Friday, February 01, 2008

Chestnut wins third straight WIP Wing Bowl





Joey Chestnut proved he is truly the best eater in the world by devouring 241 wings in WIP’s Wing Bowl 16 during the three round format in front of a sold out Wachovia Center crowd of 20,000. Chestnut was crowned Champion for the third consecutive Wing Bowl, beating out Patrick Bertoletti and the hometown favorite El Wingador.

Top 5 Results:
1- Joey Chestnut - San Jose, CA - 241 Wings
2- Patrick Bertoletti - Chicago, IL - 227 Wings
3- Bill Simmons a.k.a. El Wingador - Woodbury Heights, NJ - 205 Wings
4- David Goldstein aka US Male - Voorhees , NJ - 143 Wings
5- Jerry Coughlan aka Gentleman Jerry - Clifton Heights, PA - 139 Wings

Chestnut takes home a 2008 Harley Davidson from Barbs for winning the first round and a 2008 Toyota Tundra from Liberty Toyota for winning it all.

WIP’s Wing Bowl has risen in popularity from a crowd of 200 in a hotel lobby to an extreme following of 20,000 that packs the Wachovia Center on the Friday before the Super Bowl. WIP’s Wing Bowl receives international attention each year as beauty pageant-worthy females (aka Wingettes) feed 30 competitors as many chicken wings as they can eat in thirty minutes. The 610 WIP Morning Team, led by Wing Bowl co-creators Cataldi, Al Morganti and Rhea Hughes, broadcast the contest live on their radio show on 610WIP.
-Photos courtesy of angelocataldi.com
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