2011 Madison Ribberfest Results

By Don Ward

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Madison Ribberfest

Aug. 20, 2011
Grand Champion:
Buttrub.com, Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.
Reserve Champion: ZZ-Que, Columbus, Ind.

Overall Top Ten
Team, Captain, Hometown
1. Buttrub.com, Byron Chism, Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.
2. ZZ-Que, Columbus, Ind.
3. Eat Mor Butt BBQ, Keith Helming, Ferdinand, Ind.
4. Squealers Award Winning BBQ, Jeff Yater, Indianapolis
5. Rib Runners, Ron and Jan Yater, Martinsville, Ind.
6. Getta Que, Buddy Schneider, Fairborn, Ohio
7. Iowa's Smokey D's BBQ, Darren Warth, Des Moines, Iowa
8. Moonswiners, Chad Hayden, Taylorsville, Ky.
9. Indiana Bones, Shayne Campbell, North Vernon, Ind.
10. Ribs & Bibs, Dave Stamper, Coatesville, Ind.

Chicken Top Ten
1. Getta Que
2. Ribs & Bibs
3. Indiana Bones
4. ZZ-Que
5. Dawghouse BBQ
6. Buttrub.com
7. Iowa's Smokey D's BBQ
8. Pappy Q
9. Bourbon Barrel BBQ
10. Hoosier Crawdaddy

Ribs Top Ten
1. Moonswiners
2. Buttrub.com
3. Indiana Bones
4. Eat More Butt BBQ
5. Bronze Star BBQ
6. Cole Pepper's
7. Shigs in Pit
8. Hickory Flats BBQ
9. Dawghouse BBQ
10. Pirates of the Grill

Pork Top Ten
1. Fowl Butt BBQ
2. Rib Runners
3. Zack's Century 21
4. Steel Smokin' BBQ
6. Coach's Cooking Team
7. ZZ-Que
8. Weiskracks BBQ
9. Ribs & Bibs
10. Hickory Flats BBQ

Brisket Top Ten
1. ZZ-Que
2. Eat More Butt BBQ
3. House of Swine
4. Shigs in Pit
5. Moonswiners
6. Buttrub.com
7. Squealers Award Winning BBQ
8. Iowa's Smokey D's BBQ
9. Getta Que
10. OinkADoodleMoo Smoky BBQ

Anything But Top Three
1. Fowl Butt BBQ
2. Bronze Star BBQ
3. Zach's Century 21

Sauce Top Three
1. Divine Swine
2. Bourbon Barrel BBQ
3. Bronze Star BBQ

Dessert Top Three
1. Hoosier Crawdaddy
2. Bronze Star BBQ
3. Yellow River BBQ

(Aug. 22, 2011) – The 10th annual Madison Ribberfest enjoyed its biggest success to date Aug. 19-20 with a record crowd turning out for Saturday night's headliner, Chicago blues legend Buddy Guy.
Festival coordinator Kathy Ayers estimated the weekend crowd between 12,000 and 14,000 – about 2,000 more than last year. She also reported that admission wristband and food sales were up about 30 percent over last year.
The sale of admission wristbands Friday night at the gate was down about 5,000, but she said advance wristband sales may have accounted for that because they were up over last year.
"Most of the local people buy their wristbands in advance so they can get the food coupons," she said. "I don't know how many more people we could have gotten in there because the place was packed."
Ideal weather also contributed to the large crowd, which was entertained Friday night and all day Saturday with blues music while pro and amateur barbecue cooking teams competed for prize money, trophies and bragging rights.
The team known as Buttrub.com from Santa Rosa Beach, Fla., won the Kansas City Barbeque Society pro competition's Grand Champion trophy and winner's check for $2,500. The team is led by Byron Chism and beat out 59 other pro teams. The Grand Champion team earns a trip to the KCBS' American Royal championship event, held in Kansas City. The team is also entered into a drawing of eight other Indiana KCBS competition winners to determine a berth in the Jack Daniels Barbeque Championship in Lynchburg, Tenn., to compete and the Indiana champion.
Reserve Grand Champion at Ribberfest went to Steve Creech's ZZ-Que of Columbus, Ind. His second-place team collected $1,500. The top 10 teams in each cooking category also won cash prizes.
Two former winning teams, Moonswiners and Iowa's Smokey D's, also placed in the top 10 overall results.
This year's Madison Ribberfest did not include hot air balloons for the first time but added boat excurision rides on the Ohio River throughout the weekend and a 5K walk and run on Saturday morning.


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