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In the 67th Annual Barrow Show Swine Judging Contest, the WIU team was also named as the champion (overall) for the truckload category and champion for crossbred truckload.


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A team of students in the Western Illinois University School of Agriculture took home first place in the senior college division of the 67th Annual Barrow Show Swine Judging Contest last week. Pictured are: (L-R) Mark Hoge (coach), A.J. Stockdale, Dillon Lemenager, Sam Mattingly, Allison Vary, Amara Danner, Shelby Perry, Marcassa Goodwin, Jamie Bobell, Matt Marr, Matt Morrison and Miles Toenyes (coach).

School of Ag Team Wins Division at National Barrow Show/Judging Contest

September 20, 2013


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MACOMB, IL – A team of students in the Western Illinois University School of Agriculture took home first place in the senior college division of the 67th Annual Barrow Show Swine Judging Contest last week.

Led by WIU School of Ag Associate Professor Mark Hoge, who serves as the team's coach, and Miles Toenyes (Highland, IL), a senior ag major who serves as assistant coach, the WIU Livestock Judging Team competed at the annual contest in Austin, MN, Sept. 9, against 16 other teams in the university division and scored 3,291 points out of a possible 3,500 points.

The 2013 winning team included: Jamie Bobell (Elkhart, IL), junior; Amara Danner (Chalmers, IN), senior; Marcassa Goodwin (Bloomington, IN), sophomore; Dillon Lemenager (Clifton, IL), junior; Sam Mattingly (Lebanon, IL), junior; Matt Marr (Jacksonville, IL), senior; Matt Morrison (Macomb, IL), senior; Shelby Perry (Joplin, MO), junior; A.J. Stockdale (Waynetown, IN), junior; and Allison Vary (Charter Oak, IA), senior.

In the competition, the WIU team was also named as the champion (overall) for the truckload category and champion for crossbred truckload.

For more information, contact the WIU School of Agriculture at (309) 298-1080. Learn more about the School of Ag at wiu.edu/ag.

Posted By: WIU News (U-Relations@wiu.edu)
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