One team member was top overall individual and two others ranked in the top 10 as the Goshen County 4-H Meats Judging team earned reserve champion honors at the Western National Roundup in Denver.
The competition is in conjunction with the National Western Stock Show and Rodeo.
Texas won with a score of 2,162 followed by Wyoming with 2,132. Also competing were teams from Iowa, Oklahoma, Kansas, Wisconsin, Colorado, Montana, Indiana and Mississippi, according to Megan Brittingham, Goshen County 4-H educator. Mike and Mai Lee Olsen volunteer as team coaches.
Makenna Greenwald was top overall individual, scoring 20 points more than the nearest competitor, said Brittingham. Greenwald had a perfect score in retail identification. Teammate Skyler Miller was 5th, and Anna Schmick was 8th high overall.
Meats judging classes include retail identification, ranking various cuts of meat and defending placings using oral reasons.
The team earned the trip to Denver by winning reserve champion in the Wyoming State 4-H contest last April.
Source: Wyoming Extension News
The Goshen County Meats Judging team includes, from left, coach Mike Olsen, Shelby Schainost, Anna Schmick, Makenna Greenwald, Skyler Miller and coach Mai Lee Olsen