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July 31: Ribfest Competitor/Alumnus Bringing Tips, Samples to Campus

Pat Nelson, former wrestler and coach at Minnesota State Mankato, operates award-winning Big Boned Barbecue.

2014-08-06
Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations News Release 7-24-2014.

Mankato, Minn. – Minnesota State University, Mankato alumnus Pat Nelson is bringing a team from his Big Boned BBQ Company to campus at 11 a.m., Thursday, July 31 to provide a demonstration and tips on barbecuing along with samples of his company’s products.

The event, sponsored by Minnesota State Mankato’s Student Activities Office, is free and open to the public. It will take place on the Centennial Student Union mall.

Nelson is a nationally traveled barbecue competitor who participates in rib festivals and barbecue competitions around the country. He and a team from his company will be competing in Mankato’s annual Ribfest, which will be July 31-Aug. 3 at Riverfront Park. Nelson’s company has garnered several “Best Ribs,” “Best Sauce” and “Best Pork” titles at various competitions.

Nelson is a 1993 graduate of Minnesota State Mankato. He was a member of Minnesota State Mankato’s wrestling team and also served as a graduate assistant coach for the 1994 wrestling team.

More information about the Big Boned BBQ Company can be found online at bigbonedbarbeque.com.

For more information about the Big Boned BBQ Company’s visit to campus, contact John Bulcock, assistant director of student activities at Minnesota State Mankato. Bulcock can be reached by email at john.bulcock@mnsu.edu and by phone at 507-389-6076.

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