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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Team Name and/or State/Province Abbreviation: MO, TN, etc.


KCBS Team Bios


Year Started: 2002

Team Bio:
In 2002, Ted and Sean (aka:Bubba) went to the Great Lenexa BBQ Battle and they were hooked from there. Thinking "Hell, we can do this!" It was amazing to watch other teams enjoy good friends, good food and frosty cold adult beverages! It took us back to our college days. When we really started to catch the "bug" was at Laurie, MO in 2003 with our first ever call in (2) categories; 10th in Brisket and 8th in Chicken. From there the team expanded to include the current roster of highly trained professional drinkers...! We love this sport and enjoy all of the wonderful friends that we have made along the way...!

Hometown: Lawrence, KS by way of Pass Christian, MS
State/Province: KS
Country: US

Most wins in a year: Raytown BBQ '06: Crand Champion!

Biggest Wins: Raytown, MO '06: 1st place Ribs and 2nd place Chicken. American Royal Invitational '06: 9th place Ribs. Manhattan, KS '07: 1st Place Chicken. Laurie, MO '07: 1st place Brisket. And many other calls across the mid-west.

Sponsors: Rick's Restaurant; Pratt, KS Tallgrass Brewing Company; Mahattan, KS

Website: In progress


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