The Garden City Community College meats team finished second and placed in several categories at the Southwest Invitational contest last weekend.
The team finished first in beef grading and total beef and second in lamb judging, pork judging, beef judging, questions and placings at the contest, which ran from Jan. 11 to 12 in Friona and Lubbock, Texas. The team's final score of 3,589, just 23 points behind the overall first place team, is the highest GCCC has scored since 2013.
Team member Dallie Metheney, of Scott City, earned the highest individual overall score and placed first in beef grading and total beef, second in beef judging and questions, fourth in pork judging and fifth in placings. Emily Glenn of Scott City earned eighth overall placing and fifth in total beef. Kyle Hammond of Holcomb placed 10th overall as an individual, second in placings and was high individual in lamb judging with a perfect score, a feat that has not been accomplished since 2016. Ben Bradbury of Winfield earned 18th overall placing and was fourth in beef grading.
Morgan Hoskinson of Satanta was ninth overall, third in placings, fourth in total beef and fifth in beef judging. Taylor Paxson of Medicine Lodge scored 19th overall and was the high individual in beef judging. Kaden Anthony of Satanta scored 21st overall, Marcus Archuleta of Garden City 31st overall, Jenny Kreger of Ness City 44th overall, RaeAnne Blevins of Satanta 46th overall and Riley Eisenhauer of Eustis, Neb., 49th overall.
The team will compete in the National Western Contest in Greeley, Colo., on Sunday. The contest's award ceremony will be streamed live on Facebook on Monday.