National Championship Barbecue Cookoff

October 22, 2021 - October 23, 2021

Contest Details

National Championship Barbecue Cookoff
IBCA Contest Number: 2022-59

314 W River St
Meridian , TX 76665
[Driving Directions]

Head Judge: Judy
Tray Pickup: 5:00 to 7:30
Cooks Meeting: Friday at 8:00

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: 7 Individual Pork Spare Ribs)
Brisket (Required: 7 Full Slices)

Friday Ancillaries

Saturday Ancillaries

Contact and Registration

Contact: Karmree Nieuwenhuis


Entry Fee: 225.00

Contest Registration/Flyer

Competition Results

Head Judge: Judy
Number of Teams: 48

Tickets Summary: [PDF]

Master Ticket Details: [PDF]

Grand Champion

Heath Walden / River Bottom Boys

Reserve Grand Champion

Jay Taylor / Smokey and the Bandits

Brisket: Jay Taylor / Smokey and the Bandits
Chicken: Michael Sargent Jr / Bubba Fatz BBQ
Pork Spare Ribs: Heath Walden / River Bottom Boys


PlaceHead CookTeamPoints
1Heath WaldenRiver Bottom Boys516.18
2Jay TaylorSmokey and the Bandits506.44
3Brad OlenickBurnin' Money492.52
4Brenda HutchinesI do BBQ486.04
5Jerry Kopriva"Hot" Czech481.58
6Michelle WadeNothin' Fancy478.26
7Mike ThomasPump Jack BBQ475.4
8Toni OlenickSmokn' Hott474.64
9Edward Wick473.93
10Michael Sargent JrBubba Fatz473.72


PlaceHead CookTeamPoints
1Michael Sargent JrBubba Fatz BBQ199.66
2IRA GreenFlying G Barbcue180.54
3Dennis Kolarstone cold cooking team177.0
4Mike ThomasPump Jack BBQ175.26
5Melissa MarekHot Mess Cookers173.0
6Toni OlenickSmokn' Hott171.6
7Brad OlenickBurnin' Money170.22
8Jerry Kopriva"Hot" Czech169.8
9Patrick WiltseBlue Suede BBQ169.28
10Robert RalstonDouble R BBQ167.68

Pork Spare Ribs

PlaceHead CookTeamPoints
1Heath WaldenRiver Bottom Boys185.98
2Billy PribbleSmoke Kings Barbecue184.26
3Cheryl MarakSTILL SMOKIN'180.72
4Juke MorenoTexas Country BBQ179.4
5Brad OlenickBurnin' Money178.96
6Eddy MoralesThe Pitfather BBQ178.68
7Bennie KogerShort Rib BBQ178.66
8Brenda HutchinesI do BBQ175.6
9Jared KolarPLAYIN' WITH FIRE175.4
10Jay TaylorSmokey and the Bandits172.46


PlaceHead CookTeamPoints
1Jay TaylorSmokey and the Bandits189.74
2Brenda HutchinesI do BBQ188.92
3Heath WaldenRiver Bottom Boys179.94
4Melissa MarekHot Mess Cookers175.08
5Gene PipesSmokin Pipes BBQ172.8
6Toni OlenickSmokn' Hott169.52
7Mike ThomasPump Jack BBQ163.8
8James BrooksBoss BBQ163.06
9Darrell MarekCountry Cookers162.46
10Fred RoblesRio Valley Meat161.64