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Cattle-Women Serve up Ribs at Colusa Western Days

Seventeen teams competed at the 10th annual BBQ Rib Cook-off at Colusa Western Days on Sunday, April 6, 2014; an event hosted by the Glenn-Colusa Cattlewomen.

Smoke filled the air, tempting western day patrons to feast on BBQ ribs at the Colusa County fairgrounds.

Competitors turned up the heat, each seeking the reign of champion in the beef rib and pork rib divisions.

The annual fundraising event, appeared to be a success, bringing numerous of curious and hungry people from around the community.

“We served approximately 240 people,” said Jolyn Campbell, the organizer for the BBQ Rib Cook Off, “It seemed like everyone had a fantastic time, and the 80 degree weather was perfect!”

This year, twelve judges were selected from the community, in addition to inviting members of the Kansas City BBQ Society to sit on the panel.

The judges included: Scott Gomes, Ben Lobenstein, Mimi Hernandez, Paul Brown, Peggy Brown, Joe Garofalo, and Amy Rennick-Gwinnup, Kim Troughton, Mike West, Andi Ferendelli, and Neil Cotter.

The criteria for judging the caveman style rib cook off were based on three parts: Appearance, taste and texture/tenderness.

The winners of the 2014 Beef Rib Cook Off were:

  • First Place – “2nQue”, Jim Saso team leader.
  • Second Place – “Buffalo Boy’s BBQ”, Jeremiah Johnson team leader.
  • Third Place – “Ribbed for your pleasure”, Blake Stegall team leader.

The winners of the 2014 Pork Rib Cook Off were:

  • First Place – “Charlie Dawg’s BBQ”, Kieth Stroup team leader.
  • Second Place – “2nQue”, Jim Saso team leader.
  • Third Place – “Rob’s Smokin Rub”, Rob Ryan team leader.

The winner of the people’s choice award was: “Ribbed for your pleasure”, Blake Stegall team leader.

Lloyd Green Jr, Editor
Lloyd Green Jr, Editor
Lloyd Green Jr. is the Owner and Publisher of the Williams Pioneer Review. He is dedicated in publishing the news and informing the community of Colusa County. Lloyd has been with the publication since 2008, and purchased the business in 2010. Under his ownership the newspaper has grown significantly in subscriptions, publishes weekly, and obtained the title of Newspaper of General Circulation by the Superior Court of Colusa County in Sept. 2017. Lloyd is also the director of advertising, classified manager, legal notice clerk, and circulation manager. To contact Lloyd, email him at or call (530) 458-4141 ext. 100.

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