Smokin on the Plaza

June 18, 2021 - June 19, 2021
State Championship
Cook off capped at 35 teams this year.

Contest Details

Smokin on the Plaza
201 S Main
Lovington, NM 88260
Head Judge: Jennifer Dizmang
Tray Pickup:
Cooks Meeting: Friday at 7pm

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

Contact and Registration

Contact: Mara Salcido


Entry Fee: 150.00

Contest Registration/Flyer

Competition Results

Head Judge: Jennifer Dizmang
Number of Teams: 26

Grand Champion

Aaron Lesley / Texas Oil Dust

Reserve Grand Champion

Merrick Hager / Smokin Raiders

Brisket: Aaron Lesley / Texas Oil Dust
Chicken: Jeff Smith / Texas OIl Dust 2
Pork Spare Ribs: Merrick Hager / Smokin Raiders


PlaceHead CookTeamPoints
1Aaron LesleyTexas Oil Dust26
2Merrick HagerSmokin Raiders20
3Chuck LongTexas Rebel Smokehouse20
4Jeff SmithTexas OIl Dust 219
5Jeremy CortezSmoking OCD18
6Gabriel HerreraSmokin G's BBQ11
7David WhitakerBee Team BBQ11
8Tommy SmithBent Nail BBQ9
9Ryan Hernandez2D BBQ8
10Donnie HillThe Right Stuff BBQ7


PlaceHead CookTeamPoints
1Jeff SmithTexas OIl Dust 210
2Aaron LesleyTexas Oil Dust9
3Ryan Hernandez2D BBQ8
4Jeremy CortezSmoking OCD7
5Chuck LongTexas Rebel Smokehouse6
6David WhitakerBee Team BBQ5
7Soloman HernandezH-D BBQ4
8Merrick HagerSmokin Raiders3
9Gabriel HerreraSmokin G's BBQ2
10Tommy SmithBent Nail BBQ1

Pork Spare Ribs

PlaceHead CookTeamPoints
1Merrick HagerSmokin Raiders10
2Jeremy CortezSmoking OCD9
3Chuck LongTexas Rebel Smokehouse8
4Aaron LesleyTexas Oil Dust7
5Charlie SotoOK Den BBQ6
6David WhitakerBee Team BBQ5
7Gabriel HerreraSmokin G's BBQ4
8Donnie HillThe Right Stuff BBQ3
9Paul WhitakerScooter's BBQ2


PlaceHead CookTeamPoints
1Aaron LesleyTexas Oil Dust10
2Jeff SmithTexas OIl Dust 29
3Tommy SmithBent Nail BBQ8
4Merrick HagerSmokin Raiders7
5Chuck LongTexas Rebel Smokehouse6
6Gabriel HerreraSmokin G's BBQ5
7Donnie HillThe Right Stuff BBQ4
8Russell FlowersIt Is What It is Smokin’ BBQ3
9Jeremy CortezSmoking OCD2
10David WhitakerBee Team BBQ1