Gilbert 4-H group the Franklin Happy-Go-Luckies’ award-winning ribs sit on the grill ready for entry in the second annual Story County Pork Producers Youth Grilling Contest.


Front, left to right, Judges Steve Heller, head chef at Aunt Maude’s; Brett Deblieck, head chef at Bar La Tosca and Kent Naughton of JBS Swift, pose with Max Hallstead, Jacob Lester, Jacob Sterle and Brayden Lester of the Roland-Story FFA, who won overall for the FFA division in the Story County Pork Producer’s Youth Grilling Contest. All teams were judged in three categories: oral reasoning, presentation and taste.


Franklin Happy-Go-Luckies members Jaden Rydl and Tanner Henningsen prepare their dish for judging in the second annual Story County Pork Producers Youth Grilling Contest. All participants had three hours for prep, cooking and final presentation.


Front, left to right, Judges Steve Heller, head chef at Aunt Maude’s, Brett Deblieck, head chef at Bar La Tosca and Kent Naughton of JBS Swift, pose with Tyler Pudenz, Tanner Henningsen, Jordan Rydl and Jaden Rydl, members of the Franklin Happy-Go-Luckies of Gilbert, were overall champions of the youth grilling competition. The group also won the 4-H division.


Photos by Shannon McCarty, Tri-County Times intern