National Capital Area & Virginia

Thank you to our partner DC101, the sponsors, and participants for making the 33rd Annual DC101 Chili Cook-Off benefiting the National Kidney Foundation Serving the National Capital Area the best ever! With attendance at a record-breaking 31,000, the event raised more than $1.3 million to fight kidney disease in the region!

The stellar lineup of bands included INCUBUS, CAKE, THE AIRBORNE TOXIC EVENT, AWOLNATION, NEON TREES, CIVIL TWILIGHT, and TWIN ATLANTIC. Click here to see quick highlights.

The Chili Cook-Off featured an intense competition between 101 chili cooks in four categories: Red Chili, Green Chili, Freestyle, and Salsa. Celebrity judges included Reed Doughty of the Washington Redskins, Doug Kammerer of NBC4, Bob Madigan, WTOP’s “Man About Town,” and Marc “Nigel” Sterne of the Tony Kornheiser Show. Congratulations to this year’s winners!

International Chili Society Red Chili

  1. Beverly King
  2. Matt Levy
  3. Alan Skubal
  4. Rick Sievering
  5. Garth Rhone

Freestyle Chili

  1. Kelly Skubal
  2. Darin Klinge
  3. Mark Stevenson
  4. Derek Hardy
  5. Timothy Judkins

International Chili Society Green Chili

  1. Jeffrey Sullivan
  2. Ghon Eckley
  3. Laurie Ryffel

International Chili Society Salsa

  1. Kyle Vermeulen
  2. George Ryffel
  3. Bruce Baker


  1. One Chicken Chili
  2. After Burner Chili
  3. Chuck Norris Chili

People’s Choice

  1. Fast Action Relief Team Chili - $2,959
  2. NASA Federal Credit Union - $2,323
  3. Chappy Chili - $1,600

Presented By:

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Bud Light

Thanks to:

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