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Published December 06, 2021
The University of Wyoming livestock judging team’s sixth-place finish at the North American International Livestock Exposition is the highest in school history, and two of its members were among 12 across the nation selected as All-Americans.
Holly Heckendorf, of Wellington, Colo., and McKenna Carnahan, of Julesburg, Colo., earned All-American honors at the Nov. 16 competition in Louisville, Ky., says Curtis Doubet, coach of the UW livestock judging team. Previously, UW’s livestock judging team has had only four All-Americans.
The All-American award is a culmination of GPA, judging ability, community involvement, industry involvement, professional goals and university activities. Only four schools in the country had All-American award recipients at this year’s competition.
Kemsley Gallegos, of Laramie, was ninth high in hogs, and Heckendorf was 10th high in cattle. The team was fourth high in sheep/goats; sixth high in cattle and in reasons; and was eighth high in swine.