FACT: There's been an 18% increase in contest participation by members in the past year    
FACT: 64% of KCBS members own three or more grills/smokers    
FACT: 70% of our members grill-out/cook BBQ more than 25 times per year    
FACT: 56% of Americans report having a smartphone, 77% of KCBS members do    
FACT: 70% of KCBS members use Facebook    
FACT: 55% of members choose charcoal when cooking for leisure    
FACT: 23% of KCBS members work in the food service industry as a restauranteur or caterer    
FACT: Learning from friends, family and at competitions is the best way to improve cooking skills    
Joining KCBS has its privileges!
  • The official KCBS monthly newsletter, "The Bullsheet"
  • Access KCBS Preferred Rates at Choice Hotels
  • 15% off your total order from Papa Tony's seasonings and ribs.
  • One-day shopping pass at any Restaurant Depot location when you present your KCBS membership card.
  • 20% off your total order from Sadler's Smokehouse online store.
  • $0.50 off TABASCO Chipotle or any pepper sauce flavor!
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Meet the KCBS Pros!
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KCBS Team Bios


Year Started: 2005

Claudia Drake

Hometown: Olathe
State: KS
Country: US

Most wins in a year: 1

Biggest Wins: 1st Place Pork Lenexa BBQ 2005
1st Place Whole Animal Lenexa BBQ 2009
3rd Place Overall Lenexa BBQ 2009
1st Place Pork Bransons BBQ Throwdown 2010
1st Place Ribs Bransons BBQ Throwdown 2010
4th Place Chicken Bransons BBQ Throwdown 2010
8th Place Brisket Bransons BBQ Thrwodown 2010
3rd Overall Bransons BBQ Throwdown 2010
Reserve Grand Champion Overland Park VFW 2011
Grand Campion Great American BBQ 2011
Overall 4th Place Roots Festival 2011
Overall 6th Place Fredonia Ks 2011
1st Place Pork Manhattan Ks 2012
3rd Place Ribs Manhattan Ks 2012
Overall 5th Place Manhattan Ks 2012

Sponsors: A-1 Oak N Hickory BBQ and Firewood 913-558-7181
Squarefoot Inc Home remodeling 816-288-1002
Oakridge BBQ.COM Owner Mike Trump
Viper Sauce Chris Miller
Lifestyles Rv Grain Valley Missouri


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