Cooking with Stump Tops the Field in Tennille
When Walter “Stump” McDowell posed for the GBA camera flexing his muscles on Friday afternoon, it was a sign of things to come. The Cooking with Stump team of “Stump” and Tab “Mama Stump” McDowell notched a perfect score of 600 in the preliminary round of the Ribs category. They followed up with a near perfect entry in the Ribs Finals to capture the Grand Championship at the 7th Annual Tennille BBQ Blast. Full results of the contest are below
The Georgia Barbecue Association (GBA) has been honored to be a part of one the great small town festivals in the state for the past three years. Huge crowds filled the streets of Tennille Friday and Saturday to enjoy great food, good music and crafts vendors. The GBA thanks the Tennille Downtown Development Authority, the Tennille Fire Department and everyone associated with the contest for their hospitality.
Another team that flexed its cooking “muscles” was Sweat’s BBQ. Pitmaster Lee Sweat made finals in all three categories to win Reserve Grand Champion. The team finished second in both Loin and Ribs and took third place in Pulled Pork. Sweat’s also took first place in the ancillary Poultry category and second place in the Brisket ancillary.
Sauced Hogs Smoke Shack claimed first place in the Pork Loin category. Sweats BBQ came in second place and the Tennille Fire Department Engine 2 BBQ took third place. Fourth place went to Just Smokin’ Around with TC’s BBQ in fifth place.
The winning entry in Pulled Pork was turned in by the husband & wife team, the McRea’s of Just Smokin’ Around from Jackson, GA. Cooking with Stump was runner up in the category. Sweat’s BBQ finished in third place. ET’s BBQ came in fourth. Fifth place in Pulled Pork went to TC’s BBQ who edge out Sauced Hogs Smoke Shack by 0.1 of a point.
Cooking with Sump was the top entry in Ribs with Sweat’s BBQ in second. Third place went to Ivey Rack & Q. Engine 2 BBQ claimed fourth place and Just Smokin’ Around took fifth place.
The Georgia Barbecue Association looks forward to returning to Tennile again in 2014. The next stop for the GBA will be this weekend – October 25 & 26, in Hawkinsville, GA for the Hawkinsville Harvest Festival Pigs & Produce BBQ Cookoff.
|1||598.8||SAUCED HOG SMOKE SHACK||1||598.5||JUST SMOKIN AROUND|
|2||596.4||SWEATS BBQ||2||596.7||COOKING WITH STUMP|
|3||582.3||ENGINE 2 BBQ||3||590.3||SWEATS BBQ|
|4||582.9||JUST SMOKIN AROUND||4||591.8||ET’S BBQ|
|5||578.5||TC’S BBQ||5||579.6||TC’S BBQ|
|6||577.7||COOKING WITH STUMP||6||579.5||SAUCED HOGS SMOKE SHACK|
|7||574.9||BACK YARD PORKERS||7||578.6||OLD HENRY’S BBQ|
|8||570.7||ET’S BBQ||8||578.3||BACK YARD PORKERS|
|9||569.3||PIT WITTA SWIG||9||566||ENGINE 2 BBQ|
|10||566.6||IVEY RACK & Q||10||564.5||PIT WITTA SWIG|
|11||558.2||OLD HENRY’S BBQ||11||557.5||IVEY RACK & Q|
|1||599.1||COOKING WITH STUMP|
|3||582.6||IVEY RACK AND Q|
|4||583||ENGINE 2 BBQ|
|5||580.1||JUST SMOKIN AROUND|
|7||576||SAUCED HOGS SMOKE SHACK|
|9||571||BACK YARD PORKERS|
|10||563.8||OLD HENRY’S BBQ|
|2||COOKING WITH STUMP||600||592.7||577.7||1770.4|
|3||JUST SMOKIN AROUND||580.1||596.4||582.9||1759.4|
|4||SAUCED HOGS SMOKE SHACK||576||579.5||595.7||1751.2|
|6||ENGINE 2 BBQ||583||566||586.4||1735.4|
|8||BACK YARD PORKERS||571||578.3||574.9||1724.2|
|9||IVEY RACK & Q||585.4||557.5||566.6||1709.5|
|10||OLD HENRY’S BBQ||563.8||578.6||558.2||1700.6|
|11||PIT WITTA SWIG||0||564.5||569.3||1133.8|