By Christie Vanover | Published February 26, 2020 | Last Updated August 16, 2022

Team Girls Can Grill started participating in BBQ competitions in May 2017.

Christie Vanover stands with grand champion trophy by trailer.

Team of the Year

2021 Nevada Barbecue Association Pro KCBS Team of the Year
Reserve Grand Champion

2021 Nevada Barbecue Association Pro SCA Team of the Year
Reserve Grand Champion

2020 Nevada Barbecue Association Pro Team of the Year
Grand Champion

2019 Nevada Barbecue Association Pro Team of the Year
Reserve Grand Champion

2019 Nevada Barbecue Association Backyard Team of the Year
Reserve Grand Champion

2019 Arizona Barbecue Team of the Year
10th Overall, 6th chicken, 10th ribs, 4th pork, 13th brisket

2018 Nevada Barbecue Association Backyard Team of the Year
Reserve Grand Champion

2017 Nevada Barbecue Association Backyard Team of the Year
Reserve Grand Champion


Competition Results

Reata Roundup – 2022
Grand Champion
4th Chicken
2nd Ribs
5th Pork
5th Brisket

Sparks – 2022
5th Chicken
7th Ribs
10th Pork
3rd Brisket

Best Dam – 2022
Grand Champion
1st Chicken
3rd Ribs
7th Pork
4th Brisket

SCA World Championships Ancillary – 2022
Tied for 11th Overall

Slab-O-Rama – 2022
9th Ribs


Indio – 2021
Grand Champion
7th Ribs
1st Pork
7th Brisket

Kanab – 2021
4th Pork

Starbase – 2021
Grand Champion
1st Ribs
2nd Sauce

Best Dam – 2021
8th Pork
3rd Brisket


Kanab – 2020
9th Pork

NorUt – 2020
4th Overall
6th Ribs
7th Brisket

Slab-O-Rama – 2020
1st Brisket

Red Rock BBQ – 2020
3rd Overall
1st Brisket
3rd Pork


Barbecue Stampede – 2019
10th Ribs

Mazatzal Grill Masters BBQ Competition – 2019
1st Pork

Western Legends Roundup – 2019
4th Overall
8th Chicken
1st Pork
10th Brisket

Smokey Hayes – 2019
4th Overall
7th Ribs
2nd Pork

Slab-O-Rama– 2019
1st Chicken


Downtown Throwdown – 2018
8th Ribs

Viola’s Rib Cookoff – 2018
Grand Champion

Mazatzal Grill Masters BBQ Competition – 2018
6th Pork

Southern Utah BBQ Festival – 2018
8th Overall
10th Ribs
7th Pork
4th Brisket

Nevada Barbecue Association Spring Training – 2018
Grand Champion
5th Chicken
2nd Ribs
1st Pork
3rd Brisket


Downtown Throw Down – 2017
4th Chicken
11th Pork

Pigs 4 the Kids – 2017
4th Overall
5th Beans
2nd Hog Wild
4th Ribs

Best Dam BBQ – 2017
12th Brisket