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.
  • $6 mail-in-rebate on premium pit-smoked Whole or Sliced Beef Briskets from Sadler's Smokehouse.
  • $0.50 off TABASCO Chipotle or any pepper sauce flavor!
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Meet the KCBS Pros!
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KCBS Team Bios


Year Started: 1996

Started cooking in the backyard while hanging out with friends. After a trip to Memphis in May, we knew competition BBQ was for us. We won the pork category at our first contest and the rest is history. Received the first 180 pin presented by KCBS for Brisket in Las Vegas. Original teammates Robert Waddell, Rick Pulvirenti, and Mike Dietzen continue to compete 10-15 times a year.

Hometown: Springdale
State: AR
Country: US

Most wins in a year: 3

Biggest Wins: 2006 American Royal Open Grand Champions
2008 World Brisket Open Grand Champions
2009 Great American Barbecue Open Grand Champions
Numerous Reserve Grands including the American Royal, and Jack Daniels Invitational

Sponsors: Y BBQ and Catering, Springdale,AR


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