Tom Norris began competing in competition BBQ contests in 1995 as a founding member of the Grillas BBQ Team. In their 2nd year of competition the Grillas won the 1996 Jesse James BBQ Contest in Kearney, MO. The Grillas have won some of the largest and most prestigious BBQ competitions in the country.
David Adams joined the Grillas BBQ Team in 2007 and cooked with the team through the 2012 season. Tom and David have now teamed up to form The Badass BBQ Team!
The Badass BBQ Team has 2 members that are new to competition BBQ. Matt Brandmeyer was introduced to the BBQ circuit at the 2014 Platte City BBQ contest. Clarence White is a Certified KCBS BBQ Judge and he joined the team at the 2014 Keepers of the Fire BBQ Contest at the Prairie Band Casino in Mayetta, KS. Welcome to the team Matt and Clarence.
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