National Intercollegiate Dairy Cattle Judging Contest Winners Announced

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Source: World Ag Expo news release

Virginia Tech finished first among fifteen schools in the 101st National Intercollegiate Dairy Cattle Judging Contest on Sunday, October 2, 2022, at World Dairy Expo. The Virginia Tech team, who finished with a score of 2,479, placed first for reasons, second in placings, and had the second and fourth overall individuals, Madison Sifford with a score of 838 and Jenna Marston with a score of 835, respectively. In addition to these two judges, the team included Brooke Noel and Jaiden Cain and was coached by Katharine Knowlton and Joseph Real. Finishing second and third overall were California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo and Purdue University, respectively. Other teams finishing in the top five include The Pennsylvania State University and Cornell University.

Teams and individuals receiving recognition include:

Top Ten Teams – Overall:

Virginia Tech, 2,479, team members: Jaiden Cain, Jenna Marston, Brooke Noel and Madison Sifford, coached by Katharine Knowlton and Joseph Real

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, 2,443, team members: Katey Diniz, Marcus Marsigli and Ashley Waymire, coached by Morgan Wonderly and Matthew Ruby

Purdue University, 2,430, team members: Josie Burbrink, Miriam Cook, Ryland Nierman and Breezy Slonaker, coached by Brian Engleking

The Pennsylvania State University, 2,429, team members: Katerina Coffman, Kendal Jenkins, Paige Peiffer and Ashton Stiles, coached by Dale Olver

Cornell University, 2,426, team members: Lydia Chittenden, Isabel Hall, Blake Wadsworth and Abigail Wratten, coached by Kevin Ziemba

University of Minnesota, 2,421, team members: Jay Dicke, Matthew Gunst, Awna Hirsch and Kendra Waldenberger, coached by Dr. Les Hansen, Eric Houdek and Gabriella Houdek

Michigan State University, 2,414, team members: Mikayla Bowen, Jessie Nash, Kelsey Pasch and Katie Wilson, coached by Sarah Black, Kirby Krogstad and Joe Domecq

University of Illinois, 2,398, team members: Payton Erbsen, Sydney Friedman, Lane Heinzmann and Carli Hoffman, coached by Derek Nolan

Iowa State University, 2,393, team members: Amber Engelken, Mason Jauquet, Faith Scott and Carly Strauss, coached by Mary Fliehler and Christen Burgett

The Ohio State University, 2,369, team members: Austin Borchers, Grant DeBruin and Sarah Quallen, coached by Bonnie Ayars

Top Ten Individuals:

Jessie Nash, 840, Michigan State University

Madison Sifford, 838, Virginia Tech

Marcus Marsigli, 836, California Polytechnic State
University, San Luis Obispo

Jenna Marston, 835, Virginia Tech

Nathan Daniels, 831, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Kendal Jenkins, 828, The Pennsylvania State University

Ashley Waymire, 821, California Polytechnic State
University, San Luis Obispo

Isabel Hall, 820, Cornell University

Mason Jauquet, 820, Iowa State University

Josie Burbrink, 819, Purdue University

Top Ten Teams – Reasons:

Virginia Tech, 837, coached by Katharine Knowlton and Joseph Real

Cornell University, 818, coached by Kevin Ziemba

University of Minnesota, 814, coached by Dr. Les Hansen, Eric Houdek and Gabriella Houdek

The Ohio State University, 811, coached by Bonnie Ayars

The Pennsylvania State University, 807, coached by Dale Olver

Purdue University, 804, coached by Brian Engleking

Michigan State University, 804, coached by Sarah Black, Kirby Krogstad and Joe Domecq

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, 792, coached by Morgan Wonderly and Matthew Ruby

Iowa State University, 791, coached by Mary Fliehler and Christen Burgett

University of Illinois, 789, coached by Derek Nolan

Top Ten Individuals – Reasons:

Jenna Marston, 281, Virginia Tech

Paige Peiffer, 281, The Pennsylvania State University

Isabel Hall, 280, Cornell University

Sarah Quallen, 280, The Ohio State University

Brooke Noel, 279, Virginia Tech

Madison Sifford, 277, Virginia Tech

Ashley Waymire, 277, California Polytechnic State
University, San Luis Obispo

Mason Jauquet, 277, Iowa State University

Katerina Coffman, 277, The Pennsylvania State University

Miriam Cook, 275, Purdue University

The National Intercollegiate Dairy Cattle Judging Contest is made possible in part through the generous support of Platinum Level Sponsor, Channel Seed; Gold Level Sponsor, Stgenetics; Silver Sponsors, Bio-Vet, Inc.; and additional supporters including: Hoard’s Dairyman, International Protein Sires, Select Sires, Inc., St. Jacobs ABC, STgenetics, Trans Ova Genetics and Vita Plus Corporation.

About World Dairy Expo

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