WhenÂ Rob RynarzewskiÂ decided to attend Texas A&M University, he had two things on his mind: livestock judging and business. Now that he’s making plans to graduate from Mays with a degree in marketing, he leaves with two aspects of a business education: detecting quality and marketing itâ€”with a side of record-setting to his name.
As part of Texas A&M’s Livestock Judging Team,Â Rob Rynarzewski and his teammates made history at their final livestock judging competition as Texas A&M students on Nov. 13. Winning the International Livestock Judging Contest in Louisville, Kentucky, was tremendous, as was going undefeated for the entire season. But the record-setting feat wasn’t complete until the team members won every cattle, sheep, swine and reasons division.
“It was an amazing feeling of accomplishment when I reflect back on what we had done. To be able to compete with the caliber of universities that we did and come out victorious is amazing,” Rynarzewski said. “To think of all the teams that have ever judged, and even they didn’t go unbeaten, makes me realize how good we really are.”
Texas A&M individual standouts were Blake Bloomberg as high-scoring individual, Kyle Culp as second high-scoring, Christian Schroeder as fourth high-scoring, and Jon DeClerck as tenth high-scoring.
“We knew from being in the judging circuit that no team had ever gone unbeaten, and that was our goal from the start,” Rynarzewski said. “Little did we know we could accomplish it.”