Norris “Syd” Sydnor

In 2018, Syd formed Good Googly Goo BBQ of Mitchellville, MD to promote his BBQ Pop-Up events. In the same year, he decided to try competition bbq and entered the Beltway BBQ Showdown in Upper Marlboro, MD. Although he did not hear his name called that day, he was determined to find a way to be competitive in the food sport based on his favorite cuisine. Three years and 34 combined KCBS Backyard and Master Series contests later, Syd is an active and successful pitmaster. He has a deep running passion for live fire cooking, and has grilled food for over 30 years and barbecued for more than 20 of those years.