Who wins Barbecue Showdown season 2? (spoilers!)

Barbecue Showdown. (L to R) Kevin Bludso and Melissa Cookston in Barbecue Showdown. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2023
Barbecue Showdown. (L to R) Kevin Bludso and Melissa Cookston in Barbecue Showdown. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2023 /
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Barbecue Showdown season 2 is now streaming on Netflix, and the competition is blazing hot. Which talented pitmaster is crowned the winner in season 2?

Contestants from all over the country compete to become the next champion of Netflix’s Barbecue Showdown. This season is a little different from the first, which was formerly titled The American Barbecue Showdown, this time around, it’s just Barbecue Showdown, but world-class BBQ judges Kevin Bludso and Melissa Cookston are back to crown the next pitmaster while comedian Michelle Buteau returns to host.

Spoilers ahead for Barbecue Showdown season 2

Barbecue Showdown season 2 introduces us to eight of the best barbecuers around, all hoping to win a significant cash prize and earn the title of champion pitmaster. Keep reading if you’re ready to find out who ultimately wins the new season!

Who wins Barbecue Showdown season 2?

In the finale, the competition comes down to the two finalists, Thyron “Big T” Matthews and Logan Sandoval. The last two pitmasters standing must go “whole hog” in their final challenge, serving snout-to-tail spreads to determine who will win. Ultimately, Thyron Matthews wins and becomes the newest Barbecue Showdown champion.

Barbecue Showdown. Thyron Mathews in Barbecue Showdown. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2023
Barbecue Showdown. Thyron Mathews in Barbecue Showdown. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2023 /

What does the Barbecue Showdown season 2 champ win?

Thyron walks away with $50,000! During his introduction in the first episode, Thyron noted that he works as a jail warden in Fayette County in Oelwein, Iowa. His dream is to retire and do barbecue full-time. That money should go a long way toward helping him fulfill that dream!

What is Thyron Matthews doing now?

Thyron is currently running T&T BBQ alongside his Uncle Ced in Iowa! They offer catering, and you’ll definitely want to try their award-winning Mop Sauce. You can check the website here for more information about T&T and order their signature sauces, spices, and rubs. They also have a YouTube page where they share videos of them barbecuing.

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