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2017

2016 Western Section ASAS regional Academic Quadrathlon was held in Corvallis, OR.

The competition was hosted by Oregon State University. The winning team was from Chico State University.

Participants:

Chico State University
Advisors: Kasey DeAtley, Patrick Doyle

BYU-Idaho
Advisor: Amy Baeza

Oregon State University
Advisor: Matt Kennedy

Montana State University
Advisor: Rachel Endecott

New Mexico State University
Advisors: Stacia Prosser, Sergio Soto

2016

2016 Western Section ASAS regional Academic Quadrathlon was held in Chico, CA.

The competition was hosted by Chico State University. The winning team was from Chico State University.

Participants:

Chico State University
Advisors: Kasey DeAtley, Patrick Doyle

Montana State University
Advisor: Rachel Endecott

New Mexico State University
Advisors: Stacia Prosser, Sergio Soto

Oregon State University
Advisor: Matt Kennedy 

2015

2015 Western Section ASAS regional Academic Quadrathlon was held in June 2015 in Las Cruses, NM.

The competition was hosted by the New Mexico State University. The winning team was from Chico State University.

Participants:

MSU Animal & Range Sciences
Advisor: Rachel Endecott

Oregon State University
Advisor: Matt Kennedy

Chico State University
Advisor: Kasey DeAtley

Utah State University
Advisor: Brett Bowman

2014

2014 Western Section ASAS regional Academic Quadrathlon was held in June 2014 in San Angelo, TX.

The competition was hosted by the Angelo State University. The winning team was from Montana State University.

Participants

Montana State University
Advisor: Rachel Endecott

University of Wyoming
Advisor: Dan Rule

Oregon State University
Advisor: Matt Kennedy

New Mexico State University
Advisor: Sergio Soto-Navarro

California State University, Chico
Advisor: Kasey DeAtley

Brigham Young University-Idaho
Advisor: Jim Lamb

2013

2013 Western Section ASAS regional Academic Quadrathlon was held in June 2013 in Bozeman, MT.
The competition was hosted by the Montana State University. The winning team was from Montana State University, Advisor: Rachel Endecott

Participants

Montana State University
Advisor: Rachel Endecott

University of Wyoming
Advisor: Dan Rule

Utah State University
Advisor: Brett Bowman

Oregon State University
Advisor: Matt Kennedy

New Mexico State University
Advisor: Sergio Soto-Navarro

University of Arizona
Advisor: Colt W. Knight

California State University, Chico
Advisor: Kasey DeAtley

Colorado State University
Advisor: Hyungchul Han

Brigham Young University-Idaho
Advisor: Jim Lamb

2012

2012 Western Section ASAS regional Academic Quadrathlon was held in July 2012 in Tucson and Phoenix, AZ. Portions of the competition were hosted by the University of Arizona. The winning team was from Colorado State University:

Advisors: Shawn Archibeque and Hyungchul Han
Kelsey Brazik
Chelsea Metheny
Kaitlin Wright
Barbara Davis

Participants

University of Wyoming
Advisor: Dan Rule
Dexter Tomczak
Becky Vraspir
Lauren Schiermiester
Keah Cross

Utah State University
Advisor: Brett Bowman
Tessa Verburg
Lacey Herbst
Karmella Dolecheck
Chelcey Holbrook

Oregon State University
Advisor: Matt Kennedy
Alexa Orr
Nicole Pease
Aimee Chavez
Kendal Zwang

Montana State University
Advisor: Rachel Endecott
Andrew Williams
William Sparks
Jeffrey Swartz
Whitney Carr

New Mexico State University
Advisor: Sergio Soto-Navarro
Dusty Anderson
Cooper McDaniel
Katy Rosencrans
Nizhoni LaFrance

2011

Dan Rule, University of Wyoming, AQ committee chair

The Western Regional Academic Quadrathlon contest was held in conjunction with the Western Section American Society of Animal Science meetings in Miles City, Montana in June, 2011. The contest categories included a written challenge, an oral presentation on a topic of current relevance to animal agriculture, a laboratory practical challenge with application of applied knowledge in up to 10 disciplines and species, and finished with a double elimination quiz bowl. Participating universities included the University of Wyoming, (placed first in each category resulting in top score for overall winner), New Mexico State University (2nd overall), Colorado State University (3rd overall), Oregon State University, and BYU-Idaho. This year’s overall winning team, The University of Wyoming, will compete in the national Academic Quadrathlon beef quiz bowl contest that will be held in Nashville, Tennessee in February, 2012 in conjunction with the annual National Cattleman’s Beef Association convention.

University of Wyoming team: left to right: Steph Schroeder, Dr. Dan Rule (Advisor), Mandy Thomas

Dr. Doug Hixon (Animal Science Department Head), Colin Yorges, and Brice Macintosh.

Special thank you for the 2011 AQ contest goes out to Dr. Rachel Endecott of Montana State University (stationed at USDA ARS Fort Keogh, Miles City) who organized the contest for this year’s regional competition. The many hard working folks who provided assistance with the event also deserved our sincerest thanks.

Subsequent to the contest lengthy discussion on future AQ events and the national AQ quiz bowl occurred during the business meeting. The 2012 Western Section meetings and AQ contest will be held during the national ASAS meetings in Phoenix, Arizona in July. Organization of next year’s Western AQ is currently underway and tentatively include lab practicum events at Arizona State University, Tucson. The other events require a few rooms for written challenges, oral presentations, and the quiz bowl. Imperative to the timing of the AQ, the quiz bowl rounds need to be part of the reception for the meetings.

Timing and location of the national AQ beef quiz bowl was also discussed. Major discussion pertained to conducting the national contest during the national meetings in 2012, as well as during future national ASAS meetings. No firm recommendations were decided upon; however, the idea of conducting the 2012 national AQ quiz bowl right after the Western Section AQ so that the national AQ quiz bowl was held during the reception of the 2012 meetings in Phoenix has merit and will be subject to further discussion among Western Section AQ participating schools and the national ASAS office.

2010

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2009

The 2009 Western Section ASAS regional Academic Quadrathlon was held on April 17 and 18 on the Southern Utah University campus. This year’s event was hosted by Dr. Chad Gasser, Assistant Professor of Animal Science and the Department of Agricultural and Nutritional Sciences, Southern Utah University.

There were six teams participating: New Mexico State University (Dr. Sergio A. Soto-Navarro, advisor); Colorado State University (Drs. Shawn Archibeque and Hyanchul Han, advisors); University of Wyoming (Dr. Dan Rule, advisor); Utah State University (Dr. Brett Bowman , advisor); BYU-Idaho (Dr. Jim Lamb, advisor); and Oregon State University (Mr. Matt Kennedy, Advisor).

Team

Event won by particular school

Oregon State University 

Oral Presentations

Colorado State University 

Written Exam

Oregon State University 

Laboratory Practicum

The overall winning team for 2009 was Oregon State University.
For each event’s winner the school was awarded a recognition plaque, and for the overall winning team, each member was awarded a championship buckle from Montana Silversmiths.

2008

The 2008 WS ASAS Academic Quadrathlon was held in Laramie, Wyoming on the campus of the University of Wyoming on April 25th and 26th.
Four universities participated in the 2008 AQ: New Mexico State University, Utah State University, BYU-Idaho, and the University of Wyoming.

Team

Event won by particular school

New Mexico State University
Advisor: Dr. Sergio Soto-Navarro

 

 

BYU-Idaho
Advisor: Dr. Jim Lamb

 

 

Utah State University
Adviser: Dr. Randy Wiedmeier

 

Written Exam and Quiz Bowl

University of Wyoming
Advisor: Dr. Dan Rule

 

Oral and Laboratory Practicum

The overall winning team for 2008 was the University of Wyoming

2007

1. Location and date. The 2007 WS ASAS Academic Quadrathlon was held in Logan, Utah on the Utah State University campus on April 20, 2007.

2. Participating universities and teams. Four universities participated in the 2007 AQ: New Mexico State University, Colorado State University, Utah State University, and the University of Wyoming. The teams and outcomes of the event were as follows:

Team

Event won by particular school

New Mexico State University
Advisor: Dr. Sergio Soto-Navarro
Clint Hopper
Thane Peterson
Chase Skaarer
Clint Roof

 

Colorado State University
Advisors: Dr. Hyungchul Han, Travis Hoffman
Silvia Otabachian
Dominic Disanti
Josh Docheff
Scott Howard

Overall, quiz bowl, written challenge

Utah State University
Adviser: Dr. Randy Wiedmeier
Coordinator: Tami Spackman
Matt Goble
Kaylene Meyerhoffer
Clifford Russell
Tyler Sorensen

Laboratory practicum

University of Wyoming
Advisor: Dr. Dan Rule
Kristen Erickson
Katie Kessler
Kaylee Reed
Laura McCormick

 

3. Quadrathlon Awards:
The overall winning team members (CSU) were awarded belt buckles. The cost of the award was shared by each of the four participating universities. No books were available to award this year.

2006

The 2006 Academic Quadrathlon competition was held at the University of Wyoming. Participating schools included the University of Wyoming, New Mexico State University, Utah State University, and Brigham Young University-Idaho. Utah State University was the overall winner.

2005

The 2005 Regional Academic Quadrathlon contest was graciously hosted by Utah State University on March 18 and 19, 2005. Eight teams participated in this year’s contest, and they were as follows:

    1) Brigham Young University-Idaho advised by Dr. Kerry Powell;
    2) Colorado State University advised by Dr. Nancy Irlbeck and Mr. Eddie Behrends;
    3) Montana State University advised by Dr. Lisa Suber;
    4) New Mexico State University advised by Dr. Rachel Endicott;
    5) Oregon State University advised by Dr. Patrick French;
    6) University of Idaho advised by Ms. Tiffany Skow;
    7) Utah State University advised by Dr. Randy Wiedmeier and Ms. Tami Spackman;
    8) University of Wyoming advised by Dr. Dan Rule.

Dr. Carl Hunt (University of Idaho) was responsible for the written examination. Dr. Randy Weidmeier and Dr. Nancy Irlbeck created the oral presentation topic, and Dr. Rachel Endicott was responsible for the quiz bowl portion of the contest-and has taken on the task of rebuilding the database of quiz bowl questions for 2006. Dr. Patrick French secured over $2,500 in book awards. Dr. Jim Lamb was in charge of awards, and unfortunately, the $5,000 scholarship donation from Monsanto Company was not renewed this year. Dr. Dan Rule did find funding for Montana Silver Belt Buckles for the Overall Winning Team. All winning teams were awarded a plaque engraved with their names, advisor, and university. Securing another source of scholarship dollars is the primary focus of the committee in the coming year. Dr. Lisa Suber served as proxy advisor to all advisors as past chairman. Mr. Brett Bowman from the Utah State University played a major role in development of the Lab Practicum, and Ms. Tami Spackman was essential to the organization of the meeting. Thanks to all for the time and effort required to make this contest a success and serve as a valuable education tool for our students.

The contest results were as follows:

Quiz Bowl
    1st Place - New Mexico State University
    2nd Place - Oregon State University
    3rd Place - BYU-Idaho University

Written Examination

    1st Place - New Mexico State University
    2nd Place - University of Idaho
    3rd Place - Oregon State University

Oral Presentation

    1st Place - Oregon State University
    2nd Place - University of Wyoming
    3rd Place - Colorado State University

Lab Practicum

    1st Place - Utah State University
    2nd Place - Oregon State University
    3rd Place - Montana State University

Overall Placing

    1st Place - Oregon State University
    2nd Place - New Mexico State University
    3rd Place - Utah State University

The AQ Advisor Recognition Award was given to Dr. Lisa Suber of Montana State for her support and commitment to the AQ program and for always having an answer for the rest of us advisors when we needed it. Dr. Suber has been an invaluable resource for the Western Section Academic Quadrathlon, providing the "institutional memory" needed to provide a successful and consistent contest. She has served as advisor for the Montana State University quadrathlon teams for many years.

Last year’s first place quadrathlon team was from Utah State University, and they represented the Western Section in the National Collegiate Quiz Bowl during the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association convention in San Antonio, TX. The 2005 overall winners from Oregon State University will represent the Western Section at next years NCBA meeting, which will be held in February 1-4, 2006 in Denver, CO.

2004

The 2004 Western Regional Academic Quadrathlon was held at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces on March 26th and 27th. First through third place winners were awarded scholarships sponsored by the Monsanto Company and textbook awards. Winners of the practicum, oral presentation, written exam, and quiz bowl sections were awarded textbooks as well.

1st Place: Utah State University, Logan, Utah. Ryan Drollette, Alicia Wall, Milo Andrus, and Travis White. Team Advisor - Randy Wiedmeier

2nd Place: New Mexico State University, Las Cruses, New Mexico. Team Advisor: Rachel Endecott and Clint Loest. Team Members: Richard Dunlap, Jason Crawford, Kendra Miller, and Tres Tuttle

3rd Place: University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho. Team Members: Ginger Janicek, Mike Vander Pol, Dan Richardson, and Stacey Odette Team Advisor: Carl Hunt.

Other participating schools:
Brigham Young University - Idaho, Rexburg, Idaho. Adam George, Alison Hatch, Desiree Rasmussen, and Justin Rhodes, Advisor: Kerry Powell

Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado. Team Advisor: Nancy Irlbeck Sharen Hicks, Joni Nelson, Heather Calhoun, Regina Esterman

Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana. Team Members: Kim Jacobs, Matt Vogel, Bob Wesley, Erika Williams, Advisor - Lisa Surber

Thank you to Dr. Clint Loest, Rachel Endecott, and the faculty and staff of New Mexico State University for an outstanding contest.

2003

The 2003 Western Regional Academic Quadrathlon was held at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon on March 28th and 29th. First through third place winners were awarded scholarships sponsored by the Monsanto Company and textbook awards. Winners of the practicum, discussion, written exam and quiz bowl sections were awarded textbooks as well.

1st Place: Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado. Team Advisor: Celina Johnson. Team Members: Jordan Dewing, Kimberly Vickrey, Karen Geisler, and Stacy Loutzenhiser.

2nd Place: University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho. Team Members: Chase Van Orden, Jordan Smith, Jared Sare, and Cole Clark. Team Advisor: Carl Hunt.

3rd Place: Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon. Team Members: Augusta Kivi, Jody Duppong, Matt Kennedy, and Katie Pearn. Team Advisor: Patrick French.

Other participating schools:
Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah. Team Members: Ad'Lynn Ensminger, Jenn Donley, Todd Griffths, and Tony Parsons Team Advisor: Richard Kellems

Brigham Young University - Idaho, Rexburg, Idaho. Cordell Hatch (Team member), Kristin Gustad (Team Member), Jim Lamb (Team Co-Advisor) Rebecca Wanlass (Team Member), Taio Barns (Team Member), and Kerry Powell (Team Co-Advisor).

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, California. Team Members: Charlie Gray (Team Member), Amy Francis (Team Member), Luke Nicely (Team Member), Steve Wickler (Team Advisor), and Krystal Allen (Team Member).

Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana. Team Members: Travis Standley, Alison Todd, Rose Malisani, and Tim Skinner. Team Advisor: Lisa Surber.

New Mexico State University, Las Cruses, New Mexico. Team Advisor (back row): Rachel Endecott. Team Members: Megin Nichols, Heather Ratzlaff, Bridget Cano, and Jamie Ross

Utah State University, Logan, Utah. Paul Schmidt (Team Advisor), Kevin Button (Team Member), MacKay Jensen (Team Member), Carly Dahl (Team Member), Brett Bowman (Team Advisor), and Maureen Stuart (Team Member).

University of Wyoming, Laramine, Wyoming. Team Members: Ryan Neiman, Carisa Hagemeier, Logan Heth, and Wayne Jordan. Team Advisor: Randy Townsend.

Thank you to Dr. Patrick French and the faculty and staff of Oregon State University for an outstanding contest.

2002

The 2002 Western Regional Academic Quadrathlon was held at California State Polytechnic University in Pomona, California on March 22 and 23. First through third place winners were awarded scholarships sponsored by the Monsanto Company and textbook awards. Winners of the practicum, discussion, written exam and quiz bowl sections were awarded textbooks as well.

1st Place: University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming. Team Advisor: Randy Townsend. Team Members: Dan Carter, Amanda Mullins, Nikki Nelson, and Hale Redding.

2nd Place: Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado. Team Advisor: Patrick Burns Team Members: Neil Sanders, Chris Winn, Danielle Solaya, and K.C. Vickers.

3rd Place: California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, California. Team Advisors: Steve Wickler and Duane Sharp (far right). Team Members: Clasina McNabb, Lorena Andrade, Cheyenna Perry, and Andrea Crabtree

Other participating schools:
Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah. Team Advisor: Richard Kellems Team Members: Dustin Carter, Brandon Torngren, Brady Karren, and John Genho.

Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana. Team Members: Jeremy Dunbar, Wendy Bengochea, Katie Krantz, and Paul Hansen. Team Advisor: Janna Kincheloe.

Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon. Team Advisor: Patrick French. Team Members: Jandy Buckles, Kristi Price, Aletha Carson, and Amanda Blakley.

University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho. Team Advisor: Allison Grove. Team Members: Jeremy Howard, Jamie Rewoldt, Jed Steele, and Jake Roach.

Utah State University, Logan, Utah. Team Advisor: Randy Wiedmeier. Team Members Meek, Tiffany Snelgrove, Cade Davis, and Matt Heiner.

Thank you to Dr. Steven Wickler and the faculty and staff of Cal Poly, Pomona for an outstanding contest.

2001

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2000

The 2000 Western Regional Academic Quadrathlon was held at the University of Idaho Research and Extension Center in Caldwell, Idaho on March 24 and 25, 2000. Teams were placed based on their rankings in the practicum, discussion, written exam, and quiz bowl sections.

1st Place: Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah. Team members: Daniel Dugger, Lynnie Donovan, Coery Cole, and Chad Bateman. Team advisor: Richard Kellems.

2nd Place: Colorado State University, Fort Collins. Team members: Jensen Stulp, David Howell, Ben Abbey, and Kristina Landreth. Team advisor: Nancy Irlbeck.

3rd Place: Oregon State University, Corvallis. Team members: Tom Currier, Annette Buyserie, K. C. Bare, and Kristi Mason. Team advisors: Dale Weber and Patrick French.

Other participants:
Cal Poly, Pomona, California. Team members: Teresa McCaffray, Stephen Jenkins, Maggie Garrison, and Michele Canell. Team advisor: Duane Sharp.

Montana State University, Bozeman. Team members: Miriah Stowe, Kali Raffelson, Janna Kincheloe, and Chirsty Lecholat. Team advisor: Lisa Surber.

New Mexico State University, Las Cruces. Team members: Laura Melton, Luis Narro, Alfonso Ramos, and Kelly Jones. Team advisor: Shanna Lodge.

University of Idaho, Moscow. Team members: Jacque Church, Sarah Cuvala. Elizabeth Quesnell, and Roger Wells. Team advisor: Carl Hunt.

University of Wyoming, Laramie. Team members: Chad Green, Shawn Fletcher, Pak Landers, and Justin Dale. Team advisor: Dan Rule.

Utah State University, Logan. Team members: Kenneth Ure, Julie Blazzard, Katie Collette, and Amy Young. Team advisor: Randy Wiedmeier.