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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  • 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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KCBS Team Bios


Year Started: 2010

Blazin' Blues BBQ is a Family team consisting of Matt, Dan and Janice Richard of Fenton, Missouri. We started our team after getting hooked on BBQ Pitmasters Season 1, in the Fall of 2009. Our first competition was in April 2010 at Sikeston, Missouri, where we got one call -- 9th Place Pork! The rest is history!

Hometown: Fenton, MO
State: MO
Country: US

Most wins in a year: 3

Biggest Wins: Rockin' Freedom, Seymour, MO 2015, Grand
Smokin' At the Run, Miami, OK 2013 - Grand
Polar Bear, Columbia, MO 2013 - Reserve
Roots 'N Blues, Columbia, MO - 2012 Grand
Up in Smoke at Stoke's,Kirksville, MO-2012 Grand
Kick-Off Cook Off, Florrisant, MO-2012 Grand
Roots 'N Blues, Columbia, MO - 2011 Reserve
Laurie Hillbilly BBQ, Laurie, MO - 2011 Reserve
BBQ of the River, Excelsior Spgs, MO-2010 Grand
Laurie Hillbilly BBQ, Laurie, MO 2010 Grand
Smokin' On the River, Glasgow, MO 2010 Reserve

Sponsors: Bill's Market, Puxico MO

Website: http://www.blazinbluesbbq.com


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