College of Agriculture

Livestock Judging Team Starts Judging Season with a Bang at Western Fall Classic

Announced on: Monday, Oct. 15, 2018

The Chico State livestock judging team launched its new season with team and individual wins at the Western Fall Classic in Medford, Oregon, on Saturday, Sept. 29. Chico State took home first high team, and junior agriculture education major Mikayla Duchi won first high individual honors.

Coach Clay Carlson accompanied two full teams to compete in the advanced reasons division, placing first and sixth out of eight teams. In addition to Duchi’s individual success, Madison Morgan placed second, Noa Taipin placed third and Jared Wolf placed eighth overall out of 49 contestants.

A livestock judging veteran, Duchi transferred to Chico State this fall from Linn-Benton Community College in Oregon, and she is happy to continue her judging career at Chico State.

“The livestock industry has always been a prominent part of my life, and after being a part of livestock judging teams throughout high school and junior college I couldn’t have thought of a better place to continue my passion for judging than at CSU, Chico,” Duchi said. “I’m excited to travel the country and share this opportunity with some of the best people I’ve ever met.”

Coming up next, the livestock judging team will compete in Fresno on Saturday, Oct. 20.

For information regarding the livestock judging team, contact Clay Carlson at