The Holtville Athletic Club Conducts Another Successful Rib Cook-Off.

The aroma of BBQ filled the City of Holtville again as the Holtville Athletic conducted their 20th Annual Rib Cook-Off Extravaganza on Saturday January 29th. This year the club brought in bands for entertainment that played through the day, they also added a competition area for the youngsters, letting them test their skills with sling shots. They had the old fashioned Ice Cream machine going all day long as well as the Kettle Corn and 12,000 pounds of ribs that were consumed in a matter of hours. It was another great turn out to support the young athletes of Holtville.

This Years Teams Included:

  • Alford Distributing
  • All the King’s Men
  • AM Desert Storm
  • Baja Runners
  • Big Al’s Paradise Café
  • Calvin’s Restaurant
  • Castillo Construction
  • California Highway Patrol
  • City of Holtville
  • Cornerstone Church
  • Dune Company
  • Grimmway Farms
  • Hay Compadres
  • Imperial County District Attorney’s Office
  • Imperial County Planning Department
  • Imperial County Sheriff’s Department
  • Just Wanna BBQ
  • Moose Lodge
  • Oink Cluck-n-Moo
  • Red Neck Ribs
  • The Wild Bunch
  • Torrence’s Farm Implements
  • Triple I Press

This year winners were:

For the Ribs                            4th Place                     A.M Desert Storm.

3rd Place                     Oink Cluck -n- Moo

2nd Place                    Legally Sauced

1st Place                      Just Want To BBQ

Best Side                     3rd Place                     Dune Co.

2nd Place                    A.M. Desert Storm

1st Place                      Imperial County Planning

Best Hospitability       3rd Place                     City of Holtville

2nd Place                    Big Als Cafe

1st Place                      Imperial County Sherriff Department.

Best Booth                  3rd Place         Cornerstone Church

2nd Place        All the Kings Men

1sp Place         Imperial County Planning

Performance Award                            Wild Bunch

Pinnacle Award                                  Max Castillo                Castillo Construction

Hall of Flame Award                          Darrel Gardner            Kettle Corn