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Matthew Phoenix of Ankeny won first place overall in the Cinnamon Ridge Farms Amazing Ribs competition, judged Thursday, August 11, at the 2022 Iowa State Fair.
Phoenix also won first place in the Pork Ribs class.
Susan Schultz of Haverhill claimed second place, and Samantha Streff of Ankeny earned third place in the Pork Ribs class.
In the Beef Ribs Creation class, Jacqueline Riekena of West Des Moines won first place. Samantha Streff of Ankeny claimed second place, and Susan Schultz of Haverhill earned third place.
Entries were judged on taste, texture, appearance and creativity.
The Iowa State Fair Food Department is the largest of any state fair in the country. There are 128 divisions, 615 classes and nearly 6,300 entries at this year’s Fair. Food Department judging is held in the Elwell Family Food Center sponsored by Urban Air Adventure Park.