Blinn's Laurel Kelley places seventh overall at Fort Worth livestock judging contest

Kaitlyn Stedje places first in cattle and Wyatt Wilhelm places third in sheep

February 10, 2020

Laurel Kelley placed seventh overall, Kaitlyn Stedje tied for first place in cattle, and Wyatt Wilhelms placed third in sheep as the Blinn College livestock judging team finished seventh at the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo Junior and Senior Intercollegiate Livestock Judging Contests on Friday, Feb. 7.

Kelley led Blinn with 930 points at the show, followed by 915 from Stedje, 887 by Addison Coburn, 883 by Hunter Bean, and 880 for Wilhelms.

Stedje scored 343 points to tie Macey Goretska of Redlands Community College for first place in cattle, and Wilhelms scored 239 points in sheep for third place. In reasons, Kelley and Stedje each scored 367 to tie for fifth, and Kelley scored 278 points for fifth in swine.

As a team, Blinn placed third in sheep.

“We want to thank all of the faculty and staff that are so helpful and supportive of our program and kids,” livestock judging coach Brice Mund said.

Blinn’s next competition will be at the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo on Saturday, Feb. 22.

The livestock judging team is part of Blinn’s Agricultural Sciences Program, which has one of the most active extracurricular programs in the state, including livestock judging, the Agriculture Club, wildlife, agriculture mechanics, and horticulture.

Blinn’s livestock judging team offers a one-year redshirt program in which students can gain additional knowledge about livestock judging and the livestock industry. Designed for freshmen, this program allows participants to receive one-on-one training with program coaches, help to host multiple 4-H and FFA livestock judging contests throughout the state, and participate in internship opportunities.

To learn more about Blinn’s Agricultural Sciences Program and the livestock judging team, visit www.blinn.edu/agricultural-sciences.

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