It is only natural that one of the country’s top barbeque competitors hails from Kansas City – the city best known for its barbeque. Rod & Sheri Gray began competing as Pellet Envy in 2001. They cater, teach, and promote barbeque as America’s cuisine. The team has competed in over 250 events all across the country. In that time, Pellet Envy has won forty-two championships and ended each of the last seven seasons as a top nationally ranked team. Rod & Sheri have also competed in the Jack Daniel’s World Invitational Championship four times in the team’s short career. Pellet Envy traveled over 17,000 miles, visiting 22 states and competing in 30 contests from Wyoming to Florida in 2007 alone, gathering seven Grand Champions and eleven category wins. With only nine perfect scores awarded the last two years, Pellet Envy lays claim to three of them. In addition, Rod began teaching his style of barbeque to sold out crowds all over the country. With 2008 now in the books, Pellet Envy finished the season with eight Grand Championships, including four in a row and ended ’08 with more wins than any other team.