Awards

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As a competition cook for 15 years, I feel quite privileged to have been able to see this great country, make BBQ friends and pour my heart into something as wonderful as competition BBQ. There were great moments I will never forget. The collective experiences will always be a treasure to me and I wouldn’t trade the time for anything!

The competition effort and success has really helped our company get off the ground and I am so grateful to all of our customers and stores we gained along the way.

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Award Photos

 

Competition Highlights

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  • Competed in over 200 events in 21 states, 7 countries (US, Switzerland, England, Holland, Germany, Czech Republic, Belgium)
  • Featured on The Food Network (The Circuit ;2003, Bama-Que; 2006) Original featured BBQ Chef for BBQ AllStars (OLN Network 2005) Original featured Champion on Barbeque Championship Series (VS Network 2006)
  • Winner of 36 Grand Championships, 24 Reserve Championships
  • 7 time Top 10 overall KCBS Champion (2001 – 2007)
  • 2001 American Royal Invitational Grand Champion Award featured on Al Rokers BBQ Special, Food Network
  • 4 time National Category KCBS Champion (Pork 2002, 2007/ Brisket 2003, 2007)
  • 2002 NBBQ News Cook of the Year
  • 2006 World Brisket Champion
  • (81) 1st place category finishes (10 Chicken, 21 Ribs, 24 Pork, 26 Brisket)

 

Grand Champion

September 2015
Bohemian Bluegrass & BBQ
Prague, Czech Republic
April 2012
Tony Stone Low & Slow BBQ Competition
Zaandam, Netherlands
October 2011 Lyons Barbecue and Music Festival
Lyons, Georgia
October 2011
Jim Beam Barbeque Classic
Springfield, Kentucky
August 2011
Madison Ribberfest
Madison, Indiana
August 2011 Georgia State Championship, Dillard Bluegrass & Barbeque
Dillard, Georgia
July 2011
Grillstock BBQ and Music Festival
“King of the Grill” Award
Bristol, England
May 2010 Brushy Creek BBQ Championship
Round Rock, Texas
June 2008 Kiwanis Club Tennessee State BBQ Championship
Lawrenceburg, Tennessee
May 2008
Lakeside Showdown Bar-B-Que Cook-off
Lake Bryan, Texas
April 2008 Grilling on the River
Columbus, Mississippi
July 2007 Up in Smoke BBQ Bash
Mason City, Iowa
June 2007
Blue Rdge BBQ Festval
Tryon, North Carolina
March 2007 Hammond Smokin’ Blues & BBQ Challenge
Hammond, Louisiana
Jan 2007 Gator Hammock 7th Annual Wild Pig & Pepper Jam
Felda, Florida
May 2006 Oklahoma Joe’s World Brisket Championship
Kansas City, Kansas
May 2006 Sun Drop Country BBQ Cookoff
Pulaski, Tennessee
April 2006 High on the Hog
Winchester, Tennessee
March 2006 Smoke at the Rock
Rockingham, North Carolina
March 2006 Mitchell Company BBQ Championship & Hog Wild Festival
Mobile, Alabama
Sept 2005 11th Annual Riverfest/Alabama State Championship
Decatur, Alabama
August 2005 Georgia State Championship, Dillard Bluegrass & Barbeque
Dillard, Georgia
July 2005 South Carolina State Championship Festival of Discovery
Greenwood, South Carolina
April 2005 High on the Hog
Winchester, Tennessee
December 2004 Christmas on the River
Demopolis, Alabama
August 2004 Kentucky State Championship
Crestwood, Kentucky
July 2003 Pig in the Park Barbecue Festival
Charleston, South Carolina
January 2003 Florida State Championship
Lakeland, Florida
November 2002 Lions Gulf Coast BBQ
Slidell, Louisiana
March 2002 Greater Gulf States BBQ Championship
Mobile, Alabama
October 2001 American Royal/KC Masterpiece International Invitational
Kansas City, Missouri
August 2001 Amazin’ Blazin’ Tennessee State Championship
Lebanon, Tennessee
July 2001 Illinois State Championship
Shannon, Illinois
March 2001 Beach, Blues, & Barbeque
Flagler Beach, Florida
July 2000 Illinois State Championship
Shannon, Illinois
April 2000 Baker/Charlton Pig Out
St. George, Florida
July 1998 Red White & Que
Greenville, South Carolina

Reserve Grand Champion

December 2014
Christmas on the River
Demopolis, AL
September 2014
Tennessee State Cookville Cookoff
Cookville, TN
July 2012
Grillstock BBQ & Music Festival
Bristol, England
August 2011
Pigs & Peaches BBQ festival
Kennesaw, Georgia
Nov 2007 Hog Hapnin’
Shelby, North Carolina
Nov 2007 Carolina Smokin’ Fall Fling
Lumberton, North Carolina
Dec 2006 Christmas on the River
Demopolis, Alabama
April 2006 Pigs in the Garden
Charleston, Missouri
Dec 2005 Christmas on the River
Demopolis, Alabama
Oct 2005 Leadership Clarksville BBQ
Clarksville, Tennessee
Jan 2005 Gator Hammock 5th Annual Pig & Pepper Jam
Felda, Florida
June 2004 Blue Ridge BBQ Festival
Tryon, North Carolina
Nov 2003 Plant City Pig Jam
Plant City, Florida
Nov 2003 Gulf Coast Lions BBQ Festival
Slidell, Louisiana
Oct 2003 Florida State Championship
Brooksville, Florida
Aug 2003 Kentucky State Championship
Crestwood, Kentucky
June 2003 Wild Turkey’s 2nd Annual Tennessee State
Lawrenceburg, Tennessee
June 2003 10th Annual Blue Ridge BBQ Festival
Tryon, North Carolina
April 2003 1st Annual River & Spires Barbeque
Clarksville, Tennessee
Sept 2002 Riverfest & Alabama State Championship
Decatur, Alabama
April 2002 High on the Hog BBQ Competition
Winchester, Tennessee
June 2000 Barbeqlossal World Pork Expo
Indianapolis, Indiana
May 2000 Mississippi State Championship
Sept 1998 Kentucky State Championship
Louisville, Kentucky

KCBS National Awards

2007

#10 Team on Chicken
#6 Team on Ribs
#1 Team on Pork
#1 Team on Brisket
2nd Runner Up – Team of Year

2006

#5 Team on Chicken
#5 Team on Pork
#8 Team on Brisket
2nd Runner Up – Team of Year

2005

#3 Team on Chicken
#10 Team on Brisket
#13 Team on Pork
3rd Runner Up – Team of the Year

2004

#6 Team on Brisket
#13 Team on Ribs
#13 Team on Chicken
7th Runner Up – Team of the Year

2003

#1 Team on Brisket
#4 Team on Ribs
#8 Team on Chicken
5th Runner Up – Team of the Year

2002

#1 Team on Pork
#2 Team on Brisket
1st Runner Up – Team of the Year
National BBQ News Cook of the Year

2001

#4 Team on Chicken
#2 Team on Pork
6th Runner Up – Team of the Year

Competition Photos