Fort Hays State University's livestock judging team recently traveled to Kewanee, IL, to compete in the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture judging conference, where they took second out of five teams.
"This event was comprised of numerous judging contests and had over 400 junior and senor college contestants," said Kolby Burch, livestock judging coach.
To secure second, all five members of the livestock team placed in the top 10 overall. Matt Wolfe, Indianola, NE, senior, led the team with a third place overall finish. Ashley Stull, Natoma, senior, recorded her best score yet and finished sixth. Kelsey Kennedy, Myrtle Point, OR, junior, placed seventh, Evan Cooper, Burdett, senior, placed eighth, and Kiley McKinna, Redvers, Saskatchewan, junior, placed ninth.
The team also participated in the university quiz bowl at the NACTA competition, where they also placed second.
"They proved that they are a sharp group," Burch said.