The Hickory Pit Stop Championship BBQ Team hails from Evansville, IN; located along the Ohio River in the southwest corner of the state. The team consists of Jeff & Tammy Ellison, their son Cameron, Greg Newton, Randy Morphew, along with other family members & close friends.
Since their formation in 1999, the BBQ team has steadily collected numerous awards in sanctioned & non-sanctioned events. Some of their most coveted awards include: 2011 Grand Champion in the Queen City BBQ Competition to benefit the Wounded Warriors Fund; 2011 Grand Champion-Gilda’s Club BBQ Competion; 2004 Pass Down Grand Champion-Smoke on the Water competition in Evansville, IN; 2000 Winner of the Indiana State Championship BBQ Sauce Competition; 2005-12th in the World at Memphis in May for People’s Choice BBQ.
The Hickory Pit Stop BBQ Team members are strong believers in faith, family, community, and our country. The team can often be found donating their time and talents by participating in and/or hosting local fundraisers to benefit individuals in need of medical treatment, local law enforcement, St. Theresa parish & School, the Tri-State MS Society, the Otters Frontier League baseball team, and our Nation’s military.