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WIU Livestock Judging Team Places High in Recent Contest

November 20, 2019

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MACOMB, IL – The Western Illinois University Livestock Judging Team placed high in the annual Premier Stockman Livestock Judging Contest, held in Indiana in late October.

WIU results include:


• Senior agriculture major Blake Hennenfent, of Gilson, IL - High individual

• Senior agriculture major Gage Hank, of Aledo, IL - Sixth place

• Senior agriculture major Adam Gradert, of Geneseo, IL – Seventh place

• Senior agriculture major Drew Lamle, of Ft. Wayne, IN – Ninth place

• Senior agriculture major Devon Boyer, of Blandinsville, IL – Tenth place


• Gradert - High individual

• Lamle - Fifth place

• Hennenfent – Eighth place

• Senior agriculture major Jeremiah Cupps, of Burlington, KY – Tenth place


• Hennenfent – Seventh place

• Gradert – Eighth place

• Lamle – Ninth place

• Senior agriculture major Logan Hebert, of Mattoon, IL – Tenth place


• Lamle – Second place

• Gradert – Third place

• Hennenfent – Eighth place


• Gradert - High individual

• Lamle – Fifth place

• Hennenfent – Seventh place

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