University of Minnesota Takes Collegiate Victory at AADS

10/20/2012 7:00 AM

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The University of Minnesota, St. University of New York — Cobleskill, Ohio 4-H, and Minnesota FFA were top teams in their divisions at the 44th annual Invitational Youth Dairy Cattle Judging Contest during the All-American Dairy Show in Harrisburg, Pa.

From as far as California and Florida, 43 teams competed in the 4-H, FFA, Junior College and Senior Collegiate divisions. The contest included dairy cattle evaluation and oral reasons components. Awards were given based on oral reasons, high scoring individuals and teams of each breed as well as overall breed results in each division.

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Toping many of the breed individuals and team awards the Minnesota team was the collegiate team. Coach Jennifer Becker led the Minnesota team, composed of David Hanson, Theresal Twohey, Jayne Esch and Jacob Acher, to their victory in the collegiate division.

Hanson was the highest placing individual in the overall collegiate contest. Placing first in the oral reasons component, and the Brown Swiss and Jersey breed the Minnesota team said they needed a wagon to pull their display of awards back home.

Remaining local teams in the top five included: Cornell University, fourth; and Pennsylvania State University, fifth.

The local individual in the top five overall was Stephen Gould, Cornell University, third.

St. University of New York — Cobleskill toped the Two-Year Junior College. Emily Pelletier, Rayne Paddock, MaryBeth Shults, and Sarah Andrews represented the Cobleskill team coached by John Tryon. Morrisville State College of New York was the second place team.

Marshal Hinz was the outstanding junior college individual placing first overall. The other high placing individuals were: MaryBeth Shults, Morrisville State College, N.Y., second; Emily Pelletier, St. University of New York — Cobleskill, third; Sarah Andrew, St. University of New York — Cobleskill, fourth; and Rayne Paddock, St. University of New York — Cobleskill, fifth.

The Ohio team leads the 4-H Judging Contest. Among the local top five teams in the division were: Ohio 4-H, first; New York 4-H, second; Pennsylvania 4-H, fourth; and Maryland 4-H, fifth.

Local top five individuals were: Emily Dudash, Ohio 4-H, second; Abigail Jantzi, New York 4-H, third; Hillary Jackson, Ohio 4-H, fourth; and Laura Bond, Ohio 4-H, fifth.

The West Virginia FFA team placed fifth in its division.

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