Nathen Montez Memorial Cookoff

November 3, 2023 - November 4, 2023
Kid's Que Meeting (pick up tray & pork chops) - 5:30 PM Friday

Contest Details

Nathen Montez Memorial Cookoff
IBCA Contest Number: 2024-39

1001 N 3rd St
Jal, NM 88252
[Driving Directions]

Head Judge: Maria Henry
Tray Pickup: Friday 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Additional Tray Pickup: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Cooks Meeting: Friday at 6:00 PM

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

Kids Q 7:00 PM
Anything Goes $25.00 8:00 PM

Saturday Ancillaries

Contact and Registration

Contact: Anthony Montez


Entry Fee: 175

Contest Registration/Flyer

Competition Results

Head Judge: Maria Henry
Number of Teams: 18

Tickets Summary: [PDF]

Master Ticket Details: [PDF]

Grand Champion

Erik Torres / UPPERCUT Smokers

Reserve Grand Champion

Tommy Smith / Bent Nail BBQ

Brisket: Sam DeMerritt / Too Sauced Birdies
Chicken: Tommy Smith / Bent Nail BBQ
Pork Spare Ribs: Richard Dutchover / CTR Q


PlaceHead CookTeamPoints
1Erik TorresUPPERCUT Smokers522.3
2Tommy SmithBent Nail BBQ508.14
3Kyle HernandezThat Oil Money505.12
4Albert AlbaStrong Smoke Rings503.5
5Richard DutchoverCTR Q493.5
6Joe Lozano JrA-Town Boyz BBQ490.36
7Samuel MitchellS&T BBQ477.22
8Leo AlvarezBigotes BBQ472.76
9Sam DeMerrittToo Sauced Birdies466.12
10Richard CummingsTaste My Sauce454.26


PlaceHead CookTeamPoints
1Tommy SmithBent Nail BBQ190.68
2Lorenzo VargasAll Bark Big Bite BBQ178.22
3Erik TorresUPPERCUT Smokers176.66
4Joe Lozano JrA-Town Boyz BBQ174.4
5Johnny CoulterP J Que171.56
6Leo AlvarezBigotes BBQ168.66
7Samuel MitchellS&T BBQ167.66
8Albert AlbaStrong Smoke Rings165.42
9German AlonsoUmo Kings161.74
10Richard DutchoverCTR Q158.42

Pork Spare Ribs

PlaceHead CookTeamPoints
1Richard DutchoverCTR Q180.76
2Albert AlbaStrong Smoke Rings177.66
3Kyle HernandezThat Oil Money171.4
4Tommy SmithBent Nail BBQ168.44
5Erik TorresUPPERCUT Smokers164.42
6Samuel MitchellS&T BBQ162.22
7Alex MarquezDrink It Up158.4
8German AlonsoUmo Kings152.82
9Richard CummingsTaste My Sauce149.62
10Joe Lozano JrA-Town Boyz BBQ148.34


PlaceHead CookTeamPoints
1Sam DeMerrittToo Sauced Birdies188.82
2Kyle HernandezThat Oil Money182.54
3Erik TorresUPPERCUT Smokers181.22
4Joe Lozano JrA-Town Boyz BBQ167.62
5Leo AlvarezBigotes BBQ162.92
6Albert AlbaStrong Smoke Rings160.42
7Javier MartinezJavi's BBQ155.64
8Richard DutchoverCTR Q154.3
9Richard CummingsTaste My Sauce152.7
10Ruben BrionesBriones BBQ151.54


Anything Goes

PlaceHead CookTeamPoints
1Tommy SmithBent Nail BBQ190.34
2Sam DeMerrittToo Sauced Birdies185.06