Kansas City Barbeque judges spent Saturday very carefully judging 60 teams from six states who competed in the categories of chicken, ribs, pork and brisket at the Jiggy with the Piggy Festival in Kannapolis.
100 judges also from six states chose the winners based on taste, appearance and tenderness.
The Muttley Crew BBQ from Apex, NC was named the Grand Champion of the event and won $1,500. The Reserve Champion is North Meets South also from Apex, NC and they took home $1,000. Highest Finish for a Cabarrus/Rowan County Team was Rockwell Smokehouse BBQ.
The Top Ten is listed below:
Grand Champion: Muttley Crew BBQ
Reserve Champion: North Meets South
3rd – Smoke Monster BBQ from Asheboro, NC
4th – The Smokehouse Mafia from Taylorsville, NC
5th – 270 Smokers from Lexington, VA
6th – Hickory Barbecue Company from Shelby NC
7th – Sauced! BBQ from Denver, NC
8th – Creekside Smokers NC from Hickory, NC
9th – Smokin Skullies from Goldsboro, NC
10th – Rocky Top BBQ from Jonesborough, TN
First Place Chicken – Smokin NC from Candler, NC
First Place Pork Ribs – North Meets South, Apex, NC
First Place Pork – Old Colony Smokehouse, Edenton, NC
First Place Brisket – Muttley Crew BBQ, Apex, NC
Grand Champion - Muttley Crew
Reserve Grand Champion - North Meets South