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Barbecue event raises over $20,000 for area students

This year’s festivities brought more than award-winning barbeque to the Boats and Bones Barbeque Competition at Table Rock Lake in Kimberling City, MO. The event raised over $20,000 to help area youth in pursuit of higher education through the White River Valley Scholarship Trust Program.

Participating teams traveled from across the country for their chance at the coveted title of Grand Champion.

The public events included live music, cooking demonstrations, a kid’s barbeque competition and activities, Backyard Burger Brawl and People’s Choice tasting event which proved to be a sea of barbeque all could enjoy.

The high steaks came the next day as the competition’s intensity grew. With the help of sponsors, such as Smithfield Foods, the payouts totaled over $20,000 with 47 teams battling from Kansas City Barbeque Society’s competition circuit.  The Steak Cookoff Association presented their Steak Cookoff event which was a new element for Boats and Bones competitors this year. It drew 41 cooks alone. Barbeque winners qualified for next round events, including the American Royal World Series BBQ Competition.

Overall Grand Champion- Shake ‘n Bake

The KCBS winners

Grand Champion – Shake ‘n Bake

Reserve Champion – Dirt Road BBQ

3rd Grand – Brewmasters

4th Grand – Rooters and Recruiters

5th Grand –Iowa’s Smokey D’s BBQ

6th Grand- Grinder BBQ

7th Grand- Thump & Strum BBQ

8th Grand- Clark Crew BBQ

9th Grand- Hunk Hunka Burnin’ Rub

10th Grand- The Smoking Hills


1st – Rooters and Recruiters

2nd – Shake ‘n Bake

3rd – B-Boy’z BBQ

4th – Grinders BBQ

5th – Dirt Road BBQ

6th – Eli’s Pit Crew

7th – Outlaw Hawgs BBQ

8th – Wright on Que

9th – Brewmasters

10th – Thump & Strum BBQ

11th – Hunk Hunka Burnin’ Rub

12th – Fistful of Meat

13th – Uncle Bubs BBQ

14th – Iowa’s Smokey D’s BBQ

15th – Up Sauce Creek


1st –Hunka Hunka Burnin’ Rub

2nd – Shake ‘n Bake

3rd – Clark Crew BBQ

4th – Rooters and Recruiters

5th – Brewmasters

6th – Dirt Road BBQ

7th – Smooth Smoke

8th – Eli’s Pit Crew

9th – Brickhead BBQ

10th – The Smoking Hills

11th – Thump & Strum BBQ

12th – Man Meat BBQ

13th – Iowa’s Smokey D’s BBQ

14th – Z-Que

15th – Mokan Meatheads


1st – Iowa’s Smokey D’s BBQ

2nd – Brewmasters

3rd – Outlaw Haws BBQ

4th – Smokey Bear’s BBQ

5th – Rooters and Recruiters

6th – Clear Crew BBQ

7th – Thump & Strum BBQ

8th – Dirt Road BBQ

9th – Grinders BBQ

10th – Countryside BBQ

11th – Smokin in the Ozarks

12th – Wood Hook BBQ

13th – Hogzilla

14th – The Smoking Hills

15th – Shake ‘n Bake


1st – Shake ‘n Bake

2nd – Dirt Road BBQ

3rd – Countryside BBQ

4th – Grinders BBQ

5th – Iowa’s Smokey D’s BBQ

6th –Brickhead BBQ

7th – Lakerat BBQ

8th – The Smoking Hills

9th – Tailgate Guys Radio

10th – Pork Pullers

11th – Uncle Bubs BBQ

12th – Fergolicious BBQ

13th – Brewmasters

14th – Thump & Strum BBQ

15th – Rooters and Recruiters

The People’s Choice winners

1st – Shake ‘n Bake

2nd – Uncle Bub’s BBQ

3rd – Gettin’ Basted

4th – County Road

5th – Oink-A-Doodle-Moo

The Burger Brawl winners:

1st – Getting’ Basted

2nd – Country Road 448

3rd – Roo –B-Que

The Steak Competition

1st – Dan Ewer

2nd – Travis Clark

3rd – Emily Williams

4th – Robert Kinder

5th – Nathan Grodeon

6th – Dan Judd

7th – Darren Warth

8th – Bob West

9th- Scott Lindley

10th – Smiley Mondragon

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