SPC Livestock Judging Team wins National Western Contest
LEVELLAND – The South Plains College livestock judging team had a strong showing at
the National Western in Denver, Colo., to kick off the 2020 judging season. The team
was led by Conner Brew of Elkhart, Ind., winner of the High Individual honors in this
According to Livestock Judging Coach Conner Newsom, “the team looks forward to their preparation and final competitions including Fort Worth, San Antonio and Houston.”
The SPC Livestock Judging Team finished third High Team Overall, Overall
Champion Team Oral Reasons, second in High Team Sheep/Goats, third in High Team Beef Cattle and fifth High Team overall in Carload Results.
Individual results include Connor Brew of Elkhart, Ind., High Individual overall, High Individual Sheep/Goats, second in Oral Reasons, first in Sheep/Goat Reasons and third High Individual in Swine. Phoebe Rogers of Amber, Okla., finished as 12th High Individual, ninth in Reasons, second in Sheep/Goat Reasons, fourth in Swine and sixth in Swine Reasons. Walker Hemphill of Hondo finished second High Individual in Cattle Reasons, sixth in Reasons and 10th in Cattle.
Other team members include Kennedy Caldwell of Idalou, Connor Kern Central High, Okla.; Robby Sheets of Columbia City, Ind.; and Alexis Radun Haymarket, Va.
SPC LIVETOCK JUDGING TEAM – Members of the 2019-20 South Plains College Livestock Judging Team are shown. Seated from left are Robby Sheets of Columbia City, Ind., Conner Kern of Central High, Okla., Phoebe Rogers of Amber, Okla., Connor Brew of Elkhart, Ind., and Walker Hemphill of Hondo. Standing on the back row are, from left, SPC Livestock Judging Coach Conner Newsom, Alexis Radum of Haymarket, Va., and Kennedy Caldwell of Idalou.