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The 2010-2011 Lake Land College livestock judging team has had a memorable season, winning seven of 11 competitions.
This season, the team has won the champion titles at the Purdue Block and Bridle Judging Contest, Western Illinois University Hoof and Horn Show, NACTA Livestock Judging Contest, Tulsa State Fair Junior Intercollegiate Livestock Judging Contest, National Barrow Show, Dixie National Livestock Show and American Royal.
The team won third-high team title at the North American International Livestock Expo Junior Intercollegiate Livestock Judging Contest, fourth high team title at the National Western Stock Show and a top 10 team title at the Houston Stock Show and San Antonio Stock Show.
“This is, without question, the best season that the Lake Land College judging team has experienced during my tenure,” said Coach Jon Althaus, who is retiring at the end of this season to take the position of agriculture division chair at the college.
“These students were not only supremely talented, but they were also very goal-driven.
"It was a great honor to coach this team, and I’m confident that each student will have outstanding future success,” Althaus said.
Team members are: Dillon Garver, Paris; Jordan Rauch, Montrose; Justin Schaal, Farina; Kurt Berg, Mason; Clay Zwilling, Sherrard; Carly Wesner, Chalmers, Ind.; Cody Lamle, Columbia City, Ind.; James Schinbeckler, Columbia City, Ind.; and Caleb Klingenberg, Zeeland, Mich.