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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Meet the KCBS Pros!
Team Name and/or State Abbreviation: MO, TN, etc.


KCBS Team Bios


Year Started: 2002

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, Dallas, Texas
PTB - Travis Trumper, Ankeny, IA
Honorable Mentions-
Dan Smith, Bonaparte, Iowa
Doug Riley, Farmington, Iowa

Hometown: Tonganoxie
State: KS
Country: US

Most wins in a year: 6

Biggest Wins: 2011 RIB TEAM of the Year!
ONLY KCBS team to have 4 180 scores in 2011....
2012 - Auto bid to the JACK - 7 wins

2012 - Grand Champions - Valley Junction, IA
2012 Grand Champions - Manhattan, KS
2012 Grand Champions - Chesters Harley BBQ Mesa, AZ
2012 Grand Champions - Polar Bear Columbia, Mo
2011 Grand Champions - Holiday Cook-Off 4 Kids, Mesa, AZ
2011 Grand Champions - Cookin on the Creek, Harrison, AR
2011 Grand Champions - 704.5712 - Windsor September Cookoff, Windsor, MO & a 180 in Chicken
2011 Grand Champions - Smokin on Oak, Bonner Springs, KS
2011 Grand Champions - Great Mall Olathe BBQ Contest, Olathe KS with a 180 in Pork
2011 Grand Champions - Sams Club Woodbury, MN 702.8572 with a 1st place Chicken 180
2010 Grand Champions - Bonner Springs
2010 Grand Champions - Tonganoxie

plus a number of RGC's and 1st place ribbons!

Sponsors: Network Design Consulting
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Website: http://www.truebudbbq.com


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