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LEAWOOD, KS (KCTV) -
For months, America has watched Rod Gray cook everything from ribs to venison on Destination America's BBQ Pitmasters.
The Leawood man proved Sunday night on the season finale that if he wanted want to bring home the bacon, he would have to cook a whole, 135-pound hog.
The two-hour episode featured Gray along with two other finalists battling it out.
But if moving the hefty hog wasn't difficult enough, the biggest obstacle the participants faced was to cook it on new pits.
"They brought in brand new pits for us to use instead of our own," Gray said. "That part was really difficult because it can take years to learn the intricacies of your pit, and we just had to figure it out."
Fortunately for Gray, he got it right.
After many years and miles of traveling to national BBQ competitions, Gray received the biggest win of his career when he was crowned BBQ Pitmaster Grand Champion.
"There really aren't words to describe it," Gray said. "It's an exclamation mark in my career, and my life. My wife and I are both thrilled."
Along with the title of Grand Champion, Gray and his wife, Sheri Gray, took home a prize of $50,000.
The Grays are still contemplating how to spend the money and will be traveling to upcoming competitions.
Rod Gray will be promoting EAT Barbecue, his line of award-winning sauces and rubs, in a meet-and-greet event Friday from 1-5 p.m. at The Kansas City BBQ Store in Olathe.
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