Approved BBQ Judges

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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 10/14/19

  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 Conner – Galloway, OH
  7. Millard VanHoose – Cable, OH
  8. Kenneth Smith – Vincent, OH
  9. Dean Smith – Vincent, OH
  10. Brad Jones – Dover, OH
  11. John Paul Jones – Bexley, OH
  12. Larry Pogue – Blacklick, OH
  13. William Freese – Cincinnati, OH
  14. Michael Hall – Xenia, OH
  15. Tony Rospert – Avon, OH
  16. Ed Fickel – Logan, OH
  17. Cindy Fickel – Logan, OH
  18. John Dzurovcin – Akron, OH
  19. Rufus Walker – Dayton, OH
  20. Mary Walker – Dayton, OH
  21. Richard Miller – Westfield, IN
  22. Jennifer Eggelton – Washington Courthouse, OH
  23. Michael Cleemput – Pataskala, OH
  24. Joe Sigmon – Cincinnati, OH
  25. Michael Beair – DeGraff, OH
  26. Lloyd Wright – Coolville, OH
  27. Rich Yerkey – Akron, OH
  28. Tammy Stage – Athens, OH
  29. Chris Ferree – Vienna, WV
  30. George Douglas – Belle, WV
  31. Michael Denny – Dayton, OH
  32. William J. Dwyer II – Akron, OH
  33. John Patterson – Powell, OH