TippyCanoe BBQ Crew
Crowned Grand Champions of the American Royal Invitational and National Champions of the Sam's Club National BBQ Tour and in 2011, TippyCanoe BBQ Crew have become celebrities of the BBQ Community with huge wins and highly coveted BBQ cooking classes.
Trash Can Cookers
Monte Brown started out his competition career in the the most inexpensive way he could. He modified 55 gallon drums into BBQ smokers. Thus his team became known as the Trash Can Cookers. But even with these humble beginnings, he immediately began dominating BBQ competitions.
Now, with well over a dozen grand championships, he has become a force to be reckoned with.
Burnt Bean Co.
Ernest Servantes, a Native-Texan chef, knows his way around a grill thanks to having grown up in a Mexican-American family that made cooking over a fire a regular occasion.
The self-professed “small town guy” has a
near-cult following as the winner of the 2012 Food Network hit series “Chopped Grill Masters,” which featured Servantes grilling his way to an impressive win. Servantes was also featured in the first ever Texas edition of “BBQ Pitmasters” which airs on Destination America.
The Rolling Grill
The Rolling Grill has years of experience Teaching, Cooking, and Catering delicious BBQ around the country. Pitmaster Eric Thomas has appeared on the TV Shows BBQ Pitmasters Seasons 4 & 5 and BBQ Pit Wars in 2015.
He frequently finishes at the top of BBQ competitions all over the map including the World Food Championship in 2013 and 2014 in Las Vegas. Eric is also a published author and distinguished instructor.
CURRENTLY SPONSORED BY WESTERN
At WESTERN, we are big believers in leading and supporting the BBQ Culture. Toward that end, we do occasionally sponsor a few teams, a few events and a few causes, each of which falls in line with our core beliefs and values. As you could imagine, we get quite a few requests for team and event sponsorships and we evaluate every single one. We truly wish we could sponsor everyone, but then we couldn’t keep our doors open.
Currently, we sponsor two teams from Texas, one team from Iowa, and one team from Georgia, each of which has had significant achievements. There are also a few teams that we have supported with products for specific and limited events. WESTERN also sponsors a number of barbeque events as well as provides support to a variety of different charitable causes in the barbecue community, like Operation BBQ Relief.
As the WESTERN brand continues to grow both nationwide and abroad, we may include plans to expand our current sponsorship program and include even more teams and events. At this time, however, we believe that we are well represented by some stellar teams and events. Should we decide to make a change, we will sort through all of the interested teams who have completed sponsorship applications to find who best falls in line with our objectives, core beliefs and values. If you would like to register your team or event for consideration, please complete the requested information as part of our application process.