Iowa State's food science college bowl team places 2nd in national championship

AMES, Iowa -- A team of students from Iowa State's department of food science and human nutrition placed second in the Institute of Food Technologists Student Association's Knowledge Bowl national championship competition in Orlando, Fla., June 26.

The finish secured a $750 cash prize to the Food Science Club. This is the highest finish any Iowa State team has ever earned at the Institute of Food Technologists annual contest.

The competition takes place between six regional champions. This year's competitors also included the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville; University of California -- Davis; Pennsylvania State University, University Park; Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind., and University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Iowa State's team, coached by Anthony Pometto III and assisted by Mark Love, has qualified for the national competition three of the last six years. This year's team qualified for the competition after winning the North Central Region IFT College Bowl in Missouri in March.