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Kitten, TTU claim Reserve National Champion at meat judging contest

Story by Texas Tech University

Texas Tech University’s Meat Judging Team was named Reserve National Champion at the American Meat Science Association (AMSA) International Meat Judging Contest in Dakota City, Neb.

Among those on the team was Slaton native Rachyl Kitten.

Tyson Fresh Meats was again the host of the Nov. 12 national championship for intercollegiate senior meat judging teams.

“The heart and passion of this team is contagious,” said Mark Miller, coach of the Meat Judging Team and the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo Distinguished Chair in Meat Sciences. “They were dedicated and full of passion.

“They advanced through adversity in their pursuit of excellence to represent Texas Tech to win the Reserve National Championship. Their humility, work ethic and never-give-up drive toward the national championship is what defines the Red Raider heart and spirit of our meat judging program.”

Other competitors included West Texas A&M University, Oklahoma State University, Texas A&M University and Kansas State University.

For more information, please read the Thursday edition of The Slatonite.

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