Awards & Sponsorships

The Eastern Carolina BBQ Throw Down® is sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbecue Society (KCBS) and their representatives will be present. The contest consists of four KCBS categories (chicken, pork ribs, pork & beef brisket) which are required entry in order to qualify for the Grand Championship. Prizes are also awarded in individual categories. Optional category is the People’s Choice. There is $20,000 in cash prizes with 53 opportunities to win.

2017 Winners:

Overall Winners:
Grand Champion: Muttley Crew BBQ
Reserve Grand Champion: The Smokehouse Bandits
3rd: The Smokehouse Mafia
4th: Redneck Scientific
5th: Who Cares BBQ
6th: Smoke This
7th: Grate Smoke
8th: Wolf’s Revenge BBQ
9th: Rollin Smoke
10th: Sauced! BBQ

2017 Chicken Winners:
1st: Muttley Crew BBQ
2nd: Sauced! BBQ
3rd: Who Cares BBQ
4th: Smoke This
5th: The Smokehouse Mafia
6th: Old Smokey BBQ Crew
7th: Redneck Scientific
8th: 5 Alarm BBQ
9th: Old Virginia Smoke
10th: K & D Smokers

2017 Pork Rib Winners:
1st: Muttley Crew BBQ
2nd: North Meets South BBQ
3rd: The Smokehouse Bandits
4th: Fired Up Smokers
5th: Who Cares BBQ
6th: Wolf’s Revenge BBQ
7th: Holy Smokes BBQ
8th: Grillin Thyme
9th: Smoke N Barrells BBQ-VA
10th: Big Dog BBQ VA

2017 Pork Winners:
1st: The Smokehouse Mafia
2nd: The Smokehouse Bandits
3rd: North Meets South BBQ
4th: Muttley Crew BBQ
5th: Redneck Scientific
6th: K & D Smokers
7th: Rollin Smoke
8th: Prime Barbeque
9th: Smokin’ BBQ
10th: Coastal Smoke

2017 Brisket Winners:
1st: Old Virginia Smoke
2nd: Grate Smoke
3rd: Prime Barbeque
4th: Smokey Anderson BBQ
5th: Smoke This
6th: The Smokehouse Bandits
7th: Redneck Scietific
8th: Rubbin-N-Grubbin
9th: The Smokehouse Magia
10th: Sauced! BBQ

2017 People’s Choice
1st: JQ
2nd: Suppertime BBQ
3rd: Sauced! BBQ


The 2016 Eastern Carolina BBQ Throw Down® trophies were designed and created by Ian Kessler-Gowell. The trophies are hand blown glass on a marble base and are being commissioned specially for this event. Ian holds a BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University and has worked with glass artist Rick Sherbert in Maryland. He is an artist focusing on functional glass design, lighting and sculptural forms. More information about Ian can be found at his website.


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