D.W.’s Kountry Cookers were honored as the GBA 2011-2012 Team of the Year this weekend at the ComSouth Hambone Jam in Fort Valley, GA. The team was honored with the Team of the Year banner and a check from Team of the Year sponsor Stump’s Smokers.
The Team of the Year race came right down to the wire. With just 2 contests remaining, D.W.’s was tied with Jack’s New South for first place. At Fernandina Beach, D.W.’s took 2nd in both ribs & pork along with the reserve grand award to open up a 17 point lead. At the final contest of the year in Plains, Jack’s New South rallied with a first in ribs, second in loin and the grand championship for a total of 30 points. D.W.’s first place in loin and 4th place in pork was good for 22 points and secured the title.
Jack’s New South was the runner up with Sunset Smokers, Holy Smokers and Sauced Hogs Smokeshack rounding out the Top 5 teams for the year. Finishing 6th thru 10th in the overall standings were Smokin the Good Stuff, Bubba Grills, Holy Smokes, SmokinWilly Squealers and Bethel Smokers.