The Texas A&M University Meat Science Quiz Bowl Team claimed the Reserve Champion title at the American Meat Science Association Reciprocal Meat Conference held on Sunday, June 18, 2017 at Texas A&M University, College Station. Two teams were entered with one of them making it to the finals before elimination by the eventual champion, Iowa State University. This year’s competition had the most teams ever entered since the beginning of quiz bowl in the early 2000s.
Team members were Chelsea Cortez, Catherine Guillotte, Brogan Horton, Anna Schmidt, Ty Robertson, Dylan Tucker, Libby Schneider, Tyler Thompson, and Ross Thorn. The team was coached by Aeriel Belk and Dan Hale serves as the faculty coordinator for the team.
The team began twice-a-week practices in January. Members worked together to learn material, but also spent time in self study to gain the necessary knowledge and confidence to answer questions for this fast-faced competition. The time the students spent preparing for this contest exceeded what most would college classes require.
Congratulations to the members of the team for such a strong showing in this competition.