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Hilltop Supermarket held 2022 Dwayne Byard Memorial BBQ Cook-Off, Saturday

Hilltop SupermarketClarksville, TN – The 2022 Dwayne Byard Memorial BBQ Cook-Off was held at Hilltop Supermarket on Saturday, May 21st, 2022 from 10:00m until 2:00pm. It was overcast most of the day with the sun peaking out here and there, and a slight breeze that gusted up at times, but overall great weather for the event.

There were 22 teams this year competing for trophies and cash prizes. This event is held every year in May to honor Dwayne Byard who passed away a few years ago.

“Dwayne Byard was good friend of mine. He helped us turn this BBQ competition into the great event that it is today,” said Mike Jackson, Hilltop Supermarket.
 
The teams this year were The Pork University, The Boogersville Burnouts, The Spice Boys, Blues BBQ, C2 Cookers, P3 BBQ, The Blazers, D&D BBQ, Triple S BBQ, Chiefs River Bottom, Boarder Line BBQ, DC Backyard Smokers, Smokin in the Country, High on the Hog BBQ, Travis BBQ, M1 Smokin Guns, Two Guys Grilling, Big B’s BBQ Tow and Flow BBQ and Smokers Inc.
 
“This is an event for the community so people can come together and have a good time. We do this to show what a small business like Hilltop is all about. We are appreciative of the community that we’re in,” Cody Jackson, Hilltop Supermarket stated.

2022 Dwayne Byard Memorial BBQ Cook-Off. (Mark Haynes, Clarksville Online)
2022 Dwayne Byard Memorial BBQ Cook-Off. (Mark Haynes, Clarksville Online)

“I think this event is great. There are a lot of people out here supporting the benefit. I know that Hilltop is proud to see all the competitors out there. A lot of good food is being cooked. Brisket, chicken, ribs, you name it they got it right here. It’s a great cause each and every year. Mike and Hilltop do a great job of raising money for this fundraiser. It’s really awesome,” stated Montgomery County Sheriff John Fuson.

“This is a really good event. Hilltop always does a wonderful job supporting our community, non-profits, and things like that,” said Wes Golden. “I am just happy to be here.”


The competition categories this year were chicken, pork ribs, pulled pork, and beef brisket. There were two additional categories, dessert and side dish, that did not count towards the grand champion. The winner of the side dish event receives the Eddie Davidson Award.

Cash prizes and trophies are awarded to the teams finishing 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place per category and the overall Grand Champion. 1st place for dessert and side dish got a cash price.

2022 Dwayne Byard Memorial BBQ Cook-Off. (Mark Haynes, Clarksville Online)
2022 Dwayne Byard Memorial BBQ Cook-Off. (Mark Haynes, Clarksville Online)

The judging started at 11:00am with the side dish, then is was chicken at 11:30am, followed by ribs at 12:00pm, pork at 12:30pm, beef brisket at 1:00pm, and finally dessert at 1:30pm.

“The food this year was amazing. It all looked very good. Hearing some of the reactions from the judges after it was all done, the food was excellent,” said Cody Jackson.

Once the judging was over and the results totaled, the winners were announced.

The winner of the side dish category was Travis BBQ. They received the Eddie Davidson Award. For dessert, first place went to C-3 Cookers, with Spice Boys and Smokin in the County coming in second and third respectively.
 
The next category was beef brisket. First place went to Big Orange Smokers. Smokers Inc. came in second place and High on the Hog finished third.
 
First place for ribs went to Smokers Inc. Chiefs River Bottom placed second and C-3 Cookers picked up third.
 
In the pork category, it was Big B’s BBQ coming in first place with Big Orange Smokers second and Smokin in the County taking third.
 
For the chicken category, Two Guys Grilling took first place with Big Orange Smokers taking second place and Big B’s BBQ picking up third place.

Dwayne Byard's family.
Dwayne Byard’s family.

The grand champion of the 2022 Dwayne Byard Memorial BBQ Cook-Off was Big Orange Smokers, Perry Pratt.
 
“It felt good to win. I have actually been lucky enough to win this event once before a few years ago. It was good to be able to win it again,” said Pratt. “I love this event here. Hilltop’s contest is one of my favorite contests during the year.”

“We are thankful for everyone that showed up to help put on this event. They come and help out so much, it helps to make this event easy on us. We are appreciative of it,” commented Cody Jackson.

“It’s an amazing turnout every year. Everyone came out and had a good time. We love this community. We look forward to seeing everyone at next year’s cook-off,” Cody Jackson said.


Results

 

GRAND CHAMPION
Place Team
1st Big Orange Smokers
   
CHICKEN
Place Team
1st Two Guys Grilling
2nd Big Orange Smokers
3rd Big B’s BBQ
PORK
Place Team
1st Big B’s BBQ
2nd Big Orange Smokers
3rd Smokin in the Country
   
RIBS
Place Team
1st Smokers Inc.
2nd Chiefs River Bottom
3rd C-3 Cookers
   
BEEF BRISKET
Place Team
1st Big Orange Smokers
2nd Smokers Inc.
3rd High on the Hog
   
DESSERT
Place Team
1st C-3 Cookers
2nd Spice Boys
3rd Smokin in the Country
SIDE DISH
Place Team
1st Travis BBQ

 
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About Hilltop Supermarket

Hilltop Supermarket is located at 400 Highway 149, Clarksville TN. From Clarksville, you would take Hwy 48/13 south across the Cumberland River, turn right on highway 149, and Hilltop Supermarket is located on the left at the top of the hill next to Freds. Hilltop Supermarket serves the grocery needs of the southern Montgomery county area.

Visit their website at: www.hilltopsupermarket.com.

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