'Squeal Like a Pig BBQ' takes Raider Red Meats championship
'Squeal Like a Pig BBQ' won two of the four categories to take Grand Champion honors at the annual Raider Red Meats Barbecue and Ribeye Championship, sponsored by the Kansas City Barbecue Society (KCBS).
Squeal Like a Pig captured first place in both chicken and pork and finished third in pork ribs in route to accumulating 700.57 points, just 16 points ahead of Reserve Champion Slap 'Yo' Daddy BBQ' with 686.86 points. Squeal Like a Pig also finished third in pork ribs and in the top 25 in brisket.
'Slap Yo' Daddy' finished in the top 10 in three of the four categories, taking third in pork ribs, fifth in chicken and seventh in brisket while finishing 12th in pork.
'West Texas Pitmasters' took third overall, just 0.08 points behind Slap Yo' Daddy with 686.78 points, while Butcher BBQ was fourth with 686.19 points.
The cook-off took place in late August on the southwest side of the Department of Animal and Food Sciences building in the C12 and C14 parking lots on the Texas Tech University campus. Raider Red Meats is a part of the Meat Science and Muscle Biology program.
The KCBS, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and enjoying barbecue, is one of the world's largest organization of barbecue and grilling enthusiasts with more than 20,000 members. The group sanctions more than 500 barbecue contests worldwide. From volunteering to actual event production, members offer assistance to civic and charitable organizations who organize events.
CONTACT: Michael Orth, chairman, Department of Animal and Food Sciences, Texas Tech University at (806) 834-5653 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Tate Corliss, Meat Lab manager and director of Raider Red Meats, Texas Tech University at (806)- 1610 or email@example.com
0901NM16 / Editor's Note: For complete results, visit the KCBS website at http://www.kcbs.us/event/6254/raider-red-meats-bbq-ribeye-championship