Dizzy Pig Competition BBQ Team
How the Dizzy Pig Competition Team Was FormedYou can’t develop a roster of barbecue seasonings without cooking up a lot of barbecue in the process. And, hey, it was some darn good barbecue we were making! So why not see how Dizzy Pig can do against other barbecue teams?
It turns out, many of these barbecuers get together many weekends from early Spring through Fall and share some tales, some ales, and cook some of the best barbecue you’ll ever taste. They call these gatherings cookoffs or competitions and, chances are, there’s one happening somewhere near where you live! Due to the recent wave of television shows like Destination America’s BBQ Pitmasters, competition barbecue has become one of the fastest growing sports and is enjoying tremendous popularity right now.
Under the direction of pitmaster and Dizzy Pig owner Chris Capell, the Dizzy Pig Competition Barbecue Team made its competitive debut in August 2002 at the New Holland Summerfest in New Holland, Pennsylvania. This competition, and most of the ones we have entered since, is sanctioned by KCBS (Kansas City Barbecue Society), which uses ‘blind box’ judging to determine a winner. This approach allows for each team to remain ‘anonymous’ to the judges and seems to us to be the fairest way of judging barbecue. When the scores were tabulated at our first ever contest, the Dizzy Pig guys realized they had come in a respectable 8th place overall in their first contest among some great teams…we were hooked and rest is history!
Our Track Records
Since then we have cooked over 100 competitions with over half of those being top-10 overall finishes, including 15 grand championships plus four for the Dizzy Pig North team from Canada!
- Over 12 Years on the Pro Competition Circuit
- 15 Grand Championships
- All with Dizzy Pig Rubs
Dizzy Pig has competed in 15 states, mostly in the Mid-Atlantic region and surrounding states, and have gone as far as Missouri, Tennessee, and Vermont to compete.
Grand Championship wins earn us invites to the American Royal and the Jack Daniels World Championships where the Dizzy Team was honored to cook among the best teams in the country for six straight years.
Exclusive Use of Dizzy Pig Seasonings
One element that has directly resulted in the overall success over the years is the exclusive use of Dizzy Pig rubs; the very rubs we sell online, in our grill shop in Manassas, VA, or at a local retailer near you. You too can cook competition quality barbecue in your backyard. In fact, if you want to learn all of the secrets that has made Dizzy Pig one of the most respected and winningest teams on the KCBS circuit, you can attend our competition BBQ class, held twice a year. This class is the real deal, set up to mirror an actual competition with the same KCBS timeline and turn-in times. And in between you’ll learn exactly what pitmaster Chris Capell does to continually win competition judges over ever year!