Cattlemen’s Classic livestock judging championship team includes Gittleins
By Jan Schultz
The Imperial Republican
A team that won the senior division championship at a major livestock judging competition Saturday included two local brothers.
Regan and Brady Gittlein of rural Wauneta, a junior and freshman at Chase County Schools, were part of a three-person team that won the Nebraska Cattlemen’s Classic Livestock Judging Contest’s senior division in Kearney.
The Wauneta-Farnam team also included Riley Eisenhauer, a freshman at Eustis-Farnam High School. They topped 21 other teams in the senior division.
Individually, Regan Gittlein was fifth high individual, fifth in reasons and six in placings.
Brady Gittlein was ninth high individual and fourth in placings.
Their performance last weekend drew some looks from college recruiters, according to the Gittleins’ mom, Amy.
She said all three boys were offered post high school judging opportunities at Casper (Wyo.) Community College. Regan, the oldest of the trio, was also approached by officials from the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture (NCTA) in Curtis, who offered him a Dean’s Scholarship to attend.