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UW livestock judging team records best finish in 30 years

January 8, 2018

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — The University of Wyoming livestock judging team finished eighth recently at the North American International Livestock Exposition.

UW coach Caleb Boardman says the finish in Louisville, Kentucky, marks the first top-10 finish at the national championship in at least 30 years.

Nationally, 138 contestants represented 29 universities at the event. In addition to earning eighth overall, the team finished fifth in performance cattle, sixth in swine, eighth in overall beef and ninth in reasons. The total scores posted — as well as those in cattle, hogs and reasons — are the highest on record for UW.

The team was led by Zane Mackey and Garrett Barton, who both finished in the top 30 overall.

Ty Shockley was one of 11 seniors named All-Americans.

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