140 Chili Cooks braved the wet weather to head to Durant, Oklahoma for the Southwest Open Chili Championship. Cooks from Mississippi, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas are vying to see who the "CHAMP" will be! Boomer starts his weekend chili adventure in Durant, and then heads home to San Angelo for 2 more cookoffs.

Our good friend Susie Shaw from Tennessee is keeping dry and working on a great pot of chili!

Louisiana cooks are glad they brought their canopies!

It's raining again!

If these 2 guys are smiling, there's trouble close by!

Ron says it's "Turn in Time"!

Sing along everybody! It's Showtime!

Ralph Hay and Susie Shaw swap chili stories while the judges decide who's going to win.

Beth Baxter of Grand Prairie is the Southwest Open Champion! She's pictured with stove artist Wendell Rankin and her husband, Darrell, who's holding the Glynn & JoAnn Gaines Traveling Trophy! Boomer would like to Thank the Texas Open Committee for their hospitality!

Rain, kids, mud and chili...the perfect, fun combination at the Saddle Bronc Bar for the Chili Legends Cookoff on Sunday.

Congratulations to Brooklyn, who won 1st Place Junior Chili!

Janice Miller Wins 1st Place at the Chili Legends Cookoff! Congratulations to all the Junior Winners, Chili & Show Winners!

Janice also wins 1st Place at the Memorial Day Cookoff! Congratulations to all the Winners for all 3 days and Thanks for supporting Concho Valley Charities, including the D.E.S.K. Program!