We also did something similar to Matt's at the same NYE comp in Wildomar. Same result - out of the top 10. DIdn't ruin our chances at a RGC - the brisket and ribs took care of that.
I thought the breast was really good but who knows how it was on that cold cold cold day (mid 50's in SoCal) after sitting for 15 minutes before judging. The pieces back in the booth were certainly dried out and cold - still good - but dried out and cold.