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Sam's Club 2015 National Champions

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October 20, 2015

It’s a wrap! The Sam’s Club National BBQ Tour concluded our 30-city BBQ tour with our

Grand Champion crowned in Bentonville, Ark., after nine months of fierce but friendly


Congratulations to OUTLAW HAWGS BBQ, from Lake Saint Louis, MO!! They brought

home $50,000 for their Grand Champion finish of 702.8344 points.

Since our first tour event in 2011, the Sam's Club National BBQ Tour has traveled the

United States, region by region, searching for the year's best in competitive barbecue.

This year’s crowning tour event convened 50 of the country’s best barbecue teams,

collectively overwhelming the parking lot of Sam’s Club headquarters. Singer/Songwriter

Holly Williams, granddaughter of Hank Williams, Jr., performed songs from her latest

album, The Highway. The competition and festival environment was a typical KCBS


Reserve Champion R&R BBQ edged out OKLAHOMA JOE'S SERIOUS QUE in a rare

competition tie-breaker, both scoring 701.1316 points each. The remaining Top 10

finishers to receive prize money include: BIG POPPA SMOKERS (4th) 700.5028; Q-

Bones BBQ (5th), 699.3828; SHAKE 'N BAKE BBQ (6th), 698.2172; BIG BROTHERS

BBQ (7th) 697.6800; BIG T'Z Q CRU (8th) 697.6688; SMOKIN' N THE DARK (9th)

696.4912; TEAM AMERICA (10th), 695.9656. Congratulations to each team for their

bragging rights and cash prizes!

A super Sam’s salute to all our sponsors who continue to make our National BBQ Tour

possible, including Bush's, Cargill, ConAgra Foods, Frito Lay, Heinz, KC Masterpiece,

Kingsford, the National Pork Board, New Zealand Lamb, Pepsi, Reser's Fine Foods,

Sweet Baby Rays, Tone's, Tyson, and Wright Brand.

Our Best of the Best 700 180 100+