Since the Las Vegas ACM BBQ Throwdown, I have also competed in a Wildomar,CA comp and a Sam's Club Regional BBQ Comp. We won't talk about Wildomar other than an 8th in Brisket covering gas money but overall judge's didn't like my turnins.
Sam's Club, I finished in the top 10 which got me an invite to the Albuquerque Regional event. Rough competition with storms and heavy winds in San Diego. I cooked that one solo and without a pit b$%^&*. Thank goodness for my fantastic BBQ family coming to my assistance to help with a failed canopy.
Wish me luck in Albuquerque. A top 10 finish gets me a place in the finals in Bentonville, Ark.