2001 Fall Party!
to all those that braved the terrible conditions!
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We're proud to
say that the rain didn't deter hard core Crampers! Those who
came out on Friday managed to get some riding in before the rains
came. Hats off to Cole, Randy, KK, Gary, Norma & family,
Rob & Laura Riner & family, Robert "Bonehead"
Jones and sons Mike and Steve, and all the others who braved
the storm down at Pit Row Friday night and Saturday morning!
Many thanks to Jack & Dee Huggins, Shawn Huggins, Mark Watson,
Dru Phelps and Bill Hance for being on hand Friday and Saturday
to help with the preparations! Although Saturday's ride was
rained out for the most part, the cook-off went on as planned.
We had 15 entries this year and all were winners! Freddie Hinds
carried out his threat to take the Big Man down and seize the
Chili Crown! RP graciously concurred that Freddie's chili was
the best! Mike Hance won second place and Jason Gooch came in
third, with Kevin Felle receiving an Honorable Mention for his
Six Shooter Chili. Denise Upchurch ran off with the Bean Czar
Title, and Fritz Wieghat took over as winner of the Mystery Category!
Chef Reinhard of The Woodbine Hotel tied for second in the Mystery
Category with Kevin Felle! In addition to his other awards,
Kevin Felle retained control of the Best Dressed Tiara, but he
had some serious competition from Tim Akers, who may have won
if the judges had realized that the blue polyester bell-bottoms
and a shirt that defies description were actually a "costume"
and not his normal attire. Thanks to all the contestants and
to those who brought the "sides"! All the food was
great! Special thanks to this year's hard working Chili Judges,
Bill Steitenroth, Rex Carr, Jarred Dreher and Bill Hance, and
to their assistants, Dru Phelps and Dee Huggins! Many, many
thanks to Greg Morris for the use of the dozer! And to all
those who came out despite the weather from Houston, Dallas,
Amarillo and beyond, thanks for making the Fourth Annual Team
Cramp Ride & Chili Cook-Off a success!