2012 World Championship Steak Cook-Off winners

Walker Tree Farm of Star City, Ark., is awarded the Governor's Cup and a check for $4,000 for winning the 2012 World Championship Steak Cook-Off Saturday night at the Magnolia Blossom Festival. Pictured from left are Steak Cook-off chairman David Nelson; Walker Tree Farm team members Jon Hart, Whitney Walker and Antonio Walker; U.S. Representative Tim Griffin; and Blossom Festival Director Cammie Hambrice. (Photo by Aaron Morris)

Walker Tree Farm of Star City, Ark., won $4,000 and the Governor’s Cup for winning the 2012 World Championship Steak Cook-Off Saturday night at the Magnolia Blossom Festival. The team, led by chief cook Antonio Walker, defeated 78 other teams in the competition. The team has competed for four years in the cook-off and won fourth runner-up last year.

Other winners in the cook-off category include:

  • 1st Runner-up: Real Esteak Grillers (Head Cook Randy Ray)
  • 2nd Runner-up: United Steaks of America (Head Cook Brett Galloway)
  • 3rd Runner-up: Shorty Dunn & The Cook’Em-Up Gang (Head Cooks Tom Dunn & Johnny Joseph)
  • 4th Runner-up: Lake Erling Sizzlers (Richard Hern)

Showmanship Winners

  • Winner: Understeakers
  • 1st Runner-up: Steak Busters
  • 2nd Runner-up: Lei’d Back Ranch
  • 3rd Runner-up: Mulerider Steak Cookers
  • 4th Runner-up: Beefeaters

Rig Construction Winners

  • Winner: L&NW Iron Benders
  • 1st Runner-up: Freeo Creek BBQ
  • 2nd Runner-up: Treo Tree Service Steakbuster
  • 3rd Runner-up: When Ya Hot Ya Hot
  • 4th Runner-up: Mill Time Grillers

Parade Winners

  • Winner: Flame Broiled & Taste Company
  • 1st Runner-up: Steak Busters
  • 2nd Runner-up:¬†Bloomin’ Idiots
  • 3rd Runner-up: Understeakers
  • 4th Runner-up: Steaksations

We will update with more photos and winners in other categories shortly.

Trophies for the 2012 World Championship Steak Cook-Off, including the Governor's Cup. (Photo by Aaron Morris)

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