January 13, 2017
Overall: – 1. CLARK CREW BBQ – 2. YOU QUE’D ME ALL NIGHT LONG – 3. GETTIN’ BASTED – 4. BIG POPPA SMOKERS – 5. BURNIN BOBS BUTTS N BONES
Chicken – GETTIN’ BASTED
Pork – SMOKIN HOT J’S
Ribs – BURNIN BOBS BUTTS N BONES
Brisket – KEEP CALM AND BLAZE ON
The third annual National Western BBQ Throwdown took place on Saturday, Jan. 7 at the 2017 National Western Stock Show. In the parking lot behind the Events Center were 40 teams from seven states, all looking to competitively cook up four meats for six judges certified by the Kansas City BBQ Society.
Those four meats were chicken, pork, ribs and brisket. A good looking trophy buckle was up for grabs, along with $2,750 for the Grand Champion (Clark Crew BBQ of Yukon, Okla.) and $1,650 for the Reserve Grand Champion (You Que'd Me All Night Long of Albuquerque, N.M.).
"This is the first opportunity in 2017 for teams to earn points towards the Kansas City BBQ Society's championship," said event organizer and emcee Tom Hollinshead. "There are over 3,500 teams ranked by the Kansas City BBQ Society, and we have the No. 3 and the No. 5 team in the country here. In the coming years, this is just going to get bigger and better." ❖