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January 2008

Release Date: January 31, 2008

ASU Wool Judging Teams Perform Well in Denver

Angelo State University’s Wool Judging Teams began their spring competition season with a good showing against teams from six Division I universities at the National Western Wool Judging Contest (NWWJC) in Denver, Colo.

In the team competition, ASU placed first and third in Placings, third and sixth in Individual Grading, and fourth and sixth in Total Judging. Overall, one ASU team finished second by just one point to Texas A&M, with the other ASU team finishing sixth.

Other universities competing were Texas Tech, New Mexico State, Colorado State, South Dakota State and Kansas State.

Individually, Terrica Taylor took fourth place overall for ASU with Jerred Griffith (eighth), Kendra Franke (10th), Josh McGinty (14th) and Mark Baxter (15th) also posting top scores.

Other ASU team members are Aaron Gillespie, Jeremy Rychlik and Brit Tankersley, plus alternates Lura Hayes, Jerron Nevins, Gary Henson, Jeremy Hayes and Manzy Lowry. The team is coached by Dr. Gil Engdahl, head of ASU’s Agriculture Department; Dr. Mike Salisbury, associate professor of animal science; and graduate student Chase Settle.

The NWWJC was held Jan 14-18. Next up for the Wool Judging Teams is the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo Feb. 9.