The Knox County 4-H Livestock Judging Team finished thirteenth at the national livestock judging contest in Denver. The team earned its way to nationals after finishing in second place at the state level in 2017. The team was in Denver competing from January 2 through January 8, and is now back home in Galesburg.
The team consists of Andy Bates, Katelyn Engel, Evan Link, Case Hennenfent, and Annika Spring. Twenty-six 4-H teams from various states participated in nationals. The Knox County group earned its highest scores in goats and beef, finishing fifth and seventh respectively in those areas. Individually, Hennenfent placed third overall, with Link finishing sixth.
The team now looks ahead to competitions throughout the state, running through May.