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"
  • Save $5 when you buy 3 bags of Adirondack Grilling Pellets
  • Access KCBS Preferred Rates at Choice Hotels
  • 10% off all Creekstone Farms® products
  • 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.
  • 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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To add or change your team name, please email sphelps@kcbs.us or call the KCBS office at 1-800-963-5227.

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KCBS Team Bios


Year Started: 2002

Team Bio:
Started this team to bring all my buds together from all over the country...grew up calling each other 'TRUEBUDS' and thats how the team name formed. You wont find a closer nit group of friends then the members of TRUEBUD BBQ...BBQ'n with Buds... General - Tim Grant, Tonganoxie, Kansas Moose - Boyd Abts, Eudora, Kansas Rog - Brian Rogers, Cedar Rapids, IA PTB - Travis Trumper, Ankeny, IA Honorable Mentions- Dan Smith, Bonaparte, Iowa Doug Riley, Farmington, Iowa

Hometown: Tonganoxie
State/Province: KS
Country: US

Most wins in a year: 16

Biggest Wins: 2013 National KCBS TOY Champions 2013 National Chicken Champions 2013 National Rib Champions 2013 National Pork Champions 2011 National Rib Champions 2014 - Auto bid to the JACK - 9 wins 2013 - Auto bid to the JACK - 10 wins 2012 - Auto bid to the JACK - 7 wins 2014 - Grand Champions of 6 Contests 2013 - Grand Champion of 16 Contests 2012 - Grand Champions of 4 Contests 2011 Grand Champions of 6 Contests 2010 Grand Champions of 2 Contests

Sponsors: Network Design Consulting Advanced Guttering

Website: http://www.truebudbbq.com


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