Ego; 4th competition. First competition 2nd, 5th, 11th and 17th if I recall, out of 50 some odd teams. Second competition, 2nd, 3rd, and other two in the teens out of field of 35+-. Third competition, 2nd, 3rd, 5th and 5th, and would you believe it still RGC by a tiny fraction of a point. 4th competition, coming home... I've got this. Something went wrong on every single category; not one single thing.... Of the 35 teams we ended up 32nd I think. Brisket was our best at mid-teens and IMHO that was a gift... Humble pie; a heaping helping.
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.