Wing Bowl 2009 in Philadelphia
Buffalo wing shortages be damned, Wing Bowl 2009 took place this morning in Philadelphia. The winner was John Squibb, who devoured 203 wings. That's 101 armless chickens, and one who can only flap in circles.
The 17th such event, contestants eat as many Buffalo Wings as possible. Also, the event has been dominated by three people in recent years. This is likely because the practice of marathon wing-eating doesn't necessarily attract droves of new talent each season.
When Wing Bowl 17 gets underway on Friday morning, thousands of fans will get to watch as the new Wing Champion is crowned.
Wing Bowl 17 is set to take place at 5:30am on Friday, January 30th in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The competition will take place at the Wachovia Center, where a sold out crowd will have the chance to watch a new competitor take over the title.
Why is it held so early? I'm a fan of the wing, but am not sure I could power them down at half past five in the morning. Meanwhile, some schools are holding their own versions of this event. My first thought after reading the article below was, "Really?! When child- and adolescent nutrition is such an issue in the US?"
At Haverford High School, five students and five teachers will have 10 minutes to stuff their faces full of as much chicken as possible, before the winning student and the winning teacher face off in the “Wing Off,” said Kelly Moore, a special education teacher at the school.