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JASON MAZANEC

Grill Master
Papo Joe Grilling Supplies
Azle, TX

JASON’S FUN AND “CAN’T STOP, WON’T STOP” PERSONALITY HAS CATAPULTED HIM THROUGH THE BBQ COMPETITION CIRCUIT AND LED HIM TO START HIS OWN BBQ PRODUCT LINE OF RUBS, SPICES, AND ARTISAN SEASONINGS. JASON BELIEVES THAT NO MATTER YOUR DISABILITY, PROBLEMS YOU MAY HAVE GOING ON, WEAKNESS OR PAIN, BEING ACTIVE IN THE BBQ COMMUNITY CAN HAVING HEALING POWERS!

After competing in his first BBQ competition, Jason started his own seasoning named “Krippled Kids Steak Walk.” Jason, diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy at 18 months of age, and who has been in a wheelchair for over 20 years, is an inspiration to the BBQ community and people of all abilities that you can accomplish your goals no matter what setbacks you might encounter.

Having a fantastic sense of a humor and a “can’t stop, won’t stop” attitude, Jason has quickly climbed through the ranks of the Steak Cookoff Association while competing alongside some of the best cookers in the world. From the competition circuit to the business circuit, Jason opened Papo Joe Grilling Supplies with his newfound knowledge and skills.

GET TO KNOW JASON MAZANEC

When Jason is not on the competition circuit or running his BBQ business, you can find him cooking up steaks and seafood on his PK Classic grill and smoker. This durable and portable cooker lets him cook anywhere he likes and use his favorite B&B Charcoal products, like Hickory Lump Charcoal with a few CharLogs tossed in for good measure.

Though he is known for his winning steaks, Jason and his family are really seafood people. He loves throwing some fresh fish and shellfish on the grill or smoker for an easy weeknight dinner or parties to impress his friends. Jason’s wife loves prime rib, so you can find them cooking up a few smaller pieces at the house on any given day.

ABOUT PAPO JOE BBQ

Jason’s grandfather, Joe “Mike” Mazanec, was a master griller and BBQ champion. Taking on “Papo Joe” from his grandkids, he was truly one of a kind. He is the inspiration behind Papo Joe BBQ, Jason’s BBQ business. They offer rubs, sauces, marinades, grills, pellet grills and charcoal.

The Papo Joe Original Rub was created by Papo Joe himself. This has been a secret recipe for over 50 years, and upon his passing in 1992, the tradition has been passed down to his son and grandson. Their new seasoning, Lady Luck, was just selected in the Top 3 by National BBQ News Rubs of Honor.

GREATEST BBQ ACHIEVEMENT

Jason’s biggest achievement is being able to compete in the BBQ circuit and show people no matter your disability, problems you may have going on, or weakness and pain, with BBQ you can be healed! Despite being diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy at 18 months old, and being wheelchair-bound for over 20 years, Jason has competed in and climbed through the ranks of the Steak Cookoff Association alongside the best cookers in the world.

During his first two years in competition, Jason finished in the Top 20, and has gone on to win eight events, four 2nd place wins, and a handful of Top Tens.