Jack’s Old South Named Grand Champion of the 2016 Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest

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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 

Whole Hog 
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 

Shoulder 
First Place - $5,000 - Lillie's Q
 
Second Place - $2,250 - 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 

Rib 
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. 

Patio Porkers 
First Place - $2,000 - Phat Chance 

Second Place - $1,000 - Bastey Boys 
Third Place - $750 - Smoke a Little Smoke 
Fourth Place - $500 - Bad Pig BBQ 

Kingsford Tour of Champions 
First Place - $1,500 - The Shed BBQ & Blues Joint 

Second Place - $1,000 - Too Sauced To Pork 
Third Place - $750 - Boars Night Out 
Fourth Place - $500 - Big Bob Gibson BBQ 

Grilling Green Award 
Awarded to the team that collected the most recyclables - Sloppy Chops 

Anything But (Exotic)
First Place - $1,250 - The Bastey Boys
Second Place - $600 - Suspicious Rinds
Third Place - $350 - Canadian BBQ Society 

Anything But (Beef)
First Place - $1,250 - Pitmaker-BBQ Addiction

Second Place - $600 - Willingham's
Third Place - $350 - Big South BBQ

Anything But (Seafood)
First Place - $1,250 - Knob Creek Smokers

Second Place - $600 - Down To Smoke (DTS)
Third Place - $350 - Uncle Murles BBQ

Anything But (Poultry)
First Place - $1,250 - Nuts N' Butts

Second Place - $600 - P-Funk and the Fat Back All-Starz
Third Place - $350 - Natural Born Grillers

Cattleman's Best Sauce (Tomato)
First Place - $1,200 - Prime Time BBQ

Second Place - $600 - The Grilla's
Third Place - $350 - Boofhead BBQ

Cattleman's Best Sauce (Vinegar)
First Place - $1,200 - Killer Hogs

Second Place - $600 - Cotton Pickin Porkers
Third Place - $350 - Fat Side Up

Cattleman's Best Sauce (Mustard)
First Place - $1,200 - Salty Rinse BBQ

Second Place - $600 - All Star Ten Pin Porkers
Third Place - $350 - Whole Hog Cafe

Frank's Red Hot Hot Wings
First Place - $1,500 - Uncle Murles BBQ

Second Place - $750 - Smoke Masters
Third Place - $500 - Half-Porked

Big Hog Run
First Place - $1,000 - Mike Page of Pages Pig Pew

Second Place - $750 - Kevin O'Sullivan of 10 Bones BBQ
Third Place - $500 - John Bailey of Greaseland Porkers
Fourth Place - $250 - Gary Saylors of R3 Que Team
Fifth Place - $100 - Chalmer Sanders of Sander Smoken Que

Ms. Piggie Idol
First Place - $2,000 - Chi Town Cookers

Second Place - $1,000 - Swinos
Third Place - $500 - VooDooQ

Home Depot Best Booth
First Place - $2,500 - All Star Ten Pin Porkers

Second Place - $1,250 - Boofhead BBQ
Third Place - $750 - Swine & Dine

Best T-Shirt
First Place - $1,000 - Bryce Boar Blazers

Second Place - $500 - Parrothead Porkers of Hogaritaville 
Third Place - $250 - Swine & Dine

PHOTO: 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

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