Lee Hickel is the Pitmaster of the Red Mule's Bad Ass BBQ competition team out of Sinton, TX. While only cooking for 2 years, Lee has taken the BBQ world by storm! In his first full year of competing he was crowned the International BBQ Cookers Association (IBCA) 2019 Cooker Of The Year! An incredible feat to do with over 1500 IBCA members vying for that ultimate award! He finished as the #1 brisket cooker, the #1 rib cooker and #2 chicken cooker overall during the 2019 season! Lee was also ranked as the #8 team in USA in the Smokin' With Smithfield Challenge.
In October 2019 Lee went head to head with the best BBQ teams in the world while competing at the World Food Championship in Dallas, TX. Lee finished as Reserve Grand Champion in the IBCA BBQ World Food Championship. That secured him a spot in the finals of the World Food BBQ Championship. The next day Lee finished 5th overall, only 1.3 points from 1st place.
His tell-all competition cooking school is going to show you everything you need to know to cook the ultimate backyard BBQ, and take your IBCA or KCBS Competition Cooking to a level you have never thought possible. What are you waiting for? Hit the buy button and start cooking like a Champion today!!