Iowa Smokey D’s BBQ Team Wins The Jack Daniels Invitational BBQ Contest In Lynchburg

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - by Steve Ray
Iowa Smokey D’s BBQ Team
Iowa Smokey D’s BBQ Team
More than 100 invited BBQ teams from the United States and 17 countries converged on Lynchburg, Tn., on Friday and Saturday for the Jack Daniels Invitational BBQ Contest and when the smoke cleared from the “holler”, Iowa Smokey D’s BBQ Team was crowned World Champion.
Besides bragging rights, the team from Des Moines earned a check for $10,000. 
Each team competing turned in chicken, ribs, pork butt and brisket according to the rules of the Kansas City Barbecue Society - The governing body of this competition commonly called “The Jack.
KCBS points leader Warren County Pork Choppers from Bowling Green, Ky., failed to place in any of the categories. Second place points occupant Truebud BBQ from Montana finished third overall with a ninth place in chicken and an eighth place finish in brisket.
Iowa Smokey D’s BBQ Team cooks out of three restaurants owned by team members in Des Moines. 
The famous team from Big Bob Gibson’s BBQ in Decatur, Al., finished fourth overall with finishes of fifth in chicken and fourth in pork butt. Big Bob Gibson’s also won the best sauce category and a
check for $1,000.
This was the 26th edition of The Jack Daniels Invitational that is held the fourth weekend of October.

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