The fifth annual Gumbo Chili Showdown was held April 6, 2013, preceding the University of South Alabama Jaguars Spring Game at Ladd-Peebles Stadium.
More than 500 people came to the event to enjoy gumbo and chili prepared by 17 competing teams. Winners of this year's event were:
Best Overall: "Bad Chili, Ain't Got Time for That" by the USA College of Medicine Class of 2014 - sponsored by Mobile Diagnostic Center
Best Chili: "Chili in Your Belly, South in Your Mouth" by the USA Alumni Association
Best Gumbo: "Gumbo Assassins" by Springhill Medical Center
People's Choice: "USA Outlaws" by the USA Mitchell College of Business
Best Team Spirit: "Motley's Crüe" by the USA Family Medicine Interest Group
Best Team Name: "Sos Boss & the Burning Sensation Chili" by the USA College of Medicine Class of 2016
The Gumbo Chili Showdown supports a scholarship at the USA College of Medicine created in memory of Regan Robinson, a medical student at USA who was diagnosed with advanced colon cancer in 2003 at the age of 23. The scholarship provides assistance to a rising senior medical student who embodies Regan’s spirit and character.
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