Meat Animal Evaluation Team

2015 Meat Animal Evaluation Team

MAET Team


Back Row (Left to Right): Brady McNeil (Coach) of Dewitt, IA; Kyle Ruth of Iowa City, IA; Ginny Miller of Reed City Michigan; Brice Hintzche of Rochelle, IL; Brian Patterson of Bloomington, WI; Jon DeClerck (Coach) of Ames, IA; Front Row- Shayne Wiese of Manning, IA; Amanda Patterson of Bloomington, WI; Katlyn Kahler of Cambridge, IA; Jordy Berger of Chesterfield, Mo. Not pictured Dustin Smith of Decorah, IA.


The 2015 Meat Animal Evaluation Team was excited and eager to carve its position in the over 50 years of ISU judging history as it prepared for the National Contest in Stillwater Oklahoma. ISU was instrumental in the formation of the Meat Animal Evaluation Contest, and have maintained a formidable tradition with the event. All the teams hard work and dedication led them to the three day contest in Stillwater which serves as the National Championship for Intercollegiate Meat Animal Evaluation. The team upheld ISUs reputation with a prosperous campaign finishing 5th Overall at the national contest. The team was also named 4th Communications, 5th Breeding, 5th Live Evaluation, 5th Sheep, 5th Beef, 5th Swine divisions. Individually, the team was led by Kyle Ruth who was 2nd Breeding, 9th Sheep; Jordy Berger 8th Meats; and Amanda Patterson who was 7th Swine.  

The Meat Animal Evaluation Team is coached by Jon DeClerck and Brady McNeil. The members of the team would like to thank its numerous supporters. The team has graciously been hosted by livestock breeders and commercial packing plants all over the country, which has aided in the learning experience and also made success possible. We can't thank each of you enough.