35 Teams Compete
Wild Rose Casino &?Resort in Emmetsburg was host to the 6th Annual Hog Wild BBQ Competition last Saturday. Thirty-five teams set up on the campsite Friday, preparing pork, ribs and chicken for judging on Saturday.
The public was invited for tasting on Saturday afternoon. Chris Smith and his son, Jay, with Fatty's BBQ of Carroll, are pictured at right serving a long line of tasters.
THE KEVIN LIND BAND, out of Des Moines, provided entertainment at the BBQ site beside Wild Rose Casino in Emmetsburg. As “tasters” completed their tour of the BBQ competitors, they gathered to listen to the music and wait for the results to be announced.
Results of the 6th Annual Hog Wild BBQ Competition are provided at right.
Next up at the Wild Rose is the Western Underground Concert on Saturday, Aug. 11.
Tasters ventured to the big white tent to cast their ballots for People's Choice. Each team provided pork and chicken to be judged.
Results from the Hog Wild BBQ Competition can be found on page 5 of today's issue of The Democrat.
People's Choice Pork - JT's Smokewagon BBQ - Jonathan and Leanne Thompson - Slater
People's Choice Chicken - CR BUTTS Smoke - Brad Steinbrink - Wykoff, MN
Grand Champion - Smokin' Grumps BBQ Bruce Grummon - Rockwell City
Reserve Grand Champion - Big Guys Big Taste Steve Pelzer - Emmetsburg
1st Place - Big City BBQ - April Braun - Algona
2nd Place - Big Guys Big Taste - Steve Pelzer - Emmetsburg
3rd Place - Smoking Grumps - Bruce Grummon - Rockwell City
4th Place - JT's Smokewagon BBQ - Jonathan and Leanne Thompson - Slater
5th Place - Beach Bums BBQ - Bill Bramely and Steve Finer - Emmetsburg
1st Place - The Q Crew - Rich Davis - Waldorf, MN
2nd Place - Raisin Kane in Iowa - Nathan Hoffman - Graettinger
3rd Place - Beach Bums BBQ - Bill Bramley and Steve Finer, - Emmetsburg
4th Place - Big Guns BBQ - Ben Gunderson - Sioux Rapids
5th Place - Smoking Grumps BBQ - Bruce Grummon - Rockwell City
1st Place - Smokin Rackz - Chris Horst - Ruthven
2nd Place - T-Roys Down in the Sticks BBQ - Duran Barlow - Fort Dodge
3rd Place - Bonehead BBQ - Ryan Friesth - Fort Dodge
4th Place - Smell R Butts BBQ - David Knight - Humboldt
5th Place - Big Guys Big Taste - Steve Pelzer - Emmetsburg