Cade Wilson

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Levelland, Texas


Greetings, I am Cade Wilson. I was born in New Braunfels, Texas in 1982. I graduated from James Madison High School in San Antonio, Texas in 2001. My father was a former agriculture science teacher in the state of Texas, so, agriculture concepts and values have been a part of my life from a very early age. My first introduction into competitive sheep showing stemmed from two men that have made a huge impact in my life, my father in law, Jackie McDonald, and my ag teacher in high school, Chris Wiemers. I developed a passion for sheep from talking hours on end to these two very knowledgeable men. From the beginning, I have had a great interest for selection of livestock. I have never just wanted to know if an individual animal was good or bad; I wanted to know why. So, naturally livestock judging, both in high school and the collegiate arena came very natural to me. As a result, after high school I chose to attend my first two years of college at South Plains College in Levelland, Texas. Again, I found myself in a great position for a young man interested in sheep production. My coach, Dave Cleavinger, has been instrumental to my passion for judging not only during my tenure at South Plains but to date. Dave continues to be a mentor, great friend and awesome colleague. From an early age, I dreamed of attending Texas A&M University in College Station. So, after two years at South Plains it seemed like a natural transition and a wonderful opportunity to do so. Again, I found myself naturally drawn to livestock evaluation and I became a member of the 2004 livestock judging team. I thank the Lord constantly for this decision. The friendships and personal relationships that I developed while at Texas A&M, will no doubt last a lifetime. Plus, I was fortunate enough to be coached by what I consider to be one of the most motivated, determined, and intelligent livestock minds. Ryan Rathman was not only a superior coach, but he is one of the greatest men I have had the opportunity to meet. Due to dedication, hard work, great leadership, and an amazing group of young men and women, I am proud to be able to say that I was a member of the 2004 National Champion Livestock Judging team at Texas A&M. After completing my bachelor degree in Agricultural Science at Texas A&M University, I was offered a chance to help coach at South Plains College while I worked on my masters degree at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. Upon completion of my masters in Agricultural Education, I applied for and received a full time position as a professor and livestock judging coach in South Plains College. That basically leads to where I am today. I have been married to my wife, Cheslea, for six years now and I have two daughters, Tynlea and Cyndea.

Without the support of my wife and family I would be nowhere near where I am today.


Associates Degree - South Plains College
B.S. - Texas A & M University
M.S. - Texas Tech University

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