Bridgeport FFA team places second at Sunny Okanogan Cattle Judging

Drew 37 teams from 14 schools

The Bridgeport FFA team of, from left, Monse Calderon, Angelica Cruz, Stephanie Gildo, Anayeli Trejo, and Drake Morris hold the second-place plaque won at the Sunny Okanogan Cattle Judging competition sponsored by Cattle Producers of Washington at the Okanogan Livestock Arena on Wednesday, March 13. Photo courtesy of Adam Corum, Bridgeport School District


BRIDGEPORT – A five-member FFA livestock judging team from Bridgeport High School placed second among 37 teams from 14 schools at the Sunny Okanogan Angus Cattle Judging held Wednesday, March 13, at the Okanogan Livestock Arena.

The Bridgeport team comprised of Monse Calderon, Angelica Cruz, Stephanie Gildo, Anayeli Trejo, and Drake Morris scored 832 points, just eight away from the first-place tally of 840 by a team from Wenatchee. 

Teams from as far away as Colville, Moses Lake, Ellensburg, and Wenatchee made the trip to demonstrate their livestock judging skills. Among those were six teams from Brewster, three from Bridgeport, and one from Pateros.

Scores ranged from the winning total of 840 by Wenatchee to 407 turned in by a Home School team. Bridgeport 1 came within eight points of a first-place tie with a score of 832. Other Quad City teams that placed included Brewster 4, 8th (794), Bridgeport 2, 12th (784), Bridgeport 3, 15th (779), Pateros, 20th (762), Brewster 6, 28th (737), Brewster 2, 29th (731), Brewster 5, 32nd (723), Brewster 1, 34th (710), and Brewster 3, 36th), 654.

Pateros FFA instructor Lyle Blackburn said the teams gather every year on the day before the Sunny Okanogan Angus sale to take advantage of the judging opportunity.

Sunny Okanogan Angus Ranch was founded in 1961 by Lou and Elda Vejraska. In 2009 the ranch began hosting a Judging Competition for Washington State Youth. To learn more about the ranch and its community involvement, visit its website at

Cattle Producers of Washington headquartered in Soap Lake is a membership organization dedicated to working on behalf of the cow-calf producer. For more information about the group check its website online at




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