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09-18-2009, 09:23 AM
Here's an article from our local paper.


Blue Springs, MO —
And this year’s Blue Springs Barbeque Blaze-Off winner is – a Blue Springs team.
Not that it hasn’t happened before, it has, but Pam Buck, recreation superintendent for the city, said it’s been a while and that it’s always good to give the award to someone local.
“Winning this event has always been on their hit list,” Buck said of Pork Pullin Plow Boys, a two-man team made up of Todd Johns of Blue Springs and Randy Hinck of Concordia. “This is the biggest contest they’ve won.”
As grand champions, the two men now have bragging rights for having snagged the big one.
“This was their sixth year competing in this event, and in the past they’ve always scored high here,” Buck said, adding that the team has won seven grand championships since they started cooking in 2001.
“And it’s also special for them because this was the first one they’ve won together,” Buck said.
Johns is the chief cook, while Hinck serves as a partner. The BBQ duo and the sauce they stirred and slopped, brushing on several kinds of meats, lifted them past the other 80 teams.
Second place, or the reserve champions, went to Vincent Smokin’ Kettle, a team from Prairie Village, Kansas.

Other winners:
1st Sauced-n-Smoked
2nd Big Creek BBQ
3rd Munchin Hogs at the Hilton
4th Vincent Smokin Kettle
5th Boys of BBQ & Patty

1st Big Wigs BBQ
2nd Vincent Smokin Kettle
3rd Pork Pullin Plowboys
4th Highway Star BBQ Club
5th Sweet Chipotle BBQ

Pork Ribs
1st Pork Pullin Plowboys
2nd Pig Newton
3rd Boys of BBQ & Patty
4th Sloppys Backwoods Smoker
5th Bayou Style BBQ

1st Vincent Smokin Kettle
2nd Exe-Que-Tioners
3rd LJ's BBQ
4th Albino Rino BBQ
5th Pig Newton

1st 3 Meatballs & the Italian Sausage
2nd Pork Pullin Plowboys
3rd LJ's BBQ
4th Papa Chubby's
5th Hi-Tech Smokers

Chefs Choice
1st Lil' Fiddler's
2nd Boondoggle BBQ
3rd Cramerque
4th Sloppys Backwoods Smoker
5th Highway Star BBQ Club

09-18-2009, 09:33 AM
Cool article! I bet you're a local celebrity now huh?

09-18-2009, 09:38 AM
Congrats Brothers WTG.

09-18-2009, 09:46 AM
Great job Todd and Randy!

09-18-2009, 09:51 AM
Congrats on the nice article!

09-18-2009, 09:52 AM
Nice going y'all.

09-18-2009, 10:25 AM
Great job guys. :eusa_clap:eusa_clap:eusa_clap

Big George's BBQ
09-18-2009, 10:28 AM
Congrats That is a Great write up

Smokin' Gnome BBQ
09-18-2009, 11:57 AM
thats gonna drive up the price of yard bird!:lol:

09-18-2009, 12:17 PM
I want your Autograph!! You know, with all these radio interviews and newspaper articles it might be worth something some day! Good job guys!

09-18-2009, 12:28 PM
How are you dealing with all this fame and fortune? You guys are awesome! :eusa_clap

Bride of Roo(BQ'n)
09-18-2009, 12:39 PM
Ill try and find a red carpet for you before next weekend.

09-18-2009, 12:51 PM
Ill try and find a red carpet for you before next weekend.

Just bring the rodeo girls around Friday night after dark.

09-18-2009, 01:02 PM
Just bring the rodeo girls around Friday night after dark.

I second that!! Loved them girls last year :biggrin:

Parsley Lady
09-18-2009, 01:04 PM
It must of been real special winning at home. Congrats!

09-18-2009, 01:28 PM
Congrats guys!

09-18-2009, 03:19 PM
Dang! My article was only done BEFORE the contest! LOL!


My input was number 1, 3 and 4. I was kinda hit out of the blue with this. Not sure why they chose me but apparently the BBQ committee gave my name to the Examiner.

Smokin Mike
09-18-2009, 10:32 PM
Too Cool Todd and Randy on the write up, congrats on the GC!!

Is It Ready Yet?
09-19-2009, 08:47 AM