SSOM BBQ Team Claims 7x World BBQ Championship

SSOM BBQ Team Claims 7x World BBQ Championship

Byhalia, Mississippi

Sweet Swine O’Mine BBQ Team lead by Pit Master Mark Lambert, founder of Sweet Swine O’Mine Distributing (SSOMD) went in hot to claim seven‐time championship title on Saturday, May 14 at the 2022 Memphis in May, World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest. USA Today recognizes this as the “Most Prestigious Barbecue Contest.”

The team took first place in the Shoulder competition of the Pork division, among fifty‐three teams competing in the category. Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest attracted 212 competition teams from four international countries and twenty-four states.

This is the seventh World BBQ Championship for the team led by Pit Master Mark Lambert. From knowing nothing about cooking barbecue to a seven‐time world Champion Pit Master of #BBQKnowHow – Mark welcomes each day as another day to sharpen his skills and perfect the barbecue experience that people from all over the world have come to respect and highly regard.

Lambert is a leading worldwide Pit Master. He uses his technical expertise to not only develop products, but also people. Recognized as the originator of Sweet Swine O’Mine (SSOM) rubs, sauces and cookers, Mark invests substantial amounts of time coaching, consulting, teaching classes and mentoring aspiring pit masters.

To whom much is given, much is expected. So, with his seventh World BBQ Championship, Mark desires to use this as a platform to be a catalyst and influencer to aspiring pit masters, “It is not only the technical expertise and grill or smoker, but remaining humble and aware is what leads you to greatness,” shared Lambert.

The official Sweet Swine O’Mine products, grills and smokers are Lambert’s fuel to competing. Mark also stated, “Our difference is BBQ Know How. It is testing everything in the test kitchen before going into a competition and placing it on the show room of Sweet Swine O’Mine Smoker and Grill Superstore.” Lambert’s showroom is in Byhalia, Mississippi and can be viewed live online at This approach has proven to align with Mark’s vision, as Sweet Swine O’Mine Distributing (SSOMD) is one of the largest BBQ distributors in the Memphis Metropolitan and surrounding states.

Sweet Swine O’Mine products are for the barbecue seeker, both backyard and competitors. BBQ seekers want knowledge, simplicity, and answers. Through a series of Q & A, Mark determines exactly what the customer needs. Then he finds educating them on the correct way to prepare and cook all types of proteins, creates a lasting and impressive experience for them.

A complete list of Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest winners are available here.

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