29th Jourdanton VFD Cook-off a smokin’ success



Grand Champion winners Sweet Heat BBQ, Jim Fly. JOE DAVID CORDOVA | PLEASANTON EXPRESS

Grand Champion winners Sweet Heat BBQ, Jim Fly. JOE DAVID CORDOVA | PLEASANTON EXPRESS

The 29th Jourdanton Volunteer Fire Dept. Cookoff held May 17-18 at St. Matthews was a smokin’ success. All funds raised will go towards purchasing a new fire truck for Jourdanton VFD. There were 44 cook-off teams who entered the cook-off and the consensus was that the event was wellrun, organized and tons of fun. Dianne Fly of Sweet Heat BBQ said about the cook-off, “It was a great event. Well run. We will be back. Thanks for all your hard work.”

In addition to the cookoff, the event had a Kids- Q-Nation cookoff, Ballet Folklorico Dancers, Methodist Air Life Helicopter tours, washer tournament, auction and the Allen Torans and Misty Blue Band with special guest Clifford Lyssy.

“The organizers of 29th Jourdanton JFD Cookoff wist to thank all the volunteers and families of the Jourdanton Fire Department for your hard work and dedication at the event ,” said Jeff Rankin. Special thanks to go to Lonestar Graphics, R&B Printing, KSAQ FM 102.3, Pleasanton Express, Joe David Cordova, Brandy Bramlett, Misty Yarbough, The Shot Glass, Abel Casas,

First Place Brisket, Team Chapacabra- Jackie and Tim Milligan, center, with JVFD Secretary Amy Balderas and JVFD Treasurer Carl Strange. PHOTOS BY JOE DAVID CORDOVA | PLEASANTON EXPRESS

First Place Brisket, Team Chapacabra- Jackie and Tim Milligan, center, with JVFD Secretary Amy Balderas and JVFD Treasurer Carl Strange. PHOTOS BY JOE DAVID CORDOVA | PLEASANTON EXPRESS

Allen Torans and the Misty Blue Band Clifford Lyssy. Thanks also to title sponsors, Guadalupe Ranch Trust and to event sponsors RE Kustoms, RB Printing, VTX Communications, LLC, Hochheim, Praire Insurance, Gaydos Construction, the City of Jourdanton, Jourdanton Chamber of Commerce, Gillespie Custom Cabinets, Vedado Oil and Gas, E&L Garage and Wiley Energy Service.

The category winners for the cook-off were Grand Champion Jim Fly/ Sweet Heat BBQ and Reserve Grand Champion Jacob Walker/J Town Grillers with Kids-Que-Nation 1st place win going to Adalyn Flores.

Chicken: 1st Place ~ Jacob Walker

/ J Town Grillers, 2nd Place ~

Wesley Eoff / Can’t Quit Smok’n,

3rd Place ~ Todd Brister / Grill

Sargents, 4th Place ~ Mike Hernandez / Whiskey Business, 5th Place ~ Jim Fly / Sweet Heat BBQ, 6th Place ~ Matias Serrata / Pit Boss Smokers, 7th Place ~ Carlos Casanova / Team Casanova BBQ, 8th Place ~ Jason Reyes / Pura Vida, 9th Place ~ Rogelio Guerra / Roys Family BBQ, 10th Place ~ Ralph Flores / Cowboy Up Cooking Team.

First Place Ribs, Cowboy Up Cooking Team- Ralph and Rosie Flores.

First Place Ribs, Cowboy Up Cooking Team- Ralph and Rosie Flores.

Ribs: 1st Place ~ Ralph Flores / Cowboy Up Cooking Team, 2nd Place ~ Jim Fly / Sweet Heat BBQ, 3rd Place ~ Matias Serrata / Pit Boss Smokers, 4th Place ~ Doug Homann / Boozin Bucs, 5th Place ~Scott Garris / 10-56 Cookers, 6th Place ~ Andrew Garcia / SMOKE’N 830, 7th Place ~ Kit Polk / Kanned Heat, 8th Place ~ Chris Hillard / C&E Cookers, 9th Place ~ Jackie Milligan / Team Chapacabra, 10th Place ~ Wesley Eoff / Can’t Quit Smok’n.

Brisket: 1st Place ~ Jackie Milligan / Team Chapacabra, 2nd Place ~ Bob Bryant / Do No Harm, 3rd Place ~ Kit Polk / Kanned Heat, 4th Place ~ Chris Wollenzin / Wolley Q BBQ, 5th Place ~ Andrew Garcia / SMOKE’N 830, 6th Place ~ Jacob Walker / J Town Grillers, 7th Place ~ Jim Fly / Sweet Heat BBQ, 8th Place ~ Chris Hillard / C&E Cookers, 9th Place ~ Doug Homann / Boozin Bucs, 10th Place ~ Jeff Rankin / Smoke Showing.

First Place Chicken, J Town Grillers- Jacob and Lacey Walker.

First Place Chicken, J Town Grillers- Jacob and Lacey Walker.

Cooks Choice: 1st Place ~ Jim Fly / Sweet Heat BBQ, 2nd Place ~ Robin McCleary / Smokalicous, 3rd Place ~ Jacob Walker / J Town Grillers . Dessert: 1st Place ~ Amber Forest / Get Lit, 2nd Place ~ Jeff Rankin / Smoke Showing, 3rd Place ~ John White / Flo Rite Fluids, Inc.

Margaritas: 1st Place ~ John White / Flo Rite Fluids, Inc., 2nd Place ~ Richard Cruz / Cousins Back Yard Cookers, 3rd Place ~ Amber Forest / Get Lit.

Beans: 1st Place ~ Mike Valdez / Smokin Pops, 2nd Place ~ Sam Briseno / Good Time Cookers,3rd Place ~ Gordon McCleary / Smokalicious BBQ

Washers: 1st Place Matthew Issac and Josh Issac, 2nd Place Ray Guzman and JoJo Brown, 3rd Place John and Jacob.

First Place Beans, Smokin Pops - Mike Valdez team captain.

First Place Beans, Smokin Pops – Mike Valdez team captain.

First Place Kids Que, Adalyn Flores, center, with JVFD Secretary Amy Balderas and JVFD Chief Jay Fojtik.

First Place Kids Que, Adalyn Flores, center, with JVFD Secretary Amy Balderas and JVFD Chief Jay Fojtik.

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