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    
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  • 10% off any ICEHOLE Cooler or the option to customize your ICEHOLE Cooler with your team or KCBS logo for $50.00.
  • 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.
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KCBS Team Bios


Year Started: 2013

Thump & Strum BBQ was formed in January 2013 by Sanj Kirubakaran and Rita Sexton. After many years of successful backyard Q's and smokeouts for friends and family, the decision was made to enter the competition circuit.
Team Members:
Sanj Kirubakaran
Rita Sexton
Shawn Shaffer
Charlie Bockting

Hometown: Kansas City
State: MO
Country: US

Most wins in a year:

Biggest Wins: 9 Competitions
2 top 10 finishes
9 Calls in 2013
1st place Ribs-Cameron Crossroads Cookoff
4th place Chicken-Cameron Crossroads Cookoff
3rd place Chicken-Racing for the BBQ
8th place Brisket-Racing for the BBQ
4th place Chicken-Jesse James Cookout
8th place Pork-Jesse James Cookout
4th place Pork-Cookin' on the Kaw
5th Place Chicken-Fountains Blaze-Off
7th Place Ribs-Fountains Blaze-Off

Sponsors: Deals are in the works!!!

Website: http://www.thumpandstrumbbq.com


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