Congrats, and good morning! Always fun to get to eat on the success!!!
Small point of note going forward, and will really be helpful it you ever compete in this:
a whole pork shoulder is the combination of the picnic (aka. shoulder, or shoulder picnic) and the butt (aka. boston butt) and usually runs between 15 to 22 lbs, still attached to one another.
Hance - Lake Dogs Cooking Team - MiM/MBN/GBA CBJ and comp cook
Lake Sinclair, GA (strategically about an hour from darn near anywhere)
Started competing in chili cookoffs back in the 1990's and have competed in more than I care to count. I became a CBJ in MiM in 2005, then MBN and in GBA in 2010. I've probably judged 130+- BBQ comps (sanctioned and unsanctioned) over this time. That said, I really enjoy competing more than I enjoy judging, and hope to get back to doing 4 or 5 a year in the near future.