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Please Register Before June 20th

Judges, sign up is now available
at on the JLP

Teams, Applications will be posted soon!

Cook teams, please sign up for People's Choice!  Share your skill in the Art of BBQ with our community. People's Choice ticket sales financially support this competition. We encourage competition left overs and we will have pork butts and briskets to be handed out at the cooks meeting on Friday! People's Choice winner gets free admission to AOB 2024 and an engraved cutting board.


Please download the application for either the KCBS competition or the amateur Backyard category. Both must have the W-9 complete and submitted for application to be accepted.


Email questions to

Mail application with check to:

PO BOX 973 Sterling, CO 80751

All application fees must be mailed with a copy of your application so we can keep everyone straight!

2023 KCBS Team List 6/26

American Heroes BBQ

Bracken Racks BBQ

Bull Slap BBQ


Cluster Cluck BBQ

Happy Burnt Endings

Man-Day Hooligans BBQ

Monarch BBQ

Needs More Cowbell BBQ

Rocket Boys Pyro BBQ

Rockin' D Barbeque

Score One Smokin'

Colorado BullDawg BBQ

Blind Butt Limitless

Proud Souls Barbeque

Bushmaster BBQ

Bovine Intervention

Gettin' Basted

B'Mackin BBQ

Smokin' Boxers BBQ

Fischer's BBQ

Meat Candy Q

Poppa Pig and Porkchop

At Ease BBQ

When Pigs Die

Frank's BBQ Trading Post

Grillin' Beavers

Meat Machine BBQ

4 Legs Up BBQ

Uncle J's

Fire and Forget BBQ

Heifers, Butts & Clucks BBQ

Smoked & Furious

Brinkerhoff BBQ

Rhythm 'n QUE

2023 Backyard Team List

Broken Ribs (so good it hurts)


Sasquatch BBQ

Locomotive Breath BBQ

Q 4 U

Whiskey Pig BBQ

Hey Grill!

Que's Your Daddy

Stoner Smokes It All

Smokin' Buddies

Station 51 BBQ

Minnie Mouse Grill House


Star B Que

PGP Pretty Good Porkers


Grand Champion 
Eggspert BBQ


Reserve Grand Champion
Heifers, Butts and Clucks BBQ

Third Overall
Bushmaster BBQ


4th - Meat Machine BBQ
5th - Stoak - D-
6th - Smokin Timbers BBQ
7th - Cool Beans BBQ
8th -  Happy Burnt Endings
9th - We're Burnin Daylight BBQ
10th - American Hero BBQ




1st - Meat Machine BBQ
2nd - Heifers Butts and Clucks BBQ
3rd - Bull - B - Que
4th - We're Burnin Daylight BBQ
5th - Stoak - D - Fire .com
6th - Bushmaster BBQ
7th - The Bar B Quist
8th - Score One Smokin
9th - Eggspert BBQ
10th - Stoak - D  - Fire BBQ


1st - Eggspert BBQ
2nd - DJ's Smokin BBQ
3rd - Stoak - D - Fire BBQ
4th - Cluster Cluck BBQ
5th - Smokin Timbers BBQ
6th - Heifers Butts and Clucks BBQ
7th - American Hero BBQ
8th - Rocket Boys Pyro BBQ
9th - Meat Machine BBQ
10th - Happy Burnt Endings BBQ


1st - Eggspert bbq
2nd - Stoak - D  -
3rd - Heifers Butts and Clucks BBQ
4th - Bushmaster BBQ
5th - Happy Burnt Endings
6th - Crush BBQ
7th - Brinkerhoff BBQ
8th - Smokin Timbers BBQ
9th - Ribs N Whiskey BBQ
10th - Cool Beans BBQ



People's Choice

1st - Bushmaster BBQ
2nd - Smokin Timbers BBQ
3rd - Eggspert BBQ
4th - We're Burnin Daylight BBQ
5th - American Hero BBQ
6th - MAn-Day Hooligans BBQ
7th - Stoak - D -
8th - Happy Burnt Endings
9th - Grillin Beavers BBQ
10th - Meat Machine BBQ


1st - Cluster Cluck BBQ
2nd - Crush BBQ
3rd - Cool Beans BBQ
4th - Outback Cookin COmpany
5th - Smoke and Spice


Backyard Overall

1st - JB - Que BBQ - Jason Brown
2nd - Minnow's BBQ - Matt Melssen
3rd - Locomotive Breath - Riley Lindeman



Anything Goes

Backyard Ribs


1st - Minnow's BBQ
2nd - Broken Ribs
3rd - RJ's BBQ


1st - JB- Cue BBQ
2nd - Locomotive Breath BBQ
3rd - Minnow's BBQ


The Inaugural Art of BBQ Cook-Off was held July 1st and 2nd 2022 at the beautiful and historic Logan County Courthouse, 315 Main Street, Sterling Colorado 80751. 28 BBQ cookers faced off in the first annual KCBS Competition. Prizes totaled over $8,000.00. Professional teams spent countless hours preparing and cooking favorite recipes for Beef Brisket, Pulled Pork, Ribs, and Chicken judged by Kansas City BBQ Society rules and regulations. Led by the Rocky Mountain BBQ Association and sponsored by Bomgaars, the amateur Backyard division had 8 participating teams and a range of prizes and bragging rights. The festival got under way on Friday, July 1st with the First July Jamz Concert of the season featuring Rusty 44. Other events during the two-day event included a corn hole tournament, kids activities, BBQ tasting by 12 teams and live music by The Atomic Drifters.


36 professional BBQ teams

14 amateur backyard teams



28 professional BBQ teams

8 amateur backyard teams

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