Visiting team wins cook-off, but Uvaldeans make mark

Kimberly Rubio

Assistant editor

The 11th-annual Briscoe Ranch Cook-off  at the Crossroads brought regular attendees and newcomers together for a weekend of barbecue competition.

Montgomery-based Panther Creek Cookers took top honors at the two-day event, which was held Dec. 7-8 at the Uvalde County Fairplex. The husband-and-wife team claimed first place in the pork spare ribs category and sixth place in the brisket category, earning them enough points for the overall grand champion title.

Steve Shamlan of Harlingen captured the reserve grand champion trophy after taking fourth place in brisket and sixth place in pork spare ribs.

Other top finishers included Fred Robles with Rio Valley Meat of Weslaco, who earned first place in brisket, and Tommy Smith with Bent Nail BBQ of Midland who took first place in the chicken category.


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