2015
What a great season on the road. We were honored to be invited to the American Royal Invitational in Kansas City – the largest BBQ contest in the world! We competed with more than 190 teams the first day, and 620 teams the second day. We look forward to returning to the competition trail next year! Thanks to our sponsors Indiana Pork Farmers and Indiana Packers — check out the results from a successful season, and stay tuned for our 2016 dates!

  • 2nd Place – Visit Indiana Annual “Best of Indiana – BBQ” contest
  • 7th Place Brisket – Smokin on the Water, Liberty IN
  • 3rd Place Brisket – Rockin BBQ for Riley, Warsaw IN
  • 3rd Place Brisket – Smoke on the River, Jeffersonville IN
  • BBQ Ambassador Award (team that best symbolizes what BBQ is about!) – Smoke on the River, Jeffersonville IN
  • 7th Place Brisket – Smoke on the Square, Franklin IN
  • 4th Place Brisket – Madison Ribberfest BBQ and Blues Festival, Madison IN
  • 4th Place Brisket – Blazin BBQ and Bluegrass Festival, Plymouth IN

2014

  • Grand Champion Overall – Big Buffalo Crossing BBQ Cook-Off – Munfordville KY
  • 3rd Place Brisket – Big Buffalo Crossing BBQ Cook-Off – Munfordville KY
  • 5th Place Pork – Big Buffalo Crossing BBQ Cook-Off – Munfordville KY
  • 9th Place Chicken – Big Buffalo Crossing BBQ Cook-Off – Munfordville KY
  • 10th Place Ribs – Bands & BBQ at the Point – Carrollton KY
  • Grand Champion Brisket – Madison Ribberfest – Madison IN
  • 7th Place Ribs – Wine, Brew & Bar-B-Que – New Palestine IN
  • 8th Place Brisket – Wine, Brew & Bar-B-Que – New Palestine IN
  • 11th Place Overall – Wine, Brew & Bar-B-Que – New Palestine IN
  • Grand Champion Chicken – 8th Annual Ohio Veterans Cook-Off – Kettering OH
  • 4th Place Overall – 8th Annual Ohio Veterans Cook-Off – Kettering OH
  • 9th Place Pork – 8th Annual Ohio Veterans Cook-Off – Kettering OH
  • 12th Place Ribs – 8th Annual Ohio Veterans Cook-Off – Kettering OH
  • People’s Choice Pork – Smoke on the Square – Franklin IN
  • People’s Choice Award – Smokin’ on the River – Jeffersonville IN
  • 5th Place Brisket – Smokin’ on the River – Jeffersonville IN
  • 14th Place Overall – Smokin’ on the Water – Liberty IN
  • 9th Place Chicken – Smokin’ on the Water – Liberty IN
  • 10th Place Pork – Smokin’ on the Water – Liberty IN
  • Winner – Certificate of Excellence and High Rating – TripAdvisor.com
  • 8th Place Overall (of 64 teams) – Parkinson’s Smoke Out – Evansville IN
  • 5th Place Brisket – Parkinson’s Smoke Out – Evansville IN
  • Award Winning Ribs – Parkinson’s Smoke Out – Evansville IN
  • Award Winning Chicken – Parkinson’s Smoke Out – Evansville IN
  • Award Winning Pork – Parkinson’s Smoke Out – Evansville IN

2013

  • Winner – Indy A-List Best Hoosier Pork Tenderloin
  • Grand Champion Ribs – Smoke on the Square – Franklin IN
  • People’s Choice Champion Pork – Smoke on the Square – Franklin IN
  • 5th Place Brisket – Smoke on the Square – Franklin IN
  • 5th Place Overall – Praise the Lard – Murphysboro IL
  • 8th Place Brisket – Praise the Lard – Murphysboro IL
  • 8th Place Ribs – Praise the Lard – Murphysboror IL
  • 5th Place Overall – Bands & BBQ at the Point – Carrollton KY
  • 6th Place Ribs – Bands & BBQ at the Point – Carrollton KY
  • 5th Place Pork – Bands & BBQ at the Point – Carrollton KY
  • 6th Place Brisket – Bands & BBQ at the Point – Carrollton KY
  • Grand Champion Ribs – Madison Ribberfest – Madison IN
  • Grand Champion Anything Butt – Bacon-wrapped jalapeno poppers – Madison Ribberfest – Madison IN
  • 18th Place Overall (of 56 teams) – Wine, Brew & BBQ Festival – New Palestine
  • 7th Place Ribs – Wine, Brew & BBQ Festival – New Palestine IN
  • 13th Place Brisket – Wine, Brew & BBQ Festival – New Palestine IN
  • 1st Place Brisket Nachos – Wine, Brew & BBQ Festival – New Palestine IN
  • 16th Place Overall – Sam’s Club National BBQ Tour – Indianapolis
  • 8th Place Chicken – Sam’s Club National BBQ Tour – Indianapolis
  • 11th Place Brisket – Sam’s Club National BBQ Tour – Indianapolis
  • 12th Place Ribs – Sam’s Club National BBQ Tour – Indianapolis
  • 11th Place Overall (of 52) – Smokin’ On the River – Jeffersonville IN
  • 4th Place Ribs – Smokin’ On the River – Jeffersonville IN
  • 9th Place Brisket – Smokin’ On the River – Jeffersonville IN
  • 6th Place Overall – Smokin’ On the Water – Liberty IN
  • 2nd Place Brisket – Smokin’ On the Water – Liberty IN
  • 8th Place Chicken – Smokin’ On the Water – Liberty IN
  • 8th Place Ribs – Smokin’ On the Water – Liberty IN
  • 1st Place Cajun Rub – Kickin’ Powder – National BBQ Assoc. Expo
  • 4th Place Fruit Mild Sauce – Smokey Sweet – National BBQ Assoc. Expo

2012

  • 6th Place Overall – Madison Ribberfest
  • Award Winning Pork – Madison Ribberfest
  • 5th Place Brisket – Madison Ribberfest
  • Runner Up – Indy A-List Best Barbecue
  • Award Winning Pork – Sams Club Regional National BBQ Tour Rockford IL
  • Award Winning Brisket – Wine, Brew and BBQ Festival
  • Award Winning Ribs – Wine, Brew and BBQ Festival
  • Grand Champion Overall – Sams Club National BBQ Tour Stop Canton, OH
  • Grand Champion Pork – Sams Club National BBQ Tour Stop Canton, OH
  • 3rd Place Ribs – Sams Club National BBQ Tour Stop Canton, OH
  • 3rd Place Chicken – Sams Club National BBQ Tour Stop Canton, OH
  • Award Winning Brisket – Sams Club National BBQ Tour Stop Canton, OH
  • Peoples Choice Champion – Smoke on the Square – Franklin, IN
  • Grand Champion Overall – Milk Cow Music Festival
  • Grand Champion Pork – Milk Cow Music Festival
  • Reserve Grand Champion Ribs – Milk Cow Music Festival
  • 4th Place Chicken – Milk Cow Music Festival
  • Award Winning Brisket – Milk Cow Music Festival
  • Reserve Grand Champion Overall – Smokin’ on the Water – Liberty IN
  • Grand Champion Ribs – Smokin’ on the Water – Liberty IN
  • Reserve Grand Champion Brisket – Smokin’ on the Water – Liberty IN
  • Award Winning Pork – Smokin’ on the Water – Liberty IN
  • Grand Champion Ribs – Capitol City Cookoff
  • Award Winning Chicken – Capitol City Cookoff

2011

  • Winner – Indy A-List Best Barbecue
  • 14th Overall – Jack Daniels World Invitational BBQ Championship
  • 8th Place Pork – Jack Daniels World Invitational BBQ Championship
  • 5th Overall – St Louis River Rub
  • 6th Place Brisket – St Louis River Rub
  • Award Winning Pork – St Louis River Rub
  • Award Winning Ribs – St Louis River Rub
  • Award Winning Chicken – St Louis River Rub
  • 16th Overall – American Royal Invitational
  • Award Winning Ribs – American Royal Invitational
  • Award Winning Brisket – American Royal Invitational
  • Award Winning Ribs – American Royal Invitational
  • 5th Place Ribs – Smoke on the Water
  • Award Winning Brisket – Smoke on the Water
  • Award Winning Pork – Smoke on the Water
  • 4th Place Overall – Madison Ribberfest
  • Award Winning Pork – Madison Ribberfest
  • Award Winning Ribs – Madison Ribberfest
  • Award Winning Brisket – Madison Ribberfest
  • Grand Champion – Wine, Brew and BBQ Festival
  • 1st Place Ribs – Wine, Brew and BBQ Festival
  • 2nd Place Brisket – Wine, Brew and BBQ Festival
  • 3rd Place Pork – Wine, Brew and BBQ Festival
  • Award Winning Sauce – Wine, Brew and BBQ Festival
  • People’s Choice Champion – Wine, Brew and BBQ Festival
  • Reserve Grand Champion – Smokin On The River
  • 1st Place Brisket- Smokin On The River
  • Award Winning Pork – Smokin On The River
  • Award Winning Ribs – Smokin On The River
  • Award Winning Chicken – Smokin On The River
  • Award Winning Pork – Memphis BBQ Bash
  • 5th Place Ribs – Run for the Ribs
  • Award Winning Ribs – Capitol City Cookoff
  • 4th Place Fruit Spicy – Smokin’ Hot Sauce – National BBQ Assoc. Expo
  • 6th Place Fruit Mild Sauce – Smokey Sweet Sauce – National BBQ Assoc. Expo

2010

  • Finalist – Indy A-List Best Barbecue
  • 4th Place Fruit Spicy – Smokin Hot Sauce – National BBQ Assoc. Expo

2009

  • Runner Up – Indy A-List Best Barbecue
  • 2nd Place Tomato Spicy – Smokin’ Hot Sauce – National BBQ Assoc. Expo
  • 3rd Place Fruit Spicy – Smokin’ Hot Sauce – National BBQ Assoc. Expo
  • 4th Place Label – Smokin’ Hot Sauce – National BBQ Assoc. Expo
  • 3rd Place Tomato Mild – Smokey Sweet Sauce- Best of the Best Sauce Competition
  • 2nd Place Tomato Spicy- Smokin’ Hot Sauce – Best of the Best Sauce Competition

2008

  • Top 5 Finalist – Indy A-List Best Barbecue
  • 4th Place Tomato Spicy- Smokin’ Hot Sauce – National BBQ Association Expo
  • 2nd Place Fruit Mild – Smokey Sweet Sauce – National BBQ Assoctation Expo
  • Award Winning Brisket – Bean Blossom Blues and BBQ Festival

2007

  • 4th Place Chicken- LP-Que BBQ Championship
  • Top 5 Finalist – Indy A-List Best Barbecue

2006

  • 1st Place Hot Sauce – Smokin’ Hot BBQ Sauce – National BBQ Assoc. Expo
  • 2nd Place- Catering Menu – National BBQ Assoc. Expo
  • 3rd Place- Best Sweet Sauce – National BBQ Assoc. Expo

2005

  • 3rd Place Ribs- Bodacious BBQ Festival

2004

  • 1st Place Fruit Spicy – Smokin’ Hot Sauce- National BBQ Assoc.Expo
  • 1st Place Squealer’s- Smokin’ Hot Sauce Label – National BBQ Assoc. Expo
  • 3rd Place Hot BBQ Sauce – Smokin’ Hot Sauce – National BBQ Assoc. Expo
  • 4th Place Fruit Mild – Smokey Sweet Sauce – National BBQ Assoc. Expo

2003

  • Grand Champion Sauce- Fort Wayne Rib Fest
  • Reserve Grand Champion Ribs- Fort Wayne Rib Fest
  • 4th Place Chicken – Cookin’ on the Cumberland

2001

  • Award Winning Pork- NC State Championship

2000

  • Best Ribs in America – Cleveland Ohio
  • Award Winning Sauce- Jack Daniels Invitational
  • Grand Champion- World Pork Expo BarbeQlossal
  • 1st Place Ribs- World Pork Expo BarbeQlossal
  • Reserve Grand Champion- Florida State Championship
  • 1st Place Ribs- Florida State Championship
  • 1st Place Pork- Florida State Championship
  • Best Sauce- Iowa Rib Burn-Off
  • 5th Place Sauce – Tennesse State Championship
  • 1st Place Pork – Nashville Shores BBQ Festival
  • 4th Place Chicken – NewYork State Buffalo Stampede

1999

  • Reserve Grand Champion – Tennessee State Championship
  • 1st Place Ribs – Tennesse State Championship
  • 1st Place Beef Brisket – Tennessee State Championship
  • 5th Place Sauce – Tennesse State Championship
  • Award Winning Sauce- Iowa Rib Burn-Off
  • Reserve Grand Champion- Ohio State Championship
  • 2nd Place Sauce- Ohio State Championship
  • 4th Place Ribs- Ohio State Championship
  • 2nd Place Beef Brisket- Ohio State Championship
  • 5th Place Sauce – Ohio State Championship
  • 1st Place Chicken – Chattanooga River Roast
  • 2nd Place Sauce – Chattanooga River Roast
  • 3rd Place Sauce – Cedar Rapids Rib Burn Off

1998

  • 2nd Place Brisket – Nashville Shores BBQ Festival
  • 3rd Place Ribs – Ohio State Championship Hocking College
  • 3rd Place BBQ Sauce – Ohio State Championship Hocking College
  • 1st Place Brisket – Tennesse State Championship
  • 3rd Place Ribs – Tennesse State Championship

1997

  • 1st Place Pork – Nashville Shores BBQ Festival
  • 2nd Place Chicken -Nashville Shores BBQ Festival
  • 2nd Place Chicken – Tennesse State Championship
  • 5th Place Pork – Tennesse State Championship
  • Award Winning Ribs – World Pork Expo BarbeQlossal
  • 3rd Place Whole Hog – World Pork Expo BarbeQlossal