Memphis in May BBQ winners announced

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest announced the winners of the Championship Pork Division Saturday evening.

Ten out of forty teams who placed in the top 3 categories were from Arkansas, Tennessee or Mississippi.

The Shed BBQ from Ocean Springs, Mississippi was named Grand Champion of America’s most prestigious barbecue cooking contest winning $20,500.

They also won the  Whole Hog Division and was named Grand Champion of the Memphis in May World Barbecue Cooking Contest taking home $29,000 in prize money.

Congratulations to all of the teams who placed.


Grand Champion           $20,500              The Shed BBQ Ocean Springs, Mississippi


Whole Hog

First Place                        $8,500                   The Shed BBQ Ocean Springs, Mississippi

Second Place                  $2,000                   Salty Rinse BBQ New York, New York

Third Place                       $1,500                  Cotton Patch Cooking Team Columbus, Mississippi



First Place                      $8,500                    Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q Decatur, Alabama

Second Place                $2,000                    Sweet Swine O’ Mine Olive Branch, Mississippi

Third Place                    $1,500                    Red Hot Smokers Olive Branch, Mississippi



First Place                    $8,500                    Serial Grillers Memphis, Tennessee

Second Place              $2,000                    Auto Be Grillin’ Memphis, Tennessee

Third Place                  $1,500                    Cackle & Oink BBQ Sherman, Texas


Patio Porkers

First Place                   $2,500                    Dirty Hogs Southaven, Mississippi

Second Place             $1,000                    Smoke a Little Smoke Collierville, Tennessee

Third Place                $7503                      Stacks BBQ Ridgeland, Mississippi


Kingsford Tour of Champions

First Place               $1,500                     Big Bob Gibson BBQ Decatur, Alabama

Second Place         $1,000                     Too Sauced to Pork Grand Island, New York

Third Place             $500                         Team Canada London, Ontario Canada


Green Grilling Award – Awarded to the team that collected the most recyclables

Team Canada BBQ London, Ontario Canada


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