Team brings two grand champion and six first place awards home to Athens
ATHENS–The Trinity Valley Community College (TVCC) Beef Cattle Show Team came home with new hardware last week after winning big at the Four States Fair in Texarkana, Ark.
TVCC competed in the Open Charolais Cattle Division and brought home six first-place ribbons, two grand champion banners and one reserve grand champion banner. These accolades marked the first and second grand champion titles for the TVCC program.
“I was extremely pleased with not only our results in the Charolais show, but equally pleasing to see is the abilities, hard work and excellent character demonstrated by each TVCC Beef Cattle Show Team member,” said Agriculture and Ranch Management Instructor Marc Robinson.
PCC Miss Caprock, shown by Kara LeBeouf of DeRidder, La., earned Grand Champion Female, as well as first place in the Late Summer Yearling Heifers class.
BHSC TVCC Mamie’s Boy, shown by Michael Sanchez of Rusk, earned Grand Champion Bull, as well as first place in the Spring Yearling Bulls class.
TVCC Sanchez, shown by Pierson Garner of Martin’s Mill, earned Reserve Grand Champion Bull, as well as first place in the Junior Bull Calves class.
“These students put in a tremendous amount of work managing the show cattle and preparing for these shows and this huge win is a testament to their dedication and hard work,” said Associate Vice President for Workforce Education Kelley Townsend.
Herd manager of the Oklahoma State University Beef Cattle Center Jeremy Leister, judged the contest.
The TVCC Agriculture and Ranch Management program operates primarily at the 254-acre ranch in Henderson County.
Awards received include:
PCC MISS CAPROCK 967G. Shown by Kara LeBeouf of DeRidder, Louisiana. Class: Late Summer Yearling Heifers. Award: First place in class and Grand Champion Female.
BHSC TVCC MAMIES BOY 11G. Bull donated to TVCC by Big House Show Cattle of Iola. Shown by Michael Sanchez of Rusk. Class: Spring Yearling Bulls. Award: First place in class and Grand Champion Bull.
TVCC SANCHEZ 2009 P. Shown by Pierson Garner of Martin’s Mill. Class: Junior Bull Calves. Award: First place in class and Reserve Grand Champion Bull.
TVCC MS TRINITY 2017. Shown by Breanna Darby of Pearland. Class: Spring Heifer Calves. Award: First place in class.
TVCC MS LEGEND 1905 P. Shown by Jaymie Duke of Eustace. Class: Junior Yearling Females. Award: First place in class.
DCC SMART REVOLUTION 1903. Shown by Rusty Condry of Cameron. Class: Junior Yearling Bulls. Award: First place in class.
TVCC MS ATHENS 2013 P, Shown by Quinten Cherry of Webster. Class: Junior Heifer Calves. Award: First place in class.
TVCC MS MADISON 1912. Shown by Michael Sanchez of Rusk. Class: Junior Yearling Females. Award: First place in class.