**For Immediate Release**
Livestock Judging Team Finishes Strong
-released by OPSU Campus Communications 04-19-2006
Goodwell, Okla. -- The Oklahoma Panhandle State University
Livestock Judging team completed its spring competitions
in San Antonio and Houston where they finished sixth and
In San Antonio, Kim Gardner again set the pace by winning
first in the sheep division, fourth in both swine and goats,
seventh in oral reasons and eighth in the overall contest.
The Houston contest proved to be
the toughest of the year. Coach Aaron Preator said, “We took some heat on a
market lamb class that included reasons, and when a team
makes those mistakes, it falls down a few spots.” Even
so, Kim Gardner and Beth Marsh both posted top twenty scores.
Members of the team include Gardner from Artesia, N.M.;
Marsh from Fort Lupton, Colo.; Karla Rundell, Gunnison,
Colo.; Shane Nelson, Verdon, Neb.; Kim Rahe, Pemberville,
Ohio; Emily Rowe, Ulysses, Kan., and John Ward, Ramona,
The team will continue working out through the spring
to gear up for the fall contests. The team will compete
in Tulsa; Austin, Minn.; Dallas; Kansas City, Mo.; Lubbock,
Texas, and Louisville, Ky.