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BOARS NIGHT OUT

Eric Hodson, and
Allen Smith
Memphis, TN

BOARS NIGHT OUT STARTED IN EARLY 2006 AS A GROUP OF SINGLE GUYS THAT WERE ALL RECENTLY DIVORCED. THROUGHOUT 2006 THEY WERE KNOWN AS THE TEAM THAT LIKED TO COOK AND A TEAM THAT COULD DEFINITELY THROW A CHAMPIONSHIP-LEVEL PARTY!

2007-2009 were maturing years for the team. They picked up some 1st place trophies, mostly in the dessert category. The party was still the focus of the team, and they started to realize that something had to change, that is when the team made the decision to shift their focus to becoming world class contributors to the BBQ industry.

​In 2010, the transition started from a party team to a championship team. They knew to compete at the highest level, a larger cooker was needed. A wish list started and the construction began of a new customized trailer. The only thing ordered for this trailer was the axles. The 37-foot gooseneck trailer was truly custom-built from the ground up, incorporating ideas and suggestions from team members and respected cooks and friends in the barbecue community.

​Our prosperity and accomplishments started taking shape. 2012 was the year that our focus and hard work finally paid off. Our team had matured and our attention to the smallest detail was scrutinized. We were totally focused and our intent was to win against against all competitors and to become the MBN Team of the Year!

GET TO KNOW BOARS NIGHT OUT

The Boars Night Out 37-foot gooseneck trailer is the flagship of their barbecue collection which hosts two whole hog cookers. They also use Old Hickory Pits with the add on of Flame Boss temperature management units, and a RecTec pellet feed. When on the steak circuit they downsize to PK Grills topped with GrillGrates.

There are two key areas that Boars Night out are famous for…

1/ Whole Hog – the art of the whole hog can’t be underestimated and they spent years mastering every aspect of their competition and catering cook to meet the needs of the most particular judge or customer.

2/ Steak – With the emergence of the competition steak circuit they immediately embraced this new food sport. Eric quickly mastering to become the 2017 World Steak Champion.

GREATEST BBQ ACHIEVEMENT

Although having multiple Grand Championships, some actually cleaning out the competition with first place in every category, the 2018 Memphis in May Championship holds a special place in their heart.

After ten years of competing and not making it to the stage, often finishing in 11th place one position outside the prestigious walk to the stage, they finally cracked the invisible wall with a second place whole hog, only being beaten out in whole hog by fellow team The Shed who went on to win the whole event.