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Butler’s Champion Livestock Judging Team Continues Winning Streak in First Tournament

Butler Community College Livestock Judging Team at the Barrow Show.
Published: Friday, September 15th, 2017

Butler's Livestock Judging Team won Champion Team Overall and Champion Team in Reasons to start their season.

Butler Community College’s Livestock Judging Team won Champion Team Overall at their first tournament of the year. The team attended the National Barrow Show in Austin, Minn. Along with winning the tournament, the team was named Champion Team in Reasons. Last year, Butler’s Livestock Judging team was titled Team of the Year by the Junior College Coaches Association and had one-third of the All-American Awards nationwide.

Butler’s 2017-2018 Livestock Judging Team include:

Princeton, Kan.

Cade Hibdon

San Simon, Ariz.

Joseph Fickett

Fowler, Ind.

Kenzie Kretzmeier

DeLand, Fla.

Trevor Rosso

Nevada, Mo.

Kaylee Farmer

Coldwater, Mich.

Daniel Flynn

Page, Neb.

Miles Stagemeyer

Wauseon, Ohio

Justin Nofziger

Kingfisher, Okla.

Sydnee Gerken

Eagle Point, Ore.

Ryan Gifford

Lexi Kaiser

Ropesville, Texas

Cooper Carlisle

Stephenville, Texas

Tanner Barnes

Tyler Lettunich

Individual placings includes:

Cade Hibdon of Princeton, Kan.

Lexi Kaiser of Eagle Point, Ore.

Trevor Rosso of DeLand, Fla.

Tanner Barnes of Stephenville, Texas

Butler Community College’s Livestock Judging Team has been honored as a premier team for more than two decades. The team holds more than 60 champion or reserve-champion finishes at national competitions. Butler has fielded more than 48 All-Americans—more than double the amount of any other community college. This winning tradition is the result of a dedication to hard work and a commitment to excellence. The students in the judging program maintain high academic rigor as well, with at least a 3.7 cumulative GPA.