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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  • 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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KCBS Team Bios


Year Started: 2014

Team Bio:
JEREMY THOMPSON RYAN HENN JESSICA HENN LAURA THOMPSON The River Road Grillbillies Competition BBQ team was started by Certified BBQ judges Jeff and Cindy Thompson in 2014. We were hooked after the first contest with a 6th place call in Chicken. Our first season was very successful, receiving a call in each of the seven contests, including a Reserve Grand Champion and joining the 180 club in ribs.

Hometown: Kingston
State/Province: TN
Country: US

Most wins in a year: Is a call a win? Or is a win only a Grand Championship?

Biggest Wins: It might be a while before we top our 5th contest in the Grills Gone Wild, Greeneville, TN. We got 2nd chicken, 1st ribs, 7th pork, 5th Brisket and Reserve Grand Champion. Also, won our 180 call in Ribs at Gallatin, TN

Sponsors: Royal Oak Charcoal


Official Team Bio/Team of Year Disclaimer*

Our Best of the Best 700 180 100+