Nutter and Alexander

Darby Nutter, a board member for the Verendrye Museum in Fort Pierre, left, congratulates Shane Alexander for winning the 2022 Fort Pierre Backyard BBQ Competition.

Despite their ages, the grand champions from the July 30 BBQ Pit Row contest in Winner proved their success wasn’t a fluke during Saturday’s Fort Pierre Backyard BBQ Competition.

Brody Alexander, 13, placed second among the 49 teams and went home with a $1,000-plus prize. His buddy, Cory Ronish, 12, took fourth and received $430.

Alexander and Ronish

Brody Alexander, 13, left, and Cory Ronish, 12, stand next to their cookers after taking second and fourth, respectively, in Saturday's Fort Pierre Backyard BBQ Competition in Fischers Lilly Park. Forty-nine teams competed.

Nutter and Briggs

Darby Nutter, a board member for the Verendrye Museum in Fort Pierre, left congratulates Levy Briggs for winning the People's Choice award during the Fort Pierre Backyard BBQ Competition.

Gerad Johnson

Gerad Johnson, vice president of A-G-E Corp. in Fort Pierre, and his teammates cooked their brisket using a Big Green Egg during the Fort Pierre Backyard BBQ Competition.

Marso and Cronin

Darby Nutter, a board member for the Verendrye Museum in Fort Pierre, left, congratulates Jayce Marso, center, and Shaun Cronin for taking fourth in the People's Choice awards during the Fort Pierre Backyard BBQ Competition.


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