Checkered Pig BBQ
Team Captain: Tommy Houston
Qualifying Event: Kingsford $40k Challenge – Lincolnton Hog Happenin’ (Lincolnton, N.C.)
Favorite Category: Ribs
Hometown: Martinsville, VA
Biography: Tommy Houston and his wife, Lisa, joined the competition barbecue circuit in 2002. From the beginning, Checkered Pig BBQ (originally named Pigs R Us) did very well, winning frequently and gaining valuable experience and national exposure for their restaurant of the same name.