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THE PIT CREW GAYear Started: 2012
The Pit Crew, Ga. lead by Tina Cannon (Pitmaster) started in 2009 entering various Backyard Competitions around Georgia and after 3 years we decided to go Pro. In 2013 we won our first KCBS Grand Championship at a Sam's Club event in Daphne, Alabama. In 2014 we won a 2nd Grand Championship in the Florida BBQ Association at the BBQ and Blues event in Barnesville, Ga. In that same year Tina also was a contestant on the Travel Channels "American Grilled" show filmed in Savannah, Georgia. Tina has great grilling skills and was able to beat out three other contestants for the win and a nice price package worth over $10,000! 2015 was a breakout year for The Pit Crew, Ga. winning four Grand Championships and a Reserve Grand Championship at the Sam's Club in Marietta, Georgia qualifying us for our second Regional Sam's Club event. The Pit Crew, Ga. also won the 2015 Georgia BBQ Championship (GBC) and Tina was the first female Pitmaster to win this title. Our biggest wins that year were the Dillard Blue Grass Festival and the Dual Contest in Rome Georgia at the Wings Over North Georgia Contest. We were 4th on Saturday and First on Sunday and accumulated best overall score for both events. At years end The Pit Crew, GA. was #1 in Ribs, 5th in Brisket and #1 Overall cooking in 15 KCBS contest or less. This year we were blessed enough to win 2 Grand Championships. The first GC was at the Blount County BBQ Bash in Maryville, Tn. and the second one was in Dothan, Alabama at this years Porktober Que. We also had a Reserve Championship in Calhoun, Ga. at The BBQ Boogie & Blues contest along with several top five and top 10 awards. Tina was also the Reserve Grand Champion at the Fire & Ice Contest for women Pitmasters and Grillers at this years (2017) World Food Championships.
Hometown: Newnan, Georgia
Most wins in a year: 4 Grand Championships & Overall Georgia BBQ Championship Winner - 1st Female Champion in GBC History
Biggest Wins: 2017 Blount County BBQ Bash Maryville, TN Grand Champion - 2017 Porktober Que Dothan, AL Grand Champion - 2017 World Food Championship -Fire & Ice Women's Competition - Reserve Champion - 2015 Dillard Blue Grass Festival, Dillard, Ga. Grand Champion - 2015 Wings over North Georgia - Double Contest Rome, Ga. Grand Champion - 2015 Fitzgerald Pig Pickin- Fitzgerald, Ga Grand Champion - 2015 The Real Squeal Lyons Georgia Grand Champion - 2015 Georgia BBQ Championship - Overall Winner - 2013 Sam's Club Daphne, AL Grand Champion
Sponsors: Atlanta BBQ Store, Southern Q Smokers & Trailers, Smoak Fire Wood, Victory Lane, Ribs Within, Grilla Grills