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Iowa State University Meat Judgers Compete in the Eastern National

The Iowa State University Intercollegiate Meat Judging Team and Coach Caroline Downey travelled to The Ohio State University – Columbus and competed in the Eastern National on October 2, 2021. 2021 team members include: Kaitlyn Baerg (Stanley); Taylor Clark (Swan); Bergin DeBruin (Rock Rapids); Kayle Eivins (Winterset); Kayla Hospodarsky (Cedar Rapids); Charli Mosier (Tipton); Emily Saeugling (Atlantic).

The second fall contest for the team, they finished ninth in the 12-team field.  The top five teams were: Texas Tech – Lubbock; West Texas A&M – Canyon; Kansas State University – Manhattan; Angelo State University – San Angelo, TX; and Oklahoma State University – Stillwater. In divisions, the ISU team placed 5th in pork judging; 7th in placings; 8th in beef grading and specifications; 9th in beef judging and overall beef; and 10th in lamb judging and reasons. Baerg was 5th in pork judging; and Debruin was 8th in specifications and 10th in beef grading.

In the alternate division, the three-member ISU team finished in 7th place overall and in each division.  The top five teams were: Kansas State University – Manhattan; West Texas A&M – Canyon; and Texas Tech – Lubbock finished out the top five teams. Eivins was 2nd in placings (dropping only 12 points in the contest) and 9th in pork judging.

ISU Meat Judging team at 2021 Eastern National

From L to R: Charli Mosier (Tipton); Kayle Eivins (Winterset); Emily Saeugling (Atlantic); Taylor Clark (Swan); Bergin DeBruin (Rock Rapids); Kayla Hospodarsky (Cedar Rapids); Kaitlyn Baerg (Stanley)