Molalla's annual event drew a large number of new chef contestants

by: CORY MIMMS - Lines were the norm on Sunday at the Wild River BBQ Cookoff in Molalla, Ore.The ninth annual Wild River BBQ Cookoff ended with trophies and ribbons on Sunday afternoon.

Lines at every tent were the norm and every chef sold out before the weekend ended. Seventeen teams competed to win their share of the $3,500 prize pool.

by: CORY MIMMS - Mayor Debbie Rogge preparing to present the Mayor's Spirit Award.“We’re on the cusp,” mayor Debbie Rogge said, hoping that next year 25 teams will enter and the prize pot will grow to $5,000.

The judges use three criteria to pick the winners: Appearance, texture and taste. The categories are pork, brisket, chicken, ribs and several Dutch over contests.

Smokin’ Timbers took home the trophies for pork and brisket, Woodstock Smokers nabbed the chicken trophy and Jumptown BBQ got first in CORY MIMMS - Smokin' Timbers took the first overall with 753.68 points.

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