from Dustin Boler
On February 8th the Ohio State University Academic Quadrathlon Team competed in the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association National Quiz Bowl Contest held in Tampa Florida. The team qualified for the event after defeating 12 teams in the ASAS Midwest Section contest held in Des Moines, Iowa in March 2012. Teams that competed in the national contest included Texas A&M University, Colorado State University, Penn State University, and The Ohio State University. The competition consisted of a double elimination quiz bowl competition. Topics during the competition included genetics, nutrition, physiology, muscle biology, meat science, cow-calf production, feedlot management and many more. Ohio State defeated Colorado State and Texas A&M University, but were defeated in the finals by Penn State University. Congratulations are well deserved for Alex Newman, Kyle Nickles, Melinda Smith, and Justin O’Flaherty for their second place finish.