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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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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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