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Date: 2/15/2008

Title: Colorado State University Wins Beef Collegiate Quiz Bowl National Title

DENVER - Colorado State University was named the national winner of the 2008 National Cattlemen’s Foundation National Collegiate Beef Quiz Bowl, held Friday in Reno, Nev., at the Cattle Industry Annual Convention. In addition to Colorado State, regional championship teams from Ohio State University, Penn State University, and the University of Tennessee competed.  Teams earned the privilege of competing in the finals by winning their American Society of Animal Science section’s competition of the Academic Quadrathlon.

Members of this year’s winning Colorado State University team are: are Shannon Case, Dominic DiSanti, Josh Docheff and Scott Howard. Travis Hoffman serves as the team advisor. Dr. Kenneth Odde, head of the Department of Animal Sciences and Industry at Kansas State University, served as event moderator.

During the competition, students answer a series of questions about all aspects of beef cattle and the beef industry.  The range of questions can include physiology, nutrition, reproduction, meat science, basic production information and current events affecting the beef industry. The competition is head-to-head and double elimination.  The Collegiate Quiz Bowl continues to develop future leaders by engaging them in competition and presenting the contestants with the opportunity to be a part of the Cattle Industry Annual Convention.  The National Collegiate Quiz Bowl is a joint program of the National Cattlemen’s Foundation and the American Society of Animal Science.

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