Motley Que Crew

Team Captain: Mike "MikeyZ" Zemenick

Qualifying Event: Houston Livestock & Rodeo World Champion Bar-B-Que Contest

Favorite Category: Ribs

Hometown: A little here, a little there

Biography: The story of Motley Que Crew began in February 2003, in Houston, at the home of barbecue pit manufacturer, David Klose, where James and Lola Rice were teaching a class about their successful run on the competition barbecue circuit. Five guys in attendance, all from different walks of life, were inspired by the class to form their own competition barbecue team. Bound together by their interest in learning the ways of the legendary pit masters, Motley Que Crew was founded based on a common passion for creating delicious slow-smoked barbecue. Since that meeting in Houston, Motley Que Crew has won some of the biggest titles in barbecue, including the 2011 American Royal World Series of Barbecue Open Grand Championship and the 2012 Houston Livestock & Rodeo World Championship Bar-B-Que Contest – the event that qualified the team for the Kingsford® Invitational.