Washington, Missouri’s Shake N’ Bake BBQ took home the Grand Champion title Saturday at the 5th Annual Deaths Door BBQ on Washington Island. Tim and Teri Scheer making their first appearance at DDBBQ dominated the competition winning two of the four Kansas City Barbecue Societies four meat categories. They took first place in the chicken and ribs and finished seventh in the pork and beef brisket standings. They were last years number one team in the country in pork ribs.
Another first time DDBBQ competitor Iowa’s Smokey D;s BBQ was crowned Reserve Grand Champion as they finished in the runner up spot. Darren and Sherry Warth of Des Moines IA placed third in chicken 21st in ribs fifth in pork and second in brisket. Entering the DDBBQ contest they were ranked third in the country in the overall standings.
Last years DDBBQ Grand Champion T-Mac Smokin’ from Sturgeon Bay WI finished third overall. Tom and Becky had three top ten calls in the four categories. They finished third in brisket, fifth in ribs, eighth in pork and sixteenth in chicken.
Taking home the top spot in pork was It’s Five O Clock Somewhere from Cessna Park IL. Top honors in beef brisket was Freeman Brothers BBQ out Verona WI.Four teams from Wisconsin finished in the top ten overall standings; T-Mac Smokin’ from Sturgeon Bay third, Wicked Smoke of Fort Atkinson fourth, Plastered Pork from Greenville sixth and Tim’s Full Belli Deli out of Oshkosh seventh.
Despite intermittent rain showers a large crowd was on hand to mingle and watch the 42 teams as they competed. They also enjoyed an afternoon of music arts and crafts and plenty of great bbq.
Plans are already underway for the 6th Annual Deaths Door BBQ on August 26th 2017. For more information, results and photos go to the website or Deaths Door BBQ on Facebook.