Myron Mixon is one of the country’s most renowned pitmasters, and has won so many barbecue competitions that he’s been named “the winningest man in barbecue.”
Mixon took first place for whole hog and third place in pork shoulder at the very first barbecue competition he ever participated in, in Atlanta, Ga. in 1996. He originally began competing to help promote his BBQ sauce, which was created by his parents, Gaye and Jack, but the wins kept coming, and today he’s won more than 180 BBQ grand championships and 1,700 BBQ trophies. His BBQ company is named Jack’s Old South, after his father.
On top of the competitive circuit, Mixon was previously behind Miami’s Pride and Joy Barbecue, and also had plans to open a second location in New York, even previewing the restaurant for media, friends, and family before it fell through. He is also well-known for his role as the primary judge on TLC’s BBQ Pitmasters.