Largest BBQ Payout In Texas

Record Breaking Cook-Off


 

 

The 2013 Turn-n-Burn presented by the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce and WESTERN Premium BBQ Products set a record as the largest pay-out for a barbecue cook-off in the State of Texas this past weekend. Just how much? Winners walked away with a whopping $34,200. Organizers hope to increase this amount for next year’s event.

The event brought in 149 teams (151 had initially signed up) to prove their mettle at their various pits.

Winning the Grand Champion prize was Hampton Pratka’s team the Bottle Cap Cookers consisting of Dorothy and Bill Pratka and Chelsea White. They also came in second in the Rib Division.

Bring home Reserve Champion were Alicia and Clarence Joseph of Mama and Papa Joe’s Barbeque. The Josephs also won second and fourth place in the Brisket and Chicken Divisions respectively.

Each first place team also won bonus money plus prizes of WESTERN Premium BBQ Products. They also provided wood and firestarter to every single team.

Chamber President Chico Cox was very pleased with the turn out. “There were cookers everywhere! WW Wood, Inc. was a great partner and the IBCA folks as well.”

The dances had great attendance with standing room only at the huge Saturday night dances featuring Rodney Hayden and the Bellamy Brothers and the team roping held during the day on Saturday had over 300 entries.

A new feature at this event was the addition of involving students from the culinary class at Pleasanton High School. Gabriel Rodriguez and Katie Kruse, both seniors at PHS, each had the same ingredients to prepare for the competition. Gabriel won first place and a $1,250 scholarship and Katie came in second and won $750. The event was sponsored by Security Service Federal Credit Union and the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce.

RESULTS

Cook’s Choice Winners

Bean Winners

10th Place: Bubba’s Bar-b-q Rub – Bert Reinke

9th Place: The Worms Cooking Team – Joe Castillo

8th Place: Mesquite Burning Aggies – Jose Rodriguez

10th Place: Smoke Ring Kings – Jeffrey D. Garza

9th Place: That’s My BBQ – Eugene Reyes

8th Place: 1 More Beer – Mike Mueller

7th Place: Family Feud – Kevin Jackson

6th Place: Smoke’em If Ya Got’em – Lupe Martinez

5th Place: Giant BBQ – Darwin Hoel

4th Place: Most Wanted Smokers – Riccardo Rodriguez

3rd Place: JD’s Team Xtreme BBQ – JD Davidsmeyer

2nd Place: Cactus Flat Cookers – Daniel Bade

1st Place: J Town Grillers – Jacob Walker

7th Place: Lupe’s BBQ – Lupe Ramirez

6th Place: Next Door Catering – Troy Brown

5th Place: Wingnut Cookers – Richard Janek Jr.

4th Place: 4 T BBQ – Joshua Dove

3rd Place: Keep’er Hot Cookin Team – Shane Burchfield

2nd Place: R-Pals – Abel Alcanter

1st Place: Backyard Boy’s & Co. – Bill Boyle

Chicken Winners

10th Place: Trash Can Cookers – Monte Brown

9th Place: Gruengo’s – Charlie Wimberley

8th Place: Smokin’ Hott – Toni Olenick

7th Place: J&J Cookers – Joseph Brown

6th Place: Orange Maple Too – Teresa Muniz

5th Place: Bar H BBQ – Philp Hofferichter

4th Place: Mama & Papa Joe’s BBQ – Clarence Joseph

3rd Place: Cactus Flat Cookers – Daniel Bade

2nd Place: Orange Maple Cookers – Howard Muniz

1st Place: Bottle Cap Cookers – Hampton Pratka

Pork Spare Ribs Winners

10th Place: Sauced Up N Smokin’ – Greg Deters

9th Place: Poke in Da Eye – Joseph Koricanek

8th Place: Smokewagon – Brad Olenick

7th Place: 1 More Beer – Mike Mueller

6th Place: Pork Pistol Posse – Chad Gilbert

5th Place: Fire & Smoke Cooking Team – Archie Donaho

4th Place: The Worms Cooking Team – Joe Castillo

3rd Place: Coastal City Smokers – Lenny Ybanez

2nd Place: Bottlecap Cookers – Hampton Protka

1st Place: Giant BBQ – Darwin Hoel

Brisket Winners

10th Place: Gruengo’s – Charlie Wimberley

9th Place: Blowin’ Smoke – Felix Perez

8th Place: Bar 80 BBQ – Mark Bodden

7th Place: 4 D BBQ – Brenda Davenport

6th Place: Smokewagon BBQ – Brad Olenick

5th Place: Smoke’em If Ya Got’em – Lupe Martinez

4th Place: BMF Smokers – Jaime Balderas

3rd Place: Miss N Rib – Greg Rinehart

2nd Place: Mama & Papa Joe’s BBQ – Clarence Joseph

1st Place: That’s My BBQ – Eugene Reyes

Plans for a bigger and even better Turn-n-Burn in 2014 are already in the works according to Wade McBee and Chico Cox, co-chairmen of the event.


Top Photo: A panoramic photo showing the BBQ cookers at pre-awards time this past weekend. Above Photo: The Atascosa County Showbarn grounds were wall-to-wall barbeque cookers at the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce Third Annual Turn-N-Burn Cook-off held last weekend. A record breaking 149 teams participated in the event.

Top Photo: A panoramic photo showing the BBQ cookers at pre-awards time this past weekend. Above Photo: The Atascosa County Showbarn grounds were wall-to-wall barbeque cookers at the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce Third Annual Turn-N-Burn Cook-off held last weekend. A record breaking 149 teams participated in the event.

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