Approved BBQ Judges

SONY DSC

KCBS teams are known for cooking some of the best barbeque in the world, but it takes a dedicated team of judges to decide which is truly the best-of-the-best. Being a Certified Barbeque Judge (CBJ) means more than just getting to taste award-winning barbeque – and deciding which barbeque wins those awards. It’s about representing and spreading the message of KCBS, which is to promote America’s cuisine – barbeque.

2019 Approved KCBS Judges
updated 7/29/19

  1. Tracie Hamula – Cross Lanes, WV
  2. Scott Armstrong – Marietta, OH
  3. Scott McGraw – Thornville, OH
  4. Mike Wilhoit – Green Cove Springs, FL
  5. Rick Hanna – Lancaster, OH
  6. John, Schmidt – Cincinnati, OH
  7. John Conner – Galloway, OH
  8. Millard VanHoose – Cable, OH
  9. Kenneth Smith – Vincent, OH
  10. Dean Smith – Vincent, OH
  11. Brad Jones – Dover, OH
  12. John Paul Jones – Bexley, OH
  13. Larry Pogue – Blacklick, OH
  14. William Freese – Cincinnati, OH
  15. Barbara Hall – Xenia, OH
  16. Brenda Hall – Xenia, OH
  17. Michael Hall – Xenia, OH
  18. Tony Rospert – Avon, OH
  19. Ed Fickel – Logan, OH
  20. Cindy Fickel – Logan, OH
  21. John Dzurovcin – Akron, OH
  22. Rufus Walker – Dayton, OH
  23. Mary Walker – Dayton, OH