Jacob Fish of Hillsboro recently won the individual overall national champion title at the 29th Annual Cargill Meat Solutions High Plains Intercollegiate Meat Judging Contest in Plainview, Texas.
He competed with the Garden City Community College meats judging team, which finished as reserve national champions at the same venue. More than 100 students from 21 colleges participated in the competition.
Fish took first place in total beef, beef judging and placings, third in beef grading, and fourth in pork judging and questions. He scored 954 points, the fourth highest in GCCC history. He was named a 2011 first team all-American.