wow. i'm still in a state of shock and amazement. this past weekend i competed in the new holland summerfest bbq contest and i finished 8th out of the 72 teams that competed. i also got 2 calls to the stage for finishing 6th place in ribs and 9th place pork. the picture to the left was taken after getting my 6th place ribbon. woo hoo! do i look happy or what?
congratulations to steve from team agave for winning grand champion and to rich decker for winning reserve grand championship. both of you kicked ass in a strong field. also thanks to mel and his crew for putting on a fine event. the park in new holland is a beautiful place to hold a contest.
here's a link showing some pictures from new holland
. yes i really did bring a bike to a bbq contest and yes i really did ride it while i was there.
more than likely this will be my last bbq contest for the season. i did three contests this summer. the first was in salisbury, md in april. there my goal was to get my boxes in on time and i finished near the back of the pack (46th our 55 teams). my next contest was in stevensville, md at the end of july and i finished 2nd in a small field of 18. now i finished 8th in a huge pack.
next year??? who knows but i better start practicing.