Connor is 13 years old , in 8th grade, and plays on the football team for his school in PA. He enjoys riding his dirt bike, playing video games, attending sprint car and off road racing events, camping, boating, little league baseball and just handing out with friends. He was raised on the chili trail, hitting cook-offs with his father since birth. He has been actively cooking in chili competitions in the youth division since 2016. When he was 8 years old, he competed in his first youth cook-off in Connecticut and won! He has cooked in 7 different states and has attended the World 's Championship 3 times. Connor looks forward to defending his Championship title at the next WCCC.