Quetopia sponsors several award winning regional bbq teams … read on to “meat” our teams!
Shiggin’ & Grinnin’ is a World Championship team from Delano, MN. Captained by Jeff Vanderlinde and his team of Ted Moonen and Derek Schansberg, Shiggin’ & Grinnin’ has become the top Minnesota bbq team on the KCBS circuit since picking up competition bbq in 2010. The team’s successes have landed them with many Grand and Reserve Grand Championships, including the coveted 2012 American Royal Open Grand Championship — finishing 1st out of 525 teams! In 2013, Shiggin’ represented Minnesota barbeque on Destination America’s BBQ Pitmasters tv program. Shiggin’ has received calls at almost all of the major bbq championship stages while competing at the Jack Daniel’s World BBQ Championship, American Royal, Houston Livestock Rodeo BBQ Championship and the Kingsford Invitational. See what Shiggin’ & Grinnin’ is up to by visiting their Facebook page.
Spitfire (Tim & Mary Olson) is the top team in North Dakota and has been adopted by the state of Minnesota as a “native son.” Competing in 20-30 KCBS bbq competitions a year, Spitfire is no stranger to receiving the Grand and Reserve Grand Champion awards. If near Fargo or passing through, please be sure to visit their restaurant and tell them Quetopia sent ya! Visit their website by clicking here!
Hogline BBQ was formed in 2011 by Dustin and Mary Reese from Owatonna, MN. As avid curlers, the team name is very fitting since the “hog line” is the line that the curling stone must cross to be considered in play. Dustin and Mary were joined in 2012 by Jon Hanson and Jeff Hanson, and are often assisted by friends and family on the weekends.
Hogline has several Grand Champion titles as well as multiple Reserve Grand Champion and 1st Place category wins. You can check up on Hogline by visiting their Facebook page.