Queology


Team Captain: Russ Cornette

Qualifying Event: Folds of Honor Military Team

Favorite Category: Pork

Hometown: Charleston, S.C.

Biography: Queology hails from Charleston, S.C., and the team members have been cooking competition barbecue since 2001. The team is made up of Russ Cornette, Matt Gamble and Brian Roberson. The team started cooking under the name Queology in 2010 and is sponsored by Charleston Hospitality Group (CHG), which opened a barbecue restaurant in Charleston, under the same name in February 2013.

All three members of Queology are military veterans: Russ and Brian are retired Navy, and Matt is retired Army. The team is active on the competition barbecue circuit, competing in 10-12 cooking competitions each year. The team was recently named the 2013 South Carolina State BBQ Champions.