Robert “Cowboy Bob” Peterson, made famous from the Traeger Renegade Pro infomercial, is a highly opinionated chuck wagon cook from Decatur, Texas. But before he was a cook he was a cowboy. His rodeo career started at the age of three when he entered a mutton busting competition where he won first place. In fact, he was so committed it took three men to finally pry him off the sheep. He then went on to become the winningest mutton buster in the history of the Texas Rodeo Association. By the time he was eight, his attention turned to food and he pursued it with the same intensity, putting himself through cooking classes by rodeo clowning and selling unlicensed barbacoa he made in his backyard. Since then, Bob has cooked all over the “Lone Star State,” but rarely indoors, plying his trade at cattle drives, rodeos, livestock auctions, rattlesnake roundups and demolition derbies from Houston to El Paso. Looking for more tips, tricks, and ways to increase your BBQ & grilling know-how? Check out the Traeger Smokenomics page and grill, smoke, bake, roast, braise, and BBQ your meats like a pro.