Crops team wins Upper Midwest Regional

Crops team
Pictured in the first row from left to right are Anastasia Kurth, Audrey Pelikan and Shannon Lamb. Pictured in the second row from left to right are Kayla Rayburn, Bria Sweeney and Keegan Bruins.

The UW-Platteville Crops Team won the Upper Midwest Regional contest on Oct. 26. Host UW-Platteville placed first over University of Minnesota-Crookston (second), South Dakota State (third) and UW-Madison (fourth).

UW-Platteville had six of the top eight overall individual scores among 17 participants. The six UW-Platteville participants were:

  • Second: Shannon Lamb (junior, soil and crop science major, Dane, Wisconsin)
  • Third: Audrey Pelikan (sophomore, soil and crop science major, Jefferson, Wisconsin)
  • Fourth: Anastasia Kurth (sophomore, soil and crop science major, Geneva, Illinois)
  • Sixth: Kayla Rayburn (senior, soil and crop science major, Stillman Valley, Illinois)
  • Seventh: Keegan Bruins (junior, agribusiness, Brandon, Wisconsin)
  • Eighth: Bria Sweeney (senior, soil and crop science major, Fitchburg, Wisconsin)

The team score is based upon the scores of the top three individuals. UW-Platteville has placed first 20 times in the Upper Midwest region since 1974. The team will compete in national contests in Kansas City, Missouri and Chicago, Illinois, in mid-November. Team coaches are Dr. Andrew Cartmill and Dr. Roger Higgs.