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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KCBS Team Bios


Year Started: 2010

The Heavenly Hawgs consist of John A. Ley, Jr as Team Captain and Pitmasters and Jason Anthony Bowen as the Assistant Pitmasters and Operations Lead. We are a Christian Based BBQ Team and live by our favorite verse "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Phil 4:13 We have appeared on BBQ Pitmasters season 5 and several other cameo appearances.

Hometown: Perry
State: GA
Country: US

Most wins in a year:

Biggest Wins: 2015 BBQ, Boogie, and Blues "180" in Ribs
2014 Hillbilly Hog Throwdown 1st in Ribs
2014 Hillbilly Hog Throwdown 4th in Pork
2014 Sams Club Marietta 2nd Ribs
2014 Jug Tavern Festival 5th Pork
2014 Real Squeal Lyons 4th Pork
2013 Fire Ant Festival 2nd Brisket

Sponsors: Myron Mixon Smokers
ICON Coolers
Royal Oak Charcoal
Oakridge BBQ
The Butcher Shop
Baxter's Original Smoking Wood
Certified Angus Beef
Chops BBQ Power Injector
The BBQ Guru
Junior's Rub For Grub


Official Team Bio/Team of Year Disclaimer*

Our Best of the Best 700 180 100+