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Tony Korthaus is the head cook of the “Quetopia” competition team based out of Eden Prairie, MN.  With the assistance from friends and family, the team competes in KCBS competitions primarily in the Midwest.

Having competed since 2007, we are proud to claim that we are a Grand Champion Award Winning BBQ team!!  In 2016, we earned our first Grand Champion title at Minnesota in May, and followed that up with two other Grand Championships during the contest year!  We also claimed a World Pork Invitational Title with a 1st Place Pork at the 2016 American Royal Invitational World Series of Barbecue.

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2014 Minnesota in May Dan Sundberg (left), Brian Robison, #96 DE-Minnesota Vikings (center); Tony Korthaus (right)

2015 Minnesota Barbeque Society Team of the Year Honors

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2015 Minnesota Team of the Year in Chicken and Brisket!  We finished 4th Overall in the state and had a 4th place Ribs and 9th place Pork!

2016 Minnesota Barbeque Society Team of the Year Honors

The 2016 Minnesota Team of the Year race was very tight!  Quetopia finished in 2nd Place for Overall Team of the year and missed 1st place by 0.046! Quetopia finished 4th in Chicken, 3rd in Ribs, 7th in Pork and 3rd in Brisket.

2016 American Royal Invitational World Pork Champion!

 

 

 

 

In October 2016, Quetopia competed at their first American Royal World Series of Barbecue Invitational and took home a World Pork title by finishing 1st Place out of 179 other Grand Champion pitmasters!

 Our 2017 Sponsors

DURoC_Logo 2-16-15  The Quetopia competition team will be cooking Smithfield DURoC pork products again in 2017! Smithfield’s DURoC pork is the top 2% of their production and is hand-selected to ensure that the product meets their strict standards for DURoC classification.  We have been cooking Smithfield DURoC products since late 2015, and are very pleased to be able to continue our relationship with Smithfield.  Smithfield’s products are available at Quetopia Specialty Meats!  To learn more about Smithfield DURoC, please visit there website by clicking here.  More information on Smithfield and their product lines can be found at their website by clicking here.  THANK YOU SMITHFIELD!!

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All of our meats have been blessed with the sweet smell and touch of Vaughn Wood Products since 2014, and we are pleased to have Vaughn Wood returning as a sponsor in 2017!  Simply put, it is “America’s Best Cook Wood” for a reason.  Don’t believe us or the many teams that rely on Vaughn’s quality wood products…well then you will just have to give it a try for yourself!  THANKS AGAIN FOR SUPPORTING US!

 

Hammer Stahl knives are made in the tradition of the great German knife makers, but with a patented new design and a manufacturing process that allows them to be affordable. Hammer Stahl knives are coveted by professional chefs for their razor sharp cutting edge, hand forged quality and quad tang design, which makes them some of the more balanced knives in the world today. We have been using Hammer Stahl knives since 2011, and are pleased to introduce them as team sponsor for 2017. These knives not only look beautiful but are very durable and hold their edge, even those knives that have been on the road with us for many years and have thousands of rough road miles on them!  Hammer Stahl’s complete line of knives are available in our retail store.

2017 Contest Schedule

Sonny’s Smokin’ Showdown Invitational – Sanford, FL – 51 Teams
Our First FBA (Florida BBQ Association Contest)
20th Overall
5th Place Brisket
20th Place Chicken
27th Place Ribs
35th Place Pork

Minnesota in May – St. Paul, MN – 71 teams
13th Place Overall
9th Place Ribs
10th Place Brisket

Mankato Cookout Day 1 – Mankato, MN – 35 teams
29th Place Overall
10th Place Pork

Mankato Cookout – Day 2 – Mankato, MN – 33 teams
11th Place Overall
5th Place Brisket

Cookin’ on Kampeska – Watertown, SD – July 14-15th 

Sam’s Club Local Event – Des Moines, IA – July 28-29th

SMSU Smokefest – Marshall, MN – August 18-19th

Big Island Bar-B-Que – Albert Lea, MN or Hill City Wine, Brew & BBQ – Hill City, SD – August 25-26th

American Royal Invitational Contest – Kansas City, KS – September 1-2nd

American Royal Open Contest – Kansas City, KS – September 2-3rd

Ribs, Rods & Rock ‘n Roll – Vermillion, SD – September 8-9th

King Turkey Day – Worthington, MN or Taste of Autumn BBQ Championships – Spearfish, SD – September 15-16th

2016 Contest Results

Central Iowa Expo BBQ Day 1 – Boone, IA – 42 teams
21st Place Overall
No Top 10 Calls

Central Iowa Expo BBQ Day 2 – Boone, IA – 36 teams
22nd Place Overall
4th Place Chicken

Minnesota in May – St. Paul, MN – 71 teams
Grand Champions!! 690.2056
8th Place Chicken
10th Place Pork
4th Place Brisket

Smokin’ In Steele – Owatonna, MN – 53 teams
12th Place Overall
4th Place Chicken

Mankato Cookout Day 1 – Mankato, MN – 33 teams
Grand Champions!! 710.2744
1st Place Chicken
1st Place Ribs
1st Place Pork (with a Perfect 180!)
5th Place Brisket

Mankato Cookout – Day 2 – Mankato, MN – 32 teams
20th Place Overall
6th Place Brisket

Smoke on the Waterfall – Redwood Falls, MN – 26 teams
8th Place Overall
5th Place Ribs
9th Place Brisket

Cookin’ on Kampeska – Watertown, SD – 41 teams
16th Place Overall
4th Place Pork

Sam’s Club Local Event – Woodbury, MN –  30 teams
3rd Place Overall –>Top 6 Qualify for Regionals!
8th Place Chicken
1st Place Brisket

SMSU Smokefest – Marshall, MN – 37 Teams
13th Place Overall
6th Place Ribs

Big Island Bar-B-Que – Albert Lea, MN – 48 Teams
13th Place Overall
9th Place Chicken
6th Place Brisket
5th Place Sauce

Ribs, Rods & Rock ‘n Roll – Vermillion, SD – 32 Teams
Grand Champions!! 694.8344
2nd Place Chicken
8th Place Ribs
2nd Place Brisket

Sam’s Club Regional Event – Madison, WI –  30 teams
NOTE: 16 teams competing had a combined 44 GC’s so far in 2016!
19th Place Overall
8th Place Brisket

American Royal Invitational Contest – Kansas City, KS – 180 Teams
WORLD PORK CHAMPIONS!!!! 1ST PLACE PORK!
17th Place Overall
35th Place Brisket
5th Place Sauce

American Royal Open Contest – Kansas City, KS – 557 Teams
185th Place Overall
79th Place Chicken
144th Place Pork

2015 Contest Results

Minnesota in May – St. Paul, MN – 60 teams
Reserve Grand Champions!! 2nd Place Overall
2nd Place Chicken
2nd Place Brisket

Smokin’ In Steele – Owatonna, MN – 60 teams
9th Place Overall
4th Place Pork
8th Place Brisket

Bend of the River CookOut – St. Peter, MN – 42 teams
13th Place Overall
2nd Place Brisket
7th Place Ribs

BBQ’Loo & Blues Too! – Waterloo, IA – 39 teams
16th Place Overall
8th Place Pork

Sam’s Club Local Event – Woodbury, MN –  30 teams
12th Place Overall
9th Place Pork

Med City BBQ & Musicfest- Rochester, MN – 47 Teams
4th Place Overall
2nd Place Chicken
6th Place Pork
8th Place Ribs

Smokefest – Marshall, MN – 42 Teams
5th Place Overall
3rd Place Brisket
8th Place Ribs
9th Place Pork

Big Island Bar-B-Que – Albert Lea, MN – 55 Teams
4th Place Overall
1st Place Chicken (Our First 1st Place Chicken!)
4th Place Ribs
6th Place Steak in Minnesota’s first SCA Steak Contest

Ribs, Rods & Rock ‘n Roll – Vermillion, SD – 32 Teams
5th Place Overall
1st Place Brisket (Defended our 2014 1st Place Brisket!)
9th Place Ribs

King Turkey Days Smokin’ Gobbler Cook-Off  – Worthington, MN – 26 Teams
4th Place Overall
3rd Place Ribs
5th Place Chicken
6th Place Pork

American Royal Open Contest – Kansas City, MO – 607 Teams
43rd Place Overall !!!
67th Place Ribs
70th Place Brisket
92nd Place Chicken
223rd Place Pork

2014

Minnesota in May – St. Paul, MN – 58 teams
6th Place Ribs

Smokin’ In Steele – Owatonna, MN – 67 teams
10th Place Ribs

Madelia Blazin’ BBQ Blast – Madelia, MN – 26 teams
8th Place Overall
3rd Place Brisket

Sam’s Club Local Event – Woodbury, MN –  30 teams
5th Place Overall!! Qualified for the Regional Event (top 6 move on!)
6th Place Ribs
2nd Place Brisket

Sam’s Club Regional Event – Madison, WI – 30 teams
Our worst contest ever! 26th out of 30th
First ever Last Place category finish in Ribs! (Just a tad over cooked)

Ribs, Rods & Rock ‘n Roll – Vermillion, SD 26 teams
13th Place Overall
1st Place Brisket!! (Our First 1st Place in Brisket!)

King Turkey Days Smokin’ Gobbler Cook-Off  – 36 teams
Judges didn’t like our stuff!

American Royal Open Contest – Kansas City, MO – 552 teams
16th Overall (Competing as the Dipstix; KCBS results posted as Quetopia)
6th Place Brisket!!! (Actually tied for 3rd with a 179.44!)
54th Place Chicken
183rd Place Ribs (Tied for 180th)
121st Place Pork

2013 Contest Results

Minnesota in May – Faribault, MN – 49 teams
No top 10 calls, but pulled an 12th Place Chicken and 11th Place Pork

Smokin’ In Steele – Owatonna, MN – 51 teams
6th Place Pork
10th Place Brisket

Madelia Blazin’ BBQ Blast – Madelia, MN – 23 Teams
11th Overall
5th Place Pork
10th Place Brisket

Med City BBQ & Musicfest – Rochester, MN – 50 Teams
15th Overall (Competing as Cooks Bay BBQ)
7th Place Pork

King Turkey Days Smokin’ Gobbler Cook-Off  – 39 Teams
No top 10 calls, but had a heckuva lot of fun! 

American Royal Open Contest – Kansas City, MO – 535 Teams
228th Overall (Competing as the Dipstix)
345th Place Chicken
330th Place Ribs
133rd Place Pork
201st Place Brisket

2012 Contest Results

Top 10 in the Chicken category in Minnesota Barbeque Society’s 2012 Team of the Year standings! 

Smokin’ In Steele – Owatonna, MN – 58 teams
11th Overall
6th Place Chicken
3rd Place Pork

Med City BBQ & Musicfest – Rochester, MN – 44 Teams
8th Place Chicken 

Big Island BBQ – Albert Lea, MN – 54 Teams
No top 10 calls, but pulled an 11th Place Chicken

American Royal Open Contest – Kansas City, MO – 525 Teams
127th Overall (Competing as The Dipstix)
42nd Place Chicken
46th Place Ribs
220th Place Pork
381st Place Brisket 

2011 Contest Results

Top 10 in the Ribs and Pork categories in Minnesota Barbeque Society’s 2011 Team of the Year standings!

Minnesota in May – Faribault, MN – 56 teams
9th Place Ribs

Smokin’ In Steele – Owatonna, MN – 42 teams
9th Place Ribs

Canterbury Park Blazin’ Belmont Days – Shakopee, MN – 59 teams
2nd Place Pork

Sam’s Club Local Event – Woodbury, MN – 29 teams
7th Place Ribs

2010 Contest Results

Minnesota in May – Austin, MN – 53 Teams
Nothing good to report from this showing!

Big Island BBQ – Albert Lea, MN – 53 Teams
6th Place Brisket (actually tied for 5th)

2009 Contest Results

Crow River BBQ Challenge – Watertown, MN (Our Third Contest!) – 39 Teams
3rd Place Overall (missed Reserve Grand Champion by less than one point)
1st Place Pork (Our First 1st Place Pork!)
3rd Place Ribs
5th Place Brisket 

2007 Contest Results

Crow River BBQ Challenge – Watertown, MN  (Our First Contest!) – 33 Teams
10th Place Brisket

SMSU Smokefest – Marshall, MN (Our Second Contest!) – 15 Teams
8th Place Overall
5th Place Pork
7th Place Ribs 

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