The Slabs from Raytown Missouri is champion barbecue team that has prospered for many years in the competition circuit. They won numerous top ten awards, but by winning the 2001 Johnson County Barbeque Championship in Warrensburg, MO, they were in the American Royal Invitational and had their names picked from the Jack Daniels World Invitational pool. At Jack Daniels, they received 1st place in the chicken category and 9th place overall. In 2002, numerous top ten awards were earned, Reserve Grand Champion honors at Lawrence, KS; Platte City, MO and Jamesport, MO. The Grand Champion win at the Paola Roots Fest in Paola, KS took the team to the American Royal Invitational and first alternate (and were able to compete!) for Jack Daniels 2002!