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November 15, 2022

Kansas 4-H Wins National Meat Judging Contest

Submitted by Kelsey Nordyke

The Kansas 4-H Meat Judging Team was crowned champions of the National 4-H Meat Judging Contest at the 2023 American Royal in Kansas City.

The contest was held on the campus of Kansas State University October 18. Held since 1970, this is the first year a Kansas 4-H team has won the contest.

The team includes Luke Fankhauser (Greenwood County), Gwenyth Fry (Southwind District- Bourbon), Callan Smith (Barber County), Calley Stubbs (Sunflower-Wallace), Lyle Perrier (Greenwood County), Lillian Hulse (Central Kansas District-Ottawa) and Liam Nichols (Central Kansas-Ottawa) and has been practicing since their selection at the Kansas 4-H Livestock Sweepstakes in August with coaches Katie Lybarger and Steph Witberler.
Individually, Calley Stubbs placed 1st, Lyle Perrier received 3rd, Luke Fankhauser was 5th and Gwen Fry was 7th.