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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Year Started: 2006

Nick, Mark Shniderson, Ken Hassig and Rob Young are Pork Fiction. The team started like many others. Buddies who like bbq and beer started messing around in the backyard, friends and family liked the Q and the rest is history. The team went through a couple of team names and a few other members before these guys settled on the team that is today Pork Fiction. We tend to gravitate toward the smaller contests with the Paola Roots Festival being our favorite. We enjoy the competition but also always look forward to entertaining friends and family on the Friday nights before the actual contests. When the Friday crowd clears, we enjoy good music, good cigars, cold beer and especially the comradarie before getting down to business on Saturday. See you all on the BBQ trail. If you happen to see our banner on a Friday evening stop by and ask for one of famous bacon wrapped dove and/or pheasant with a slice of jalapeno.

Hometown: Overland Park
State: KS
Country: US

Most wins in a year:

Biggest Wins: 2nd Place Brisket, Paola Roots Festival, 2008
5th Place Pork, Paola Roots Festival, 2008
2nd Place Sausage, Paola Roots Festival, 2009
1st Place Sausage, Paola Roots Festival, 2010
2nd Place Chicken, Jesse James BBQ, 2008
9th Place Ribs, Lawrence Sertoma BBQ, 2009



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