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Angelo State wool judging team brings home the gold

ASU's wool judging won first place at the 2020 San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo. Jaelynn Page won an individual championship.
Credit: Angelo State University

The Angelo State University Agriculture Department’s student wool judging team won first place, and student Jaelynn Page of Sweetwater, won the individual championship at the 2020 San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo Collegiate Wool Judging Contest Feb. 8 in San Antonio.

ASU sent two four-person teams to compete against 24 other teams from Texas A&M University, Texas Tech University, Kansas State University, University of Wyoming and Colorado State University.

The ASU team made up of Page, Zane Allen of Gail, Brittyn Walker of League City and Clayton Eckhardt of New Braunfels scored 2,094 points to win first place.

A release from ASU said this marks the second straight year and the third time in the last four years that an ASU team has won at San Antonio.

The ASU team made up of Alyssa Cowan of Hermleigh, Hunter Redman of San Angelo, Alina Rangel of Liberty Hill and Sydney Routon of Katy finished in fourth place with 2,071 points.

In the overall individual standings, Page scored 710 points to take first place over 52 other competitors, while Allen finished third with 702 points; Cowan finished seventh with 695 points; and Redman finished ninth with 693 points.

In the team categories, ASU finished first and second in grading; and fifth and sixth in placing, reasons, and placing and reasons.

In the individual categories, Cowan, Page, Allen and Routon swept the top four places in grading; with Walker seventh and Redman ninth. Page also finished third in placing and sixth in placing and reasons.

The ASU Wool Judging Team is coached by Dr. James “Will” Dickison, associate professor of agriculture, along with student coach Matthew Salisbury of San Angelo.