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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  • 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: 2007

Located in Northern Virginia, Both
Mike & Michelle Lackey in Bluemont Va. located in beautiful Shenandoah Valley, nestled in the heart of Prime BBQ and Wine country.

Pitmaster: Mike, is from San Antonio, Texas!! and we all know Texans make the best BBQ !
Mike's Wife Michelle: is truly the Goddess of BBQ chicken and has proved herself invaluable to Hog-It-Up BBQ. Originally from Australia but now a US citizen, she retains that Aussie attitude and with just a few words she can have you too saying; Huh... what did she say?

Hog-It-Up BBQ's smokers first fired up in 2007 when Mike and Michelle, after years of cooking BBQ for friends and family decided to put their talents to the test. After all it's what they do best!

Today they are one of the top teams competing in KCBS, SAM's Club and Mid Atlantic Barbeque Association events up and down the Eastern Sea board, Appalachians and as far as the mid western US with plans to go national. Hog-It-Up BBQ having a native Texan Pitmaster onboard means they know good BBQ and being a State Grand Champion proves it.

"BBQ a Uniquely American Sport"!

Hometown: San Antonio Texas, Canberra Australia
State: VA
Country: US

Most wins in a year: 5 years straight in the MONEY!

Biggest Wins: Biggest Wins:
2012 - Kansas City MO, American Royal World Series of BBQ, Invitational, 5th place Chicken out of 154 teams

2012 - Kansas City MO, American Royal World Series of BBQ, open, 54th overall out of 525 teams

2012 - Laurel MD. Sams Club, overall Reserve Grand Champion, Chicken 1st, Ribs 7th, Pork 3rd

2012 - Va. State Grand Champion, Fredericksburg Va, 1st Chicken, 7 ribs, 4th pork, 5th brisket, GC Overall!!

2007 - 2nd place chef choice - Brisket - Pickin' in the Panhandle, backyard competition.

2008 - 5th in the KCBS West Virginia State Championship in the Brisket Category, Congratulations to all our team members. Not bad for the first year with the pro Category! Good Job Team!

2009 - 6th place in chicken at Smoketoberfest! Wooo Hooo!! We're getting closer with our pull behind, humble but deadly BBQ!

2010 - Pickin in the Panhandle 15th on Brisket and 9th on Pork butt, here we come!

2011 - Annapolis MD., 5th chicken, 6th in Pork, 11th overall

2011 - Beltway BBQ, Marlboro MD, 3rd place Ribs, 11th overall

2011 - Swinetastic BBQ, Frederick MD. 9th Brisket, 5th overall, WOW! First time in the top ten overall. We are finally in the hunt for Grand Champion!

2011 - Que and Cruz, Louisa Va. 1st place Chicken out of 61 teams, 20th overall.

2011 - Great Country Farms - Bluemont Va. - 3rd place Pork Shoulder, 14th overall.

2011 - MD State BBQ Bash - Bel Air MD. - 9th Chicken, 10th Brisket, 11th Pork Shoulder, 9th overall 61 teams

Sponsors: Hog-It-Up BBQ is currently accepting sponsorship applications from interested candidates. Do you want more visibility in the Northern VA, MD, WV, PA, DC area? Hog-It-Up Championship BBQ Team can help make that happen. Visit http://www.Hog-It-Up.com or call Michelle at 540-207-7906 for more information

Website: http://www.Hog-it-Up.com


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