Papalote VFD Annual Cookoff

April 21, 2023 - April 22, 2023
State Championship

Contest Details

Papalote VFD Annual Cookoff
IBCA Contest Number: 2023-137

134 County Road 629
Sinton, TX 78387
[Driving Directions]

Head Judge: Josh Kovar
Tray Pickup: 4-6PM FRIDAY
Cooks Meeting: Friday at 6:00PM

Turn in times / Schedule
12:00 Chicken
1:30 Pork Spare Ribs
3:00 Brisket



Meats to be Cooked

Half Chicken 1 Fully Jointed Chicken Half (Complete with wing, breast, thigh and leg.)
Pork Spare Ribs (Required: 8 Individual Pork Spare Ribs)
Brisket (Required: 8 Full Slices)

Friday Ancillaries

Chefs Choice $30 7pm

Saturday Ancillaries

Beans $30 10AM
Dessert $30 11AM

Contact and Registration

Contact: Lee Garza


Entry Fee: 225

Contest Registration/Flyer

Competition Results

Head Judge: Josh Kovar
Number of Teams: 32

Tickets Summary: [PDF]

Master Ticket Details: [PDF]

Grand Champion

Richard Vargas / "A Pinch of Migra"

Reserve Grand Champion

Zach Smith / Meat-Locker Misfits

Brisket: Zach Smith / Meat-Locker Misfits
Chicken: John Lynch / Thunderstruck
Pork Spare Ribs: Justin Flores / Family Grillers


PlaceHead CookTeamPoints
1Richard Vargas"A Pinch of Migra"561.24
2Zach SmithMeat-Locker Misfits548.5
3Justin FloresFamily Grillers548.36
4Samantha DanielBuckle Up BBQ525.78
5Bo DanielTotally Bodacious BBQ519.94
6Michael Gibson JrRepeat Offenders BBQ518.94
7Leroy Barrera JrDIG IN BBQ518.28
8Raul GonzalezRG3 smokers513.76
9Rick MirelezLick My Stack Cooking Team512.98
10Brayn BauchLonestar Grub BBQ512.74


PlaceHead CookTeamPoints
1John LynchThunderstruck186.02
2Cody RochesterFamily Tradition BBQ185.72
3Zach SmithMeat-Locker Misfits183.62
4Michael Gibson JrRepeat Offenders BBQ183.44
5Mike GomezMike’s Q182.8
6Troy LusslerRotten Oak180.02
7Richard Vargas"A Pinch of Migra"177.06
8Leroy Barrera JrDIG IN BBQ176.44
9Rick MirelezLick My Stack Cooking Team176.12
10Dustin EllisSouth Creek Cookers175.5

Pork Spare Ribs

PlaceHead CookTeamPoints
1Justin FloresFamily Grillers195.26
2Samantha DanielBuckle Up BBQ191.9
3Richard Vargas"A Pinch of Migra"190.46
4Bo DanielTotally Bodacious BBQ190.36
5Leroy Barrera JrDIG IN BBQ186.56
6Robert M PerkinsTexas Legends Cooking Team182.28
7Raul GonzalezRG3 smokers178.66
8Michael Gibson JrRepeat Offenders BBQ177.76
9Eric RosalesDouble R barbecue175.88
10John (Fritz) ScottenSmoke “N” Wagon172.72


PlaceHead CookTeamPoints
1Zach SmithMeat-Locker Misfits203.96
2Justin FloresFamily Grillers201.74
3Richard Vargas"A Pinch of Migra"193.72
4Rick MirelezLick My Stack Cooking Team188.54
5Bryan BauchLonesome Grub BBQ186.46
6Bo DanielTotally Bodacious BBQ184.1
7Mike GomezMike’s Q181.12
8Robert HackncyBand of Brothers177.78
9Raul GonzalezRG3 smokers177.66
10Dustin EllisSouth Creek Cookers173.54



PlaceHead CookTeamPoints
1Rick MirelezLick My Stack Cooking Team
2Nick BlackFirst Community Bank
3Bryan BauchLonesome Grub BBQ

Chefs Choice

PlaceHead CookTeamPoints
1John LynchThunderstruck
2Michael Gibson JrRepeat Offenders BBQ
3John (Fritz) ScottenSmoke “N” Wagon


PlaceHead CookTeamPoints
1Martin SilvaTexas Grill Master
2Danny NavanjoLucky Horseshoe
3Jimmie BoachPoppa Doodle BBBQ