Reporter Staff Report

Kyle Carpenter of Glen Rose placed third in sheep judging when Tarleton State University’s livestock judging team competed at the Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show in Fort Worth. The contest was held Feb. 6, with the awards ceremony held Feb. 7.

Fort Worth is one of the most competitive contests in the nation and this year was no exception. In the senior college division, 25 teams from across the nation competed for the top honors. Making the contest even more difficult on judgers is that it is the only major contest in which contestants must also evaluate horses.

In addition to placing fourth overall, the team placed third in horses and sheep and also placed fourth in cattle, hogs and reasons. Jared Jackson coaches the team and Jeff Jackson serves as the graduate assistant coach.

The next contest for Tarleton’s judging team will be the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo on Feb. 21.