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doing well now, but it could go as fast
as it came."

FAMILY LIFE COMES FIRST
Fineran and his wife, Todd, have four
daughters: Amanda (27), Kyle (20 in
August), Rivers (17) and McKenna (14),
who is a 96-pound barrel racer.
"They are proud of me; they know it's
a lot of hard work," he said. "But they
kind of do their own thing. I've got one
that's a golfer (Kyle), one that's a swimmer (Rivers), one that's a barrel racer."

His wife even stays home a lot because
she runs the family restaurant, The
Shack, which mainly serves comfort
food, so he is freed up to compete.
"I have a very patient wife who absolutely supports me in everything that
I do," he said. "Sometimes she is left
behind, and that hurts the most - when
she doesn't get to go."
He said his flooring job is the priority
and taking care of his family.
Chris adds of Todd, "That's my best
friend. That's my life line right there."

Left to right: Chris Fineran, Steve Sumner
and Charles Chestnut with the 2016
Pitmaster of the Year Award.

Left to right: Chris Fineran and
Steve Sumner after winning the 2017
Newport Pig Cookin' Contest, a competition
also won by Fineran and Sumner in 2016.
because I have been on the other side. I
know how it feels to come in last place.
I know how it feels to stay up 36 hours
and work like a dog trying to get this
pig where you get great scores. So I
know what it's like not to be there, and
I always keep that attitude. I remember
where I've come from and I think that's
the most important thing, to be humble
about your winning."
He credits a friend, Charles Chestnut,
for giving him a lot of tips and a lot of
hard work.
"Who really knows if we have got [perfection] down," he said. "I mean, we're

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of NC Pork Report - Summer 2017

Letter From the President
Industry News
Legislative Update
Living the “barbecue Life”
Fulfilling the American Dream
A Family’s Legacy: Nahunta Pork Center
Advertiser Index
NC Pork Report - Summer 2017 - Intro
NC Pork Report - Summer 2017 - cover1
NC Pork Report - Summer 2017 - cover2
NC Pork Report - Summer 2017 - 3
NC Pork Report - Summer 2017 - 4
NC Pork Report - Summer 2017 - 5
NC Pork Report - Summer 2017 - Letter From the President
NC Pork Report - Summer 2017 - 7
NC Pork Report - Summer 2017 - Industry News
NC Pork Report - Summer 2017 - 9
NC Pork Report - Summer 2017 - 10
NC Pork Report - Summer 2017 - 11
NC Pork Report - Summer 2017 - Legislative Update
NC Pork Report - Summer 2017 - 13
NC Pork Report - Summer 2017 - 14
NC Pork Report - Summer 2017 - 15
NC Pork Report - Summer 2017 - Living the “barbecue Life”
NC Pork Report - Summer 2017 - 17
NC Pork Report - Summer 2017 - 18
NC Pork Report - Summer 2017 - 19
NC Pork Report - Summer 2017 - 20
NC Pork Report - Summer 2017 - 21
NC Pork Report - Summer 2017 - Fulfilling the American Dream
NC Pork Report - Summer 2017 - 23
NC Pork Report - Summer 2017 - 24
NC Pork Report - Summer 2017 - 25
NC Pork Report - Summer 2017 - 26
NC Pork Report - Summer 2017 - A Family’s Legacy: Nahunta Pork Center
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NC Pork Report - Summer 2017 - Advertiser Index
NC Pork Report - Summer 2017 - 30
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