Meet the 2019 Competitors!


Pork Slayers

Team Captains: Ted & Judy Arntz

Side Dish Competition: Yes

This is the team to beat! The members of Pork Slayers have competed every year at Ribs for Kids (originally as Smoke, Fire, and Love), and each year they get better and better - In 2018, they took home 1st Place for Ribs, and People’s Choice for Ribs and Side Dish!


Sexy Slabs BBQ

Team Captain: Ed Parsons

Side Dish Competition: Yes

We’re excited to welcome back Sexy Slabs BBQ for their third year competing at Ribs for Kids! Last year they took home 3rd Place for their ribs, and we can’t wait to see what they cook up this year!


Yes Dear BBQ

Team Captain: Glen Matthews

Side Dish Competition: Yes

Returning this year as Yes Dear BBQ, we’re happy to be welcoming Glen back to our competitor ring! Good luck!


Native Sons of the Golden West

Team Captain: Dan Foppe

Side Dish Competition: Yes

Welcome back to these 2018 competitors!

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Charbay Distillery

Team Captains: Johnny Marrs & Rob Sereni

Side Dish Competition: Yes

The members of Charbay are first time competitors at Ribs for Kids - We can’t wait to see what they bring to the table!


Butler Auto Glass

Team Captain: Sean Butler

Side Dish Competition: No

Join us in welcoming Sean to the competition on June 8th! Good luck!


Pickles ‘N Smoke

Team Captain: Dave Friedrich

Side Dish Competition: No

Dave was a previous competitor at the 2017 Ribs for Kids and we’re happy to be welcoming him back!



Team Captains: Matt & Jen Hundley

Side Dish Competition: Yes

They may be one man down, but team SauceSquatch will not be deterred! This year, the Hundley’s are representing the BBQ-loving hominid, who took home 3rd Place for ribs in 2017!