Chili Cookoff results

My pal Jaime Green, professional photog and professional drummer, shot this pic of the judges' tasting cups backstage at the cookoff.

My pal Jaime Green, professional photog and professional drummer, shot this pic of the judges' tasting cups backstage at the cookoff.

I recognize a few names in here, including Nicole Howerton of Howerton-White and Schane Gross of The Anchor.

I also got an email from a reader named Bruce Brown, who told me that his mother-in-law, Judie Ellis, won the ICS Red Chili category and that her daughter (Bruce’s wife) had already qualified for the World’s Champion Chili Cookoff in the chili verde and salsa divisions in other cookoffs she’s entered. That’ll be a fun chili rivalry in New Hampshire this weekend.

The Wagonmasters will donate proceeds toward college scholarships for local students.

ICS Red

101 – 3 Hot Mamas, Judie Ellis

108 – Code 3 Chili, Derek Pierce

114 – Kansas 2 Step Chili , Merle Simpson

135 – Out of Retirement, Mark Day

148 – Toucan Chew 2, Sue Dudzik

ICS Green (Chili Verde)

137 – Red’s Chili, Joni Deere

146 – Iron Horse Chili, Ed Huffman

119 – Red Bull Chili, Connie Gillespie

101 – 3 Hot Mamas, Judie Ellis

149 – Howerton-White, Nicole Howerton

ICS Salsa

109 – Flatland Dreamers, Bill Spellman

128 – Sarah Jane’s Salsa, Sarah May

108 – Code 3 Chili, Derek Pierce

147 – Toucan Chew 1, Bill Dudzik

107 – Chili Cocineros, Cindy Harmon

No Beans

133 – Carrie Nation’s Revenge, Lela Meadow-Conner

114 – Kansas 2 Step Chili, Merle Simpson

148 – Toucan Chew 2, Sue Dudzik

135 – Out of Retirement, Mark Day

101 – 3 Hot Mamas, Judie Ellis

Anything Goes

121 – Monster Mash Chili, Mark Stovall, Travis Grover, Jason Chalashtari

117 – One Hot Mama, Julie Brown

104 – Bune Jugs, Robby Carruth

147 – Toucan Chew 1, Bill Dudzik

107 – Chili Concineros, Cindy Harmon

People’s Choice

145 – Security Title, Chris Ketzner

139 – The Anchor, Schane Gross

134 – Slow Food, Will Root

Best Booth

107 – Chili Cocineros

Best Team Spirit

133 – Carrie Nation’s Revenge

Grand Champion

107 – Chili Cocineros, Cindy Harmon