Hog Capital Barbecue Challenge

Twenty-six professionals and 13 amateurs squared off in the pits Saturday at the Hog Capital Barbecue Challenge. Grand champion of the event was Smoke Freaks, which also received top honors for the chicken category. Reserve grand champion was one2bbq. The top brisket prize went to SmokinGhost BBQ; for pork, Papa’s BarBQ; and for ribs, Wicked Smoke BBQ. The event, sponsored by Cerno’s and IH Mississippi Valley Credit Union, handed out $6,000 in prizes, including a grand prize of $1,250 and a custom-made log trophy.