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RHYTHM 'N QUE

Year Started: 2007
Members:
VINCENT CARROCCI
ALEXA FAIRBAIRN

Since their first full season of competition in 2008, Phoenix residents Vincent Carrocci and Alexa Fairbairn of Rhythm 'n QUE have left an unmistakable imprint on competition barbecue in the West. Using only backyard cookers (4 WSMs), the team has garnered 25 Grand Championships, 24 Reserve Grand Championships, five consecutive trips to the Jack Daniel's Invitational World Championship, and is the 2008 and 2009 California BBQ Association Team of the Year. RnQ is proud to support the numerous charities that have benefited from fundraising at BBQ contests, blending the deep-rooted American tradition of BBQ with community involvement.

Our goals are to continue to grow and improve as a team, and to enjoy the friendships we've made through barbeque. At every contest we attend, we have the company of friends made in smoke, and the prospect of greeting new friends. See you out on the campaign trail!

Hometown: Phoenix
State: AZ
Country: US


Most wins in a year: 8 Grand Championships & 6 Reserve Grand Championships in 2010

Biggest Wins: - Grand Championships -
2013 "Music, Brews & BBQ Avi Casino" -- Laughlin, NV
2013 "Utah BBQ Festival" -- Coalville, UT
2012 "1st Annual Coalville Pig-Out BBQ Competition" -- Coalville, UT
2011 "2nd Annual Boise Music Festival" -- Boise, ID
2011 "2nd Annual Northern Arizona BBQ Festival" -- Williams, AZ
2011 "33rd Annual YCCA Home & Garden Show and 1st Annual BBQ Cook-Off" -- Prescott Valley, AZ
2011 "Tom's Farm Wild West BBQ (2)" -- Wildomar, CA
2010 "4th Annual Sun City Festival BBQ Cookoff" - Buckeye, AZ
2010 "Inaugural Sam's Club Invitational BBQ Bash" - Midwest City, OK
2010 "Boise Music Festival" - Boise, ID
2010 "Northern Arizona Barbeque Festival" - Williams, AZ
2010 "10th Annual Boats, Bands and Barbecue" - Pueblo, CO
2010 "6th Annual Best Dam BBQ" - Boulder City, NV
2010 "Hogs In Heat" - Rock Springs, AZ
2010 "Arizona BBQ Festival" - Scottsdale, AZ
2009 "Prescott BBQ Days" - Prescott, AZ
2009 "West Coast Championships #2" - Fairfield, CA
2009 "Smokin' 4th Barbeque Shootout" - Durango, CO
2009 "Stagecoach Music Festival BBQ Cookoff" (KCBS) - Indio, CA
2009 "Stagecoach Music Festival BBQ Cookoff" (IBCA) - Indio, CA
2009 "Golden State BBQ Championships" (IBCA) - Hesperia, CA
2009 "Tempe BBQ Festival" (IBCA) - Tempe, AZ
2008 "4th Annual Smokin' In The Park" - Alpine, CA
2008 "Smokin' 4th Barbeque Shootout" - Durango, CO
2008 "The Meet - Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival" - Modesto, CA

- Reserve Grand Championships -
2014 "Sam's Club Local" -- Salt Lake City, UT
2013 "Wild West BBQ Shoot Out" -- Wendover, NV
2013 "3rd Annual Northern AZ BBQ Festival" -- Williams, AZ
2013 "Smoke on the Water Nevada BBQ Championship" -- Laughlin, NV
2012 "3rd Annual Northern Arizona BBQ Festival" -- Williams, AZ
2012 "Sam's Club National BBQ Tour" Local - Tucson, AZ
2011 "Smokin' in Mesquite BBQ Championship" -- Mesquite, NV
2011 "2nd Annual Arizona BBQ Festival" - Scottsdale, AZ
2010 "1st Annual Starr Pass BBQ Classic" - Tucson, AZ
2010 "Lancaster Dueling BBQ" - Lancaster, CA
2010 "1st Annual Blues & BBQ" - Valley Center, CA
2010 "Smokin' Q Classic" - Vista, CA
2010 "Smokin' 4th Barbeque Shootout" - Durango, CO
2010 "Downtown Chandler BBQ Throwdown" - Chandler, AZ
2009 "Q 'n Brew Festival" - Tempe, AZ
2009 "Dueling BBQ" - Lancaster, CA
2009 "Rock & Ribs" - Salt Lake City, UT
2009 "West Coast Championships #3" - Fairfield, CA
2009 "Smokin' Q Classic" - Vista, CA
2009 "Eagle Co. Moos & Brews Festival" - Eagle, CO
2009 "Que'n For Kids" - Costa Mesa, CA
2008 "Taylor Corn & Que" - Taylor, AZ
2008 "Ass Kickin' BBQ Cook-Off" - Avondale, AZ
2007 "Clovisfest Red Hot & Real BBQ Championship" - Clovis, CA

- Annual Awards -
2009 Team of the Year - California Barbeque Association
2008 Team of the Year - California Barbeque Association
2007 Rookie Team of the Year - California Barbeque Association

- Notable -
180 Brisket, Sam's Club Local, Salt Lake City, UT
1st Brisket - Music, Brews & BBQ Avi Casino, Laughlin, NV
180 Chicken, Sam's Club National, Bentonville, AR
1st Chicken - Utah BBQ Festival, Coalville, UT
1st Brisket - Wild West BBQ Shoot Out, Wendover, NV
1st Pork - Holbrook Ace in the Hole, Holbrook, AZ
1st Chicken - Best Dam BBQ, Boulder City, NV
1st Ribs - Best Dam BBQ, Boulder City, NV
1st Ribs - Smoke on the Water Nevada BBQ Championship, Laughlin, NV
1st Ribs - Sam's Club National BBQ Tour Local, Tucson, AZ
1st Brisket - Smoke on the Water Nevada BBQ Championship, Laughlin, NV
1st Chicken - 2013 Jack Daniel's World Championship Invitational BBQ
1st Brisket - Smokin' in Mesquite BBQ Championship, Mesquite, NV
1st Brisket - 2nd Annual Smokin' Q Classic, Vista, CA
1st Ribs - 2nd Annual Boise Music Festival, Boise, ID
1st Chicken - 2nd Annual Northern Arizona BBQ Festival, Williams, AZ
1st Pork - Boats, Bands & BBQ, Pueblo, CO
1st Ribs - 33rd Annual YCCA Home & Garden Show and 1st Annual BBQ Cook-Off, Prescott Valley, AZ
1st Pork - 33rd Annual YCCA Home & Garden Show and 1st Annual BBQ Cook-Off, Prescott Valley, AZ
1st Brisket - 2011 Tom's Farm Wild West BBQ (2), Wildomar, CA
1st Ribs - 2011 Tom's Farm Wild West BBQ (2), Wildomar, CA
1st Chicken - 2010 Golden Acorn BBQ Fest, Campo, CA
1st Sauce - 2010 Jack Daniel's World Championship Invitational, Lynchburg, TN
1st Brisket - 2010 1st Annual Queen Creek Cookoff, Queen Creek, AZ
1st Brisket - 2010 Inaugural Sam's Club Invitational BBQ Bash, Midwest City, OK
1st Chicken - 2010 Boise Music Festival, Boise, ID
1st Ribs - 2010 Boise Music Festival, Boise, ID
1st Pork - 2010 Boise Music Festival, Boise, ID
1st Chicken - 2010 Smokin' 4th Barbeque Shootout, Durango, CO
1st Pork - 2010 Northern Arizona Barbeque Festival, Williams, AZ
1st Brisket - 2010 Northern Arizona Barbeque Festival, Williams, AZ
1st Brisket - 2010 Boats, Bands & Bar-B-Que, Pueblo, CO
1st Pork - 2010 Boats, Bands & Bar-B-Que, Pueblo, CO
1st Chicken - 2010 Best Dam BBQ, Boulder City, NB
1st Ribs - 2010 Best Dam BBQ, Boulder City, NV
1st Pork - 2010 Best Dam BBQ, Boulder City, NV
1st Brisket - 2010 Hogs 'n Heat BBQ Challenge, Rock Springs, AZ
1st Brisket - 2010 Arizona BBQ Festival, Scottsdale, AZ
1st Brisket - 2009 Tempe Que N Brew Festival, Tempe, AZ
1st Dessert, Perfect 180 score all six judges - 2009 Jack Daniel's Invitational World Championship
1st Brisket - 2009 Lancaster Dueling BBQ, Lancaster, CA
1st Pork - 2009 Lancaster Dueling BBQ, Lancaster, CA
1st Brisket - 2009 Rock 'n Ribs, Salt Lake City, UT
1st Pork - 2009 Rock 'n Ribs, Salt Lake City, UT
1st Ribs - 2009 West Coast Championships #3, Fairfield, CA
1st Chicken - 2009 West Coast Championships #2, Fairfield, CA
1st Ribs - 2009 West Coast Championships #1, Fairfield, CA
1st Chicken - 2009 Eagle County Moos & Brews Festival, Eagle, CO
1st Brisket - 2009 Kiwanis Smokin' 4th of July BBQ Shootout, Durango, CO
1st Pork - 2009 Kiwanis Smokin' 4th of July BBQ Shootout, Durango, CO
1st Chicken - 2009 Best Dam BBQ, Boulder City, NV
1st Brisket - 2009 Stagecoach Music Festival BBQ Cookoff, Indio, CA
1st Ribs - 2009 New Mexico Pork & Brew, Rio Rancho, NM
2nd Chicken - 2008 Jack Daniel's World Championship Invitational, Lynchburg, TN
1st Brisket - 2008 Smokin' in the Park, Alpine, CA
1st Pork - 2008 Rock 'n Ribs, Salt Lake City, UT
1st Ribs - 2008 Kiwanis Smokin' 4th of July BBQ Shootout, Durango, CO
1st Chicken - 2008 Kiwanis Smokin' 4th of July BBQ Shootout, Durango, CO
1st Brisket - 2008 Grill On The Hill, Snowbird, UT


Sponsors: Rock's Bar-B-Que - Home of "The Stoker"
forced-draft temperature control system
http://www.rocksbarbque.com/

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Website: http://www.rhythmnque.com


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