Tried & True Helping Hands Cook Off

July 29, 2022 - July 30, 2022
State Championship
Cooks Choice - No Dessert and the entry must be cooked on the pit

Contest Details

Tried & True Helping Hands Cook Off
IBCA Contest Number: 2023-75

VFW 6284
1249 W. HWY 302
Kermit, TX 79745
[Driving Directions]

Head Judge: Maria Henry
Tray Pickup: 4:30 - 6:00 PM Friday
Cooks Meeting: Friday at 6:00 PM

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


See Flier

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 $25.00 5:30 meeting 7:30 Turn In
Cooks Choice $25.00 8:30 PM
Chili 25
Pork Butt 25

Saturday Ancillaries

Contact and Registration

Contact: Tommy Smithhart


Entry Fee: 175.00

Contest Registration/Flyer

Competition Results

Head Judge: Maria Henry
Number of Teams: 17

Tickets Summary: [PDF]

Master Ticket Details: [PDF]

Grand Champion

Merrick Hager / Smokin Raiders

Reserve Grand Champion

Aaron Lesley / Texas Oil Dust

Brisket: Aaron Lesley / Texas Oil Dust
Chicken: Erik Torres / UPPERCUT Smokers
Pork Spare Ribs: Gary Robertson / Holy Smokers BBQ


PlaceHead CookTeamPoints
1Merrick HagerSmokin Raiders524.52
2Aaron LesleyTexas Oil Dust517.88
3Erik TorresUPPERCUT Smokers515.94
4Gary RobertsonHoly Smokers BBQ511.96
5Chris HenryCrazy Henry Cookers511.16
6Allen SmithhartSBK BBQ505.5
7Ricky BranscumStache of Steel495.98
8Jason WallPork'n Ain't Easy488.22
9Paul WhitakerScooter's BBQ481.52
10Homero MendozaHomero479.62


PlaceHead CookTeamPoints
1Erik TorresUPPERCUT Smokers180.94
2Chris HenryCrazy Henry Cookers180.06
3Ricky BranscumStache of Steel173.82
4Merrick HagerSmokin Raiders173.54
5Paul WhitakerScooter's BBQ172.02
6Aaron LesleyTexas Oil Dust170.54
7Homero MendozaHomero168.54
8Jason WallPork'n Ain't Easy167.96
9Allen SmithhartSBK BBQ166.42
10Gary RobertsonHoly Smokers BBQ166.12

Pork Spare Ribs

PlaceHead CookTeamPoints
1Gary RobertsonHoly Smokers BBQ172.68
2Merrick HagerSmokin Raiders169.16
3Homero MendozaHomero168.0
4Craig HallHall-B-Q164.06
5Chris HenryCrazy Henry Cookers163.14
6Allen SmithhartSBK BBQ159.94
7Aaron LesleyTexas Oil Dust158.34
8Jacob LunaPhat Meat Smokers156.88
9Erik TorresUPPERCUT Smokers156.82
10Brenda FriesenMe, Myself and I156.32


PlaceHead CookTeamPoints
1Aaron LesleyTexas Oil Dust189.0
2Merrick HagerSmokin Raiders181.82
3Allen SmithhartSBK BBQ179.14
4Erik TorresUPPERCUT Smokers178.18
5Jason WallPork'n Ain't Easy174.14
6Gary RobertsonHoly Smokers BBQ173.16
7Ricky BranscumStache of Steel172.66
8Chris HenryCrazy Henry Cookers167.96
9Paul WhitakerScooter's BBQ166.44
10Tommy Smithhart5 And Back BBQ165.16



PlaceHead CookTeamPoints
1Brenda FriesenMe, Myself and I180.94
2Tommy SmithBent Nail BBQ169.26

Cooks Choice

PlaceHead CookTeamPoints
1Chris HenryCrazy Henry Cookers176.16
2Paul WhitakerScooter's BBQ174.52
3Merrick HagerSmokin Raiders171.42
4Allen SmithhartSBK BBQ169.26
5Aaron LesleyTexas Oil Dust168.74
6Danny HernandezPepper Kings166.16
7Tommy SmithBent Nail BBQ161.2
8Brenda FriesenMe, Myself and I157.64
9Jacob LunaPhat Meat Smokers153.8

Pork Butt

PlaceHead CookTeamPoints
1Tommy SmithBent Nail BBQ173.82
2Ricky BranscumStache of Steel171.8
3Gary RobertsonHoly Smokers BBQ170.78
4Aaron LesleyTexas Oil Dust168.66
5Paul WhitakerScooter's BBQ167.46
6Merrick HagerSmokin Raiders159.68
7Chris HenryCrazy Henry Cookers154.1