Mudville BBQ (Thomas Gearhart)
Pitmaster and Veteran Thomas Gearhart grew up in Northern California. He has spent more than 20 years grilling and BBQing for family and friends.
In 2015, with nothing more than a couple of simple smokers from the hardware store and a desire to compete at the highest level, Thomas created Mudville BBQ. In 2019, Mudville BBQ made the journey to Kansas City to compete in the Granddaddy of them all, The American Royal World Series of Barbecue for the first time. Competing against over 500 of the best teams from around the world, Thomas and Mudville BBQ brought home the title of Invitational Grand Champion. The rest is history.
Today, Mudville BBQ competes across the country in professional BBQ events sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbecue Society (KCBS) and the California BBQ Association (CBBQA).
2019 Grand Champion of the American Royal World Series of Barbecue Invitational