Intriguing matches set for Sweet 16 round of Pitmasters Bracket Challenge

Heath Riles (above) takes on David Bouska (below) in the Sweet 16 round of the Bill Arnold Region.

It’s just a little more than 24 hours until the Sweet 16 rounds of the immensely popular Tailgate Guys BBQ Pitmasters Bracket Challenge resumes. We’ll have voting in four games, starting at 6 p.m. Thursday, and four more at 6:30 p.m. Friday. Voting goes for 24 hours. The regional finals will begin at 6 p.m. Sunday and we’ll have a Virtual Final 4 of Competition BBQ with matches set next weekend.

One of the most intriguing matchups from the Sweet 16 round comes out of the Bill Arnold Region Brought to by Blues Hog. Not only two of the world’s best pitmasters, but two of the biggest brands in terms of rubs and sauces will meet as No. 3 seed Heath Riles BBQ takes on No. 10 seed Butcher BBQ. Both Heath and David have a large and loyal allegiance of fans, so we expect this one to come to the wire.

Here’s a rundown of the Sweet 16 round. Make your plans to vote – a total of 37,571 votes have been cast since we began with 64. Thanks to all for participating and having some fun during these weird and stressful times. The schedule:

Thursday’s games (6 p.m.)
Pat Burke Region
(1) Boomerang BBQ Matthew Walker vs. (4) Burnin and Lootin BBQ
(3) Slap’s BBQ vs. (7) Hot Wachula’s

Paul Kirk Region
(1) Rio Valley Meat BBQ Fred Robles vs. (12) Rooters-n-Tooters BBQ
(2) Smokey D’s BBQ vs. (3) Heavy Smoke BBQ

Friday’s games (6:30 p.m.)
Ray Lampe Region
(1) Cool Smoke Tuffy Stone vs. (13) Smokin’ Hoggz BBQ
(2) Gettin’ Basted Brad Leighninger vs. (6) Man Meat BBQ

Bill Arnold Region Brought to You By Blues Hog
(1) Clark Crew BBQ vs. (4) Pig-Chicka Cow-Cow BBQ
(3) Heath Riles BBQ vs. (10) Butcher BBQ

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