The University of Tennessee
Block and Bridle
PRESIDENT: Abigayle Pollock
Abigayle is a Junior in Animal Science from Taft, TN. After completing her Bachelor's degree, she plans to pursue a Master's and PhD in either bovine reproductive physiology or nutrition. In her free time, she enjoys showing cattle with her family and spending time outdoors.
VICE PRESIDENT: Ross Sneed
SECRETARY: Anna Brewer
TREASURER: Cora Key
Cora is an Animal Science major with a concentration in Animal Industries and is from rural Clay County, TN. Upon completion of her BS in Animal Science, she plans to pursue a Masters in Animal Reproduction before obtaining a career as a swine specialist with an emphasis in the show pig industry. Her passion is raising and exhibiting market lambs and pigs across the country, and her favorite place to be is in the farrowing barn.
CO-REPORTER: Amanda Young
Amanda Young is a sophomore in animal science from Murfreesboro, TN. Her career plans include attending graduate school so that she may do research and eventually teach at the collegiate level. Her interests and hobbies include playing the ukulele, skiing, and volunteering with her church group.
CO-REPORTER: Amy Bishop
Ross is a Senior majoring in Animal Science with a minor in Food and Agricultural Business. Upon graduation, he plans to return back to his family farm in Cleveland, Tennessee where they raise beef cattle and pullets.
Amy is a Senior in Animal Science with a concentration in Pre-Veterinary Medicine. She hopes to continue onto vet school and focus on large animal medicine. She has always been active in 4-H and agriculture and is from Leesburg, Virginia. In her free time, she loves kayaking, hiking, and soaking up the sun!
Anna Brewer is from Hohenwald, Tennessee and is a junior in Animal Science with a concentration in Pre-Veterinary Medicine. In the future, her goals are to one day attend vet school. She enjoys playing golf, spending time outdoors, and cheering on the Vols!
MEALS CO-CHAIR: Amber Gentry
Amber is a junior majoring in Animal Science. She grew up on a small farm in Petersburg, Tennessee riding and competing on American Quarter Horses. Growing up in the equine performance industry has driven her passion for Equine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation. After completing her Bachelor’s degree, she plans to obtain my Master’s degree and eventually her Doctorate’s degree. Ultimately, she hopes to be living in Texas surrounded by the Quarter Horse industry.
SOCIAL CHAIR: Emily Haskew
Emily is a Junior majoring in Agriculture
Communications. After graduation, she plans to work in communications for an agricultural business.
ROCKY TOP CLASSIC CO-CHAIR: Kristen Brown
Kristen is a Junior majoring in Animal Science with a concentration in Animal Industries. She hopes to move back and help operate her family farm after graduation.
MEALS CO-CHAIR: Jarred Darnell
ROCKY TOP CLASSIC CO-CHAIR: JR SNODDY
JR is a junior in Animal Science from Kelso, TN. Upon graduation, he hopes to attend vet school and become board certified in food animal pathology. His hobbies include playing disc golf and volleyball, and he is the sole proprietor of JR's Auto Detailing.
ROUNDUP JUDGING CONTEST CHAIR: NATE LONG
TSHIRT CHAIR: Mika Douglas
Mika is a Senior majoring in Animal Science with a concentration in Animal Industries. She is also minoring in agricultural economics. After graduation she plans on working in quality control and animal handling in slaughter facilities while earning her masters in Animal Science-Muscle Meat Technology.
ADVISOR: Jessy Shanks
Jessy graduated from the University of Tennessee in 2009 and received her Master's Degree from here as well in 2011. She has since been the advisor of the Block and Bridle and various other organizations at the university.
ROUNDUP SHOWMANSHIP CHAIR: JAKE WATTS
Nate is an upcoming Junior who is pursuing an Animal Science major and a Political Science minor. He is from the small town of Greenback, Tennessee where he was born and raised on his family’s fourth generation farm. In high school, he was very active in the sheep project raising and showing registered Oxfords. he also participated on our state livestock judging and skill-a-thon teams. As a result of his time on the farm, he decided to look at agricultural law as a potential career choice. In his free time, he enjoys playing competitive beach volleyball and binging the latest Netflix shows. He will also be on the 2018-2019 livestock judging team here at the university.
Jake Watts is from Sweetwater, Tennessee. He is an Animal Science major with a minor in Food and Ag Business here at the University of Tennessee. He was subjected to agriculture at a young age and his passion for the industry has been growing ever since.
From Kingsport, Tennessee, Jarred Darnell is an Animal Science major with a concentration in Bioscience. In the future, he plans to attend vet school and concentrate on large animals and food production.