PITMASTER MYRON MIXON HAS BEEN NAMED THE “WINNINGEST MAN” IN COMPETITIVE BBQ. MOST PEOPLE REFER TO HIM SIMPLY AS “THE KING”.
Hailing from Unadilla, Georgia, Pitmaster Myron Mixon is the winningest man in barbecue. This four-time world barbecue champion was recently inducted into the prestigious Barbeque Hall of Fame. He is widely recognized as the most successful and charismatic man in barbeque. He’s been dubbed “The King,” “The Best Hog Cooker in the World,” the “Winningest,” and more nicknames than he can shake a stick at.
He’s a downright fierce competitor and learned everything he knows about cooking great barbeque from his dad, Jack Mixon. Barbeque has always been and continues to be a family affair for him. His brother Tracy, sons Michael and David and other close family members and friends are part of his Jack’s Old South Competition BBQ team.
As a Pitmaster Myron Mixon competed in his first competition in Augusta, Georgia, in 1996. He took first place in whole hog, first place in pork ribs and third in pork shoulder. Since then, he’s won more barbecue competitions than anyone else in the world. He’s won over 180 grand championships and still counting. Resulting in over 1,700 total trophies, 30 state championships, 8 Team of the Year awards, and 11 national championships and counting.
Myron’s team has taken three first place whole hogs at the Jack Daniels World Championship Invitational Barbeque Competition. Grand Champion at the World Championship in Memphis four times: 2001, 2004, 2007 and 2016. and, has also taken first place in the Whole Hog category at the World Championship in: 2001, 2003, 2004, 2007 and 2016. And, his team is the only team to win Grand Championships in Memphis in May, Kansas City BBQ Society and Florida BBQ Association in the same year.
Myron is the star of Destination America’s BBQ Pitmasters Series. He loves to share his recipes and barbeque know-how. He is the author of the New York Times bestselling cookbook Smokin’ with Myron Mixon and Everyday Barbecue.
When he’s not competing or filming, Myron runs a barbecue school out of his cooking pavilion in Unadilla, Georgia. He welcomes barbeque aficionados of all levels to come and learn from the master. You’ll also find him in Waterford, CT putting our smokers to the test. Myron’s relentless pursuit of the best smoker he can design means working closely with the product, sales and manufacturing teams at Seconn Fabrication and results in smokers that use cutting edge technology to give you the best smoking experience on the market.