Slower Lower BBQ
Competition BBQ Team

We are all about competition BBQ

BBQ so good you'll smack ur mama!

Slower Lower BBQ is a competition BBQ team based in Milton and Wilmington, Delaware. Officially formed in 2009 by team captains Mike Jarrell and Mark Stallard to take their love of cooking, especially BBQ, to another level. We've each been back yard chefs for over 20 years and wanted to explore our love of BBQ and see how we would do in competition. Our current schedule of upcoming events can be seen below. If you make to one of these events, please be sure to stop by and say hello. We love to talk about things BBQ related.

  1. 2018 Naptown barBAYq

    May 4 - May 5
  2. 2018 Historic New Castle Colonial BBQ Competition

    June 8 - June 9
  3. 2018 New Jersey State Barbecue Championship

    July 13 - July 15
  4. 19th Annual New Holland Summer Fest

    August 24 - August 25
  5. Haass’ 6th Annual BBQ Brawl In The Fall

    September 14 - September 15
  6. 11th Annual Keystone Classic BBQ State Championship

    October 5 - October 6
  7. 4th Annual Boo Que By the Sea

    October 19 - October 20

These are some of the top awards Slower Lower BBQ has won in the past


Delaware State Champions, Middletown, DE
2nd place pork, North Wildwood, NJ


3rd place brisket, North Wildwood, NJ
1st place chicken, perfect 180 score, Harrisburg, PA


3rd place pork and Reserve Grand Champions (2nd place overall), North Wildwood, NJ
1st place pork, New Holland, PA
1st place ribs and Grand Champions (1st place overall), Dover, DE
2nd place pork, Bethany Beach, DE


1st place pork (2 years in a row), 3rd place overall, New Holland, PA
4th place chicken and 4th place pork, Bethany Beach, DE


4th place pork, North Wildwood, NJ
4th place ribs, 5th place overall, New Holland, PA
2nd place chicken, 5th place overall, Dover, DE

Meat the team

As the saying goes, there is no "I" in team. These are the folks that make Slower Lower's delicious BBQ possible. Let us introduce you to the members of our team. Then let us show you some of our sponsors and products that we use.


aka “Shoebox”
Pitmaster – Chicken and Rib bitch – Smoker procurement
These are some things you should know about Mike. Don’t be like Mike.


aka “Earl”
Pitmaster – Pork and Brisket Bitch – Marketing and Design guru
This is Mark and he is a lovely fellow once you get to know him.


aka “Cletus”
Pitmaster – Ancillaries and Dish bitch – Logistics – DJ
Ron is a fun guy and by fun I mean funny and by funny I mean…


aka “Betty”
Presentation and Box-makin’ Queen – Jello Shooter procurement – Runner extraordinaire
When the boys have been irresponsible on Friday night, drank too much and are hungover, Carolyn always steps in and saves the day and gets the presentation boxes ready on Saturday morning.

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