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"
  • Access KCBS Preferred Rates at Choice Hotels
  • 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: 2007

I have been cooking BBQ for approximately 10 years. In 2006, I took the KCBS Judging and Table Captain's classes to find out what KCBS judges were looking for. I began cooking backyard events the next year and have done it ever since. In 2008 a teammate joined me, Tony "Goatman" Nappier and we've been winning ever since. But, the best thing about BBQ contests are the people you are with...ain't nothing better.

Hometown: Huntsville
State: AL
Country: US

Most wins in a year:

Biggest Wins: Top 10 finisher at the Jack Daniel's Backyard event in 2013 and 2014 1st Place Chicken at the 2011 Jack Daniel's Backyard event
3rd Place Overall at the 2011 Jack Daniel's Backyard event 2nd Place Chicken at the 2012 Jack Daniel's Backyard event
1st Place Overall Lawrenceburg (TN)Kiwanis Backyard BBQ contest and 1st Place Overall Ribs in 2008

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