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Swina, The People's Republic of

Swina, The People's Republic of Championship BBQ Team from Memphis founded in 2008, we are a Championship barbecue team from Memphis. Top recent finishes at the Memphis In May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest, shoulder include:
2008- Top 50
2009- Top 25
2010- 15th
2011- 10th
2012- 2nd
2013- 4th
2014- Top 30
2015- 14th
2016- 3rd
2017- Top 20
2018- Top 25
2019- 9th
2020- Covid
2012- 3rd
The People's Republic of Swina, a small island located on the bluffs with a population of about 83.

Depending on the time of day, you will see anywhere from 3 to 83 Swinese carrying about. Although everyone sort of knows everyone, they all love and hate each other at the same time. They speak Swinese, a modified form of the English language but often spoken via yelling or hollering, accompanied with engine noises and hand motions. The Swinese are fun loving people that truly show their culture o

Depending on the time of day, you will see anywhere from 3 to 83 Swinese carrying about. Although everyone sort of knows everyone, they all love and hate each other at the same time. They speak Swinese, a modified form of the English language but often spoken via yelling or hollering, accompanied with engine noises and hand motions. The Swinese are fun loving people that truly show their culture o

Operating as usual

Annnd we’re out. See y’all in 2023. #SwinaBBQ #AllGasNoBrakes
05/15/2022

Annnd we’re out. See y’all in 2023. #SwinaBBQ #AllGasNoBrakes

05/09/2022
Happy Mother’s Day to all the beautiful moms out there. A special shout out to all the #SwinaMoms
05/08/2022

Happy Mother’s Day to all the beautiful moms out there. A special shout out to all the #SwinaMoms

Happy Monday, friends. #SwinaBBQ #🌅
11/09/2021

Happy Monday, friends. #SwinaBBQ #🌅

08/01/2021

If you’re not first, you’re last. #SwinaOlympics

#TurnItBackTuesday #SwinaFor3 #JelloShotJubilation #SwinaBBQ
05/19/2021

#TurnItBackTuesday #SwinaFor3 #JelloShotJubilation #SwinaBBQ

05/17/2021
What a fantastic weekend it was. Cant wait for 2022! #SwinaBBQ
05/16/2021

What a fantastic weekend it was. Cant wait for 2022! #SwinaBBQ

05/16/2021

2021 will be hard to beat.

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05/16/2021
05/15/2021

!!!!!

SOON
05/15/2021

SOON

Member Profiles
05/11/2021

Member Profiles

Webb Wilson/ El Grande Tuna. A nice guy and a founding member of the republic. After a sabbatical of 2 years in Chicago, he is back leading the team into what we think will be one of the BEST years ever! To WEBB- What is your favorite memory of the past BBQ fests? “Had to be the moment the guy from MIM told me that we were top 3…I immediately asked him to repeat himself and then ran through the tent screaming TOP 3, TOP 3…the tent then exploded with beer/food and people chanting "SWINA". I also had 15 people down from Chicago (two of which were vegetarians – see we don’t discriminate) and they were almost more excited than we were. All in all a pretty epic day and still, every time I see the Chicago crowd we talk about that day.” What is your favorite day of BBQ fest and why? “Has to be Friday – most people take work off early and are generally just amped. All people from out of town start to filter in and there is a slow build throughout the day to a pretty amazing party every year – guaranteed” What is your favorite activity? “Watching people play the cracker game – I say watching as there is no real winner for anyone playing the cracker game (as the “winner” eats his cracker and loser chugs a warm beer ) so by watching I get to sip on cold beer and eat clean crackers, thus I win.” If you could only have one thing to get you through BBQ fest what would it be? “Jell-o shots….nothing like 2 parts horse, 1 part sugar, and 6 parts alcohol” Best advice to a new social member? “You think you know…but you have no idea” Personal BBQ fest motto?" “Webb Wilson is a nice guy” & SWINA: Shaped by Us/Witnessed by Many/Inscribed in Wood /Never in doubt /Always Winning" Can you think of a song that reminds you of BBQ fest and why? “Cissy Strut by the Meters….a Kyle Rogers classic – played during the day only”

Member Profiles
05/11/2021

Member Profiles

JAMES COOK-Favorite Memory of BBQ fest- When we got the call for finals in 2013, it was an unbelievable feeling. Also, When we finished 2nd

Favorite Day of BBQ fest? I love the whole week that is BBQ fest, setup starts on Saturday and it’s all I can think about for a week straight. I would have to say that my favorite day is Thursday. During the daytime most of the team begins to populate the island and as the night progresses the party shifts into high gear with all of our family and friends.
Favorite Activity? Vodka “swinaberries”, People Watching, Rage burn, and swimming laps in my pool.
If you could only have one thing to get you through BBQ fest what would it be? Natural Light-It’s the mother’s milk of BBQ Fest and the only thing that keeps me going.
Best advice to a new social member? DON’T FEED THE BEAR
Favorite BBQ fest Food? Ribs and Wings
Personal BBQ fest motto?? “NO SHOT NO ENTER” “Everything at Bbq fest is done with beer in hand”

In short swinese, Let’s keep it classy, rage hard, and create a good reputation. and again, don’t feed the bear.

Member Profiles
05/11/2021

Member Profiles

KEVIN FIENUP. Founder of Yourmomenum & boxorage.com. Author of "Swina Flu" and founding member of the Republic. Handles kegs, jell-o shots and $$$. Usually rocking a rageburn and red beard. Famous Quotes: "Rage early, Rage often, Rage now" Advice to any new members: "Be smart, Fear clean and Stay Classy" Favorite activity at BBQ FEST: "Leaning Bank and Riding the Invisible Rage Motorcycle Cruisers" Favorite Spot at BBQ fest: "On SWINA Island???The SWINA Patio where the Sun is always Hot but you never get burned"

C. Kyle Rogers....
05/11/2021

C. Kyle Rogers....

KYLE ROGERS:Why do you love BBQ fest? It's like sex, but with a lot more smoke and shoulder.
In 2007 a couple of us threw together a pipe dream to somehow get invited to BBQfest, we thought it would be a fun time for a few of us to enjoy. Jeez Louize we had no idea what we were getting ourselves into. SWINA for 3, Baby.
Favorite Memory of Past BBQ fests: Late night dance throw-downs and going on long pong table streaks with my boy P. Ramsey.
Favorite day of BBQ fest: They all pretty much run together, although Friday night at about 3am when most are gone or asleep and we're just about to shut it down for 3 hours of sleep is something most don't get to experience.
Favorite activity of BBQ fest: Killin' it.
What is the one thing that gets you through BBQ fest: Grit & Grind.
advice to a new member: Get me a fresh beer.

l BBQ fest motto? Just Do It.

what song reminds you of bbq fest? Anything by Jurassic 5 or The Meters.

how do you rage all day long and all night long and still manage to be one of the first to the tent every day? I am a superior human being.

Soon.
05/08/2021

Soon.

04/16/2021
04/16/2021

It has been FAR too long, but look out! - we’re only a few weeks away. #SwinaBBQ Volume Up And Say It With Me.

05/17/2020

Swina BBQfest 2020 was a little different than usual...

Good news, if you’ve ever had Swina ‘Q or our H1N1 cocktail down at Swina Island, you’re immune to the #Coronavirus. #Sw...
03/11/2020

Good news, if you’ve ever had Swina ‘Q or our H1N1 cocktail down at Swina Island, you’re immune to the #Coronavirus. #SwinaBBQ #WashYourHands

Us watching the calendar get closer and closer to Memphis in May International Festival BBQfest. Memphis Grizzlies
02/15/2020

Us watching the calendar get closer and closer to Memphis in May International Festival BBQfest. Memphis Grizzlies

09/28/2019
Go show Swina some love!
09/25/2019

Go show Swina some love!

The All Time Greatest WCBCC Team Name tournament continues NOW! Notable Round of 32 matchups include Church of Swinetology vs Natural Born Grillers, Notorious P.I.G. vs The Usual Saucespects and The Hogfather vs. Sweet Swine O' Mine. The round closes Thursday at midnight, vote now!

✅: http://bit.ly/WCBCCTeam

#Swinettes
07/11/2019

#Swinettes

06/15/2019
06/10/2019
Thank you again to the Memphis in May International Festival and the volunteers for another fantastic BBQfest event. The...
05/19/2019

Thank you again to the Memphis in May International Festival and the volunteers for another fantastic BBQfest event. The newest member of our trophy family is going on a national tour. First stop: the city of brotherly love. #SwinaBBQ

05/19/2019

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This is my favorite week of the year! Who is excited about the 10th year for Swina at the WCBCC?