Our Story: How did we get into BBQ Competition?

I grew up in Jenks Oklahoma and my first memories of BBQ involve my father and a Hasty-Bake. Dad passed away ten years ago but my fondest memories of him are the times he was at his smoker cooking for family get-togethers using his pocketknife to cut off little tastes for me. He also left me a wonderful secret family recipe BBQ sauce that sets us apart from other teams here in Texas.

In 2008 my dear friend Dawn invited me to field a BBQ team to help raise money for Camp Craig Allen. At the encouragement of my wife Kim and my son Eric, I recruited some friends and co-workers and we entered.

Our goal has always been to give back for the blessings we have received by raising money for charity and have fun. We're not too interested in chasing points on the circuit and we don't do events that don't have a party or festival attached.

So far we've been successful beyond our dreams. We've scored a first place in Ribs and Brisket, top ten finishes in many other categories, met some great friends, and most important:

We raised over $100,000 for Camp Craig Allen in six years!

We're going to continue to cook, raise money, and have a blast. We hope to see you at some of our events.

And don't forget, if you're in the NW of Fort Worth we will smoke a ham or a brisket for any occasion and include a jar of our secret family receipe BBQ sauce. All proceeds go to our fund raising drive. Contact us for pricing


Thanks to our various team members through the years:

Kim Eaton-Pregler

Eric and Courtney Pregler

Don Huddy

Steve Quimby

Jay Peterson

Lynn Ayers

Tyler Marcoux

Jeff Cameron

Chip Fowler

Glen and Brandon Coe

Claude Gauthier


And our additional BBQ friends for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo World Championship BBQ:

Mark Barron

Lynn Ayers

Dawn Cruzan Fournier

Roger Cruzan

Brian McLarty

Jamey McCurry

Steve Blount

Jason Blount


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Thanks to Sucklebusters for supplying rubs and BBQ sauce for our annual HLSR World Championship BBQ event AND for our annual Camp Craig Allen BBQ Fundraiser.

Check out the best all-around charcoal oven/smoker/grill in the world, and the favorite cooker of Tim's Tailgate BBQ Team, Hasty-Bake.

We are proud to be part of the Karma Que group