Saturday June 25, 2005
Steve Lee of
Longmont is the Wyoming state champion chili cook. On
June 18, Lee participated in the 20th annual Wyoming State
Championship Chili Cookoff in Chugwater, Wyo. The
Chugwater Chili Cookoff has become known for attracting
cooks from all over the world for the coveted title.
Competing against some of the best chili cooks in the world,
Lee took home the title of Wyoming state champion for green
chili and his team, The Warriors of the Crimson Pepper, took
home first place in the showmanship competition.
Lee finished 19th, out of 430
cooks, in the world finals held in Terlingua, Texas, last
November. Additionally, he finished third in the red
chili competition. He currently holds the Nebraska
state title for green chili and the Colorado, Nebraska and
Wyoming Titles for Showmanship.