There’s a new No. 1 team in the KCBS Team of the Year standings this week and we learn more about Colorado Bulldawg BBQ from pitmaster Levi Stoakes on Episode 209 of the Tailgate Guys BBQ Podcast. Levi, wife Jessica and their mascot bulldog named Brisket have traveled the country, cooking 13 competition so far in 2023 and have been a top-five scoring machine with seven overall top-five finishes cooking primarily on their Jambo. Levi tells us about achieving consistency and recounts how he got into competition BBQ.
We also have another Under the Radar segment, learning about an up-and-coming team. This week, we go to Mayetta, Kansas, for a visit with Bo Wheless of Bocephus BBQ. In just 13 career competitions, Bocephus BBQ – yes, it’s named after Hank Jr. – also has scored four overall top-10 finishes and a first place in Ribs. Bo tells us about his inspiration to get into competition cooking and what’s next for his team.
Meanwhile, co-hosts Lyndal and Steve review their cooking weeks and talk a little sports, including memories of Mike Shannon, who spent 50 years in the St. Louis Cardinals’ broadcast booth. Mike passed away last weekend at the age of 83.
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