Livestock Judging Team
Facts & Information
All of our judging team photos are available online on Flickr.
Since 1925, the first time an OSU Livestock judging team claimed victory at the International in Chicago, OSU students have earned more national championships than any other university in the country.
About the Coach
Blake Bloomberg has coached the Livestock Judging Team since 2013 and was assistant coach from 2010-2013. He also helps coach the Meat Animal Evaluation Team. He has been recognized as Coach of the Year by the National Collegiate Coaches’ Association three times.
“Those days shaped my life and 64 years later I am still benefiting from them. The students and professors, not only from Oklahoma A&M but across the nation, have become and remain so today as good friends and advisors.
“By being on the team, you learn to be a member of a team with one goal in mind, but you’re acting and performing as an individual who has to have confidence in one’s self. Then you have to make decisions within a time limit, be able to defend your decisions and convince the person listening to your reasons that your placing was correct. If asked questions about your placing and reasons for the placing, you could look them in the eye and defend your decision in a very professional way. There is no one to lean on or to blame, that training follows you through your entire life, and I don't believe there is a way to place a value on it.”
- Minnie Lou Bradley, 1952 Livestock Judging Team member
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Livestock Judging Coach
109C Animal Science