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Tony Perryman has been in charge of the poultry tent for 30 years.
"This is Champion Row, where the winners of each class are displayed for all to see," he explained, adding that he was happy to see Cunningham finally come out on top.
"It's always nice to see somebody win for the first time who has been trying and that's improved their birds over the years," Perryman said.
However, Cunningham said he won't let his win go to his head, because the crowing contest is still ahead. The Missouri State Fair runs until Aug. 20.