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February 2009

Release Date: Feb. 17, 2009ASU Logo

ASU Wool Judging Team Having Strong Spring

Angelo State University’s Wool Judging Team is again showing impressive form this spring with second and fourth-place finishes at its first two competitions against teams from much larger universities.

This past Saturday, the ASU team finished second to a team from Texas Tech University by only one point (1,974 to 1,973) at the San Antonio Livestock Show Intercollegiate Wool Judging Competition. Another team from Texas Tech finished third with 1,967 points, followed by a Texas A&M University team with 1,949 points. A total of 10 teams from the three universities competed.

Individually for ASU, ReBecka Polomski posted the top overall score after finishing second in Total Grading, fifth in Reasons and 10th in Placings. Kraig Chandler finished second overall and won the Total Grading contest. Nicole Wilson finished second in Placings with a perfect score of 300 while Jarrett Louder finished seventh with 299 points.

In January, the ASU team competed at the National Western Wool Judging Contest in Denver and finished fourth in what has officially been labeled the closest contest in collegiate judging history.

Two teams from Texas Tech finished first and second respectively with scores of 1,916 and 1,914. Texas A&M was third with 1,912 points while ASU placed fourth with 1,911 points. Other teams competing included Kansas State University, Colorado State University and New Mexico State University.

Polomski was again the top individual scorer for ASU, finishing third overall after taking third in Total Grading, fifth in Reasons and seventh in Judging. Houston Dobbins and Louder finished third and fourth in Placings and Dobbins placed 10th overall.

Next up for the ASU Wool Judging Team is the Houston Livestock Show Intercollegiate Wool Judging Competition in March, the final contest of the season.

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