"Jiggy with the Piggy" winners announced

"Jiggy with the Piggy" winners announced

KANNAPOLIS, NC (WBTV) - The annual Jiggy with the Piggy celebration in Kannapolis was a big hit, according to city officials, and on Monday winners in several categories were announced.

Seventy-four teams completed the rigorous Kansas City Barbeque Society event over the weekend. The teams are scored on the taste, appearance and tenderness of their brisket, pork, ribs and chicken. Over 15,000 people attended the two day event that featured music concerts, arts& crafts, a 5K and lots of family fun.

The Checkered Pig team was named the Grand Champion of the event. They are repeat champions as they won Jiggy with the Piggy last year. The Reserve Champion is Redneck Scientific.

The Top Ten is listed below:

Grand Champion: Checkered Pig from Martinsville, VA

Reserve Champion: Redneck Scientific

3rd: Prime

4th: Palmetto Pitmasters

5th: Smoke in the Mountains

6th: Big Show BBQ Cookin Team

7th: Sauced! BBQ Team

8th: Smokin Skullies

9th: Contagious Q

10th: Big Dog BBQ VA

Other Competitive Events of the Festival included the People's Choice Wing Contest and the People's Choice Pork Contest. The winners for both of these events are listed below.

People's Choice Wing Contest

First Place - Hogzilla NC BBQ

Tie Second Place - Two Men and a Pig

Tie Second Place - Team Holy Smokes

Tie 2nd place - Dizzy Pig

People's Choice Pork Contest

First Place - Flaming Pig #18

2nd Place - Bobo's Que #1

3rd Place - Fat Heads BBQ #3

Dessert Competition

First Place – Team Holy Smokes

Second Place – Cammo's BBQ

Third Place – Muttley Crew

Jiggy 5K Winners

The overall female winner was Nicole Morgan and the overall male winner was Brandon Munoz.