Current Teams

920 Smoke

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Pitmaster: Jim Sake
Member Since: 2020
Location: Palmer, Ne

Team Bio Coming Soon!

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Pitmaster: Adam Wolf  
Team Cooks: Allison Roemer, Quentin Smith, Stephanie Smith
Member Since: 2016
Location: Grand Island, Ne
E-Mail: cantbeatourmeatbbq@gmail.com
Phone: 701-426-9712

Team Bio Coming Soon!

Comin' In Smoking Hot

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Pitmasters: Steve Gathje and Kevin Fendrick
Member Since: 2020
Location: Pender, Ne
Phone: 402-922-1127 (Steve Gathje)
Email: steve@rtgmedical.com

We are a two-man team that has been doing contests for the past 4 years. We have been a part of the MWBA since 2020. The best part of belonging t the MWBA is the friends we've met at the contests. Our claim to fame is dumping all of our chicken on the ground 1 hour before turn-ins at our first contest.

Cook'n With Wood

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Pitmaster: Lee Hircock
Member Since: 
Location: Kearney, Ne
Phone: 308-212-0322

Team Bio Coming Soon!

Dragon's BBQ

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Pitmaster: Will Haley
Team Cook: Jacki Connery
Member Since: 2022
Location: Pleasanton, Ne
E-mail: dragonsbbq@gmail.com
Phone: 785-630-0570

Started off grilling when I was teenager with my uncle, and it took off from there. I got hooked to the smoking of food in my mid twenties and never looked back. We love to cook! From just feeding the neighbors and friends, to competition.

Flatwater Smokers

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Pitmaster: Owen Kruger
Team Cook: Clark Bauer
Member Since: 2020
Location: Kearney, Ne
E-mail: krugeror@gmail.com
Phone: 308-440-4246

Flatwater Smokers have been competing since 2017.  A family with great friends builds this team. We love BBQ and the competitions.  The Grill Crew always looks forward to meeting new people and making new friends on the competition circuit.  We specialize in SMOKED, GRILLED, and WOOD INFUSED BBQ with a Nebraskan style flair.

 

Also did we mention we carry /stock some of the best BBQ RUBS, SPICES, SAUCES, PELLETS, WOOD, CHARCOAL, GRILLS, SMOKERS, and BBQ TRAILERS in Central Nebraska!!!!

 

We enjoy the BBQ Competitions so much we just keep on going, so if ya see us stop by and chat with us about BBQ!!!

JDs BBQ Pit

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Pitmaster: J.D. Adams
Member Since: 2017
Location: Omaha, Ne
E-mail: jdadamsjames@gmail.com

We've been a competitive BBQ team since 2017. Our passion for BBQ and outdoor cooking has been passed down through a long lineage of Pit Masters.

Just Blowing Smoke

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Pitmaster: Jeremy Kyncl
Member Since: 2020
Location: Lincoln, Ne

Team Bio Coming Soon!

Just Smoke It

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Pitmaster: Troy Watson
Member Since: 2021
Location: Grand Island, Ne
E-mail: twatsonr1@gmail.com

Team Bio Coming Soon!

Kickin Bull

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Pitmaster: Mark May
Member Since: 2021
Location: Plainview, Ne

Phone: 402-649-0490

We are a competition BBQ team out of Plainview, Nebraska.  We also like to do catering for weddings, birthdays, graduations, etc. Nothing better than great BBQ and great friends!

Killin Grillin BBQ

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Pitmaster: Kevin Bremer
Team Cook: Gayle Bremer & Jim Peetz
Member Since: 2016
Location: Palmer, Ne
E-mail: Kbremer@frontier.com
Phone: 402-640-8704

We have been smoking for over 8 years. We also do catering for all kinds of events. We have catered for groups of 25 up to 350. Our specialty is brisket. We are married with 4 grown children, 7 grand children.

Pappy's BBQ

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Pitmaster: Ed Krenk
Member Since: 2020
Location: Omaha, Ne

Team Bio Coming Soon!

Pass the Torch BBQ

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Pitmaster: Austin Douchette
Member Since: 2020
Location: Lincoln, Ne
E-mail:
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Round Belly BBQ

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Pitmaster: Brian Haag
Pit Bitch: Collins Haag
Member Since: 2020
Location: Palmer, Ne

We're here to drink beer, beat Killin Grillin BBQ and have some fun doing it!

Rub Me Tender

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Pitmaster: Aaron Martinez
Team Cook: Zach Oreskovich
Member Since: 2018
Location: Hastings, Ne
E-mail: 
Phone: 402-984-4951

Team Bio Coming Soon!

Smokey Pig Bar-B-Q

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Pitmaster : Sheila Woodward
Team Cook: Mary Hill
Member Since: 2018
Location: York, Ne
Phone: 402-366-5132

 I (Sheila) started in the backyard in 2009 on a small offset smoker. My first brisket was a disaster, but with lots of practice and patience things got much better.  I started cooking for friends and family events; birthdays, graduations, weddings and just for fun. In 2017 Mary and I entered our first competition. We joined MWBA 2018.

Smokey and the Bandits

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Pitmaster : Mark Hogue
Asst. Pitmaster: Jake Bauer
Member Since: 2020
Location: Central City, Ne
E-mail: smokeyandthebanditsbbq@gmail.com
Phone: 308-379-2229

I've been smoking meats since 2013. I started out with one 30-inch electric smoker, and then moved up to two 40-inch electric smokers. ​What started out as a hobby turned into competing (for fun) at the local Legion Club fundraiser and smoking meat for people wanting it for graduations, weddings, birthday parties & any other type of gatherings. In 2020, I decided to join the MWBA. I enjoy meeting fellow Pitmasters and teams at competitions!

Smokin' Jokers' BBQ

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Pitmaster: Brian Schroeder
Member Since: 2019
Location: Geneva, Ne
E-mail: smokinjokersbbq@gmail.com
Phone: 402-363-7099

Team Bio Coming Soon!

Wild Boar

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Pitmaster : Jared Sprunk
Team Cooks: Mike Sprunk, Alice Sprunk, Amanda Richards

Member Since: 2016
Location: Platte Center, Ne
Email: jaredsprunk029@gmail.com

I went with my bother-in-law to a smoking competition and really enjoyed it. I thought I would give it a try for myself.

The following year I was smoking with a Charbroil wood charcoal smoker at competitions. We ended up landing Top 5 and winning Rookie of the Year for the 2016 season.

I have upgraded smokers since, and now currently use a Backyard Jambo wood charcoal smoker.

 

Every year we improve our technique and end in higher placements within the competition.

We enjoy cooking for family get togethers and graduations.

Our favorite meats to cook are ribs and pork butt.