Every contest has its distinguishing characteristics and little quirks that make it different from every other weekend on the BBQ circuit. In Pueblo, Colorado, the contest is held on the historic Arkansas Riverwalk and tradition holds that the winner has to jump into the river. Some of the trophies are actually TOWELS embroidered with "Grand Champion" -- the expectation is clearly that somebody's going to be getting wet.
A fellow BBQ'er sent this video to us -- his son was the photographer. That's a walk that we'll remember for a long time.