The 2022 Humble Rodeo was a massive success, despite frigid temperatures that rocked the Houston area the first week of February.
“Another action-packed Humble Rodeo and BBQ Cook-off is in the books. While cold weather impacted events on both weekends, we consider 2022 a successful year. The rodeo on Friday evening was impacted by “below freezing” temperatures, however, Saturday more than made up for it. We can’t thank the community enough for showing up and cheering on these amazing cowboys and cowgirls,” said Stacy Williams, president of the Humble Rodeo and BBQ Cook-Off.
This year’s rodeo took take place from Jan. 26 — Feb. 5. The carnival officially opened to the public Jan. 26 and remained open throughout the course of the rodeo.
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The BBQ Cook-Off was set up on Jan. 27 and was open to the public Jan. 28-29.
Individual slices of meat were scored by judges on a scale of 1-40; with 40 being the highest possible score. There were six judges, and only 5 of the judges’ counts were added, resulting in a total maximum possible of score of 200 in each category. This year’s competition scored the teams’ chicken, ribs, pork and brisket cuts. There were a whopping 95 teams in participating, representing hundreds of team members.
The winners for this year’s BBQ Cook-Off were:
In terms of overall results, team Chickapcow won, scoring 784.84 points across four categories.
Runners up: On Call Cookers: 774.54 and the Texas Grillbillies: 770.30
In the chicken category the top teams were: Old Buzzard Cookers: 198.14; Xtreme Texas Cookers: 196.42; and
On Call Cookers: 195.98
In the rib competition, the top teams were: Smokin Los BBQ: 198.56; The Dirty Underwear Gang: 197.84; and Chickapcow: 197.14
In the pork competition, the top teams were: On Call Cookers: 199.28 Latin Gringo: 198.14; and Chickapcow: 198.14.
In the brisket category, the results were: Chickapcow: 197.14; American Made Cookers: 196.40; and Steel Smoke Show BBQ: 194.14.
For a full list of results, visit: cbabbq.com/result.cfm?contest_id=110
Livestock Show, Auction, Rodeo
Concerts took place from Jan. 28-29. On Jan. 28, Abigail Taylor, and Mason Creager and The Gulf Coast Drifters performed. On Jan. 29, Brain Winfield and Gary Kyle performed.
The prior year’s rodeo did not include the traditional livestock show, however, the show this year. The livestock show and auction took place from Jan. 31 – Feb. 3. Across a time period of several days, there were rabbit, broiler, turkey, lamb, goat, swine, and steer shows. Students from across the district who are active members of FFA were given the opportunity to compete by exhibiting their animals. Those who placed in the top 10 then proceeded to the auction.
“It was an immense honor for the Humble ISD Career and Technical Education (CTE) Dept and Agricultural Teams to put on the 75th anniversary of such an important Humble area tradition. There are families and businesses in the area that date back to the founding of this amazing event and it was important to us that we celebrated the history in the right way,” said Larkin LeSueur, director of Humble ISD CTE.
“We were pleased to be able to work with the Humble Museum and put together a historical walk on auction day, as well as providing a “thank you” gift to all in attendance. In total, 70 animals were sold at auction, 29 at the freezer sale and seven custom ag mech projects at the Rodeo Cook-off Auction,” added LeSueur.
This year’s livestock show had a new initiative called Unified Livestock. According to LeSueur, Humble ISD Life and Applied Skills students had the opportunity to compete with an FFA buddy at their side in showing an animal. “It was an inspiring experience to watch both groups learn from each other. We are excited to see this become a regular part of the annual livestock show,” added LeSueur.
In total, the Humble ISD Livestock Auction was able to raise $294,800. In addition, the following amounts were raised, bringing the grand total to $350,900.
The awards sponsors for the 2022 Humble ISD Livestock Auction are as follows: Grand Champion Buckles-Lee Insurance; Reserve Grand Champion Buckles-The Watson Family; Senior Showmanship Buckles-Alan’s Car Care; Junior Showmanship Buckles-Humble Machine Works; Grand Champion Leather Banners-Onsite Service and Repairs; and Reserve Grand Champion Leather Banners-Community Resource Credit Union.
For more details and for a full breakdown of the auction results by animal, visit: sites.google.com/humbleisd.net/humblelivestockshow.
Rodeo results are governed by the United Professional Rodeo Association. For a full breakdown of the rodeo results, visit: rodeoprogram.com/upraresults/rgn1rod3497.htm.
Overall, the 75th annual Humble Rodeo was a success and despite frigid temperatures, was able to entertain and draw the attention of the entire Lake Houston community.