First I would like to thank all of the contestants and judges for this years wingtacular.  We had a great turn out.  Due to the rain I thought it would be a bust but everyone came out in force.  I would also like to thank my parents for sending me a deep fryer.  We could not have cooked all 40lbs of chicken without it.

The wings were awesome...
The wings were awesome...

For this years wingtacular we had a turkey fryer working hard for 3 hours straight to cook the 40lbs of hot wings.  We did 3 qualifying rounds. During each round each competitor was given wings and they had to sauce them and prepare plates for the judges and the popular vote. 

As you can see the judges had a tough time as they each had to eat 30 wings..
As you can see the judges had a tough time as they each had to eat 30+ wings..

After the three rounds the judges and the popular vote were tallied to determine the top three.  The top three sauces in no particular order were, Eric Bertram’s sauce, Laura Bouchelle’s sauce, and Rex’s Sauce (Yep I made it into the top three – hooray).  The top three finalists were then given wings to sauce and deliver to the judges and the spectators. 

The judges found a number 1...
The judges found a number 1...

While the judges were deliberating we filled the Wingtacular Cup with beer for the winner.

We decided to rename the cup from the Wingtacular Cup to "Lord Rex's Cup" our play on the stanley cup.
We decided to rename the cup from the Wingtacular Cup to "Lord Rex's Cup" our play on the stanley cup.

And the winner is…

1st place Rex, 2nd place Eric, 3rd place Laura
1st place Rex, 2nd place Eric, 3rd place Laura - The cup is so frosty from all of the beer inside it. BTW, I shared the beer with everyone. Drinking from the cup is awesome!!

Yep, I won.  I will be posting my recipe for the wing sauce tomorrow.  It was sweet heat.  A classic orange sauce that had quite a bit of heat.  I am retiring from competing now that I have won.  I am throwing in the towel so that I can judge at next years contest.  Lord Rex’s Cup is mine for the year. 

To learn more about the wingtacular click here.

Rex is an avid griller, barbecuer and bacon enthusiast. He is the Pitmaster for the Rex BBQ competition team. Rex was also featured on the TV show American Grilled. If you have any questions or wish to have Rex decode your favorite dish, click on the ASK REX link in the menu above.

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