I've been hiding out practicing competition BBQ. The first competition for Dr. Nordy's BBQ team was March 23-24 at the Sams Club BBQ Tour in Midwest City, OK.
This competition was one of 25 local events which feed in to 5 regional competitions and ultimately into a National Championship in Bentonville, Arkansas. Turns out this was a pretty crazy event to choose as our first event as there was only one other first time team there and the field was stacked with "well seasoned" (pun intended) teams.
This was both the debut of Dr. Nordy's BBQ team as well as our new competition trailer...
Loaded and ready to travel!
Some shelves might be handy...
Our setup at Sams
Posing for a silly picture
All the comforts of home... (sarcasm...)
Another view of our site.
Cooking up some chicken
All in all it was a successful first competition. My goals were 1) make all the turn-ins and 2) don't finish in last place. We met both goals and I was very happy to hear our name called twice for top 10 finishes in both pork and chicken.
Dr. Nordy's BBQ
Chicken - 8th
Ribs - 22nd
Pork - 6th
Brisket - 25th
Next stop for Dr. Nordy's is the Stillwater Blazathon April 6-7, in Stillwater, OK. I will be making a couple of tweaks in ribs and brisket and hopefully can put out quality pork and chicken again at this next contest.