The Iowa State Crops Team participated in the National Collegiate Crops contests the week before Thanksgiving and returned with a number of awards. Team competitors included Tyler Atkinson, Aidan Bobholz and Courtney Harle with Elizabeth Tranel participating as an alternate. Assistant Coaches Caitlyn Bruntz and Alex Coughlin were instrumental to the team’s success and traveled with the team as well. Highlights include second place team overall wins at both the Kansas City and Chicago contests and all three individuals placed in the top 10 overall at both contests.
The team put up big numbers including All-American status (95% and above) for Courtney Harle overall all at both contests and six All-American awards across both contests for all three team members. In addition to the competition, the team participated in industry tours at Bartlett, American Royal, Bayer, John Deere, and the Farm on Ogden. Thank you to the Iowa Crop Improvement Association for sponsoring the team, which allows the group to travel to the contests. After a short break, the team is looking forward to preparing for the spring contests. For a full list of awards, click here.
In photo at top: The ISU Crops Team from left: Elizabeth Tranel, Tyler Atkinson, Courtney Harle, and Aidan Bobholz with some of their awards.