Contact Us

Texas Tech Meat Judging Team Dubbed World Champions Following Weekend International Competition

A Texas Tech team has been named world champions, following a competition last weekend.


The university’s meat judging team took first place honors at the Australian Intercollegiate Meat Judging Contest in Armidale, New South Wales on Saturday.

Overall, the team ranked first in beef, pork, and lamb carcass judging, placings, grading, and questions, as well as second in retail cut identification.

All 13 members placed among the event’s top 15 contestants.

Tech won the annual contest by 433 points, beating 11 Australian and Japanese university competitors.

Team members competing in Australia included:

  • Blaine Corliss
  • Cody Helms
  • Faith Jurek
  • Mandy-Jo Laurent
  • Andrea Nordman
  • Craig Russell
  • Zach Smith
  • Cody Sultenfuss
  • Kaitlyn True
  • Amanda White
  • Dakota Williams

Team coach and Tech San Antonio Livestock Show Distinguished Chair in Meat Science Mark Miller said that “This competition was a once-in-a-lifetime experience.”

Earlier this year, the team won its seventh consecutive first place award at the Houston Livestock Show’s Intercollegiate Meat Judging Contest, and also placed first at the Southwestern Livestock Show’s Meat Judging Contest in Fort Worth.

Best of KFYO

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for KFYO Advisory Board quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive KFYO Advisory Board contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.