Highland News Leader

Jakey in June winners announced

The “Brewmasters” team was named the grand champion, and “Show Us Your Spits” was the runner-up grand champion, for the 2017 Jakey in June barbecue contest hel in St. Jacob June 3-4.

Thirty-one teams from southern Illinois and the St. Louis will competed in ribs, chicken, pork shoulder, brisket, chef’s choice, dessert and margarita categories. Jakey in June had a total prize package of $6,000 for the winners. Teams also sold their wares to visitors.

Jakey in June organizers Richard and Susan Schmidt of St. Jacob said this year’s 10th annual Jakey in June will be the festival’s last. They’re ready to retire.

Category winners


1st Place - Brewmasters

2nd Place - Scheite Vauh Doht

3rd Place - Stern’s BBQ


1st Place - M&K BBQ

2nd Place - Not Too Slabby

3rd Place - Show Us Your Spits


1st Place - Holy Smokers

2nd Place - Bar BQ Posse

3rd Place - Brewmasters


1st Place - Show Us Your Spits

2nd Place - Hot Mess BBQ

3rd Place - Code 3 Spices

Chef’s Choice

1st Place - Bringing the Heat

2nd Place - Tongue Punch BBQ

3rd Place - LC Cookers


1st Place - Holy Smokers

2nd Place - The PitMaster’s Blues BBQ

3rd Place - Bringing the Heat


1st Place - Rub ‘N Racks BBQ

2nd Place - LC Cookers

3rd Place - Brewmasters


1st Place - Ed the Punisher

2nd Place - Rub ‘N Racks BBQ

3rd Place - Big Belly Boys