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Pork in the Park 2013

Every year we look forward to a competition called Pork in the Park in Salisbury, MD. It is the first contest of the season for us and it has become the largest East coast competition in the US, hosting well over 100 teams from all over the country. This year the excitement was over the top coming off of a good season last year, we were eager to get out and show our skills to the judges. The weather was less than desirable with 20-30mph winds, heavy rains and cool temperatures but that has never stopped us from having fun and cooking some barbecue. The weekend was very enjoyable as we connected with new teams and hung out with old friends. We must have had 30 people in camp on Thursday night enjoying some grilled foods and tasty spirits. Saturday morning as we were loading the turn-in boxes, we knew we had a good cook. Our chicken was exactly where we wanted it to be, our ribs were perfectly tender and had the flavor we strive for at every competition but we were a little worried about our pork and brisket. They were good but not what we consider outstanding. Saturday afternoon arrived and we walked over the stage with 106 other BBQ teams and awaited the award ceremony. I don’t take the awards lightly. My nerves start getting to me right away and the scenarios start racing through my head. As the awards were being called there were three teams with 3 top 10 calls: 420Q, Smoken Dudes and us, The BBQ Guru. There were a few teams with two calls as well. In my head, it was anybody’s game but I hoped for the best. The end results were fantastic!

We took Reserve Grand Champions (2nd overall) out 106 teams!
Chicken 3rd Place
Ribs 5th Place
Pork 8th Place
Brisket 11th Place

We would like to congratulate 420Q for his GC!
Also congrats to:
Drilling and Grilling 3rd Overall
Smokin’ Hoggz 4th Overall 
Purple Pork Masters 5th Overall
Smoken Dudes 6th Overall
Free Range BBQ 7th Overall
Lo n Slo BBQ 8th Overall
Gypsy and The Biker 9th Overall
Little Creek Bar-B-Cue 10th Overall

Next competition on the list is King of the Grill in Bristol, England! UK, Here we come!

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