We competed at the 2014 Harper County Bullseye BBQ Cook-off this past weekend. We had a great time and met some new friends. We are really looking forward to seeing them again next year. We did pretty good. We placed 9th overall out of 30 teams. We placed 19th in pork, 18th in brisket, 9th in chicken, and 5th in ribs. What a way to end our season. I want to personally thank everyone who supported us over the past year. We can’t wait until next year.
On October 4th we competed in the Wellington Homecoming and Fall Festival BBQ Cook-off. This is our hometown contest. We weren’t sure how we would do, but we were ready. It got pretty cold early Saturday morning, down to about 39 degrees. The weather was wonderful throughout the day. There was a pretty decent crowd before turn in. It was different this time because we are so used to putting the garnish in the boxes, but didn’t have to in this one. We placed 3rd in chicken, 3rd in brisket, 1st in pork, and 1st in ribs. After all of that we won Grand Champion. Even though it was a small event, winning our first Grand Champion in our hometown….priceless. I would like to thank the Bank of Commerce for their support and the Wellington Chamber of Commerce for doing such a great job of putting this event together.
On September 20th we competed in the in Ponca City, Oklahoma. You couldn’t ask for better weather. We had a really great time and the ladies for Professionals Today put on another great event. You got to check this event out if you haven’t before. We placed 23rd in chicken, 13th in pork, 29th in ribs, and 34th in brisket. We ran into some heating problems during the night. We found the problem and corrected it. Despite the heating issue we still managed to get a 6th place finish in beans and a 3rd place finish in the anything meat. For the anything meat we entered a smoked fatty. We changed it up a bit and man it was AWESOME! Overall we finished 25th out of 41 entries and I think we did well. Seems as the further we go the better we do.
We competed at the Derby BBQ Festival this pass weekend. We had a blast. The City of Derby deserves a BIG pat on the back. The park was well organized and looked awesome. When we arrived on Friday it was a bit chilly and rainy, but you couldn’t ask for better weather on Saturday. We met some new friends as we always do.
We finished 26 overall out of 38 teams. We placed 11th in ribs, 13th in pork, 32 in brisket and 34 in chicken. We also competed for people’s choice and anything bacon. We placed in 10th place for both catagories. overall I think we did well. The margin between us and 1st place in ribs was seven points. The margin between us and 1st place in pork was seven points as well.
We really enjoied having Bill Smith as our volenteer during the people’s choice. This guy can sell a vote.
It was awesome to hang out with Rod Gray of Pellet Envy and David Bouska of Butcher BBQ. These guys are awesome!
Well it’s on to the next one.
Well the first cook-off of our season is in the books. The Oxford Round in Oxford, Kansas was a wet one. But we still had a great time despite the weather. After it was all said and done we placed second place in brisket and won people’s choice. We probably could had done better if mother nature would have been a little kinder, but we’ll take the rain as we really need it to get out of this drought.
Thanks to all of those who voted for us in the people’s choice. Now it’s on to the next one.