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    
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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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Year Started: 2009

Lon & JoAnne Mitchell make up the team Jo-Bawb's BBQ from Rozet Wyoming, this is our 4th year competing. The caliber & quality of teams we compete against, we feel very lucky to have reached a national level and being invited to the World Food Championships in Las Vegas. We are very thankful to God & everyone that has help us with our achievements. To receive the trophy for Wyoming's High Point Team two years in a row and RGC in Grand Junction Colorado is among our highest personal accomplishments. (SO FAR)

Hometown: Rozet
State: WY
Country: US

Most wins in a year:

Biggest Wins: 2010 - 1st place chicken at the Colorado Pork and Hops Challenge with a perfect score of 180, 6th place brisket and 6th place overall.
4th place ribs at 2010 Colorado State BBQ Championship at Craig CO.
7th Brisket, ribs, 9th chicken and 9th overall at 2010 Worland Wyoming State BBQ.

2011 - 4th Overall - Boats, Bands and BBQ, Pueblo, CO
9th Overall, 2nd Place Ribs - Griller's Cup, Laramie, WY
4th Overall, - Smokin' on the Prairie, Gillette, WY
7th Overall, Wyoming Highest Point Team, 2nd Place Ribs - Wyoming State BBQ Championship & Bluegrass Festival Worland, WY

2012 - 3rd Overall - Griller's Cup, Laramie, WY
6th Overall - Montana State BBQ, Billings, MT
3rd Overall & Wyoming Highest Point Team, - Wyoming State BBQ Championship & Bluegrass Festival Worland, WY
9th Overall - Smokin' Brew BBQ Parker, CO
Reserve Grand Champion - Colorado Pork & Hops Challenge Grand Junction, CO
4th Overall - Florence Eureka Days-Kick in the Butt Florence, CO

Sponsors: Freund Construction, Gillette, WY.
Teton CADD Inc., Rozet, WY.
S&S Builders, Gillette, WY
Greene Enterprises, Gillette, WY
Quality Floor Covering, Gillette, WY
Claude's Welding, Gillette, WY
Wyoming Work Warehouse, Gillette, WY

Website: http://www.jo-bawbsbbq.com


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