In a span of only two days, the Black Hawk College Livestock Judging Team won two contests in two time zones.
First, the 14 students competed Jan. 11 at the Cattlemen’s Congress Collegiate Livestock Judging Contest in Oklahoma City. The BHC team of Ty Drach, Emma Dunn, Dillon Sheiss, Kelly Spicer and Keaton Woods took 1st place in the junior college division.
The quintet also placed:
- 1st in Cattle Reasons and Swine
- 2nd in Cattle and Reasons
- 3rd in Sheep/Goat
Individually, placing in the Top 10 were:
- Dillon Sheiss – 1st overall, 1st in Cattle, Cattle Reasons, Reasons and Swine, 3rd in Sheep/Goat
- Ty Drach – 4th overall, 6th in Cattle Reasons, 9th in Cattle, 10th in Reasons and Sheep/Goat
- Keaton Woods – 8th overall, 3rd in Swine
- Emma Dunn – 10th in Swine
The students then headed to Denver for the National Western Stock Show (NWSS) Collegiate Livestock Contest and the NWSS Carload Contest.
On Jan. 13, the team of Drach, Dunn, Sheiss, Spicer and Woods outscored 23 teams to win the NWSS Collegiate Livestock Contest junior college division. Sheiss came in 1st overall with Drach in 4th, Spicer in 5th and Dunn in 8th of 108 competitors.
On Jan. 14, the team of Robby Burchett, Tyler Gifford, Jennifer Hoelscher, Emma Richardson and Jordan Stephens took 5th of 25 teams in the NWSS Carload Contest junior college division. Hoelscher came in 9th overall out of 113 competitors.
The Black Hawk College Livestock Judging Team is coached by Dr. Blake Bloomberg and Tim Hubbard.