HLSR Barbecue Contest Winner

More than 250 barbecue teams fought uncertain weather and the taste bud preferences of judges at the 2019 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo World Championship Bar-B-Que Contest, and the winners were crowned on Saturday night.

• Grand Champion Overall – Operation BBQ Relief

• Reserve Grand Champion Overall – Hill County Go Texan

Brisket

• Champion – Circle D-A Cookers

• Second Place – Operation BBQ Relief

• Third Place – Hill County Go Texan

Ribs

• Champion – Gulfstream

• Second Place – Bottoms Up Cookers

• Third Place – Lignon & Dill BBQ Team

Chicken

• Champion – Metro Go Texan 2/Cypress Boys

• Second Place – Texan Cowtown Cook

• Third Place – Damnifino Team

Go Texan

• Grand Champion – Hill County Go Texan

• Reserve Champion – Lavaca County Go Texan

Dutch Oven Dessert

• Champion – Tejas Barbacoa

• Second Place – Cold River Cattle Co. Barbeque Team

• Third Place – Texas Night Owls

Specialty Awards

• Best Façade – Holy Cow Cookers

• Go Texan Best Façade – Cherokee County Go Texan

• Best Overall Theme – Floyd, Morrow & Larkin

• Go Texan Best Overall Theme – Metro Go Texan 1 – Gridiron Cookers

• Best Recycling – Blowin’ Smoke

• Go Texan Best Recycling – Grimes County Go Texan

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