Cowboy Cook-off champ crowned

It was a hard-fought battle, but in the end, a team from Saskatchewan proved Canadians know how to barbecue with the best of them.

Entrants in the first ever Cowboy Cook-off at the Cloverdale Rodeo.

Entrants in the first ever Cowboy Cook-off at the Cloverdale Rodeo.

It was a hard-fought battle, but in the end, a team from Saskatchewan proved Canadians know how to barbecue with the best of them.

Prairie Smoke & Spice from Pilot Butter, Sask, won the first annual Cowboy Cook-off at the Cloverdale Rodeo and Country Fair over the May long weekend.

The rest of the winners were:

Pork ButtBBQ Bob and the Eh Team (Whistler, BC)

Brisket The Rib Mafia (Graham, WA)

ChickenSmoke on Wheels (Kansas City, KS)

RibsRocky Mountain Smokers (Calgary, AB)

BaconBarking Boys (North Vancouver, BC)