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Castillo named grand champ at Cinco de Mayo cook-off
by Matt Naber
May 20, 2013 | 1013 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Joe Castillo of The Worms Cooking Team came out on top as the grand champion when 37 grill masters, chefs, professionals and hobbyists duked it out at George West’s Cactus Park in the annual Cinco de Mayo cook-off sanctioned by the International Barbeque Cookers Association on May 4.

Lenny Ybanez of Coastal City Smokers was named reserve grand champion.

The following are the results from this year’s cookoff:

Brisket

• First place – Joe Castillo of The Worms Cooking Team

• Second place – Lenny Ybanez of Coastal City Smokers

• Third place – Robert Sierra of S&S Pit Crew

• Fourth place – Rick Santos of Brush Country Smokers

• Fifth place – Monte Brown of Trash Can Cookers

• Sixth place – Vanessa Foster of Slap Ya Mamma BarB-Q

• Seventh place – Brent Allen of Buzzard Bar Cooking Team

• Eighth place – Brett Galloway of Rib-Public of Texas

• Ninth place – John McCumber of Mikeska Cookers Hauling

• 10th place – James Rodriguez of Puro Party Cooking Team

Pork Spare Ribs

• First place – Lenny Ybanez of Coastal City Smokers

• Second place – James Rodriguez of Puro Party Cooking Team

• Third place – Brent Allen of Buzzard Bar Cooking Team

• Fourth place – Roddy Trevino of Rod Starr BBQ

• Fifth place – Joe Castillo of The Worms Cooking Team

• Sixth place – Brett Galloway of Rib-Public of Texas

• Seventh place – Mike Deases of Limp Brisket

• Eighth place – Nathan Lopez of Three Man Wolf Pack

• Ninth place – Maribel Cuellar of Pit Boss Smokers

• 10th place – Pedro Pena of Wild West Saloon’s Smoking Team

Chicken

• First place – Hector Cortez of G-Dub Smokers

• Second place – Joe Castillo of The Worms Cooking Team

• Third place – Mike Deases of Limp Brisket

• Fourth place – Robert Sierra of S&S Pit Crew

• Fifth place – James Rodriguez of Puro Party Cooking Team

• Sixth place – Maribel Cuellar of Pit Boss Smokers

• Seventh place – Monte Brown of Trash Can Cookers

• Eighth place – Roddy Trevino of Rod Starr BBQ

• Ninth place – John McCumber of Mikeska Cookers

• 10th place – Jesse Urdiales of Midnight Grillers

Beans

• First place – John McCumber of Mikeska Cookers

• Second place - Brent Allen of Buzzard Bar Cooking Team 1

• Third place – Brent Allen of Buzzard Bar Cooking Team 2

Ribeye

• First place – Mike Deases of Limp Brisket

• Second place – Monte Brown of Trash Can Cookers

• Third place – Dave Calvery of Three Cookers

Wings

• First place – Hector Cortez of G-Dub Smokers 1

• Second place – Hector Cortez of G-Dub Smokers 2

• Third place – Emilio Garza of Kounty Kookers

Fajitas

• First place – Hector Cortez of G-Dub Smokers

• Second place – Rick Santos of Brush Country Smokers

• Third place – Joe Castillo of The Worms Cooking Team

Dessert

• First place – Brent Allen of Buzzard Bar Cooking Team 3

• Second place – Brent Allen of Buzzard Bar Cooking Team 4

• Third place – Mike Deases of Limp Brisket
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