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Current Team Members


Madison Alyea

Madison Alyea 

Hometown: Carson, ND

Major: Animal and Veterinary Science with concentration in Production, minor in Equine Science

Year in School: Senior

Career Plans: I plan on finishing my 4 years at the University of Wyoming and then plan to move onto a vet-tech program in Montana.

Hobbies/Interests: Western riding, Volleyball, Drawing

Why Wool Judging?: Thought this class would give me a broader understanding of sheep, as well as the industry.


Bailey Arends

Hometown: Brighton. CO

Major: Animal Science with a concentration in Pre-Vet Medicine

Year in School: Sophomore

Career Plans: I plan on becoming a large animal vet and hopefully opening my own clinic.

Hobbies/Interests: Anything outdoors (hiking, hunting, fishing), Reading 

Why Wool Judging?: I wanted to learn more about sheep/wool to hopefully apply that to my future career.

 

 

 

Bailey Arends

Kristy Benjamin

Kristy Benjamin

Hometown: Pinedale, WY

Major: Pre-Vet

Year in School: Sophomore

Career plans: I plan to go to vet school and then I hope to own my own practice. 

Hobbies/Interests: Fishing, Hiking, Tennis, Baking

Why Wool Judging: I wanted to learn something new.


Madds Corbitt

Hometown: Rock Springs, Wy

Major: Animal Science

Year in School: Senior

Career Plans:To be a shelter medicine Veterinarian.

Hobbies/Interests: Volunteering at the animal shelter

Why Wool Judging?: I'm looking to get more involved on campus, and I also need more experience with farm/production animals.


Kirby Hales

Kirby Hales

Hometown: Laramie, WY

Major: Ag Business

Year in School: Senior

Career Plans: Livestock Marketing 

Hobbies/Interests: Rodeoing and Raising Sheep

Why Wool Judging?: I grew up raising sheep and have been around the sheep industry, so I wanted to be more engaged with the wool side of sheep production.


Hadlee Hollinger

Hometown: Casper, WY

Major: Animal Science with a concentration in Pre-Vet

Year in School: Junior

Career Plans: To be a large Animal Vet

Hobbies/Interests: Soccer, Snowboarding

Why Wool Judging?: To participate on a collegiate judging team.  


Hannah Holtmeier

Hannah Holtmeier

Hometown: Plymouth, NE

Major: Animal and Vet Science

Year in School: Sophomore

Career Plans: To graduate from the University of Wyoming and attend vet school.

Hobbies/Interests: Working out, Playing Sports, Hanging out with friends, Playing Pitch 

Why Wool Judging?: I grew up around hogs and cattle. I've never spent time working with sheep outside of the show ring, so I was interested to learn more.


Blake Howard

Hometown: Riverton, WY

Major: Pre-Veterinarian Medicine

Year in School: Senior

Career Plans: To be a mixed practice veterinarian

Hobbies: Snowmobiling, Dirt Biking, Hunting

Why Wool Judging?: I was in Dr. Stewart's class last spring and I thought it was fun.

Blake Howard

Savannah May

Savannah May 

Hometown: Wheatland, WY

Major: Animal Science

Year in School: Senior

Career Plans: To be an Ag Advocate

Hobbies/Interests: Hunting, Animals, Outdoors

Why Wool Judging: To learn more about this part of the industry and use it in the future.


Joe Mills

Hometown: Peyton, CO

Major: Animal Science- Production

Year in School: Freshman

Career Plans: Large Animal Management

Hobbies/Interests: Ice Hockey, Hunting, Fishing, Camping, Metal Fabrication

Why Wool Judging: I chose to be apart of this team/class to further connect with the livestock industry.

Joe Mills

Chili Nemec

Chili Nemec

Hometown: Seguin, TX

Major: Farm and Ranch Management

Year in School: Senior

Career Plans: Land Management, Commodity Trading

Hobbies/Interests: Fishing and Hunting

Why Wool Judging: Heard about it from previous wool judging students and thought it sounded like a neat opportunity to meet like minded people and learn about a different part of agriculture.


Todd Paisley 

Hometown: Wheatland, WY

Major: Molecular Biology with a minor in Animal Science

Year in School: Junior

Career Plan: To attend Medical School

Hobbies/Interests: Working on the family ranch, Skiing, Playing Sports

Why Wool Judging: I want to broaden my agricultural knowledge and meet new people.

Todd Paisley

Megan Perez

Megan Perez

Hometown: Aurora, CO

Major: Animal Science

Year in School: Sophomore

Career Plans: Animal Behavioral Specialist

Hobbies/Interests: Art and Ceramics, Hiking

Why Wool Judging: I chose to be apart of this class/team because I thought it would be a good learning experience.


Emi Ramirez

Hometown: Steamboat Springs, CO

Major: Animal Science

Year in School: Freshman

Career Plans: My career plans are to open my own butcher shop with a store front and teach people where their food comes from. I also plan to have my own cattle operation.

Hobbies/Interests: Showing Cattle, Watching Volleyball

Why Wool Judging: I chose to be apart of this team because I want to try something new. I've done livestock judging through 4H and FFA. I've heard a lot of good things about the wool judging program and the instructors which made it an easy choice.

Emi Ramirez

Morgan Stratman

Morgan Stratman

Hometown: Stromsburg, NE

Major: Animal Veterinary Science with a concentration in Equine Science and a Minor in Farm and Ranch Management

Year in School: Senior

Career Plans: Equine Reproduction

Hobbies/Interests: Western Pleasure Riding

Why Wool Judging: Thought it would be something new and interesting.


Kalli Waid 

Hometown: Prunedale, CA

Major: Animal Science

Year in School: Senior

Career Plans: 4H Extension Office

Hobbies/Interests: I like to cook.

Why Wool Judging: I love the sheep industry and when else am I going to be able to take a class all about wool?


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