3 Eyz BBQ
Dan Hixon - Pitmaster
Owings Mill, Maryland
Dan Hixon – Pitmaster / President Jason McNew – One Eyed Jack of all Trades Tracy Hixon – Marketing Director / Head of Security / Shipping Dept Will Cannady- Runner / Photographer Wayne Tucker – Moral Support / Patron Provider
3 Eyz BBQ started out with Dan and Jason deciding to compete against the professionals on the KCBS BBQ circuit. Dan blames his addiction (errrr…. Hobby) on having an adult beverage and watching a competition on TV. Jason got sucked in simply since he was in the wrong place at the wrong time.
The team formed in 2005 after getting beat badly at a tailgate competition in Bel Air, MD. While sitting on a curb afterward Dan & Jason decided to call the team “3 Eyz” as they only had 3 eyes between them. The following year, they entered their first competition in Salisbury, MD and got first place chicken and 10th place pork! From that point on, they both knew they were hooked. A few (150+, who’s counting) competitions later and the team is still hooked. So hooked, that 3 Eyz BBQ, LLC was formed and is a successful spice rub business.
Michael Fay - phone 703-346-0036 Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Springfield, Virginia United States
After BBQ’ing for nearly 20 years and being involved in all facets of competitive BBQ over the past several years Michael Fay decided to take the plunge and give competitive BBQ a try. The whole goal of this endeavor is FUN. Meeting people, making new friend and experiencing new settings to cook in; oh, winning is nice too. Aporkalypse Now was formed in 2010 and in it’s short span has won 7 Grand Championships, 11 Reserve Grand Championships and been invited to and participated in both the American Royal and the Jack Daniels World Invitational BBQ Championships. In 2014 Aporkalypse Now was the 19th ranked team in the Country (out of over 4,000) and was the Mid Atlantic BBQ Association Team of the Year.
BBQ Beer Buddies
Mike Peeler, Anthony Parisi
Deptford, New Jersey
The BBQ Beer Buddies are a BBQ competition team. They have been competing since 2005. The team consist of Mike Peeler, Anthony Parisi, and friends and family.
Big Ugly BBQ
Family run competitive BBQ team, and some assorted catering for friends. Mission: To make folks happy thru BBQ
Bourbon & Blues BBQ
Pitmaster JP Parran
Wilmington, North Carolina
Pitmaster, JP, grew up in Prince Frederick, MD and is a US Army veteran. His wife, Colleen, is a native of Hershey, PA and is a returned Peace Corps volunteer. They currently live in Wilmington, NC and love to listen to live music, travel and BBQ. First introduced to competition BBQ in 2010, they soon became certified BBQ judges. Bourbon & Blues BBQ started as a concept in 2015, but it wasn’t until 2022 that they took the leap to start competing. In May 2022 they cooked at their first KCBS Backyard competition—the West Virginia BBQ Throwdown in Ripley, WV—and were hooked. They’re off to a great start in the 2023 season! After the first three competitions of the season, Bourbon & Blues BBQ has captured two 1st place chicken calls including a perfect 180 at the Atlanta BBQ Store Classic, a 1st place ribs call and their first Grand Championship at the Lakeland Pigfest in Lakeland, Florida in January 2023.
Bringing the Heat BBQ
St. Louis , Missouri
Andrew Ahrens grew up in Webster Groves, MO. It was during his highschool years the he started BBQing with the neighbor for a school fundraiser, and realized how much he liked to cook. This love for cooking pushed him to pursue his passion.
About Bringing the Heat BBQ
Bringing the Heat BBQ smokes all their meat to satisfy.
All of their menu items are made from scratch that will be the hit of any event.
Checkered Flag 500 BBQ
Farm Grove , Pennsylvania
The Checkered Flag 500 Competition BBQ Team was started in 2012. We are a professional BBQ team that competes in sanctioned events throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. Our plan is to expand our reach in 2013 to compete in competitions in other areas as well!
Checkered Flag 500 pitmaster Mark Gibbs has always had a love for great BBQ. A few years ago Mark found out about the world of competition BBQ watching the TLC series, BBQ Pitmasters that featured teams traveling across the country and competing in sanctioned BBQ competition events that paid off in trophies and cash! Mark knew that this was something he wanted to be a part of and jumped head first into his first competition at Galvinell’s Grillin’ and Chillin’ in April of 2012.
Tom and Stacie Feil
Bethlehem , Pennsylvania
It all started back in 2005. Cabela’s in Hamburg, Pa advertised a BBQ contest in the local paper to come out and show you were made of real BBQ material. At the same time, thad a friend who said he would do the cutting and welding if they wanted to build a whole hog cooker that they had been talking about. As they looked into this sanctioning body, the Kansas City Barbeque Society, I became more interested in cooking this contest. The hog cooker morphed into a trailer mounted reverse flow, similar to a Meadow Creek or a Lang. They had been bbq’ing for a number of years in the backyard and thought they could stand beside the big boys, or at least give them a run for their money. Enter the Contest!! After that they were hooked. In the beginning, they had 4 to 6 people taking shifts tending the fire all night long.
BBQ Team out of Dallas, Georgia.
Ontario, Ontario, Canada
Diva Q® Danielle Dimovski. Host of BBQ Crawl -Travel Channel, Travel & Escape & Cottage Life in Canada. BBQ Pitmasters & American Grilled! BBQ Company. BBQ Consultations Demos, VIP Catering, Private corporate team building events, Competition, TV & Media, TV Personality
Mission: Life is too short for bad BBQ!™
Finn’s Finest BBQ
Brian Ferguson and Megan Ferguson
Established in 2010, Finn’s Finest BBQ is a family run competitive BBQ team and catering company located in Middletown, Delaware. From the start, our focus has been to integrate our award-winning, competitive BBQ flavors into our real, backyard barbecue BBQ recipes. What we’ve created is a menu of succulent BBQ dishes that will have you craving more. Past performances have earned us invitations to the most prestigious BBQ contests in the world, including The Jack Daniels World Championship & the Sam’s Club BBQ Tour Nationals. With the support of some of the most well known companies in the BBQ industry, our food is proven to be the best in the area.
Flying Pig BBQ
No matter where you are from, everyone has their opinion on what makes great BBQ. Whether it’s Texas style brisket, Carolina style pulled pork, or Memphis and Kansas City style ribs, they all have a one thing in common. BBQ is one of the greatest foods that Americans are passionate about. At The Flying Pig BBQ we believe great BBQ starts with great meat, great rubs and spices, and smoking meat over real organically certified hardwood fires. From there the sauces, sides and extras can be added, but the basics have to come first and can’t be substituted or shortcuts taken.
Come see us soon for some of the best BBQ in Oklahoma City and Central Oklahoma, or even better let us cater your special event. We can help with something as small as take out or full service catering. If we can’t provide it, we will help you find the resources so you don’t have to.
Great White Smoke BBQ Co
19 grand championships
100’s of category calls
Dozens of ancillary wins
2019 King of the Q series champion.
2021 #1 Food Truck in America
2021 BBQ Warrior Grand Champion
John A. Ley, Jr
With years of trial and error in the backyard under our belt we took our proverbial BBQ show on the road in February 2011 by entering our first competition. We took the leap from backyard chefs to professional cooks. We have learned a wealth of tips and tricks that have helped us gain a huge following of friends and fans! We look forward to keeping everyone updated as to our competition schedule and will even share a few tricks of the trade, so stay tuned.
Hot Wachula’s Sauces
HOT WACHULA’s Founded in 2001, by Award Winning Pitmaster Matt Barber as an all natural gourmet sauce company Hot Wachula’s was recognized on NBC’s The Today show as a trendsetter in the zesty food industry and won numerous tastes awards across the country for our line of salsas, jerk marinades, bloody mary mix, grilling and hot sauces.
Currently we are available at gourmet retailers across the USA. Hot Wachula’s products are made with all natural ingredients. No preservatives, no thickeners and no added flavors. Just the best ingredients we can find.
Tom and Michele Perelka Competition BBQ Team
New Providence , Pennsylvania
5 TIME PENNSYLVANIA STATE BBQ CHAMPIONS
6 Time PA Grand Champions 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Local Smoke BBQ
Steve Raab - email@example.com
Cookstown, New Jersey
Local Smoke BBQ started as a competition BBQ team named Fat Angel BBQ in 2007, cooking at contests throughout the Northeast. After a very successful inaugural season, in which they won Rookie of the Year honors, they opened Local Smoke BBQ, our full-service catering company. Local Smoke BBQ quickly became one of New Jersey’s most popular BBQ caterers and in 2011, opened its first two BBQ restaurants.
Thier competition BBQ team has represented New Jersey at contests all over the country including Tennessee, Missouri, Arkansas, Georgia, Nevada and in almost every state from Virginia to Vermont. They have collected over 100 awards including 4 New Jersey State Championship titles. Other highlights include 1st place in Ribs against 488 teams at the American Royal BBQ contest in Kansas City (which is also known as the World Series of BBQ) and 1st place in Brisket at the National BBQ Festival in Douglas, GA.
Local Smoke BBQ specializes in off-premise BBQ catering and has catered events from fifty people to thousands. All menu items can be customized to fit your needs and Local Smoke is available to cater all types of events, including weddings, corporate events and luncheons, pig roasts, tailgate parties, graduation parties, yacht club parties and other large events.
They invite you to visit Local Smoke BBQ to enjoy our authentic, award winning BBQ served up in New Jersey!
Moyers Competition BBQ
Scott Smith, Melissa Moyers, Bill Perkins, Jeremy Moyers, Case Moyers, Tim Thomas, Don Adams
Moyers Competition Bar-B-Q Team is a Championship Bar-B-Que team based out of White, GA.
3 Grand Championships
7 Reserve Grand Championships
7 individual 180 category scores
2 time 700 club members
Must Be Smokin’ Somethin
Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
Founded in 2009
Competition BBQ Team and Catering
Brisket, Chicken, Ribs, Pulled Pork, Red Coleslaw, Potato Salad
Old Virginia Smoke
Pitmaster - Luke Darnell Others - Kimberly Darnell, Leigh Anne Terry
Luke began cooking barbecue 9 years ago on a Brinkmann electric bullet and then got the fever. After several years and several smokers later, he had the opportunity to join a competitive barbecue team, Smoke Dreams BBQ. And, rather than just joining and learning the ropes, Luke went out and bought a Weber Smokey Mountain right out of the gate.
Two years were spent under the tutelage of SmokeDreams BBQ Pitmaster Kirk, learning the ins and outs of competitive BBQ.
2013 was Luke’s first year as the Pitmaster of Old Virginia Smoke. It was a fun year, with Old Virginia Smoke earning the Middle Atlantic BBQ Association Rookie of the Year award for 2013.
In addition to BBQ, he also plays guitar with Leigh Anne in a two person acoustic group called Sweet Tea Blues, plays soccer, and is one hell of a dancer.
Ron Templeman - firstname.lastname@example.org
100% Family Competition BBQ Team and Caterers based out of Middletown, DE. Members: Ron & NormaTempleman, Ron Templeman (v2.0), Mike & Trina Sadgwar, Brian Milito and Stephanie Sadgwar. We primarily compete in DE, MD, NJ and PA.
Awards: 1st Place Chicken- Middletown 2011, 1st Place Ribs- New Holland 2011,1st Place Dessert- Middletown 2011, 1st Place Chicken & Ribs- GAP 2009,1st Place Chicken GAP 2010,1st Place Chef’s Choice-New Holland 2009
Small Axe BBQ
2022 marked there first year competing in BBQ, started in the SCA in 2021. Competed in two different sanctioning bodies, the KCBS, and the PNW BBQ Association Received 22 top 10 calls, including six 1st place calls (Ribs 4x, Pork, Chicken), scored over 700+ twice and had one perfect 180 (chicken). Good enough for two GC’s, one RGC and an invite to 2022 Jack.
Grand Champion x2 (Icebox Challenge & Warrior BBQ Battle)
Reserve Grand Champion (Hudson Bay Heritage Days – DuPont)
KCBS 700 Club x2 (Icebox & Hudson Bay)
KCBS 180 Chicken (perfect perfect) (Hudson Bay)
23 Top 10 calls
1st Place Ribs x4
1st Place Pork
1st Place Chicken
1st Place Steak (SCA)
Smoke Me Silly
Consists of Husband and Wife team Robert Vanderipe and Lex Vanegas.
Smoke Me Silly Competition BBQ Team out of Madison Alabama
Warren County Pork Choppers
Donny Bray, Pitmaster
Bowling Green, Kentucky
We’re racking up championship trophies and gaining national recognition doing what we love to do. Check us out at our next competition!
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