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SUNY Cobleskill Captures First Place in Post-Secondary Contest

 

SUNY Cobleskill Team1 took home top honors in the International Post-Secondary Dairy Cattle Judging Contest held during World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wisc. Casey Arlig led the team placing second overall and first in reasons, with teammates Rene Boardman placing sixth and Joe Pamkowski and Julie Bogardus placing fifteenth and nineteenth, respectively. Thomas McCarty from Morrisville State College captured High Individual Overall. Ohio State University - Ag Tech Institute was second team overall.

Nineteen teams competed in the contest which is offered to one-, two-, and four-year colleges. The contest included two portions, a conventional judging contest with evaluation and individual reasons, and a practical segment. The practical contest is a unique contest that includes essential on-farm skills with linear scoring, pedigree assessment, commercial heifer evaluation and group reasons. Team and individual results for both portions are as follows:

Overall Top 10 Teams
1. SUNY Cobleskill Team 1, 2163
Team members included Casey Arlig, Rene Boardman, Joe Pamkowski and Julia Bogardus
2. Ohio State University-Ag Tech Institute, 2141
Team members included Ty Etgen, Marc Bolen, Ethan Bernhard and Jeneva Auble
3. Northeast Iowa Community College, 2130
Team members included Jessica Woodard, Kourtney Meister, Carly Lyons and Devon Chrystal
4. Morrisville State College, 2112
Team members included Thomas McCarty, Katy Kemmeren, Jessica Herrington and Scott Holcomb
5. Modesto Junior College, 2082
Team members included Karessa Mann, Christie Hobby and Jennifer Weststeyn
6. Michigan State Ag Tech, 2064
Team members included Dale Dick, John Anibal, Ross Williams and Cristine Vanlieu
7. Utah State University – Blue, 2036
Team members included Brooks Behling, Elizabeth Starkie, Marie Drollette, Emma Shoaf
8. Kaskaskia College, 1993
Team members included Paul Schumacher, Nick Frederking, Mitch Eickmeyer and Katie Delong
9. Alfred State, 1878
Team members included Joshua Starceski, Hannah Hoelscher and Jessica Pfeil
10. Honduras – Team A
Team members included Jose Osorio, Maria Bueso, Augusto Mendoza and Sifredo Martinez

Overall Top 10 Individuals
1. Thomas McCarty, 743, Morrisville State College
2. Casey Arlig, 740, SUNY Cobelskill Team 1
3. Karessa Mann, 729, Modesto Junior College
4. Marjorie Hardy, 727 University of Connecticut Ratcliffe Hick
5. Jessica Woodard, 723, Northeast Iowa Community College
6. Rene Boardman, 723, SUNY Cobelskill Team 1
7. Ty Etgen, 721, Ohio State University- Ag Tech Institute
8. Dale Dick, 713, Michigan State Ag Tech
9. Marc Bolen, 711, Ohio State University- Ag Tech Institute
10. Christie Hobby, 710, Modesto Junior College

Top 5 Team Reasons
1. Ohio State University – Ag Tech Institute
2. SUNY Cobleskill Team 1
3. Modesto Junior College
4. Kaskaskia College
5. Morrisville State College

Top 10 Individual Reasons
1. Casey Arlig, SUNY Cobleskill Team 1,177
2. Karessa Mann, Modesto Junior College, 176
3. Thomas McCarty, Morrisville State College, 174
4. Ty Etgen, Ohio State University – Ag Tech Institute, 171
5. Marjorie Hardy, University of Connecticut Radcliffe Hick, 170
6. Jessica Woodard, Northeast Iowa Community College, 170
7. Christie Hobby, Modesto Junior College, 170
8. Ethan Bernhard, Ohio State University – Ag Tech Institute, 168
9. Marc Bolen, Ohio State University – Ag Tech Institute, 167
10. Rene Boardman, SUNY Cobelskill Team 1, 166

Top 10 Teams Practical Contest
1. Northeast Iowa Community College, 461
2. Morrisville State College, 452
3. SUNY Cobelskill Team 2, 448
4. Ohio State University – Ag Tech Institute, 445
5. Modesto Junior College, 430
6. Lakeshore Technical College Team B, 422
7. SUNY Cobelskill – Team 1, 401
8. Lakeshore Technical College Team A, 369
9. Utah State Blue Team, 329
10. Alfred State College, 316

Top 10 Teams Linear Contest
1. Ohio State University – Ag Tech Institute, 382
2. Modesto Junior College, 380
3. Morrisville State College, 378
4. Northeast Iowa Community College, 374
5. Lakeshore Technical College Team B, 360
6. SUNY Cobelskill Team 2, 336
7. Lakeshore Technical College Team A, 325
8. SUNY Cobelskill – Team 1, 317
9. Alfred State College, 297
10. Utah State Blue Team, 118

Top 10 Individuals Linear Contest
1. Thomas McCarty, Morrisville State College, 157
2. Joe Pamkowski, SUNY Cobleskill, 146
3. Tyler Egeland, Northeast Iowa Community College, 143
4. Rene Boardman, SUNY Cobleskill, 140
5. Jeneva Auble, Ohio State University – Ag Tech Institute, 135
6. Everett Yoap, Lakeshore Tech College Team B, 131
7. Ty Etgen, Ohio State University – Ag Tech Institute, 129
7. Kourtney Meister, Northeast Iowa Community College, 129
8. Christie Hobby, Modesto Junior College, 128
9. Jennifer Weststeyn, Modesto Junior College, 127

Top 5 Teams Commercial Heifers
1. Northeast Iowa Community College,184
2. Utah State White Team, 177
3. Morrisville State College, 170
4. Alfred State College, 169
5. SUNY Cobelskill Team 2, 167

Top 5 Teams Registered Heifers
1. SUNY Cobleskill Team 2, 169
2. Modesto Junior College, 168
3. Ohio State University - Ag Tech Institute, 167
4. Lakeshore Technical College Team B, 163
5. Morrisville State College, 156

Generous support from sponsors makes the 22nd International Post-Secondary Dairy Cattle Judging Contest possible. In 2010, sponsors include: Accelerated Genetics, Advanced Biological Marketing, Ag-Bag, American Guernsey Breeders Association,US Jersey, American Milking Shorthorn Society, Art Nesbitt, Ayrshire Breeders Association, Bio-Vet, Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Brown Swiss Association, Den-K Holsteins, Hoard's Dairyman, Holstein Association USA, J.W. Crowley Extension Fund, Land O'Lakes, Inc., Maureen DeBruin, Merrick Animal Nutrition, National Dairy Shrine, NuPulse, Inc., Parkson, Red & White Dairy Cattle Association, Select Sires, Inc., Sleepy Hollow Certified Milk, Stone-Front Farm, The Hartford Livestock Department, Ultra Scan and World Wide Sires.

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