The Bonheur Bronze Bull is worth five figures on a monetary scale, but for the individuals awaiting the award, its value is immeasurable.
Dr. Bob Kropp, Oklahoma, coach of the 40-year-team, recognized the members of the 1979 National Champion Senior College Team.
The 40-year-team from Oklahoma State watches the award presentation with a front row view.
A committee each year selects approximately 12 senior college students who exemplify academic, leadership and professional excellence. These All-Americans go on to positively impact the agricultural industry and society as a whole.
Kylie Patterson, Texas, was named the High Individual Overall at the 114th National Collegiate Livestock Judging Contest. Patterson is the ninth woman to win this award.
“I won Louisville in junior college and to come back and win it in senior college is hard to fathom,” Patterson said. “I just never thought I would get this far.
“I couldn’t do it without Blake Bloomberg and my team and I’m just very thankful for that.”
Dylan Enyart, Oklahoma, holding the prestigious Bronze Bull after Oklahoma State University was named the High Team Overall.
Jennifer Bedwell, OSU assistant livestock judging coach, Oklahoma, and Kaly Cone, New Mexico, share a celebratory hug moments after OSU was named High Team Overall.
“For the work and the dedication that these students put in and the progression they’ve made over the year,” said Blake Bloomberg, Oklahoma State University livestock judging coach. “It’s an unbelievable feeling to end with a victory like that.”
“They are a great group of kids and stock people, they just did what it took to be the champion,” Bloomberg said.