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Monday, September 27, 2021

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Kaskaskia College Captures Gold in the International Post-Secondary Dairy Cattle Judging Contest 

MADISON, WIS. – After a year hiatus due to the pandemic, Kaskaskia College secured a first-place win as the overall team in the International Post-Secondary Dairy Cattle Judging Contest on Monday, September 27, 2021. The team consisted of Chloe Haas, Zach Paul, Addison Raber and Rosalee Zehr coached by Aaron Heinzmann. The Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute followed as the second-place team. Topping the team reasons portion of the contest was SUNY Cobleskill followed by Kaskaskia College. To round out the contest, SUNY Cobleskill placed third overall with Modesto Junior College in fourth and SUNY Morrisville in fifth. In the Practical Contest, Kaskaskia College placed first overall followed by The Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute #2 in second.

Teams and individuals receiving recognition include:

Top Ten Individuals – Overall:

  1. Erin Curtis, 781, SUNY Cobleskill
  2. Rosalee Zehr, 777, Kaskaskia College
  3. Addison Raber, 763, Kaskaskia College
  4. Aspen Silva, 755, Modesto Junior College
  5. Marissa Topp, 748, The Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute
  6. Gracelyn Krahn, 747, Linn Benton Community College Oregon
  7. Erin Armitage, 742, SUNY Morrisville
  8. Rachel Sherman, 739, The Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute
  9. Zach Paul, 734, Kaskaskia College
  10. Jade Atherton, 727, SUNY Morrisville

Top Ten Individuals – Reasons:

  1. Erin Curtis, 236, SUNY Cobleskill
  2. Addison Raber, 234, Kaskaskia College
  3. Gracelyn Krahn, 231, Linn Benton Community College Oregon
  4. Rachel Sherman, 224, The Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute
  5. Tesika Kilmer, 220, SUNY Cobleskill
  6. Erin Armitage, 219, SUNY Morrisville
  7. Rosalee Zehr, 218, Kaskaskia College
  8. Drew Neyer, 217, Michigan State Ag Tech
  9. Jade Atherton, 216, 216, SUNY Morrisville
  10. Abigail Hatch, 216, SUNY Cobleskill

Top Ten Teams – Overall:

  1. Kaskaskia College, 2,274, team members: Chloe Haas, Zach Paul, Addison Raber and Rosalee Zehr, coached by Aaron Heinzmann
  2. The Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute, 2,196, team members: Stephen Parthemore, Megan Raudebaugh, Rachel Sherman and Marissa Topp, coached by Donald Hange and Royce Thornton
  3. SUNY Cobleskill, 2,194, team members: Erin Curtis, Abigail Hatch, Emily Hatch and Tesika Kilmer, coached by Carrie Edsall
  4. Modesto Junior College, 2,147, team members: Kathleen Homen, Aspen Silva, Colton Silveira and Allison Ward, coached by Nicole Morris
  5. SUNY Morrisville, 2,139, team members: Erin Armitage, Jade Atherton, Kainan Beardsley and Gavon Darfler, coached by Devin Kuhn and Ashley Marshall
  6. Michigan State Ag Tech, 2,061, team members: Rachael Bosse, Drew Neyer and Abby Van Dyk, coached by Joe Domecq and Sarah Black
  7. Lakeshore Technical College, 1,815, team members: Lily Charapata, Colin DeYoung, Alex Diersen and Sarah Jennings, coached by Craig Lallensack
  8. Lakeshore Technical College, 1,685, team members: Kelsie Bramstedt, Zoey Neuens, Kaylee Pingel and Brenden Wenzel, coached by Craig Lallensack
  9. The Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute, 1,316, team members: Hayley Bankey and Rebecca Sprang, coached by Donald Hange and Royce Thornton
  10. Linn Benton Community College Oregon, 747, team member: Gracelyn Krahn, coached by Jim Krahn

Top Five Teams – Reasons:

  1. SUNY Cobleskill, 672, coached by Carrie Edsall
  2. Kaskaskia College, 667, coached by Aaron Heinzmann
  3. The Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute, 651, coached by Donald Hange and Royce Thornton
  4. SUNY Morrisville, 641, coached by Devin Kuhn and Ashley Marshall
  5. Michigan State Ag Tech, 614, coached by Joe Domecq and Sarah Black

Top Five Teams – Practical Contest:

  1. Kaskaskia College, 757
  2. The Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute #2, 724
  3. Northeast Iowa Community College, 712
  4. Fox Valley Technical College, 670
  5. The Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute #1, 635

Top Five Teams – Linear Contest:

  1. Kaskaskia College, 270
  2. Lakeshore Technical College #2, 260
  3. The Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute #2, 250
  4. Northeast Iowa Community College, 240
  5. Southwest Technical College, 225

Top Five Teams – Corrective Mating:

  1. Kaskaskia College, 164
  2. Northeast Iowa Community College, 164
  3. Lakeshore Technical College #1, 160
  4. The Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute #2, 147
  5. Southwest Technical College, 145

Top Five Teams – Commercial Class:

  1. Fox Valley Technical College, 100
  2. The Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute #1, 100
  3. The Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute #2, 90
  4. Southwest Technical College, 90
  5. Lakeshore Technical college #2, 90

Top Five Teams – Registered Class:

  1. Kaskaskia College, 188
  2. Northeast Iowa Community College, 183
  3. Fox Valley Technical College, 182
  4. The Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute #2, 181
  5. Lakeshore Technical College #1, 169

The National Youth Contests are made possible in part through generous support of Platinum Level Sponsor, Bayer Crop Science; Gold Level Sponsor, STgenetics and Cullenberg & Tensen, PLLC; Silver Sponsors, Bio-Vet, Inc.; Bronze Sponsors, Agri Feed International, L.L.C and Revolution; and additional supporters.

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