Good luck in the steak cook-off.
This contest was featured on a Food Network special last year. The competing teams take this contest VERY seriously, you would have thought you were at the American Royal or the Jack Daniels BBQ Comp. Every team hiding their secrets and techniques. Watching it made you put it on your list of "things to do" one day. There was a stiff competition between a couple of banks as you said.
All those steaks and so little time.
Treasurer, Great Lakes BBQAssociation
Rubbed, Smoked, and Sauced Competition BBQ Team-
22 1/2" WSM, 2 18 1/2" WSM's, 22 1/2" Weber Kettle