With over 3500 people thru the doors of the Casper Events Center this past Saturday, it could easily be argued that this years API Chili Cook Off was an unqualified success.

It all started Friday night with a calcutta that brought in a little over $114,000.
The action got started early Saturday with 46 teams getting their chili's cooking as early as 5AM. The first samples were gathered for the judges tasting at 10:30am and then the doors were flung open for a large crowd starting at 11. As the crowd filled the events center floor, the judges were busy putting their palettes to the test and working their way thru 22 red chili's and 24 green chili's.

Shortly before 2pm the judges notes were presented and ready to be announced. And the winners were,

Best Of Show, for decorations,

1st Place; TIC
2nd Place; ISM
3rd Place; Cobra Well Testers

Best Red Chili

1st Place; Budweiser
2nd Place; Chesapeake
3rd Place; Rocky Mountain Oilfield Warehouse
4th Place; Key Energy

Best Green Chili

1st Place; Pioneer Wireline
2nd Place; Well Control Products
3rd Place; Wenzel Downhole
4th Place; Trademark Personnel

The Peoples Choice Award, voted on by the crowd, was Sinclair Oil Refinery.