The team won the beef judging, lamb judging, pork judging, specifications, placings and reasons divisions, according to a Tech news release. The school finished second in total beef and beef grading.
The team won the contest by a 50-point margin and also won five of the six national contests during the 2012 meat judging season.
Individual placements were as follows:
■ Bo Hutto, a junior from Hondo, was high-ranked individual.
■ Valerie Manning, a junior from Mabank, was second.
■ Colton Christian, a junior from Farwell, was fifth.
In the alternate division, Tech boasted three of the top-10 individuals overall.
■ Heather Rode, a junior from Doss, was high-ranked individual.
■ Tanner Adams, junior from Sanger, was fourth.
■ Steven Ebeling, a junior from Plainview, was sixth.
Additional team members included Weston Burson, a junior from Florence; Dan Crownover, a junior from Italy; Garydale Grubelnik, a junior from Raton, N.M.; Trevor King, a junior from Winnsboro; Zac Miller, a junior from Seymour; and Dewayne Phillips, a junior from Stephenville.
Hutto and Crownover were both named first team all-american team members. Manning was named a second team all-american team member. The members of the all-american teams are selected based upon scholastic achievement and competition performance.
Tech now boasts a total of 10 national championships in intercollegiate meat judging (1989, 1991, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2003, 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2012). Since 2000, the Red Raiders have dominated meat judging competitions, winning more than 55 percent of all national contests. During the past four years, they have won 27 out of the past 34 competitions.
Source : http://lubbockonline.com/local-news/2012-11-19/texas-tech-meat-judging-team-wins-10th-national-championship