Sam’s Club National BBQ Tour Harrisburg, PA
by Brian Walrath, MABA Board Member and Pitmaster for Brown Liquor BBQ
Early June saw the return of the Sam’s Club National BBQ Tour to Harrisburg, PA. As is always the case in the Mid-Atlantic and Sam’s Club, the field of competitors was loaded. With the Sam’s event the week before in Laurel, two competitors, Wolf’s Revenge and 4:20Q had already qualified to move on to regionals in Richmond, VA later this year.
Friday saw ideal conditions with weather in the 70s and sunny. Michael McDearman, the Sam’s Club Tour Director always runs a tight ship and he had his trusty assistance Chris by his side who had just completed his year teaching and was back on the trail for the summer. Everything was smooth and the weather made for a nice evening of social visits among many teams. A nice side bet developed orchestrated by Josh and Brant from Piggin’ Whiskey. For a $20 entry, the highest rib finisher in the pot would take home all the cash. Twenty-two teams out of 30 participated and the pot was $440!
In true McDearman fashion, awards were early at 3:00 and here’s who took home the top prizes:
GC: Piggin’ Whiskey
RGC: Wolf’s Revenge
Ribs:Rocky Spittin’ Feathers BBQ (plus the side bet $440!)
Full KCBS results here.
Special shout out to Piggin’ Whiskey for their first ever KCBS GC!