Livestock Judging Team | Casper College, Wyoming

Livestock Judging Team

Congratulations to the Casper College Livestock Judging team at the 2018 Fort Worth Stock Show!

Individually, Alexi Goodnow was 1st in hogs and 8th in horses, 9th in sheep, and 8th overall. Shanan Davey was 1st in horses, 2nd in sheep, 2nd in Reasons, and 5th overall.

As a team, Casper was 2nd in horses, 2nd in sheep, 2nd in Reasons, and 5th overall.

Congratulations to the Casper College Livestock Judging Team on their achievements at the 2018 National Western Stock Show!

The team was 1st overall in hogs, reserve overall in Reasons, 4th overall in the Carload Contest, and 3rd overall as a team.

Individually, Cole McKinney was 6th high individual in swine. Logan Despain was 2nd high individual in swine, 4th in Reasons, and 7th overall. Shanan Davey was 9th individual in sheep and goats, 8th in cattle, 7th in Reasons, and 10th overall

Congratulations to the Casper College Livestock Judging team for being 5th high team in reasons, 4th high team in swine, 7th in cattle, and 5th high team overall out of the 23 teams at the Tulsa State Fair in October 2017. Individually, John Eilertson was 8th in cattle and 16th overall, Logan Despain was 9th in cattle and 12th overall and Shanan Davey was 17th overall out of 157 contestants at the contest.

Members of the Casper College Livestock Judging Reserve Champion Team at the 71st Annual National Barrow Show Livestock Judging Contest. Pictured back row, l-r: John Eilertson, Wentworth, South Dakota; Cole McKenney, Big Timber, Montana; Alec Thornton, Eagle Point, Oregon; Ross Slagowski, Farson, Wyoming; Russell Murdock, Driggs, Idaho; Blake Turrentine, Eaton, Colorado; and Eli Nielsen, Medaryville, Indiana. Front row, l-r: Justin Terry, Grants Pass, Oregon; Kaytlin Hokanson, Kaycee, Wyoming; Shanan Davey, Olathe, Colorado; Alexis Andrews, Ellensburg, Washington; Alexi Goodnow, Craig, Colorado; and Logan Despain, Laramie, Wyoming.

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The Casper College livestock judging team has a rich history and winning tradition. The championship livestock judging team annually ranks amongst the nation’s top junior college judging programs. After Casper College, students are continually recruited to transfer to agricultural universities across the nation.

Academics are a strong component of the program and our students are committed to academic excellence. With a quality education, livestock judging experience, and support from their advisors and faculty, students can feel comfortable leaving Casper College fully prepared for the transition to a four-year university.  

Academic All-Americans


  • Laurel Rigby of Ronan, Montana


  • Luke Fuerniss of Loveland, Colorado


  • Katie Dodge of Spring Creek, Nevada
  • B.W. Ochsner of Torrington, Wyoming
  • Laddy Trehal of Kiowa, Colorado

Why Casper College?

“Casper College livestock judging means great coaches and teammates. The transition from high school to college is sometimes frightening, but the Casper College ‘ag family’ is there to welcome you.” 

— Catherine Koroulis, Steamboat Springs, Colorado

“For anyone looking to be competitive, make memories, and gain a useful and applicable education, Casper College is the place for you.” 

— Laddy Trehal, Kiowa, Colorado

“The ag department set itself apart in terms of their drive for success, hard work ethic, and dedication to academics and extracurricular involvement alike, but they also welcome students with open arms to be part of the ‘family.’ Casper College played a fundamental role in shaping my future, and if I had to go back and do it over, I would choose it again in a heartbeat.” 

— Kaycee Vollmar, Casper, Wyoming

“Between the award winning ag department teachers, the dedicated judging coaches, and all the ag based students, Casper College is a tremendous learning environment where lifelong friends are made.   Simply put, my time at Casper College was the best two years of my life.” 

— B. W. Ochsner, Torrington, Wyoming

Become a Member of our Team

We hope you will choose Casper College and become a member of the livestock judging team family. We believe in recruiting students who have integrity, honesty, and an unwavering work ethic.

The livestock judging team travels and competes on a local, regional, and national level.  Students on the judging team are not responsible for any costs associated with travel, lodging, or contest entry fees. Travel with the team allows students with an interest in livestock to see some of the most progressive and influential livestock operations throughout the country. Ask about our competitively awarded judging scholarships!

For more information about the livestock judging team, contact:

Jeremy Burkett, Ph.D.
Head livestock judging coach
Work: 307-268-2417
Cell: 307-630-6267

Jason Johnson
Assistant livestock judging coach
Work: 307-268-2040
Cell: 303-885-2197

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