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Young Texans Against Cancer battle for bragging rights to best chili

Young Texans Against Cancer battle for bragging rights to best chili

Team Chili Dawgs, YTAC Chili Cookoff
Team Chili Dawgs Photo by Bruno
Cynthia Smoot, Eric Dreyer, Colleen Coyle, Kent Lemmons, YTAC Chili Cook off
Cynthia Smoot, Eric Dreyer, Colleen Coyle, Kent Lemmons Photo by Bruno
The League of Extraordinary Gentleman, YTAC Chili Cookoff
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Photo by Bruno
Sarah McGettingan, Jack Stone, YTAC Chili Cookoff
Sarah McGettingan, Jack Stone Photo by Bruno
Mary Tyranksi, Colleen Coyle, Mike Rogers, YTAC Chili Cook off
Mary Tyranksi, Colleen Coyle, Mike Rogers Photo by Bruno
Manuel Mareel, Blake Wu, Esteban Inariel, Luis Paz, YTAC Chili Cookoff
Manuel Mareel, Blake Wu, Esteban Inariel, Luis Paz Photo by Bruno
Brian Joyce, Rob McNaughton, Justin O'Malley, YTAC Chili Cook off
Brian Joyce, Rob McNaughton, Justin O'Malley Photo by Bruno
Amanda Sunderman, Nick Sunderman, YTAC Chili Cook off
Amanda Sunderman, Nick Sunderman Photo by Bruno
Alex Palma, Holly Colvin, YTAC Chili Cookoff
Alex Palma, Holly Colvin Photo by Bruno
Allison Earnhart, Carrie Hanna, Mandy Marsh, YTAC Chili Cook off
Allison Earnhart, Carrie Hanna, Mandy Marsh Photo by Bruno
Norah Meier, Emily Winkler, Amy Stalnauker, YTAC Chili Cookoff
Norah Meier, Emily Winkler, Amy Stalnauker Photo by Bruno
Team Chili Dawgs, YTAC Chili Cookoff
Cynthia Smoot, Eric Dreyer, Colleen Coyle, Kent Lemmons, YTAC Chili Cook off
The League of Extraordinary Gentleman, YTAC Chili Cookoff
Sarah McGettingan, Jack Stone, YTAC Chili Cookoff
Mary Tyranksi, Colleen Coyle, Mike Rogers, YTAC Chili Cook off
Manuel Mareel, Blake Wu, Esteban Inariel, Luis Paz, YTAC Chili Cookoff
Brian Joyce, Rob McNaughton, Justin O'Malley, YTAC Chili Cook off
Amanda Sunderman, Nick Sunderman, YTAC Chili Cook off
Alex Palma, Holly Colvin, YTAC Chili Cookoff
Allison Earnhart, Carrie Hanna, Mandy Marsh, YTAC Chili Cook off
Norah Meier, Emily Winkler, Amy Stalnauker, YTAC Chili Cookoff

More than 200 philanthropic young professionals brought their appetites to the second annual Young Texans Against Cancer Chili Cook-Off for the Cure, where cold beer and hot chili awaited at The Foundry. Eleven teams competed for the crown, as judged by Oh So Cynthia’s Cynthia Smoot, Tastemaker Award winner Eric Dreyer of Fearing’s, WFAA’s Colleen Coyle and Kent Lemmons of Royal Oaks Country Club.

Of course, attendees — including Alex Palma, Holly Colvin, Allison Earnhart, Carrie Hanna, Mandy Marsh, Brian Joyce, Rob McNaughton and Justin O’Malley — also had a say in this competition. In the end, these teams took home bragging rights:

  • First place: Team Chili the Kid
  • Second place: The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
  • Third place: Three Gals in a Pot
  • Most spirited: The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
  • Fan favorite: The Chili Dawgs

But of course this was not about the cook-off but the cause: The event raised more than $20,000 for YTAC’s 2014 beneficiaries.