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Butler’s Livestock Judging Team is a Back-To-Back Champion

Livestock Judging team in Houston 2018
Published: Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

Butler’s Livestock Judging Team Named Team of the Year at Nationals

Butler Community College’s Livestock Judging Team wins the national championship of 2018. This makes the team and the coach, Taylor Frank, back-to-back champions. During the past decade, there has only been one other coach to be awarded team of the year in back-to-back seasons. The event took place at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Collegiate Livestock Judging Contest. Colleges from across the country participated.

Three members of Butler’s Livestock Judging Team were named All-Americans. These All-Americans include Kenzie Kretzmeier of Fowler, Ind., Tanner Barnes of Stephenville, Texas and Cade Hibdon of Princeton, Kan. Only fifteen students nationwide receive this title.

The Livestock Judging team returned from Nationals bringing home the High Team Overall award from their last national contest of the year. Individuals won other awards as well. The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo was established in 1932.

All- Americans:

Kenzie Kretzmeier- Fowler, Ind.

Tanner Barnes- Stephenville, Texas

Cade Hibdon- Princeton, Kan.

Cashion, Okla.

Sydnee Gerken- 7th Reasons, 9th Cattle

Deerfield, Mo.

Kaylee Farmer-14th Overall, 4th Reasons, 2nd Cattle

Eagle Pt, Ore.

Ryan Gifford- 3rd Overall, 8th Placings, 1st Reasons, 10th Cattle, 1st Hogs

Fowler, Ind.

Kenzie Kretzmeier- 10th overall, 10th Reasons, 10th Cattle

Page, Neb.

Miles Stagemeyer- 1st Overall, 3rd Placings, 5th Reasons, 4th Cattle, 2nd Hogs, 8th Sheep/Goats

Princeton, Kan.

Cade Hibdon-11th Overall, 9th Reasons

Ropesville, Texas

Cooper Carlisle- 6th Reasons

Stephenville, Texas

Tanner Barnes- 2nd Reasons, 1st Sheep/Goats

Tekonsha, Mich.

Daniel Flynn- 4th Overall, 2nd Placings, 9th Hogs, 3rd Sheep/Goats

Wauseon, Ohio

Justin Nofziger- 2nd High Individual Overall, 1st placings, 5th Cattle, 5th Sheep and Goats