2022 Bar-B-Que Champions Named

February 26, 2022

2022 Bar-B-Que Champions Named

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ 2022 World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Contest Winners Announced
More than 250 barbecue teams competed at the 2022 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Contest, presented by Cotton Holdings, Feb. 24 – 26, 2022. On Saturday night, one team was named Grand Champion Overall — Williamson County Go Texan.

 

Over the course of three days, teams from across Texas and the world competed for championship titles in the following categories: Brisket, Ribs, Chicken, Go Texan, Dutch Oven Dessert and the new Open Contest.

 

For the second time, the World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Contest hosted a Jr. Cook-off. These young competitors, 8 to 14 years old, were given a steak to prepare, and were judged on appearance/presentation, tenderness and taste.


The 2022 World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Contest winners are:
  • Grand Champion Overall – Williamson County Go Texan
  • Reserve Grand Champion Overall – Mama and Papa Joe’s BBQ

Brisket
  • Champion – Cowboys 4 Heroes
  • Second Place – Jasper County Go Texan
  • Third Place – Fayette County

Ribs
  • Champion – Brew Crew Cookers
  • Second Place – San Patricio County Go Texan
  • Third Place – Letsos Pan-Handlers

Chicken
  • Champion – Gettin Sauced Cookers
  • Second Place – Goliad County Go Texan
  • Third Place – Los Gallos

Go Texan
  • Grand Champion – Jasper County Go Texan
  • Reserve Champion – Metro Go Texan 2/Q’ston Barbecue

Dutch Oven Dessert
  • Champion – Willis Group – Pecan Pie Cheesecake
  • Second Place – Rusty’s Smoke BBQ – Hazelnut Chocolate Cheesecake
  • Third Place – NRG Energy, Inc. – Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Open Contest
  • Champion – Clifton Chevy Cookers, LLC – Seafood Surprise
  • Second Place – Cotton Q Club – Q Club Surf & Turf
  • Third Place – Ritch’s Raiders – Steak & Lobster

Jr. Cook-off
  • Champion – RJ Fite, Asleep at the Grill
  • Second Place – Raelyn Barker, Circle D-A Cookers
  • Third Place – Vince Martinez, Metro Go Texan 3/Midnight Mavericks

Specialty Awards
  • Best Façade – Cotton Club
  • Go Texan Best Façade – Brazos County
  • Best Overall Theme – Over the Hill Gang
  • Go Texan Best Overall Theme – Mills County
 

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo promotes agriculture by hosting an annual, family-friendly experience that educates and entertains the public, supports Texas youth, showcases Western heritage and provides year-round educational support within the community. Since its beginning in 1932, the Rodeo has committed more than $550 million to the youth of Texas and education. The 2022 Rodeo is scheduled for Feb. 28 – March 20. The 2022 World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Contest, presented by Cotton Holdings, is scheduled for Feb. 24 – 26. For more information, visit rodeohouston.com and connect with #RODEOHOUSTON online via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube for all the latest news.