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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  • 10% off any ICEHOLE Cooler or the option to customize your ICEHOLE Cooler with your team or KCBS logo for $50.00.
  • 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.
  • $6 mail-in-rebate on premium pit-smoked Whole or Sliced Beef Briskets from Sadler's Smokehouse.
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KCBS Team Bios


Year Started: 2009

Lon & JoAnne Mitchell make up the team Jo-Bawb's BBQ from Rozet Wyoming, this is our 6th year competing. The caliber & quality of teams we compete against, we feel very lucky to have reached a national level. We are very thankful to God & everyone that has help us with our achievements. To receive the trophy for Wyoming's High Point Team of Worland WY. two years in a row and RGC in Grand Junction Colorado.
2013 Grand Champion & 180 Brisket score at the Hill City Wine Brew & BBQ in Hill City SD. with automatic invitation to the 2013 Jack Daniels Invitational. Grand Champion at Taste of Autumn BBQ Cook-Off in Spearfish, SD, and 7th overall with a 3rd place Brisket at the Jack Daniels Invitational BBQ in Lynchburg, TN is among our highest personal accomplishments. (SO FAR)

Hometown: Rozet
State: WY
Country: US

Most wins in a year: 2

Biggest Wins: 2010 - 1st place chicken at the Colorado Pork and Hops Challenge with a perfect score of 180

2012 - Reserve Grand Champion - Colorado Pork & Hops Challenge Grand Junction, CO

2013 - Grand Champion & 180 Brisket Score - 1st Annual Hill City Wine, Brew & BBQ, Hill City SD
Grand Champion - Taste of Autumn BBQ Cook-Off, Spearfish, SD
7th Overall - Jack Daniels World Championship Invitational BBQ,
Lynchburg, TN

Sponsors: Freund Construction, Gillette, WY.
Lifestyle Homes, Gillette, WY.
Teton CADD Inc., Rozet, WY.
Claude's Welding, Gillette, WY

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


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Our Best of the Best 700 180 100+