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2011 was an amazing year for the Pork Barrel BBQ competition BBQ team. We experienced a lot of first in 2011:

- First Reserve Grand Championship – Middletown BBQ Cook Off
- First Catagory First Place Call (Chicken) – Beltway BBQ Showdown
- First Grand Championship – Safeway National Capital Barbecue Battle
- First Perdue National Chicken Championship – Safeway National Capital Barbecue Battle
- First Kingsford Points Chase Win – Safeway National Capital Barbecue Battle
- First Invitation to Cook in the American Royal Invitational
- First Call at the American Royal Invititional – 9th Place Brisket
- First Call at the American Royal Open – 6th Place Chicken
- First Invitation to Cook in the Jack Daniel’s World Invitational Barbecue Contest

After cooking 18 contests in 2011, including Memphis in May, the American Royal and The Jack we finished with the following rankings in the 2011 KCBS Team of the Year race:

Overal – 102nd out of 9,163 teams
Chicken – 46th out of 9.163 teams
Ribs – 186th out of 9,163 teams
Pork – 112th out of 9,163 teams
Brisket – 137th out of 9,163 teams

We can’t wait to get the 2012 season kicked off! Out 2012 goal is to finish in the top 75 teams in each of the four catagories and top 50 overall!! We’ll see you on the BBQ trail in 2012!!