Kansas City, Missouri – October, 2005Receiving an invitation to the American Royal for a second year straight is an honor. All of the team was excited to make the trip out to KC dragging a bunch of Big Green Eggs. To compete alongside more than 80 grand championship teams is a memorable (and humbling) experience. It is also a whole bunch of work and a really, really long drive. But the team works so well together, things went very smooth. What a great time we all had. This time we knew even more of the other teams, so it was more like a gathering with good friends and less stressful than last year. We had two goals when we left. Improve over our 62nd place overall finish last year, and get a call to the stage.
Well, we met one goal with a strong 15th place finish in pork (and call to the stage for a ribbon). Unfortunately our ribs and chicken did not fare as well with the judges, and we sadly ended up in 69th place!