Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College, (NEO) Livestock Judging Team is bringing the tradition of excellence back to Miami. Thus far the team has traveled to the National Barrow Show in Austin, Minn., AK-SAR-BEN in Omaha, Neb., and the Tulsa State Fair in Tulsa, Okla. At the Barrow show the NEO Livestock Team took fifth place overall and were also fifth in reasons. On Sept. 30th the team competed at AK-SAR-BEN where the sophomore team took fourth in beef, third in reasons, third in sheep and goats, second in swine, and fourth high team overall.
Sophomores taking high honors were Taylor Langford taking first in sheep and 10th high individual overall, Megan Montgomery third in swine and 12th overall, and Abby Hendrickson seventh high individual overall.
At AK-SAR-BEN the NEO Freshmen team took second high team overall, third in swine, fourth in sheep and goats, fourth in reasons. Freshmen members receiving high honors in swine were Lea Crump taking second, Sara Green taking third. High individuals in sheep and goats were Scarlet Peterson in fourth and Lindsay Tasos in eighth. High individuals in reasons were Lindsay Tasos in ninth and Scarlet Peterson in 10th. High individual overall consisted of Lindsay Tasos in fifth, Lea Crump in eighth.
Oct. 6th was the competition at the Tulsa State Fair where the sophomore team consisting of Megan Montgomery, Lindsay Reid, Taylor Langford, Cheyenne Moyer, and Abby Hendrickson ended up third overall taking fourth in cattle, third in reasons, fifth in sheep, and third in swine. Also receiving high honors on the sophomore side was Abby Hendrickson taking second in cattle, Taylor Langford ninth in sheep, Lindsay Reid fourth in swine, sixth in reasons, and fifth high individual overall, Megan Montgomery took seventh in sheep, and fourth high individual overall.
The freshmen team consisting of Lindsay Tasos, Sara Green, Lea Crump, Ethan Propp, and Scarlett Peterson took fourth overall. Team members taking top honors were Lindsay Tasos with first high individual in reasons, third in cattle, fifth in sheep, and third high individual overall. Next was teammate Scarlet Peterson receiving 10th in reasons, fourth in swine, and eighth high individual overall. “These students have worked very hard and deserve to be successful, we are very proud of the steps we have taken to put NEO back where it belongs among the elite programs in the country” said Head Coach Tyler Dewey.