South Texas Courage to Change Cookoff

February 7, 2020 - February 8, 2020

Contest Details

South Texas Courage to Change Cookoff
IBCA Contest Number: 2020-1637

11900 N 26th St
McAllen, TX 78501
[Driving Directions]

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

fajitas 25.00 8pm

Saturday Ancillaries

Pan De Campo 25.00 10 am
Beans 25.00 11 am

Contact and Registration

Contact: Nadia Ochoa


Entry Fee: 150.00

Contest Registration/Flyer

Competition Results

Head Judge: Eddie Tapia
Number of Teams: 29

Grand Champion

EJ De Leon / Los Buzzards

Reserve Grand Champion

Jerry Cardenas / Loaded Smoke

Brisket: EJ De Leon / Los Buzzards
Chicken: Jerry Cardenas / Loaded Smoke
Pork Spare Ribs: Raul De La Rosa / RGV Border Bandits


PlaceHead CookTeamPoints
1EJ De LeonLos Buzzards23.0
2Jerry CardenasLoaded Smoke17.0
3Raul De La RosaRGV Border Bandits16.0
4Danny LueraInhognito16.0
5Dylan De LeonTejas Q12.0
6Oscar Garcia JrSons Of SmOAK10.0
7Cesar MejiaSmoking & Toasting BBQ10.0
8Mario BenavidezChillin N Grillin9.0
9Ruben Ramirez JrTeam Buffa9.0
10jose pulidoPulido's Family Tradition7.0


PlaceHead CookTeamPoints
1Jerry CardenasLoaded Smoke10.0
2EJ De LeonLos Buzzards9.0
3Danny LueraInhognito8.0
4Hector CantuBBQ Holics7.0
5Mario BenavidezChillin N Grillin6.0
6Cesar MejiaSmoking & Toasting BBQ5.0
7Hector HernandezMe Rub you Long Time 4.0
8Dylan De LeonTejas Q3.0
9Brandon HernandezBad Smoke BBQ2.0
10Arnold GuerreroMotley Q1.0

Pork Spare Ribs

PlaceHead CookTeamPoints
1Raul De La RosaRGV Border Bandits10.0
2Ruben Ramirez JrTeam Buffa9.0
3Danny LueraInhognito8.0
4Jerry CardenasLoaded Smoke7.0
5Cruz TijerinaBoot Co.6.0
6Ralph FloresCowboy Up Cooking Team5.0
7EJ De LeonLos Buzzards4.0
8Rene GonzalesGonzales Family Barbecue3.0
9Oscar Garcia JrSons Of SmOAK2.0
10Rolando RiveraHere For The Beer Cooking Team1.0


PlaceHead CookTeamPoints
1EJ De LeonLos Buzzards10.0
2Dylan De LeonTejas Q9.0
3Oscar Garcia JrSons Of SmOAK8.0
4jose pulidoPulido's Family Tradition7.0
5Raul De La RosaRGV Border Bandits6.0
6Cesar MejiaSmoking & Toasting BBQ5.0
7Brandon HernandezBad Smoke BBQ4.0
8Mario BenavidezChillin N Grillin3.0
9Jason BartimusChewing Da Fat2.0
10Rene GonzalesGonzales Family Barbecue1.0



PlaceHead CookTeamPoints
1Tony GarzaIron Horse Cooking Team10.0
2Ruben Ramirez JrTeam Buffa9.0
3Hector HernandezMe Rub you Long Time 8.0
4Javier SaenzTerry Canales Team7.0
5Ralph FloresCowboy Up Cooking Team6.0


PlaceHead CookTeamPoints
1Ruben Ramirez JrTeam Buffa10.0
2Tony GarzaIron Horse Cooking Team9.0
3Ramiro HernandezAfter the Whistle BBQ8.0

Pan de Campo

PlaceHead CookTeamPoints
1Tony GarzaIron Horse Cooking Team10.0
2Oscar Garcia JrSons Of SmOAK9.0
3Ruben Ramirez JrTeam Buffa8.0
4Ralph FloresCowboy Up Cooking Team7.0
5Jaime SaenzS. TX Insurance Services6.0