individual finish after winning the sheep and goats category and finishing sixth in reasons and 10th in cattle.

“Winning the State Fair of Texas means more to me than I can possibly explain,” Isbell said. “There is nothing better than being recognized for all the hard work that the entire team and I have put in,” Isbell said. “It made the late nights and early mornings worth it. I feel so thankful to have had the ability to achieve this award and I know I couldn’t have gotten to this point without the help of my coaches and support of the Blinn College District as a whole.”

Michael Rezendes placed fourth among individual competitors, finishing second in cattle, fourth in reasons, and sixth in the sheep and goat categories. Hudson Lee placed seventh in reasons and Carter Burgin was ninth in swine.

The sophomore division placed fifth as Addison Coburn led the team with a six-place individual finish and Kaitlyn Stedje followed in seventh place. Coburn was sixth in cattle and Stedje was fourth and swine and tied for 10th in reasons.

Wyatt Wilhelms finished ninth in the sheep and goat category and Laurel Kelley tied for 10th in reasons.

The Blinn livestock judging team will compete next at the American Royal Livestock Show Saturday, Oct. 26, in Kansas City.

To learn more about Blinn’s Agricultural Sciences Program and extracurricular programs such as the livestock judging team, Agriculture Club, and Agricultural Mechanics Club, visit www.blinn.edu/agricultural-sciences.

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