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SPC Livestock Judging Team continues winning ways
LEVELLAND – The South Plains College Livestock Judging team recently claimed the Reserve Champions title after competing in the American Royal Livestock Show in Kansas City, Mo. another championship banner. The team finished second in the overall competition.
Additionally, the SPC Livestock Judging Team finished second oral reason category, second in in the sheep/goat division and fifth in swine. The team earned 4,555 out of 5000 points to end in second place. SPC had four students finish in the top 25. The American Royal Livestock Show featured 32 teams and 150 competitors.
“It feels good that we have been very consist in 2017,” said Conner Newsom, coach of the team. “We managed to have four team members finish in the top 25. It’s really a team win.”
Drew Lamle of Columbia City, Ind., finished third in the high individual overall and third in oral reason. Madison Shults of Meeker, Colo., was ninth overall in oral reason followed by Tanner Keeton of Borger, 17th, and Conner Cross of Wilkinson, Ind., 18th. Cross also finished in swine.
Keeton placed second in sheep and goat followed by Lamle in sixth place and Shults, 13th.
Conner said the SPC Livestock Judging Team has finished in the top three positions in all of their competitions this year. Next up for the team will be the North American International Livestock Exposition in Louisville, Ky., set for Nov. 14.
RESERVE CHAMPIONS – The South Plains College Livestock Judging Team recently finished as Reserve Champions at the American Royal Livestock Show held in Kansas City, Mo. Seated on the front row are, from left, Conner Cross of Wilkinson, Ind., Drew Lamle of Columbia City, Ind., Madison Shults of Meeker, Colo., Tanner Keeton of Borger and Ty Durham of Meeker, Colo. Shown standing are, from left, Jeyson Price of Brackettville, Kyle Malaer of Port Lavaca, Bailey Baade of Franklin and Conner Newsom, coach of the SPC Livestock Judging Team. (Courtesy Photo)