Final Table Judge: Ty Murray

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Basketball has Michael Jordan.  Hockey’s got Wayne Gretzky.  The world of soccer holds a high place of honor for Brazilian footballer Pelé, while few cycling aficionados dispute the dominance of Lance Armstrong.  On that same rarified plateau, Ty Murray stands among these peers as the most accomplished Roughstock Athlete in the century-long history of the sport.  A record-setting seven All-Around …


Final Table Judge: Paul Vitagliano

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Paul is a self proclaimed professional eater being introduced to a wide variety of global food at an early age from his Italian Father and growing up in Sydney, Australia.  He has spent the last twenty years traveling Australia, Europe, Asia, India, The Americas and Middle East on a quest for flavor.  Paul is constantly on the hunt for the …


Final Table Judge: Jess Pryles

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Meet Jess Pryles, professionalHardcore Carnivore.  She’s a cook, writer, and TV personality specializing in meat, with a particular love for beef. She’s also a respected authority on Texas & competition style barbecue.  Born and raised in Australia, she fell in love with Texas and now calls Austin home. Touted as “the female Ron Swanson” by loyal followers, Pryles has also …



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Denise is a self-proclaimed fatty.  Yes, that’s right she says fatty.  She doesn’t want to be mistaken for a foodie “because those people know what to do with groceries; I just like to eat and be merry”.  Denise has judged the Fort Worth Star Telegram Burger Battle as well as Bacon Bash Texas 2014.  But that’s not the only thing …



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Chet loves Texas and loves Bar-B-Q, which means he considers his job to be the greatest job on earth. Chet is the creator, executive producer, writer, editor, and host of the three-time Emmy-award winning The Daytripper. Chet is also a proud monthly contributor to Texas Highways Magazine, husband, proud father, former attorney, Eagle Scout, and firm believer in John 10:10 – “I …



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As a lifelong foodie and son of famed rock legend Joe Perry of Aerosmith, it was a dream come true when the opportunity presented itself for him to start his own BBQ company. As CEO of Bostonian BBQ Co., and traveling the globe on tour, Aaron has learned one thing: BACON RULES! He may have been born a Yankee but his love of food …


Onsite Judge: Homer Jones

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Homer Jones (Aitch) grew up as a country boy in the sandy lands of West Texas. He got into the ‘Meat Business” at the age of eight, when he received a weanling Sears-Roebuck gilt. From that moment, he was hooked. 4-H, then Vo-Ag, deepened his love for the livestock industry. Four years at Texas Tech, while working as a meat …


Onsite Judge: June Naylor

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A sixth-generation Texan and a native of Fort Worth, June Naylor is a longtime travel and food journalist. The author of numerous Texas guidebooks and author of three Texas cookbooks, she currently writes about places to go and things to eat and cook for 360 West, Texas Highways, Texas Journey and Texas Monthly magazines and for the Dallas Morning News. …