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2021 Virtual Southeastern Meat Judging Contest Results

May. 10, 2021

The Ohio State University and the University of Kentucky hosted the 2021 Virtual Southeastern on Saturday, May 1, 2021. The contest was a great way to finish the spring competitive season with 7 universities registered and 29 competitors. The contest had 5 questions classes, 5 placing classes, 10 specifications, and 15 quality and yield grade exhibits.

The champion team was the University of Illinois, coached by Brandon Klehm. Michelle Johnson with the University of Illinois said, “I am grateful to still have been able to compete this year during a pandemic. Being named High Team Overall was a great way to end the spring semester! Amy Sandschafer was awarded high individual. Amy comments, “The contest was challenging and very enjoyable! I’m very happy to be able to judge with a fantastic and close-knit team.”

 University of Illinois Meat Judging Team

The reserve champion team was The Ohio State University coached by Bo Garcia. Brittney Wiseman with The Ohio State University said, “I’m so happy the virtual contest gave me the opportunity to compete again. It’s been over a year since my last contest, and I am so happy to get back to doing what I love.”

A special thank you to Drs. Lyda Garcia and Gregg Rentfrow for providing the contest materials. Additional results can be reviewed at JudgingCard.

THE 2021 Buckeyes are the highest placing Ohio State meat judging team in over a decade!

Overall: Reserve Champion

Specifications: 1st
Grading: 2nd
Beef Judging: 2nd
Overall Beef: 2nd
Pork Judging: 2nd
Questions: 2nd

Emily Reer:

6th overall individual, 1st specifications

Darian Brooks:

8th overall individual, 5th Beef Grading

Cydne' Jess:

10th overall individual, 2nd specifications

Brittney Wiseman:

11th overall individual, 3rd specifications

Alli Hall:

16th overall individual

Coordinator: Dr. Lyda G. Garcia

Coach: Bo Garcia