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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Year Started: 1987

Dead Last BBQ was started 20 years ago as a fund raising effort of a local high school football team. As the name implies, the group had a rocky start actually finishing dead last in more than one competition.

Team memories include attempting to get Presidential Nominee Bob Dole to do a keg stand and the now famous “Salmon” incident.

As these boys became men, their desire to actually be competitive grew into what comprises the team now. In 2007, Dead Last finished at the top of every competition entered and enjoyed two top ten finishes at Lenexa.

These men still live by the motto, "Winners come with cans, Losers come with kegs" but now that is changing too....it seems that sometimes winners come in Dead Last.

Hometown: Lenexa
State: KS
Country: US

Most wins in a year: Five Ribbons in 2007

Biggest Wins: Two top ten finishes at Lenexa in 2007. But our top would have to be the first ribbon we ever got at Sertoma in Lawrence.

Sponsors: Coors Light, Apex, and Harvest Meat Company


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