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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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FSCC Meats Judging Team succeeds in Ft. Worth
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2/12/2014

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FSCC Meats Judging Team succeeds in Ft. Worth

Fort Worth, Tx. –The Fort Scott Community College (FSCC) Meats Judging Team received Reserve Champion Team in the A-Division and won Beef Grading and Total Beef divisions at the Southwestern Intercollegiate Meat Judging Contest in Fort Worth on Feb. 2nd. A total of nine teams competed. Nikki Harris, Natalie Hill, Lane Johnson and James Spieth

all represented FSCC at the competition.

“These kids continue to improve daily,” said Meat Judging Coach and Admissions Representative Jenilee Martin. “We are closing the gap that is keeping us from the top, with each of them knowing what we need to work on for the next contest. We are looking forward to our trip to Houston, ready to leave with high hopes.”

Individual awards went to Natalie Hill with second High Individual, fifth Individual in Beef Grading, third Individual in Beef Judging and second Individual in Questions. Nikki Harris won fifth High Individual and first Individual in Beef Grading. Lane Johnson won eighth High Individual and fifth High Individual in Beef Judging.

The team’s next competition is at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo on March 8th.

For more information, contact Jenilee Martin at 620-223-2700 ext. 3540 or jenileem@fortscott.edu.

FSCC Meats Judging Team success in Denver
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2/5/2014

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FSCC Meats Judging Team success in Denver

Denver, Co. –The Fort Scott Community College (FSCC) Meats Judging Team received Reserve Champion in the A -DivisionTeam at the National Western Intercollegiate Meat Judging Contest in Denver on Sunday, Jan. 19th. Team members included Nikki Harris, Natalie Hill, Lane Johnson and James Spieth. There were a total of 10 teams and 52 competitors at the competition. The team was led by the new FSCC Meats Judging Coach Jenilee Martin.

“Coming into a strong Meats Judging program led by one of the best coaches around really intimidated me,” said Martin. “I was worried about the transition, but this group has been exceptionally fun to work with and will make it easy on me as a new coach.”

Besides the team award, Lane Johnson won 7th High Individual, and tied with Natalie Hill for 5th High in Questions. Hill also won 8th High Individual and 4th High in Beef Judging. Nikki Harris won 9th High Individual and 5th High in Beef Grading.

“These kids have come such a long way in a short amount of time,” said Martin. “They have really stepped it up as individuals, which make them a stronger team. I am very excited to see what this team can do at future contests; I know they have great potential.”

The team’s next competition is at South Western Intercollegiate Meat Judging Contest in Fort Worth, TX.

FSCC Meat Judging Team succeeds at national level
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11/5/2013

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FSCC Meat Judging Team succeeds at national level

Fort Scott Community College’s (FSCC) Meat Judging Team finished second in the nation as Reserve National Champions.

“This team has been the most consistent collegiate team in the country during 2013,” said FSCC Meat Judging Coach Ryan Edgecomb. “This team is very special and has held their ground all year.”

FSCC Meat Judging Team were Reserve Champions at the National Western in Denver, Colo., Southwestern in Fort Worth, TX, Beef Empire in Garden City, Kan. and at the American Royal in Omaha, Neb. In addition, the team took 3rd High Team at Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

Sophomores finished in Friona, TX this weekend at the Cargill High Plains Contest. Hunter Moore was the high individual in the overall contest with a tremendous score on a challenging contest. This is the third time in four years FSCC has had the National Champion Individual. His name joins a prestigious list for the High Plains Contest. Emily Bedwell, also, turned in a great score and took 3rd high individual overall.

Both Moore and Bedwell were named as the FSCC All-American for 2013. This award is prestigious due to their success as a judger and as a student in the classroom. Moore was named at a First Team All-American and Bedwell was named as a Second Team All-American.

“This team has a tremendous record and is very proud of their accomplishments,” said coach Edgecomb.

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