Chris Fineran Takes Championship Title

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Chris Fineran of Little River, SC took home the title of 2016 Whole Hog Barbecue Champion last weekend. With stiff competition from 23 other cooks, Fineran also took home the Showmanship and Crispy Skin prizes. Check out all the winners below.

2016 Culinary Winners

  1. Chris Fineran
  2. Amy Whitley
  3. Frankie Keene
  4. Frank Gregg

2016 Blind Taste Winners

  1. Ernest Twisdale
  2. David Murray and Jim Bristle*

2016 Showmanship Winners

  1. Chris Fineran
  2. Bruce Daniel
  3. Amy Whitley

2016 Crispy Skin Winner

  1. Chris Fineran

*No tiebreaker established for this competition.

In addition to the competitions, we had a big weekend with a Today Show segment with Matthew Register of Southern Smoke BBQ of NC, two NC Barbecue Experience Dinners and a barbecue sandwich sale benefiting the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle. Take a look below at photos from the weekend’s festivities.

 

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