Special Guest, Myron Mixon
Myron Mixon, Chief cook of Jack’s Old South Competition Bar-B-Que Team. He started Jacks Old South in 1996 as a way to promote his family Bar-B-Que sauce, which was made by his mother and father, Gaye and Jack Mixon.
The team competed in their first competition in Augusta, Ga. where they took 1st place in Whole Hog, 1st place in Pork Ribs and 3rd in Pork Shoulder. Since the beginning, they have won over 200 grand championships resulting in over 1900 total trophies, over 40 state championships including wins in Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Virginia, Arkansas, Mississippi, Kentucky, Illinois, South Carolina, and Tennessee, Team of the Year 8 times, and 11 national championships.
They have also taken three first place whole hogs at the Jack Daniels World Championship Invitational Barbeque Competition. Additionally, they have been the Grand Champion at the World Championship in Memphis three times, in 2001, 2004 and 2007. They have also taken first place in the Whole Hog category at the World Championship in 2001, 2003, 2004 and 2007.
Jack’s Old South has been the Memphis in May Team of the Year with the highest number of points for 8 years, from 1999 through 2004, and also 2007 and 2009. They are also the only team to win Grand Championships in Memphis in May, Kansas City BBQ Society and Florida BBQ Association in the same year.
As a result of all of their success on the various BBQ circuits, they have been featured on several television networks, including the Food Network, Discovery Channel, the History Channel, The Travel Channel and the BBQ All Stars on the Versus Network.
Mastering the art of Bar-B-Que’ing has led to the development of their own line of Jack’s Old South Grills and Smokers, as well as being the instructor for the Bar-B-Que Cooking School.