August 30, 2010
Adrian Nelson, of Craig, prepares his brisket a few moments before turning it in for judging Saturday during the Colorado BBQ Championship at the Wyman Museum. Nelson earned fourth place honors in the chicken category.
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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.