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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Year Started: 2009

I have been grilling for 25+ years and always thought I was doing a good job. But I was also working on trying new things so I could get better. I loved watching the B.B.Q. stuff on the food channel but being from Wisconsin there weren?t any contest up here. Then in 07 I got the chance to judge a contest in Sparta as an amateur. I loved it and when I found out about a judging class I jumped at the chance. I learned a lot and judges several times in 08. Then in 09 I took the plunge and competed. I have learned more about good B.B.Q. in the last 3 years than I did in the previous 22 years and am always working on learning more.

Hometown: Wausau
State: WA
Country: US

Most wins in a year:

Biggest Wins: A 10th place in brisket. Amazing to me since i thought brisket was my worst category since I had not made it until about a month before the contest as a practice run.
I also came in 11 in ribs right in front of a team that made grand champion the year before in Menomonee Falls.



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