First Place went to a team headed by Daniel Mesa, who received a trophy and $225. Second Place was awarded to Britany Lopez, who works as a volunteer bartender at the Elks. She won a trophy and $75. Third place went to Manny Murrufo, who received a trophy and $50.
More than 100 attended the one day event, including New Mexico Elks Association State President Lyle Week and his wife Pat from Alamogordo. Also present was the Elks Most Valuable Student recipient Brannick Sweetser and his family. Brannick was awarded a $4000 scholarship through the Elks National Foundation and plans to attend Texas A & M.
"All the ribs were great" said Elks Exalted Ruler (Local President) George Torres. "It was tough to judge". Judges this year were Elks State President Weeks, Deming Mayor and Member Benny Jasso, and Deming Elks Life Member Ollie Cooper. Proceeds after expenses will be donated to Foster kids.