Snowshoe, West Virginia – September 2006
West Virginia is one of the most beautiful states in the US of A, and we would never miss an opportunity to head out to the mountains. Especially when we had a championship title to defend out in The Mountain State. This year there was double the teams and the weather was perfect. Like last year, Chris arrived on Friday morning with the Dizzy trailer, and the set-up, food prep, and the beginning stages of cooking was a solo effort. About 7 on Friday evening help arrived, with Kenny and Andy showing up and ready to roll! The 3 of us cooked up some nice vittles for the judges, and we were rewarded with 2 first place finishes in Pork and Brisket to hoist us to our second “repeat” grand championship of the year with 663.42 total points. Thanks to all those involved on the Snowshoe staff, and to KCBS reps Scott and Steve Grinstead for making this a great event. Congrats to Bills Grill on their first Reserve Grand Championship finish, and to Pigs on the Run (3rd) and to my partner Mike Kerslake whose 8 year old daughter Hannah led Pee Wee’s BBQ to a strong 6th place overall finish! Also, special congrats to Gary’s Barbecue on their first place ribs!