American Dream takes home top prize The American Dream BBQ Team of Tecumseh, Okla., was awarded Grand Champion Saturday of this year’s Smokin’ on the Pecos New Mexico State BBQ Championship. Pictured from left are team members Conner Patton, David Qualls and Chris Qualls. “It’s been a Cinderella year for us,” said David Qualls. “We knew we had a good cook starting out today. This was a well-run contest, and there were a lot of big teams here.” The American Dream also took first place in pork. Also pictured are Reserve Champions and winners of the rib competition Little Pig Town of Owasso, Okla., from left, Rocky Kee, Bailey Kee and Scot Kee. “It’s a great day when you come in second and you get to see your friends go to the world championship,” said Scot Kee. “It’s fun to do this well, and I’m super proud.” See Page 7 for more Smokin’ on the Pecos photos.  Brandon Messick - Daily Press

American Dream takes home top prize
The American Dream BBQ Team of Tecumseh, Okla., was awarded Grand Champion Saturday of this year’s Smokin’ on the Pecos New Mexico State BBQ Championship. Pictured from left are team members Conner Patton, David Qualls and Chris Qualls. “It’s been a Cinderella year for us,” said David Qualls. “We knew we had a good cook starting out today. This was a well-run contest, and there were a lot of big teams here.” The American Dream also took first place in pork. Also pictured are Reserve Champions and winners of the rib competition Little Pig Town of Owasso, Okla., from left, Rocky Kee, Bailey Kee and Scot Kee. “It’s a great day when you come in second and you get to see your friends go to the world championship,” said Scot Kee. “It’s fun to do this well, and I’m super proud.” See Page 7 for more Smokin’ on the Pecos photos. Brandon Messick – Daily Press