3rd Annual Los Fresnos Cowboy Cookoff

November 15, 2019 - November 16, 2019

Contest Details

3rd Annual Los Fresnos Cowboy Cookoff
IBCA Contest Number: 2020-76

Los Fresnos Rodeo Grounds, Hwy 100
Los Fresnos, TX 78566
Head Judge: Eddie Tapia
Tray Pickup:
Cooks Meeting: at

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


Meats to be Cooked

Half Chicken 2 Fully Jointed Chicken Halves (Complete with wing, breast, thigh and leg.)
Pork Spare Ribs (Required: 9 Individual Pork Spare Ribs)
Brisket (Required: 9 Full Slices)

Friday Ancillaries


Saturday Ancillaries

Pan De Campo

Contact and Registration

Contact: Larry Cantu
Contact: Jerry Bruce


Entry Fee: 150.00

Contest Registration/Flyer

Competition Results

Head Judge: Eddie Tapia
Number of Teams: 26

Grand Champion

Hector Cantu / BBQ-HOLICS

Reserve Grand Champion

Liz Shamlian / Hot MES!

Brisket: Hector Cantu / BBQ-HOLICS
Chicken: Jerry Cardenas / Loaded Smoke!
Pork Spare Ribs: Cruz Tijerina / Boot Co.


PlaceHead CookTeamPoints
1Hector CantuBBQ-HOLICS27.0
2Liz ShamlianHot MES!19.0
3Cruz TijerinaBoot Co.17.0
4Jerry CardenasLoaded Smoke!15.0
5Steve ShamlianTeam SAS13.0
6Roel VillanuevaKiller V BBQ Cooking Team13.0
7Raul De La RosaRGV Border Bandits10.0
8Abel RamirezBrotherhood Grillers10.0
9Santiago BernalSPG Deep South BBQ10.0
10Cesar MejiaSmoking & Toasting BBQ9.0


PlaceHead CookTeamPoints
1Jerry CardenasLoaded Smoke!10.0
2Hector CantuBBQ-HOLICS9.0
3Rene GonzalesGonzales Family Barbecue8.0
4Santiago BernalSPG Deep South BBQ7.0
5Liz ShamlianHot MES!6.0
6Ruben CuevasDrunken Meats5.0
7Cruz TijerinaBoot Co.4.0
8Cesar MejiaSmoking & Toasting BBQ3.0
9Abel RamirezBrotherhood Grillers2.0
10Raul De La RosaRGV Border Bandits1.0

Pork Spare Ribs

PlaceHead CookTeamPoints
1Cruz TijerinaBoot Co.10.0
2Roel VillanuevaKiller V BBQ Cooking Team9.0
3Hector CantuBBQ-HOLICS8.0
4Steve ShamlianTeam SAS7.0
5Liz ShamlianHot MES!6.0
6Nick SotoNacho's BBQ5.0
7Cesar MejiaSmoking & Toasting BBQ4.0
8Santiago BernalSPG Deep South BBQ3.0
9Uwe BraunBeerbelly's BBQ2.0
10Michael RiveraBlowin' Smoke1.0


PlaceHead CookTeamPoints
1Hector CantuBBQ-HOLICS10.0
2Raul De La RosaRGV Border Bandits9.0
3Abel RamirezBrotherhood Grillers8.0
4Liz ShamlianHot MES!7.0
5Steve ShamlianTeam SAS6.0
6Jerry CardenasLoaded Smoke!5.0
7Roel VillanuevaKiller V BBQ Cooking Team4.0
8Cruz TijerinaBoot Co.3.0
9Cesar MejiaSmoking & Toasting BBQ2.0
10Raul MartinezWhat Have You Been Smokin1.0



PlaceHead CookTeamPoints
1Ruben Tristan JrHook'd on Smokin'10.0
2Uwe BraunBeerbelly's BBQ9.0
3Jesus MariscalSouth Texas Ash Kickers8.0


PlaceHead CookTeamPoints
1Juan de la CerdaJC Ranch10.0
2Nick SotoNacho's BBQ9.0
3Cesar MejiaSmoking & Toasting BBQ8.0

Pan De Campo

PlaceHead CookTeamPoints
1Uwe BraunBeerbelly's BBQ10.0
2Juan de la CerdaJC Ranch9.0
3Jesus MariscalSouth Texas Ash Kickers8.0

Peoples Choice Award

PlaceHead CookTeamPoints
1Uwe BraunBeerbelly's BBQ10.0