Oct. 3 2011 01:53 PM

Cornell takes home collegiate judging honors after the tie with Virginia Tech is broken. Carissa Levash from UW-Madison top individual.

The 91st annual Collegiate Judging contest in Madison, Wisconsin was a battle until the end. The two teams, Cornell and Virginia Tech, after results were calculated, were tied with a score of 2,485 points. The tie was broken by the teams reasons scores, with Cornell pulling out ahead. The team, Matthew Sharpe, Tyler Reynolds, Kelly Lee, and Richard Hall, was coached by David Galton. All four team members also received All-American honors.

2011 National Champions: Cornell University

2011 National Collegiate Dairy Judging Team: Cornell

In one of the closest contests ever, Cornell University took top honors on oral reasons (left to right): David Galton, coach; Kelly Lee; Tyler Reynolds; Richard Hall III; and Matthew Sharpe.

Caitlin Durow, High Reasons, 2011 National Collegiae Dairy Judging Contest
Above: Caitlin Durow, University of Minnesota, High Reasons. Tom Morris presenting

The top individuals for reasons included Kelly Lee of Cornell in fifth. Carissa Levash from UW-Madison in fourth. Tera Koebel of Michigan State in third, a few points behind Matt Mitchell, University of Tennessee, in second. Caitlin Durow, University of Minnesota finished ahead of the pack averaging 47.5 points per class.

2011 High Individual

Carissa Levash

Steve Howard congratulates Carissa Levash of the University of Wisconsin-Madison
on her High Individual Overall award.

Above: Top 10 High Individuals

Additionally the top 10 overall were Carissa Levash of Madison, Caitlin Durow from Minnesota, Carissa Doody of Virginia Tech, Kelly Lee and Richard Hall of Cornell. In sixth was Katie Arndt from Michigan State. Matt Mitchell of the University of Tennessee, Jason Zimmerman and Austin Schwartzbeck of Virginia Tech, followed. The group was rounded out by Nathan Oleniacz of Penn State.

The top reasons teams were Michigan State (averaging 45.87 points) followed by University of Minnesota, Cornell, UW-Madison and Virginia Tech.

For the newly developed placings only award, top honors went to Richard Hall of Cornell. He was joined by Carissa Doody at Virginia Tech, Krysty Kepler of UW-Plattevile, Carissa Levash of Madison and Kelly Lee also from Cornell.

To see all of the Collegiate results click here