Williston Basin API Chapter held their 42nd Annual Chili Cook-off on Saturday, March 25, 2023 at the Raymond Family Community Center from 3:00pm to 11:00pm. The annual chili cook-off is one of the most popular events of the year. Attendance this year including teams and workers was 1220.

Total Funds Raised by this year’s teams and sponsors was just over $55,000! With an additional $19,000 in giveaway items. Proceeds will be donated to multiple organizations in the community. Organizations that receive these donations help make our communities great places to live and work.

This years teams: Halliburton, Chord Energy, Weatherford, Creedence, Nova Oilfield Services, NexTier Completion Solutions, Sand Pro, Wisco, Apex Well Service, Northern Lights, ChampionX, Summit Fleet, G-Style Transport, Grayson Mill Energy, West Dakota Water, Busy Bee’s Hot Oil, AE Partners, MMR Constructors, Inc., PSC, CalFrac, Walt’s Market.

Special Thanks to all the teams, judges, sponsors, volunteers, River’s Edge staff, Williston Police Department, Jeff Nelson’s Music Machine, Ted & Kari Acoustic Duo, Raymond Wetch Photography, Mr. Kab & Doc’s Taxi Service, WSC Girls Volleyball, Studio 89, WDPR Staff and DAWA Marketing staff.

This is one of two major fundraising activities for the Williston Basin API Chapter. Proceeds are used to fund numerous other groups and activities in the local and surrounding communities. This fun filled event is an opportunity for members to showcase their chili cooking skills and raise money for our community.

This year’s Award Winners:

 MVT: Grayson Mill Energy o This award goes to the team that raises the most funds prior to the chili cook off.

 Bakken Bread Winner: AE Partners o This award goes to the team raising the most funds during the chili cook off.

 Fan Favorite: Nova Oilfield Service

 1 st Place Chili: Wisco

 2 nd Place Chili: Grayson Mill Energy

 3 rd Place Chili: Chord Energy

 4 th Place Chili: Busy Bee’s Hot Oil

 5 th Place Chili: Northern Lights

 Best overall Booth: Walt’s Market

o Booth/Theme: Northern Lights

o Booth/Crowd InteracƟon: MMR Constructors Inc.

 1 st Place Chili Games: ChampionX

 2 nd Place Chili Games:

Chord Energy Raffle Winners:

1. $500 – Jadyn Linnehan

2. $500 – McKenzie Robert

3. $500 – Michael Miller

4. $500 – JD DemorreƩ

5. $300 – Kristy Oster

6. $300 – Jay Vickers

7. $300 – Jay Minnix

8. $250 – Ryan Waters

9. $250 – Anthony Bener

10. $250 – Kory H.

11. $100 – Raemond Twinn

12. $100 – Eric Slenson

13. $100 – Vic Hernandez

14. $50 – Vanessa Theige

50/50 Raffle Winner ($770 payout): Bobby Layne


Sponsors of the 42nd Annual Chili Cook-off:

Kraken Resources

Rivers Edge Bar & Grill

Williston Herald

CHI St. Alexia

City of Williston- Economic Development

Castle Oilfield Services

Jeff Nelsons Music Machine

Nobel Casing Drilling Trucking

Stealth Energy Group

Torcsill Foundation LLC - Williston

Well Pro Inc

Confluence Energy LLC

Jomax Construction

One Stop Trailerz


American Engineering Testing, Inc

Everything Safety


Lund Oil Inc

Moser Energy Systems

NewKota Services & Rentals

Pacific Steel & Recycling

Ranger Energy Services

Red Rock Ford

Creation Carpet of ND LLC

Crowley Fleck

CSW Oilfield Services, LLC



North Dakota Petroleum Council


American State Bank

Cooper Natural Resources

DTA Consulting

Horizon Resources

Leonardite Products


Patrick Hatlstad

RDO Equipment

Secure Energy Services


V-Tic Services

Wade Works LLC

Electric & Magneto Inc

FlowCore Systems

Need More Training, LLC

Fulkerson Stevenson Funeral Home

C & D Water


Williston API Chili Cook-off 2023

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