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CURRENT TEAM MEMBERS


Stephanie Connelly

Hometown: Bridgeport, Nebraska

Year in School:  Junior

Major:  Agriculture Education with a minor in Agriculture Communication 

Career Plans: Teach high school agriculture

Hobbies/interests: I grew up on my family ranch in Western Nebraska raising competitive barrel horses and a few commercial Angus. I found my passion young for the rodeo lifestyle and have competed since age 8 in several different associations.Through my involvement in FFA though, I found my second passion for livestock judging, and was fortunate enough to be recruited to Northeastern Junior College to judge for the Plainsmen under two great coaches.

Why did you choose to participate on the livestock judging team?

I'm excited to be here in the great state of Wyoming to judge for the Cowboys, and to see where this experience will take my fellow teammates and I.

Stephanie Connelly

Tiffaney Connelly

Tiffaney Connelly

Hometown: Bridgeport, Nebraska

Year in School: Junior

Major: Agriculture Education

Career Plans: Teach high school agriculture

Hobbies/interests: My family and I raise and train performance horses, as well as a few commercial Angus cattle. I grew up competing in rodeo in the Mile Hi Circuit, as well as the Nebraska State Rodeo Association, and showed quarter horses in 4-H. 

Why did you choose to participate on the livestock judging team?

I judged competitively during my senior year in high school and then was recruited to judge at Northeastern Junior College in Sterling, CO. I wanted to continue my passion at the University of Wyoming. I am excited to be a part of such a competitve and hard working team here and cannot wait to see what's in store for the year to come. 

 


Shanan Davey

Hometown: Olathe, Colorado

Year in School:  Junior 

Major: Animal Science

Career Plans:  Graduate with a B.S. in Animal Science and possibly pursue a masters degree in genetics and reproduction.

Hobbies/interests: Showing, being outdoors, and being active 

Why did you choose to participate on the livestock judging team?

I have judged since I was young in 4-H and instantly found a passion for it. After judging at Casper College, I knew that I wanted to continue my judging career in order to continue to learn and grow as an evaluator. 

Davey

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Logan Despain

Hometown: Laramie, Wyoming

Year in School:  Junior

Major: Animal Science

Career Plans: Work for an animal health company or become a feed representative.

Hobbies/interests: Livestock judging and raising club lambs and show pigs with my family, 3D Livestock. I also enjoy going fishing.

Why did you choose to participate on the livestock judging team?

I chose to participate on the livestock judging team because it has been a passion of mine ever since I was little. I competed on state and national champion teams in high school, played a big part on the judging team at Casper College, and want to continue pursuing my passion at the University of Wyoming.


Alexi Goodnow

Hometown: Craig, Colorado

Year in school: Junior 

Major: Agriculture Business

Career Plans: My plan is to raise competitive show goats while having a job related to the agriculture industry.

Hobbies/interests: I have shown livestock since I was 8 years old; mainly goats, lambs, and hogs. I definitely have a huge interest in raising market goats and enjoy watching them grow and spending time with my family doing so. Fishing and camping take up my time during the summer.

Why did you choose to participate on the livestock judging team?

I was a member of the livestock judging team at Casper College, and that was the first time I had ever judged before and I immediately fell in love. Being that I was too old to show, I decided to give evaluating livestock a try and though a little rocky at first, I quickly caught on and gained my competitive edge. After having such a great experience on the team at Casper, I knew that I had to give it a go at the University of Wyoming, and so far, I love it. 

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Jacob Lacey

Jacob Lacey

Hometown: Highlands Ranch, CO

Year in School:  Senior

Major: Animal Science

Career Plans: Management position at a meat packing facility 

Hobbies/interests: Playing the guitar, dancing, and off reading

Why did you choose to participate on the livestock judging team?

I would like to better my career opportunities and have the chance to make life long friends. 


Rachel Serrell

Hometown: Castle Rock, Colorado

Year in School: Sophomore

Major: Animal Science

Career Plans: To pursue a career in the animal science industry 

Hobbies/interests: Livestock and photography

Why did you choose to participate on the livestock judging team?

I am passionate about other aspects of the agricultural industry so I wanted to dig deeper by expanding my knowledge on evaluating livestock. 

Rachel Serrell

Shelby Sperle

Shelbie Sperle

Hometown: 

Year in school: Sophomore

Major: Agriculture Business

Career Plans: Agriculture Business 

Hobbies/Interests: Livestock judging, hiking, fishing 

Why did you choose to participate on the livestock judging team?

I wanted to try something I haven't ever done before and learn more about livestock. 

 


Justin Terry 

Hometown: Grant Pass, Oregon

Year in School: Junior

Major: Agriculture Communication

Career Plans: Sales representative for a feed company

Hobbies/interests: Raising show cattle 

Why did you choose to participate on the livestock judging team?

Being on a very competitive livestock judging team in junior college gave me the passion and drive to continue at the University of Wyoming.

justin Terry

alexis Wivell

Alexis Wivell

Hometown: Smock, Pennsylvania

Year in School: Junior

Major: Animal Science

Career Plans:  Animal health pharmaceuticals

Hobbies/interests: Running, baking, and traveling with my family to livestock shows 

Why did you choose to participate on the livestock judging team?

The livestock judging team is a great way to improve my evaluation skills, in addition to making connections in the industry, forming lifelong friendships, and building my future. I am so excited about this opportunity. 

 


Zackery Schumaker

Hometown: Sweet Springs, West Virginia

Year in School:  Junior

Major: Animal Science

Career Plans:  I plan on returning home to the family farm and continue to run commercial cows and sheep as a 6th generation farmer with my family. Also, I have considered a career field in ag business outside the family farm.

Hobbies/interests: I was always an active 4-H and FFA member. Some hobbies and pasisons have been competitvely showing and raising club lambs for the last 10 years. Also, livestock judging since I was a freshman in high school.

Why did you choose to participate on the livestock judging team?

I strive to continue judging specifically for the University of Wyoming because it has become a passion that I have become to love and want to continue for the next two years of my life. 

 

zackery Schumaker

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