A number of years ago now...
An eighteen-year old kid in Ashland, Mississippi who was trying to figure what he wanted to do in life developed an ambition to pursue a career that was far from commonplace.
He had been given a chance to participate on a local – but renowned – competition barbecue team, the Tippah Bottom Hog Rustlers, headed by Pit-master Don Moody. That experience captivated this young man and helped establish the goals he would pursue.
Today, Heath Riles has established himself as an industry leading expert in both competition barbecue and competition grilling.
Not simply a pit-master in his own right, Heath is also the creator of an award winning line of barbecue rubs, sauces, marinades and injections. Even those who are not “into” such products or competition barbecue and grilling have gotten to enjoy a “taste” of what Heath Riles is cooking.
This all occurred as a result of a Bank of America sponsored television commercial which promoted the Bank’s cash-back credit card line and aired on television worldwide for six months. It featured Heath and several members of his former Victory Lane BBQ team “in action” as they prepared for a competition event.