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Past Board Presidents

Jason Ganhal 2015
Bob Oldfield  2014
Douglas Piersel  2011 - 2013
Gregory Gerrard  2009 - 2010
 Mark Welte  2004 - 2008

Past Cup Winners

2016
JO-BAWB'S BBQ
2015
JO-BAWB'S BBQ
2014

GQUE
2013
BURNIN BOB'S BUTTS N BONES
2012
FLYBOY BBQ
2009, 2010, 2011
BURNIN BOB'S BUTTS N BONES
2008
SMOKIN' THE ROCKIES
2007
CARCASS COOKERS
2006
BOYS FROM TORNADO ALLEY
2005
CARCASS COOKERS

Past Shot Glass Winners

2016
3 Lil' Macs
2015
GOT SMOKE BAR-B-QUE
2014

PARROTHEAD SMOKERS
2013
PARROTHEAD SMOKERS
2012
THESMOKERING.COM
2011
RIB-IT
2010
2 LIL' MACS BBQ

Rookie Team of the Year

2016
D-5 BBQ
2015
KEEP CALM AND BLAZE ON
2014

303 BBQ
2013
SWINE DOCTORS
2012
LOVIN DEM BONES
2011
STARS AND STRIPES BBQ
2010
2 LIL' MACS BBQ
2009
WILD HOGS BBQ

Permanent Members

Jeffrey Gerrard • David Hornby
Dana Nagy • Bill Maes
"Big Mike" McCrea
Evelyn Wardlow

RMBBQA Hall of Fame

The Rocky Mountain BBQ Association's Hall of Fame was created to recognize, honor and perpetuate the memory of those individuals who, because of their outstanding dedication, have contributed immeasurably to RMBBQA directly and by association, to the World of Barbeque.

Greg Gerrard (2016)   •  Steve Marrs (2016)
Mark Welte (2015)   •  
Beth Lenz (2014)  •  Kevin Keeling (2014)


Big Mike Sportsmanship Award

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In 2009, at a contest in Grand Junction, "Big Mike" McCrea was caught in a flash fire, which in the end, took his life. Mike brightened the lives of everyone he met. BBQ was his life, along with helping others in any way he could.

To remember him, and keep him in our BBQ family, RMBBQA has set up an award. This award, started in 2009, is awarded at the end-of-season banquet to the team or member that best exemplifies the spirit and caring nature of Big Mike. This is a traveling award, and for our family, is one of the highest honors a person can receive.

Mike Bratton (2016)  •  Tom McCormick (2015)
Bob Oldfield (2012)  •  Doug Naslund (2013)  •  Bill Maes (2014)
Rudy Duran (2009)  •  Denny Mildenberger (2010)  •  Steve Marrs (2011)


Judge of the Year

RMBBQA established a Judge of the Year (JOY) Award to recognize the judge that best promotes the RMBBQA way of life and BBQ in general. Rocky Mountain members in good standing, both cooks and judges, vote for the judge they believe embodies the spirit of BBQ and sportsmanship, both inside and outside the tent. This judge arrives early to volunteer at events, shares their knowledge and experience with fellow judges, gets to know the cook teams, is helpful to Reps and Organizers, attends competition awards ceremonies, and always makes fellow judges feel at home.

Mike Eberle (2016)  •  Steve Sandridge (2015)


Road Warrior

This award recognizes those judges who judge or volunteer and receive KCBS record book signatures in at least 13 RMBBQA Cup events in a single competition year.

Steve Sandridge (2015)   •  Jeff Vaughn (2014)  •  Mindy Holder (2014)
 

Cup Contest Events

2016
 
2015
 

Kansas Winter Q [CANCELLED] - Great Bend, KS

Lake Havasu Music Brews & BBQ Championship - Lake Havasu City, AZ

Pony Express BBQ Challenge [CANCELLED] - Gothenburg, NE

Wild West BBQ Cook-Off - Lamar, CO

Royal Gorge Holy Smoke BBQ Showdown - Canon City, CO

Boats, Bands and BBQ - Pueblo, CO

Colorado BBQ Challenge - Frisco, CO

Miles City Cowtown Cookoff - Miles City, MT

Leadville BBQ and Brew Fest - Leadville, CO

Smokin' On The Pecos - Artesia, NM

Pork & Brew BBQ State Championship - Rio Rancho, NM
Arvada on Tap -- A Craft Beer BBQ Fest

San Luis Valley Beat the Heat Brews, Barbecue & Chili Challenge - Alamosa, CO

Griller's Cup - Laramie, WY

Dodge City Days Barbeque Cook-Off - Dodge City, KS

Smokin on the Prairie - Gillette, WY

Pepsi Wyoming State BBQ Championship and Bluegrass Festival - Worland, WY

Montana State BBQ Championship @ MontanaFair - Billings, MT

Conifer Mountain BBQ Challenge - Conifer, CO

3rd Annual Hill City Wine, Brew and BBQ - Hill City, SD

Best of the West BBQ Fest - Sheridan, WY

Smokin' Brew BBQ - Parker, CO

Colorado Pork and Hops Challenge - Grand Junction, CO

Taste of Autumn BBQ Championships - Spearfish, SD

2014

Pony Express BBQ Challenge – Gothenburg, NE
North Platte Honky Tonk Barbecue Festival – North Platte, NE
Wild West BBQ Cook-Off – Lamar, CO
Royal Gorge Holy Smoke BBQ Showdown – Canon City, CO
Boats, Bands and Bar-B-Que – Pueblo, CO
Colorado BBQ Challenge – Frisco, CO
The Miles City Cowtown Cook-off – Miles City, MT
South Park Kick Ass BBQ – Fairplay, CO
Smokin' On The Pecos – Artesia, NM
Pork & Brew BBQ State Championship – Rio Rancho, NM
Griller's Cup – Laramie, WY
Days of 47 BBQ Showdown – Holladay, UT
Dodge City Days Barbeque Cook-Off – Dodge City, KS
United Wireless / Five State Fair BBQ – Liberal, KS
San Luis Valley Beat the Heat Brews, Barbecue & Chili Challenge – Alamosa, CO
Smokin on the Prairie – Gillette, WY
Montana State BBQ Championships at MontanaFair – Billings, MT
Pepsi Wyoming State BBQ Championship and Bluegrass Festival – Worland, WY
Conifer Mountain BBQ Challenge – Conifer, CO
2nd Annual Hill City Wine, Brew and BBQ – Hill City, SD
Bootleggin' BBQ – Garden City, CO
Wild West BBQ Shoot Out – Wendover, NV
Smokin' Brew BBQ – Parker, CO
Best of the West BBQ Fest – Sheridan, WY
Skys the Limit BBQ Classic I – Garden City, KS
Skys the Limit BBQ Classic II – Garden City, KS
Colorado Pork and Hops Challenge – Grand Junction, CO
Taste of Autumn BBQ Cook-Off – Spearfish, SD
Telluride BBQ Festival – Telluride, CO

2013

Lake Havasu Music Brews and BBQ Championship – Lake Havasu, AZ
Pony Express BBQ Challenge – Gothenburg, NE
North Platte Honky Tonk Barbecue Festival – North Platte, NE
Wild West Barbecue – Lamar, CO
Royal Gorge Holy Smoke Bar-B-Que Showdown – Canon City, CO
Boats, Bands and Bar-B-Que – Pueblo, CO
Colorado BBQ Challenge – Frisco, CO
South Park Kick Ass BBQ – Fairplay, CO
Smokin' On The Pecos – Artesia, NM
New Mexico Pork & Brew State Championship – Rio Rancho, NM
Griller's Cup – Laramie, WY
Dodge City Days Barbeque Cook-Off – Dodge City, KS
United Wireless / Five State Fair BBQ – Liberal, KS
Smokin on the Prairie – Gillette, WY
Montana State BBQ Championships at MontanaFair – Billings, MT
Pepsi Wyoming State BBQ Championship and Bluegrass Festival – Worland, WY
Conifer Mountain BBQ Challenge – Conifer, CO
1st Annual Hill City Wine, Brew and BBQ – Hill City, SD
Wild West BBQ Shoot Out – Wendover, NV
Bootleggin' BBQ – Garden City, CO
Smokin' Brew BBQ – Parker, CO
Showdown on the Plains BBQ Challenge – Scott City, KS
Sky's the Limit BBQ Classic – Garden City, KS
San Luis Valley Beat the Heat Brews, Barbecue & Chili Challenge – Alamosa, CO
Colorado Pork & Hops Challenge – Grand Junction, CO
Telluride Pig and Whiskey BBQ Festival – Telluride, CO
Taste of Autumn BBQ Cook-Off – Spearfish, SD
USA Barbecue Championship – Laughlin, NV

2012

Lake Havasu Music Brews and BBQ Championship – Lake Havasu, AZ
Kansas Winter Q – Great Bend, KS
North Platte Honky Tonk Barbecue Festival – North Platte, NE
Wild West Barbecue – Lamar, CO
Royal Gorge Holy Smoke Bar-B-Que Showdown – Canon City, CO
Boats, Bands and Bar-B-Que – Pueblo, CO
Colorado BBQ Challenge – Frisco, CO
The Colorado Experience – Denver, CO
Smokin' On The Pecos – Artesia, NM
New Mexico Pork & Brew State Championship – Rio Rancho, NM
Griller's Cup – Laramie, WY
Dodge City Days Barbeque Cook-Off – Dodge City, KS
Colorado State BBQ Championship at Craig – Craig, CO
Krystal 93 BBQ at the Summit – Dillon, CO
Pepsi Wyoming State BBQ Championship and Bluegrass Festival – Worland, WY
Smokin' Brew BBQ – Parker, CO
Colorado Pork & Hops Challenge – Grand Junction, CO
Showdown on the Plains BBQ Challenge – Scott City, KS
Sky's the Limit BBQ Classic – Garden City, KS
Telluride Pig and Whiskey BBQ Festival – Telluride, CO
Kick in the Butt BBQ Championship – Florence, CO

2011

North Platte Honky Tonk Barbecue Festival – North Platte, NE
Wild West Barbecue – Lamar, CO
Royal Gorge Holy Smoke Bar-B-Que Showdown – Canon City, CO
Boats, Bands and Bar-B-Que – Pueblo, CO
Colorado BBQ Challenge – Frisco, CO
Rocky Mountain Freedom Festival – Castle Rock, CO
New Mexico Pork & Brew State Championship – Rio Rancho, NM
Loveland Loves Barbecue – Loveland, CO
Griller's Cup – Laramie, WY
Blues, BBQ & Bargains – Hays, KS
Krystal 93 BBQ at the Summit – Dillon, CO
Pepsi Wyoming State BBQ Championship and Bluegrass Festival – Worland, WY
Rock N' Ribs – Salt Lake City, UT
Colorado State BBQ Championship at Craig – Craig, CO
Smokin' Brew BBQ – Parker, CO
Showdown on the Plains BBQ Challenge – Scott City, KS
Colorado Pork & Hops Challenge – Grand Junction, CO
Sky's the Limit BBQ Classic – Garden City, KS
Kick in the Butt BBQ Championship – Florence, CO

2006

Boats, Bands and Bar-B-Que – Pueblo, CO
Colorado BBQ Challenge – Frisco, CO
Kiwanis Club of Durango's Smokin' 4th BBQ Shootout – Durango, CO
Wild West Barbecue – Lamar, CO
BBQ at the Summit – Dillon, CO
Pepsi Wyoming State BBQ Championship and Bluegrass Festival – Worland, WY
COG BBQ Shootout – Canon City, CO


2005

Boats, Bands and Bar-B-Que – Pueblo, CO
Colorado BBQ Challenge – Frisco, CO
BBQ at the Summit – Dillon, CO
Kiwanis Club of Durango's Smokin' 4th BBQ Shootout – Durango, CO
First Annual COG BBQ Shootout – Canon City, CO