Gumbo Chili Showdown 2017

Saturday, April 8, at 10:30 a.m. at Ladd Peebles Stadium


About the Gumbo Chili Showdown

The students of the USA College of Medicine are proud to announce the return of the USA College of Medicine Gumbo Chili Showdown. The GCS is a competition between teams to see who can create the very best pot of gumbo or chili. Teams of five students, faculty, physicians, or community members prepare their food for hundreds of guests who then have the ability to vote on their favorite gumbo and chili. All of the funds collected benefit the Regan Robinson Young Scholarship.

Please visit our Eventbrite page to buy tickets, t-shirts and koozies; pay team registration; or to become an official GCS 2017 Sponsor!

Check out this year's T-shirt design!



When is the Gumbo Chili Showdown?

The event will begin at 10:30 am and will be followed immediately by the USA Spring Football Game at noon on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at Ladd-Peebles Stadium.


What is the Regan Robinson Young Scholarship?

In 2009, medical students at USA started a scholarship in memory of their late classmate, Regan Robinson Young. Regan was just 23 years old and in her 2nd year of medical school when she was diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer. Despite her diagnosis, she continued with her studies, using her illness to help her better understand and care for patients. She passed away, just 4 months before graduating, at the age of 26. The Regan Robinson Young Scholarship was founded to honor her bravery and devotion to medicine.


How can I get involved?

There are several ways to become involved in GCS 2017:

  • Create a team: Teams will compete against one another for the crown of Best Gumbo/Chili as judged by both the audience and faculty/celebrity judges. Teams consist of 5 members. Student/Resident teams cost $75, while all non-student teams are $150. This is a per team fee, not per person. Anyone interested in creating a team should email with the best way to contact you. A team member will reach out to you within 48 hours.
  • Sponsor the event: The primary form of funding for the event is through local business sponsorships. There are several levels of sponsorship, each with varying levels of incentive packages. In the past, sponsoring the GCS has generated local business because the event is attended by hundreds of hungry guests! We would love to provide you with more information if you are interested in donating or sponsoring our event. Please contact for more information and the best way and time for us to contact you.
  • Attend Gumbo Chili Showdown 2017! The cost to attend is only $8 when you pre-order your tickets. To do so, contact us at Tickets are $10 the day of the event! Included in your ticket cost is a free cup of each team’s chili, live music, and fun games for kids! Don't forget about the fun inside the stadium following the event, as USA Spring Football Game will take place at noon! All kids under 10 years of age are admitted for free.


 2017 Sponsors











USA Office of Continuing Medical Education

Drs. Rich & Cathy Huettemann

Dr. Linda Fantroy


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