STUDENT WEED CONTEST

NCWSS Student Weed Contest – Hosted by ABG Ag  Services in Indiana, July 25, 2024

2023 National Weed Science Contest

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Graduate Student Winners, Team

First Place: Purdue University. Team members include Claudia Bland, Lucas Maia, Alex Mueth, and Marcelo Zimmer.

Second Place: University of Illinois. Team members include Alexander Lopez, Pavle Pavlovic, Isabel Werle, and Travis Wilke.

Third Place: University of Minnesota. Team members include Datta Chiruvelli, Navjot Singh, Mark Temper, and Eric Yu.

Undergraduate Student Winners, Team

First Place: University of Wisconsin. Team members include Sabeel Abuhakmeh, Zachary Olson, Jacob Roden, and Daniel Zhu.

Second Place: Ohio State University. Team members include Heather Oberlin, Ella Pollng, Timothy Sullivan, and Kristoffer Tovar.

Third Place: University of Illinois. Team members include Filipi Machado, Yudai Takenaka, and Nathan Welch.

Graduate Student Winners, Individual

First Place: Marcelo Zimmer, Purdue University.

Second Place: Alex Mueth, Purdue University.

Third Place: Jada Davis, Purdue University.

Undergraduate Student Winners, Individual

First Place: Yudai Takenaka, University of Illinois.

Second Place: Sabeel Abuhakmeh, University of Wisconsin.

Third Place: Jacob Roden, University of Wisconsin.

First Place, Graduate Student, Weed Identification

Alex Mueth, Purdue University.

First Place, Undergraduate Student, Weed Identification

Yudai Takenaka, University of Illinois.

First Place, Graduate Student Team, Sprayer Calibration

Purdue University. Team members include Estevan Cason, Josue Cerritos, Jada Davis, and Emma Lagerhausen.

First Place, Undergraduate Student Team, Sprayer Calibration

University of Wisconsin. Team members include Sabeel Abuhakmeh, Zachary Olson, Jacob Roden, and Daniel Zhu.

First Place, Graduate Student, Written Problems

Marcello Zimmer, Purdue University.

First Place, Undergraduate Student, Written Problems

Yudai Takenaka, University of Illinois.

First Place, Graduate Student, Problem Solving

Trace Thompson, University of Missouri.

First Place, Undergraduate Student, Problem Solving

Jacob Roden, University of Wisconsin.

First Place, Graduate Student, Unknown Herbicide

Alex Mueth, Purdue University.

First Place, Undergraduate Student, Unknown Herbicide

Yudai Takenaka, University of Illinois.


2022 NCWSS Student Weed Contest Results

Graduate Individual Awards

Individual Weed ID

Placing University Contestant
First Kansas State University Tyler Meyeres

Individual Herbicide ID

Placing University Contestant
First University of Illinois Logan Miller

Individual Problem Solving

Placing University Contestant
First University of Wisconsin – Madison Mark Kendall

Individual Written Calibration

Placing University Contestant
First Purdue University Jesse Haarman

Individual Overall

Placing University Contestants
First Purdue University Jesse Haarman
Second Purdue University Matt Osterholt
Third University of Illinois Logan Miller

Graduate Team Awards

Team Field Calibration

Placing University Team Contestants Coach(es)
First University of Wisconsin-Madison G1 Felipe Faleco, Guilherme Chudzik, Mark Kendall, Nikola Arsenijevic Rodrigo Werle

Team Overall

Placing University Team Contestants Coach(es)
First Purdue University G1 Claudia Bland, Jesse Haarman, Lucas Maia, Matt Osterholt Claudia Bland
Second Kansas State University G1 Isaac Barnhart, Sachin Dhanda, Sarah Zerger, Tyler Meyeres Anita Dille
Third University of Illinois G1 Isabel Werle, Logan Miller, Lucas Bobadilla, Pavle Pavlovic Patrick Tranel

Undergraduate Individual Awards

Individual Weed ID

Placing University Contestants
First North Dakota State University Adam Aberle

Individual Herbicide ID

Placing University Contestants
First Tie Ohio State University Cameron Collett
First Tie Pennsylvania State University Ethan Whitmoyer

Individual Problem Solving

Placing University Contestants
First University of Nebraska – Lincoln Bruno Eltink

Individual Written Calibration

Placing University Contestants
First University of Illinois Yudai Takenaka

Individual Overall

Placing University Contestants
First University of Illinois Yudai Takenaka
Second North Dakota State University Adam Aberle
Third Western Illinois University Dustin Steinkamp

Undergraduate Team Awards

Team Field Calibration

Placing University Team Contestants Coach(es)
First University of Illinois UG1 Caleb Van Hoveln, Nathan Welch, Travis Wilke, Yudai Takenaka Patrick Tranel

Team Overall

Placing University Team Contestants Coach(es)
First University of Illinois UG1 Caleb Van Hoveln, Nathan Welch, Travis Wilke, Yudai Takenaka Patrick Tranel
Second Ohio State University UG1 Brock Horn, Cameron Collett, Cori Lee, Sam Shilling Bruce Ackley and Alyssa Essman
Third Western Illinois University UG1 Dustin Steinkamp, Jamie Hidreth, Kinsey Tiemann, Stephanie Reiter Brent Heaton

 


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