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(Teresa Lemon – Daily Press)

At left, Matt and Sarah Walker of Wolfforth, Texas, display their Smokin’ on the Pecos Grand Champion trophy after topping the field Saturday on Day One of the two-day New Mexico State Barbecue Championship event at the Eddy County Fairgrounds. The championship was the seventh for Boomerang BBQ and earns them automatic entry into the Jack Daniels World Championship Invitational Barbecue. Also pictured from left are representatives of the second- through fifth-place overall teams: Reserve Champion Rio Valley Meat BBQ, third-place La Pasadita, fourth-place Smokin’ Mo’s BBQ, and fifth-place Fat Boys BBQ of Temple, Texas.

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