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3rd Overall in 1st Competition

LoveHandlesLoveHandles Posts: 156
edited 6:33AM in EggHead Forum
Just finished our 1st ever competition. It was in Boulder City Nevada, and put on by KCBS. Finished 2nd in chicken, 2nd in brisket,4th in pork, 9th in ribs and 1st in Anything But. That was good enough for 3rd overall. Only 3 points from being reserve champion & 7 from winning it all. I'm so proud of our team. We practiced long and hard, and all the hard work payed off. Thanks to team members Jim, Ron, Dave, Skip and Birdman. Also a really big thanks to Hatch for being our mentor and guiding us in the right direction. Thanks to Chris from Dizzy Pig for his help too. Those rubs just seem to work. We also sold some BGE's and accessories ( we are BGE Dealers), so all in all it was a great weekend. Thanks again to all involved and especially to the wives for putting up with us.


  • WokOnMediumWokOnMedium Posts: 1,376
  • MaineggMainegg Posts: 7,787
    That is so great for the first time!!! WOW an egg dealer that know his eggs???? even uses them??? LOL wish mine did.
  • NibbleMeThisNibbleMeThis Posts: 2,293
    Hey, great result! Congratulations!
    Knoxville, TN
    Nibble Me This
  • reelgemreelgem Posts: 4,256
    Congratulations Mike!! Way to go Goatheads!!! What a showing....WOW!!! I am so happy for you. I was thinking about you and the team this weekend and wondering how the competition had went, thanks for posting the result. What's next on the circuit???
  • reelgemreelgem Posts: 4,256
    That makes 2 of us Julie. My dealer even argued with me that BGE doesn't make a medium egg. :woohoo: Wish I had a dealer like Mikey Love! :)
  • BordelloBordello Posts: 5,926
    Congratulations to you and your teammates, you guys did a heck of a job.

    Keep at it Mike,
  • MaineggMainegg Posts: 7,787
    It is amazing to me that someone takes on a product and does nothing to help sell it. I know sometimes people say that big green egg needs to educate their dealers but I feel it is up to the dealer to know its products. If you make the investment in a business make the investment of time to know it. It seems like such a simple thing to me...
  • AZRPAZRP Posts: 10,116
    Awesome Mike, Kenny told me he was flying out to coach you guys through your first comp. I'd say he did one hell of a good job. Congrats! -RP
  • LoveHandlesLoveHandles Posts: 156
    We try to know whats going on in the egg world. We have more accessories than any dealer around our area. We also have at least one egg of all sizes. We're not a big store, but we really work with our customers. We even deliver and we build the eggs for the customers.
  • Nature BoyNature Boy Posts: 8,521
    Woohoo!!! It made my day to get the message from Kenny on how yall did. I'm really happy for you guys, and at the same time I am sorry to realize that you all have caught the bug in a big way. Now...what's next?? hehe.

    Congrats to the Smokin' Goatheads!
    No pictures?
    Twitter: @dizzypigbbq
    Facebook: Dizzy Pig Seasonings
    Instagram: @DizzyPigBBQ
  • LoveHandlesLoveHandles Posts: 156
    We're not sure about the next competition, but I'm sure ones in the future. Kenny really gave us some good pointers, but he let us use what we had been practicing with. He was a great help. I guess all schools and practice paid off. By the way the name of our team is
    SMOKIN' GOATHEADS I think we were all in shock when they announced our names. Beginners luck maybe?
  • LoveHandlesLoveHandles Posts: 156
    Thanks Bob-- Hope you are doing well. I know you have a hard time keeping up with all those girl. LOL
  • LoveHandlesLoveHandles Posts: 156
    Kenny the Coach. Yea, it was sure nice having him out here. We used our own receipes and such, but he was there to tell us what NOT to do instead of so much what to do. The SMOKING GOATHEADS were pretty happy.

    Good to have another Egg team out west.

    You coming to CA this year?



    from SANTA CLARA, CA

  • tjvtjv Posts: 3,717
    congrats, sounds like you are digging the competition action. not a bad way to spend a weekend! t ACGP, Inc.
  • LoveHandlesLoveHandles Posts: 156
    Stupid me doesn't know how to post pictures, but maybe I can get Aline to post some for me. We're looking on the KCBS site for something in the future, not to far away from home. You don't know how much the Goatheads thank you and Kenny for all the times you've been out here for the classes. You guys are the best. I wish you could have come out too, but I understand about the business, kids, wives, etc.
  • LoveHandlesLoveHandles Posts: 156
    Yea Man, We're really looking forward to meeting you. By asking about Calif. are you meaning your eggfest? Our team only uses eggs and our store only sells eggs. We need to talk some day about products and accessories. We'll meet up someday, I'm sure. Thanks
  • LoveHandlesLoveHandles Posts: 156
    Yea we had a lot of fun and were shocked to hear our names announced as winners. We hope to get even better, now that we've had a little taste of victory. Hope all is going well for you. Still hoping someday to get some of your product for our Egg store.
  • RipnemRipnem Posts: 5,511
    That's a great job. Keep it up ;)
  • reelgemreelgem Posts: 4,256
    You're too humble Mike, there's no luck involved just great cooking. You have one talented group that you've put together. Keep me posted on your next competition. I'd love to try and make it to see everyone.
  • reelgemreelgem Posts: 4,256
    Wives? Plural....I only heard about the one. LOL!!
  • FiretruckFiretruck Posts: 2,679
    Way to go guy's, good job! B)
  • AZRPAZRP Posts: 10,116
    Makes it even sweeter. -RP
  • LoveHandlesLoveHandles Posts: 156
    Just keep it a secret huh?
  • LoveHandlesLoveHandles Posts: 156
    thanks for your support, I love your little saying at the end
  • LoveHandlesLoveHandles Posts: 156
    Thank you very much
  • LoveHandlesLoveHandles Posts: 156
    thanks again Randy. We had a ball
  • Beanie-BeanBeanie-Bean Posts: 3,092
    Congratulations to you and the team!
  • HatchHatch Posts: 149
    Congratulations again Mike and all the Goatheads involved this weekend Dave, Ron, Jim, Skip, Ron W. and of course all your better halves that came out and helped.
    I had an absolute blast hanging out with you all. You can't ask for an easier bunch to coach. You all had a plan and executed it to near perfection. Still trying to get my head around how 4 top tens didn't win the whole thing. But at least it leaves you with room to improve.
    Thanks again for having me out and taking such good care of me.

    GO GOATHEADS......

  • SteveinTNSteveinTN Posts: 229
    That is GREAT

    How many eggs / size eggs did you use to do the cook?
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