Shiggin’ and Grinnin’
Team Captain: Jeff Vanderlinde
Qualifying Event: American Royal World Series of Barbecue Open Grand Champion
Favorite Category: Brisket
Hometown: St. Paul, MN
Biography: Shiggin’ and Grinnin’ outcue’d more than 540 teams at this year’s American Royal World Series of Barbecue Open – the most teams in the competition’s 33 year history – to qualify for the Kingsford Invitational. Since joining the competition barbecue circuit in 2010, the team has only finished outside the top 10 once and has earned six Grand Championships. The team also finished in fourth place at the 2012 Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational Barbecue.