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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

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Penn State Tops 2012 World Dairy Expo Intercollegiate Dairy Cattle Judging Contest

MADISON, WISCONSIN – Penn State took home top honors, winning the overall team title along with finishing first in team reasons at the Intercollegiate Dairy Cattle Judging Contest. The team was led by Isaac Haagen, the overall high individual and second in reasons. Hayden Hauschildt placed first individual with reasons and second overall individual leading UW-Madison to a second place overall team finish and second in reasons. Rounding out the top five teams overall were: Iowa State University, third; University of Minnesota, fourth; and UW-River Falls, fifth. Ninteen teams competed in this year’s contest.  Teams and individuals receiving recognition are:

Overall Top 10 Teams

1.   Penn State; 2539; coached by Dale Olver
2.   UW-Madison; 2526; coached by Wethal and Kelroy
3.   Iowa State University; 2460; coached by Dr. Lee Kilmer
4.   University of Minnesota; 2447; coached by Hansen, Thurk and Ellinghuysen
5.   UW-River Falls; 2446; coached by Steve Kelm
6.   Virginia Tech; 2439; coached by Knowlton and Barnes
7.   Cornell University; 2435; coached by Kevin Ziemba
8.   University of Illinois; 2394; coached by Gene McCoy
9.   Cal Poly State University; 2387; coached by Dr. Stan Henderson
10.   Kentucky; 2351; coached by Amanda Sterrett          

Overall Top 10 Individuals

1.   Isaac Haagen, 859, Penn State
2.   Hayden Hauschildt, 850, UW-Madison
3.   Ariel Taxdal, 849, Penn State
4.   Jayne Esch, 841, University of Minnesota
5.   Abbey Wethal, 840, UW-Madison
6.   Jacob Brey, 836, UW-Madison
7.   Katie Adams, 833, Iowa State University
8.   Chanse Huggins, 833, University of Florida
9.   Rebecca Shaw, 831, Penn State
10.  Jessica Sentelle, 829, Virginia Tech

Top 10 Teams Reasons

1.   Penn State, 828, coached by Dale Olver
2.   UW-Madison, 827, coached by Wethal and Kelroy
3.   University of Minnesota, 825, coached by Hansen, Thurk and Ellinghuysen
4.   Virginia Tech, 821, coached by Knowlton and Barnes
5.   Iowa State University, 819, coached by Dr. Lee Kilmer
6.   Cornell University, 794, coached by Kevin Ziemba
7.   UW-River Falls, 781, coached by Steve Kelm
8.   Michigan State, 781, coached by Joe Domecq
9.   Cal Poly State University, 778, coached by Dr. Stan Henderson
10. Kansas State University, 774, coached by Jon Pretz

Top 10 Individual Reasons

1.   Hayden Hauschildt, 282, UW-Madison
2.   Isaac Haagen, 281, Penn State
3.   Stephen Gould, 281, Cornell University
4.   David Hanson, 281, University of Minnesota
5.   Jessica Sentelle, 280, Virginia Tech
6.   Ariel Taxdal, 277, Penn State
7.   Jayne Esch, 277, University of Minnesota
8.   Kelsey Smith, 276, Virginia Tech
9.   Katie Adams, 275, Iowa State University
10. Abbey Wethal, 274, UW-Madison

Generous support from sponsors makes the 92nd Intercollegiate Dairy Cattle Judging Contest possible. In 2012, sponsors include: ABS Global, Accelerated Genetics, American Guernsey Association, American Jersey Cattle Association, American Livestock Insurance Co., American Milking Shorthorn Society, Ayrshire Breeders’ Association, Brown Swiss Cattle Breeders Association, CRV USA, Dr. Dave Dickson Trust, Hoard's Dairyman, Holstein Association USA, Inc., International Protein Sires, Lakeshore Federated Dairy Cooperative, La Belle, Inc., Land of Living, Land O'Lakes, Inc., National Dairy Shrine, Red & White Dairy Cattle Association, Select Sires, Inc., Sexing Technologies, Taurus Service, Inc., Westway Feed Products, LLC and World Dairy Expo.