Over the weekend, I participated in the 18th annual BBQ 'Loo and Blues Too 'Rib Eating Contest' at Lincoln Park.

The competition also involved our sister-station's morning personality, Tiffany Kay, of K98.5, a UNI Conditioning coach, and a lot of linemen from the UNI Panthers football team, among others.

Brian Buckner was deemed the champ after crushing his stack in nearly 7-minutes, while 6'4", 313-pound senior offensive lineman Jackson Scott-Brown finished as runner-up.

Beforehand, I asked Jackson if he had any advice for a "first-timer" in the world of competitive eating and he indulged me with the words, "Eat Fast." Seems legit.

The ribs were delicious-as-hell. But I wasn't concerned with the taste, I was trying to inhale the meat as quickly as possible, and my speed of nearly nine minutes was good enough for fourth place. My prize? $5 in BBQ Bucks to use on MORE RIBS. Hell yeah.

Tiffany only ate a couple of her ribs, so she allowed me to take home the rest of hers, which I ate a few hours later as a "snack." It was like Christmas in July.

2019 BBQ 'LOO Rib Eating Contest

VIDEO HERE: rib Eating video