West Texas cooks compete to be BBQ champion

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ODESSA, Tx. (KOSA) - Cooks from across the Permian Basin came out to the Ector County Coliseum and showed off their barbecuing skills.

This weekend marked the 3rd annual year the City of Odessa held its West Texas BBQ Cookoff.

Cooks in the competition whipped up their best brisket, pork ribs and chicken.

David Lay, a contestant and owner of Bad Boyz BBQ, said this cook-off is a fun way for Texans to come together and share different recipes.

"Texas is huge on BBQ anyways. So when you get to come out here and compete against other BBQers you get to meet them and see what they do and maybe you can learn from that and better your BBQ so it is all in fun a lot of good competition out here,” said Lay.

The cash prize for the competition's winner was $5,000.