HAM JAM Winners Announced


Published on July 31 2017 9:54 am
Last Updated on July 31 2017 9:54 am
Written by Greg Sapp

Fergolicious BBQ of Gardner, Kansas snagged Grand Champion honors Saturday to conclude the 2017 EffingHAM JAM.

Mac Attack BBQ of Fennville, Minnesota was named Reserve Champion.

3rd Place went to Smoke Freaks of Chicago, 4th Place to one2bbq of New Berlin, and 5th Place to Thunder Hog BBQ of Elletsville, Indiana.

35 teams competed this year in the Professional Division. The contestants hailed from six states besides Illinois.

In the various categories, here are the winners:

CHICKEN--one2bbq of New Berlin

RIBS--Smoke Freaks of Chicago

PORK--Shake N Bake BBQ of New Haven, Missouri

BRISKET--Fergolicious BBQ of Gardner, Kansas

In the Hometown Throwdown competition Friday evening, the Grand Champion was Kick Addis BBQ of Dieterich. People's Choice was Kick Addis BBQ, Best Theme was Porking Lot Smokers of Decatur, Best Presentation went to Kick Addis BBQ, Best Sauce to Veteran's SmokinHot BBQ of Effingham, Best Pork Steak to Kick Addis BBQ, 2nd Place Best Pork Steak to Bone-Head BBQ of Peotone, Best Chicken to Kick Addis BBQ and 2nd Place Best Chicken to Porking Lot Smokers.