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NOC Livestock Judging Team wins NAILE Championship


The NOC Livestock Judging Team won their second big competition this fall as the Mavs were named Champions at the 2022 North American International Livestock Exhibition (NAILE) Junior College Livestock Judging Contest in Louisville, Kentucky this past week.

Team awards included High Team Overall, High Team Swine, Second High Team Oral Reasons, Sixth High Team Beef, and Seventh High Team Sheep.

In individual results, Cooper Thompson was the 7th High Individual, Blake Peterson was the 9th High Individual and 7th High Individual Beef, and Olivia Gerloff was 5th High Individual Swine.

Earlier this judging season, the Mavs won the American Royal Judging Contest in Kansas City.

Coach Jennifer Bedwell said she is proud of this group of sophomores.

“When I took the position of livestock judging coach in March of 2020, I immediately began recruiting this group of kids,” she said. “Hailing from all over the country, they are some of the most talented livestock judging students of their age. I am extremely proud of their success and I look forward to what the spring has in store for us.”

Judging team members include Kale Campbell-Jet, OK, Cooper Thompson- Adair OK, Kash Butler- Grove, OK, Kord Butler- Grove, OK, Doug Hewitt- Cleveland OK, Sydney Alsip- Verona, KY, Brylee Williams- Princeton, MO, Olivia Gerloff- Bland, MO, Kylee Cannon- Kansas City, MO, Anna Hannon- Rensselaer, IN, Blake Peterson- Remington, IN, Emma Carley- Boise, ID, Hannah McElrath – Calhoun, GA, Parker Fleming, Jasper GA, and Aaron Mahan, Huntsville, AR.

Northern Oklahoma College, the state’s first public two-year community college, is a multi-campus, land-grant institution that provides high quality, accessible, and affordable educational opportunities and services.

NOC serves nearly 4,000 students through the home campus in Tonkawa, branch in Enid, and NOC/OSU Gateway Program in Stillwater. Of these students about 80% receive financial aid and/or scholarships. 75% of NOC students complete their degree with zero debt.

The college is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and offers associate degrees in three general areas: Arts, Science and Applied Science; the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs; and the Accreditation Commission for Education and Nursing.

For more information about Northern Oklahoma College please call (580) 628-6208 or visit the NOC website at