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3 Eyz BBQ


Location: Owings Mill, Maryland, United States

Team Members:

  • Dan Hixon – Pitmaster / President
  • Jason McNew – One Eyed Jack of all Trades
  • Tracy Hixon – Marketing Director / Head of Security / Shipping Dept
  • Will Cannady – Runner / Photographer
  • Wayne Tucker – Moral Support / Patron Provider

3 Eyz BBQ started out with Dan and Jason deciding to compete against the professionals on the KCBS BBQ circuit. Dan blames his addiction (errrr…. Hobby) on having an adult beverage and watching a competition on TV. Jason got sucked in simply since he was in the wrong place at the wrong time.

The team formed in 2005 after getting beat badly at a tailgate competition in Bel Air, MD. While sitting on a curb afterward Dan & Jason decided to call the team “3 Eyz” as they only had 3 eyes between them. The following year, they entered their first competition in Salisbury, MD and got first place chicken and 10th place pork! From that point on, they both knew they were hooked. A few (150+, who’s counting) competitions later and the team is still hooked. So hooked, that 3 Eyz BBQ, LLC was formed and is a successful spice rub business.

Congratulations to 3 Eyz BBQ for being named Mid Atlantic BBQ Association’s Team of the Year – March 11, 2017

3 Eyz BBQ win GC, 1st chicken, 3rd brisket, 6th ribs, 6th pork at Southern Maryland Brew & BBQ in Leonardtown, MD – August 01, 2015

3 Eyz BBQ are Grand Champions at Naptown BarBAYq Contest and Music Festival with a 180 in Chicken and a 1st place brisket – May 03, 2014

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