Jack’s Old South Named Grand Champion of Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest
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Jack’s Old South Named Grand Champion of the 2016 Memphis in May
World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest
Final Results of the 2016 Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Contest Announced
MEMPHIS, Tenn., May 14, 2015 – Two hundred thirty-five barbecue competitors from 22 states and five foreign countries met on the banks of the Mississippi River this weekend to see who had the best barbecue on the planet. Tonight, Jack’s Old South barbecue team from Unadilla, Georgia, was crowned Grand Champion of America’s most prestigious barbecue cooking competition, the Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest (WCBCC).
This is the fourth Grand Champion title for Jack’s Old South at the Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest, having won in 2001, 2004, 2007 and now in 2016. The only other team to win four WCBCC contests is Big Bob Gibson.
"This was my 20th anniversary at Memphis in May and to win Grand Champion four times, well I couldn’t be happier! Both my brother and my son weren’t with me the first three times, so this win is special,” said Myron Mixon from Jack’s Old South. “This whole team is new and they are all really excited."
When asked about tying Big Bob Gibson’s record of four Grand Championships Mixon said, "We’re coming back to win it again next year!"
Jack’s Old South won the Whole Hog Division and was named Grand Champion of the Memphis in May World Barbecue Cooking Contest taking home $30,500 in prize money.
“It is an amazing accomplishment to win Grand Champion four times, we couldn’t be happier for Jack’s Old South,” said Jim Holt, president and CEO of Memphis in May International Festival. “To be named Grand Champion of the most prestigious barbecue cooking contest in the world even once is a huge accomplishment. Myron Mixon has risen to a level very few will ever experience.”
The World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest started in 1978 in a parking lot with a few dozen teams and their grills. The contest has grown to now occupy, and fill to capacity, 25-acre Tom Lee Park on the banks of the mighty Mississippi River.
2016 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BARBECUE COOKING CONTEST RESULTS:
Grand Champion $30,500 Jack’s Old South
First Place $5,000 Jack’s Old South
Second Place $2,250 3 Taxi Guys
Third Place $1,500 PLP Smokers, Competition Team
Fourth Place $1,000 Cotton Patch Cooking Crew
Fifth Place $750 Yazoo’s Delta Q
Sixth Place $600 17th Street BBQ/Apple City
Seventh Place $500 Salty Rinse BBQ
Eighth Place $400 Pickin & Grillin
Ninth Place $350 Barbeque Republic
Tenth Place $300 Boom Boom Que
First Place $5,000 Lillie’s Q
Second Place $2,250 The Pork University
Third Place $1,500 People’s Republic of Swina
Fourth Place $1,000 Boofhead BBQ
Fifth Place $750 Moonlight Smokers
Sixth Place $600 The Grand Masters of Cooking Disasters
Seventh Place $500 Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q
Eighth Place $400 Southern Hoggers BBQ Company
Ninth Place $350 Parrothead Porkers of Hogaritaville
Tenth Place $300 Barnstormers BBQ
First Place $5,000 10 Bones BBQ
Second Place $2,250 Pitmaker-BBQ Addiction
Third Place $1,500 Prime Time BBQ
Fourth Place $1,000 AOC Hogs
Fifth Place $750 Pork Fiction
Sixth Place $600 Give the Devil His Que
Seventh Place $500 Boss Pitt
Eighth Place $400 Smoke Masters
Ninth Place $350 Dirk Piggler’s Porkographic BBQ
Tenth Place $300 Born in the Que S.A.
First Place $2,000 Phat Chance
Second Place $1,000 Bastey Boys
Third Place $750 Smoke a Little
Kingsford Tour of Champions
First Place $1,500 The Shed BBQ & Blues Joing
Second Place $1,000 Too Sauced To Pork
Third Place $500 Boars Night Out
Grilling Green Award – Awarded to the team that collected the most recyclables
Jack’sOldSouth-GrandChampions-MIMBBQ2016.jpg – Jack’s Old South after winning the Grand Championship and $30,500 at the 2016 Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Competition. Photo credit – Lawrence Hsia
2016 Upcoming Memphis in May International Festival Dates
Great American River Run: May 28, 2016
901Fest: May 28, 2016
About Memphis in May International Festival
In 2016 the Memphis in May International Festival is saluting Canada as the honored country in its 40th annual month-long celebration. In addition to hosting the city’s largest events like the Beale Street Music Festival, the World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest, Great River Run and the 901Fest, Memphis in May also produces extensive educational, international, and economic programs for the city. Memphis in May International Festival is the official festival of the City of Memphis.
Memphis in May International Festival is a not for profit, community-based organization that contributes over $70 million in economic impact to the community, fosters civic pride, promotes awareness of Memphis heritage, and builds international relationships and understanding through education. For additional information about the Memphis in May International Festival, please visit the official Memphis in May web site at www.memphisinmay.org.
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