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National Picture Judging Contest

Each year, the National Swine Registry sponsors the National Picture Judging Contest. It is open to youth and adult participants, and includes divisions for 4-H, FFA and collegiate teams. The contest runs in the December issue of Seedstock EDGE and on nationalswine.com with entries due Feb. 1.

Divisions include: FFA Team • 4-H Team • College Team •
Junior Individual • College Individual • Adult Individual


Download PJC Results & Reasons (pdf)

2016 Winners

*Ties were broken based on individual class
scores, beginning with the most difficult class
or the class with the lowest sum of cuts.

FFA Team Division (29 Teams)
2,000 Points Possible

1st Place Total Score: 1,908
Fullerton FFA Team 6, Fullerton, Neb.

Team Members: Brandon Rasmussen,
Gracie Knopik, Dana Dubas, Ruby Bueno

2nd Place Total Score: 1,821
Fullerton FFA Team 2, Fullerton, Neb.

Team Members: T. J. Dubas, Logan Gustafson,
Elijah Norman, Ryan Hellbusch

3rd Place Total Score: 1,816
805 Elite, Atascadero, Calif.

Team Members: Jessie Featherstone,
Wyatt DeBusk, Austin McMillin, Russell Whitaker

4th Place Total Score: 1,814
Chillicothe FFA, Chillicothe, Mo.

Team Members: Zach Trout, Gunnar Leach,
Ben Jones, Cole Gutshall

5th Place Total Score: 1,780
Fullerton FFA Team 1, Fullerton, Neb.

Team Members: Brent Wetovick, Zoe Wetovick,
Chase Ostransky, James Lesiak


4-H Team Division (30 Teams)
2,000 Points Possible

1st Place Total Score: 1,943
Henry-Stark 4-H Team 1, Galva, Ill.

Team Members: Adam Gradert, Lucas Wisnefski,
James Dobbells, Jacob Dobbels

2nd Place Total Score: 1,898
Henry-Stark 4-H Team 2, Galva, Ill.

Team Members: Josh Dobbels, Kyla DeRycke,
Nicole Haverback, Brylie Roberts

3rd Place Total Score: 1,797
Marion County Team 1, Mt. Vernon, Ill.

Team Members: Adrian Austin, Maddie Fugate,
MaKenna Green, Eric Shafer

4th Place Total Score: 1,792
Big Timber 4-H Team 2, Big Timber, Mont.

Team Members: Rae Anna King, Mollie Mae Ruth,
Chase Young, Nathan Ruth

5th Place Total Score: 1,785
Boone County 4-H Team 1, Capron, Ill.

Team Members: Emma Richardson,
Dellana Muck, Scott Reininger, Megan Exner


College Team Division (28 Teams)
2,500 Points Possible

1st Place Total Score: 2,448
Western Illinois Squealers, Macomb, Ill.

Team Members: Hayden Wilder, Brandon Gruber,
Christine Todd, Wyatt Garriott, Wrigley Marquith

2nd Place Total Score: 2,441
Northern Oklahoma College Black, Tonkowa, Okla.

Team Members: Ryan Rector, Devin Fisher,
Ethan Norman, Cheyenne Gaff, Hannah Hardin

3rd Place Total Score: 2,439
Illinois Central College Team 1, East Peoria, Ill.

Team Members: Phil Schmidgall, Codee Schlipf,
Jared Lamle, Caleb Harper, Ross House

4th Place Total Score: 2,437
Black Hawk East College Team 5, Galva, Ill.

Team Members: Layna Bond, Alec Myers,
Kendall Wills, Ashley McEwen, Karley Barrington

5th Place Total Score: 2,433
Lake Land College Team 3, Mattoon, Ill.

Team Members: Carley Travis, Samuel Nehls,
Megan Myerscough, Jason Bedwell, Brady Fleming


Adult Individual Division (79 Contestants)
500 Points Possible

1st Place Total Score: 490
Kevin Wetovick, Fullerton, Neb.

2nd Place Total Score: 487
Austin Kindschi, Orlando, Okla.

3rd Place Total Score: 486
Jared Boyert , Galva, Ill.

4th Place Total Score: 485
Billy Cheatwood, Comanche, Okla.

5th Place Total Score: 484
Cody Johnson, Meeker, Okla.



College Individual Division (151 Contestants)
500 Points Possible

1st Place Total Score: 497
Ross House, Lafayette, Ind.

2nd Place (*Tie Breaker) Total Score: 495
Mike Scott, Kewanee, Ill.

3rd Place (*Tie Breaker) Total Score: 495
Colin Gump, Kewanee, Ill.

4th Place (*Tie Breaker) Total Score: 495
Caleb Harper, Lafayette, Ind.

5th Place Total Score: 491
Carley Travis, Oblong, Ill.


Junior Individual Division (426 Contestants)
500 Points Possible

1st Place Total Score: 492
James Wetovick, Fullerton, Neb.

2nd Place Total Score: 488
Jacob Dobbells, Cambridge, Ill.

3rd Place (*Tie Breaker) Total Score: 486
Lucas Wisnefski, Wyoming, Ill.

4th (*Tie Breaker) Place Total Score: 486
James Dobbels, Cambridge, Ill.

5th Place Total Score: 485
Nicole Haverback, Atkinson, Ill.