Angelo State's Wool Judging Team Places 3rd at National Western Stock Show


DENVER, CO — Angelo State University’s Wool Judging team took home 3rd place at the National Western Stock Show in Colorado on Jan. 12. Texas Tech University won first place for the second year in a row. Texas A&M University took home 2nd place.

Angelo State’s team finished with a total score of 1913 to beat several other Division I schools, including one of Texas Tech’s, Texas A&M’s, and Kansas State’s teams. All four members of the wool judging team placed in the top 30 individually, with two of them, Isela Rodriguez (7) and Kami Blighton (9), in the top 10.  

Additional members of the Wool Judging Team are:

  • Isela Rodriguez
  •  Kami Blighton
  • Harlie Millican
  • Emma Heinze

Dr. Will Dickison coaches the Wool Judging team. 


Angelo State's Wool Judging Team

Angelo State's Wool Judging Team

(Credit: Angelo State University)

Texas Tech’s Black team, one of two competing in the event, finished with a total score of 1,968 to beat Texas A&M University (1,930) and Angelo State University (1,913) and claim the overall top prize at the event. Four team members also placed in the top 10 individually at the competition, led by high individual Cross Knittel from Sterling City, Texas.

Additional members of the Wool Judging Team are:

  • Katelyn Deanda from Mission, Texas
  • Riley Ehlers from New Braunfels, Texas
  • Sara Goldammer from Elsa, Texas
  • Hayden Holland from Kountze, Texas
  • Brock Jonas from New Braunfels, Texas
  • Landon Krippendorf from Sterling City, Texas
  • Ellie LaCroix from Grapevine, Texas
  • Kenley Miller from Pleasanton, Texas
  • Kollier Miller from Panhandle, Texas
  • Wade Sanders from Alliance, Nebraska
  • Will Sisco from Sterling City, Texas 

The team is coached by Kade Miller, Cole Levien, and Kyle Vahlenkamp. It is supervised by Sam Jackson, an associate professor, and Moriah Beyers.

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