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By Ailene Croup
Moose Lake Star Gazette 

Doc's ribs win again

Hinckley Smokin’ Ribfest Winners Announced


For the second year running, Doc's of Sturgeon Lake came away with the top professional class trophy at Hinckley's seventh annual Smokin' Rib Fest, this past weekend. They also took first place for brisket and wings and third place for pulled pork.


1st – Doc’s

2nd – Famous Dave’s

3rd – Dickeys

Pulled Pork

1st – Famous Dave’s

2nd – Dickey’s

3rd – Doc’s


1st – Doc’s

2nd – Famous Dave’s


1st – Doc’s

2nd – Dickey’s

People’s Choice – Doc’s

The open class had 24 teams! We had to get 6 more judges in order to taste test all of the entries. One of the teams came all the way from Bismark, ND. We have definitely gone national!

Winners were:

Unsauced Ribs

1st – Old Toad BBQ – Brad Petersen

2nd – Hinckley Volunteer Fire Department

3rd – ER Ribs – Rock LaBounty

Sauced Ribs

1st – Diggars Piggers – Jim Drigans and Erick Athurn

2nd – ER Ribs – Rock LaBounty

3rd – Old Toad BBQ – Brad Petersen

Judge’s Choice – Old Toad BBQ – Brad Petersen


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