Texas Tech University

Raider Red Meats Schedules BBQ and Ribeye Championship

George Watson

June 25, 2015

The event is sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbecue Society.


The annual Raider Red Meats BBQ & Ribeye Championship will be held Aug. 28-29, giving cooks locally and nationwide the opportunity to square off against each other.

The cook-off will take place on the southwest side of the Department of Animal and Food Sciences building in the C12 and C14 parking lots.

“We were excited about the event's success last year,” said Tate Corliss, Meat Lab manager and director of Raider Red Meats. “This is becoming a great tradition for Texas Tech and Raider Red Meats.”

Cooks from across the nation are invited to compete in four meat divisions – chicken, pork, ribs and brisket. The entry fee is $225 per team and covers all categories. Early registration ends July 15, and registration forms and additional information are available at Raider Red Meats.

Check-in and setup begins at noon on Friday, Aug. 28. Judging will follow on Saturday, Aug. 29, with winners announced following the judging.

Those wishing to serve as a judge for the event on Saturday can apply to do so at the Red Raider Meats website. Sponsorship opportunities also are available. Any additional questions regarding judging or sponsorship can be directed to Taelar Childers at taelar.childers@ttu.edu.