Frisco BBQ Challenge winners announced |

Frisco BBQ Challenge winners announced

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Summit Daily/Mark Fox

FRISCO – The 17th Annual Colorado BBQ Challenge this weekend drew 68 teams competing for a total of $15,000 in prize money.

The categories included just about all types of smoked meat along with sauces, sides and more. Winners were announced Saturday afternoon at the Frisco Historic Park.

A team from Great Bend, Kansas named 4 Legs Up won reserve grand champion for its overall success in the spectrum of categories, as well as first place in the dessert category. The dessert: pork muffins and ice cream.

Team member Kelly Wertz was tight-lipped when asked to disclose just what goes into the pork muffin recipe.

“It’s made in a smoker,” he said, adding that pork is one of the ingredients.

Wertz said he credits the team’s success to six years of practice. The team won grand champion at Frisco’s 2009 BBQ Challenge.

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This year’s grand champion and reserve grand champion won $3,000 and $1,500, respectively.

Meats, sides and desserts were judged a few hours before the winners were announced. The meat categories in the Kansas City Barbeque Society-sanctioned event were scored on appearance, flavor and texture.

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