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FSCC Meat Judging Team wins first at the National Western Stock Show.
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1/22/2015

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FSCC Meat Judging Team wins first at the National Western Stock Show.

Fort Scott, KS- The Fort Scott Community College Meat Judging Team was named overall champion at their first meat judging competition of the new year. The National Western Stock Show was held in Denver, Colorado on January 18.

In November, the FSCC Meat Judging Team took home the 2014 National Championship from theCargill High Plains Meat Judging Contest in Friona, Texas. The National Western Stock Show Championship was won by a new team consisting of Britton Francis, Callahan Grund, Kaylee Hill, Ben Walker and Ty Wood.

The Meat Judging Team judges for a calendar year before passing on competition duties to a new group. Cargill was the culmination of the previous team’s competitions. National Western Stock Show was the first competition of the new team.

Jenilee Martin, FSCC’s Meat Judging Team Coach, said of the new team, “We had a long couple of weeks leading up to the contest with team members having to sit out due to surgeries. Thankfully, we had a couple of FSCC’s Livestock Judgers fill in for them. They did a tremendous job. Our students really came together andI couldn’t be more proud of them.”

Overall, the FSCC Team was named first Overall, first in the Beef Grading Division and first in the Total Beef Division.

Martin continued, “This year the competition will be stiff, but this team is determined to continue their success.”

Kaylee Hill of Paola, Kansas was named first High Individual, first in Beef Grading, first in Beef Judging, first in Total Beef, first in Total Questions and third in Lamb Judging.

Ben Walker of Nevada, Missouri was named fifth High Individual, second in Beef Grading and second in Total Placings.

Ty Wood of Cherryvale, KS was named sixth High Individual, first in Pork Judging and fifth in Total Questions.

Callahan Grund of Wallace, Kansas was also named 15th High Individual.

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FSCC Meat Judging Team wins National Championship, three named All-American
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11/3/2014

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FSCC Meat Judging Team wins National Championship, three named All-American

Fort Scott, Kansas – Fort Scott Community College is pleased to announce that the Meat Judging Team has won the National Championship at the Cargill High Plains Meat Judging Contest in Friona, Texas. FSCC was named Reserve Champions of this contest in 2013.

First year Meat Judging Coach Jenilee Martin said of the experience, “These students have displayed the work ethic and dedication that it takes to win a contest all season long. We have sat a close second to a tough opponent for most of our contests this season, but found a way to push us over the hill for the national championship. I am very proud of the accomplishments of these kids and excited to see what the future has in store for them.”

FSCC claimed first place in the A Division for Total Placings, Overall Beef, and Beef Grading.

Natalie Hill of Paola, Kansas was 1st in Beef Grading, 4th in Beef Judging, 1st in Overall Beef, 1st in Pork Judging, and 2nd in Questions. Hill was the 1st in overall points for Division A and was named to the first team All-American Team.

James Spieth of Farlington, Kansas was 9th in Beef Judging, 6th in Lamb Judging, 6th in Overall Beef, and 1st in Total Placing. Spieth was named 6th overall for the contest.

Nikki Harris of Hepler, Kansas was 8th in Beef Judging, 9th in Overall Beef, 7th in Pork Judging, 5th in Total Placing, and 10th in Questions. Harris was 10th overall in Division A and was also named to the All-American Team.

Lane Johnson of Eureka, Kansas was 6th in Beef Grading, 10th in Lamb Judging, 7th in Overall Beef, 9th in Pork Judging, and 9th in Questions/Reasons. Johnson was 7th overall and named to the All-American Team.

Ben Walker of Nevada, Missouri was the FSCC Alternative. Walker was 2nd among alternatives.

In addition to the contest honors, Natalie Hill was named to the First Team All-American. Lane Johnson and Nikki Harris were named to the Second Team All-American. All-American Team Members are chosen through evaluation of GPA and success through collegiate judging career.

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FSCC Meat Judging Team was Reserve Champion at American Royal Contest in Omaha
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10/10/2014

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FSCC Meat Judging Team was Reserve Champion at American Royal Contest in Omaha

Fort Scott, Kansas – The Fort Scott Community College Meat Judging Team won several awards, including overall Reserve Champion at the American Royal Intercollegiate Meat Judging Contest in Omaha, Nebraska on October 5.

Jenilee Martin, FSCC’s Meat Judging Coach said of the results, “I am very proud of this team and how far we have come. I am excited to see what these kids can do in the next two contests!”

In addition to being named the Reserve Champion Team in the A-Division the FSCC Meat Judging team won the Beef Grading, Total Beef and Placing Divisions.

In the individual standings, Lane Johnson tied for 1st, but received 2nd place High Individual; 1st in Beef Grading; 4th in Pork Judging; 1st in Beef Judging; 1st in Total Beef and 3rd in the Questions Division. Johnson is from Eureka, Kansas.

Nikki Harris was named 5th High Individual and won 3rd in Lamb Judging; 3rd in Beef Judging; and 4th in the Total Placings divisions. Harris is from Hepler, Kansas.

Natalie Hill was named 6th High Individual and won 2nd in Lamb Judging; 5th in Pork Judging; and 5th in the Questions Division. Hill is from Paola, Kansas.

James Spieth was 10th High Individual and won 1st in Placings. Spieth is from Farlington, Kansas.

Ben Walker was the 5th High Alternate. Walker is from Nevada, Missouri.

The Meat Judging Team will next be travelling to Beef Empire Days in Garden City, KS on October 18 and 19.

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FSCC Meats Judging Team succeeds in Houston
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4/2/2014

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FSCC Meats Judging Team succeeds in Houston

Houston, TX: The Fort Scott Community College (FSCC) Meats Judging Team finished as Reserve Champion Team in the A-Division at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Intercollegiate Meat Judging Contest on Saturday, March 8, 2014. Eight teams competed in the contest.


“Besides Reserve Champion, the FSCC team also won beef grading, beef judging and total beef divisions,” said FSCC meats judging coach Jenilee Martin.


Several team members won individual awards at the contest. Natalie Hill won third high individual, seventh individual in beef grading, second individual in pork judging, high individual in total placing and sixth individual in questions. James Speith won forth high individual, forth individual in beef grading, sixth individual in total beef, eighth individual in pork judging, fifth individual in lamb judging, fifth individual in total placing and eighth individual in questions. Lane Johnson won seventh high individual, eighth individual in beef judging, ninth individual in total beef, tenth individual in pork judging, third individual in lamb judging and fifth individual in questions. Nikki Harris won eighth high individual, fifth individual in beef grading, third individual in beef judging, second individual in total beef, tenth individual in lamb judging and ninth individual in questions.


“I believe this group surprised themselves with their performance at the Houston contest,” said Martin. “At the previous two contests we struggled in questions and we used the month-long gap between Fort Worth and Houston to practice. I was very proud to see the tremendous increase in our questions scores. I think it taught us that hard work pays off. We stayed very close with the first place team and plan to use our long break to work on our weaknesses and tighten up our strengths.”


The FSCC Meats Judging team’s next competition is in Garden City at the Beef Empire Days next fall.


For more information, contact Jenilee Martin at jenileem@fortscott.edu or 620-223-2700.

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