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Zach Bergstrom, left, his 16-month-old child, Lexington, and his wife, Stephanie, sit in the grass while eating during the Colorado BBQ Championship on Saturday at the Wyman Museum. More than 30 teams from around the country competed in the Kansas City BBQ Association-sanctioned event.

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2 Craig area cooks win awards alongside national BBQ talent

After days of cooking, winners of the first Colorado State BBQ Championship were announced Saturday afternoon at the Wyman Museum in Craig. Among the winners were two local teams: Smokin’ 101 of Meeker and Adrian Nelson of Craig. Smokin’ 101 won two awards — sixth place in the pork category and 10th place for brisket. Nelson, who works in the parts department at Tri-State Generation & Transmission, was awarded $100 for his fourth-place finish in the chicken category.


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