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Commissioners Cup Winners

South Carolina Department of Agriculture

Hugh Weathers, Commissioner
Media Contact: Kelly Coakley, 803‐734‐2196,


COLUMBIA, S.C. – The Commissioners Cup BBQ Cook Off & Festival named a new State Barbecue Champion Saturday. The South Carolina Department of Agriculture (SCDA) hosted the two-day competition, where 40 teams took part in the “Anything Butt” contest featuring chicken wings, and the State Championship featuring Boston Butts and pork ribs.

2014 Winners and Awards:

Grand Champion (State title): Pot Belly Cookers – Dennis Jarrett, Summerville, SC
$600 & automatic bid to the World Food Championship held in Las Vegas, NV.

Reserve Champion: On the Spot BBQ – Ronnie Bishop, Greenwood, SC

Boston Butts:
1st Place – Blind Swine BBQ – Mike Sanders, Greenwood, SC

2nd Place – Razorbacks BBQ – Jason Peterson, Summerville, SC

3rd Place – Piggy Backs BBQ – Mitchell Sims, Olanta, SC

Pork Ribs:
1st Place – Hotlanta – Phillip Miles, Lake City, SC

2nd Place – Fire and Smoke Shak – Jack Fulton, Monks Corner, SC

3rd Place –Some-R-Swine – Seth Watari, Summerville, SC

Peoples’ Choice: Hog-N-Around – Trey Hoey, Cayce, SC

Anything Butt: LowCountry Barbecue & Catering – Lou Hutto, Columbia, SC

In addition to a cash prize, winners in all categories of the Commissioners Cup also received trophies. The Southern Barbecue Network sanctioned the event.

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