Wing Bowl category

Metro.us has an article about Breandan "Skin & Bones" Lyman, who finished 5th in the 2016 Wing Bowl, competing in Sunday's Philadelphia Marathon. With a time of 2:36 in last year's marathon, he is probably the fastest competitive eater/runner.
Philadelphia Weekly has an interview with Molly Schuyler about how Philadelphia treats her.

Bob Shoudt wins Wing Bowl 25

9:12 The official top 5
1 Bob Shoudt 409
2 Dave Brunelli, Legends winner
3 US Male
4 Oink Oink
5 Moe Train

5 finalists
5 241 moe
4 251 oink oink
3 292 us male
2 365 brunelli
1 380 bob

oink
us male
dave brunelli
shoudt 409

8:49 The second half is over. Skin & Bones reversed

8:42 The time for the steak challenge was about 3:16, beating the record

8:41 I think this is the top 10

9T Gentleman Jerry
9T Oink Oink
8 Moe Train
7 Love Handles
6 Skin & Bones
5 Ukraine Train
4 sloth
3 Bob Shoudt
2 Dave Brunelli
1 US Male

8:25 Molly Schuyler will attempt the Steak and Main challenge

8:24 Meat Sack won the procession contest with his “Wentz Wagon”

8:09 The first round has ended, Coolio will do the halftime show

8:05 Eggman has been ejected, then proposes to his girlfriend

7:55 The official contest has started

7:49 Molly Schuyler has won the faceoff 95 wings to 91

7:31 The 5 minute contest is over

7:26 The contest between Molly Schuyler and El Wingador has started

7:03 Molly Schuyler has entered on a “Mad Max” theme float. She has an unnamed female competitive eater in her entourage

The official contest roster and odds (Interestingly, Bob Shoudt is not classified as a “legend”)

Philly.com WingBowl liveblog

Phillyvoice.com preview says it is unlikely that Wing Bowl 25 will not be the final one.

Courier Post interview with Bill “El Wingador” Simmons

Competitor articles: Al “Luv Handles” Marnoch | Micahel “Bucks County Gobbler” Warren

PennLive article about cooking the wings

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PhillyVoice has an article about "Arson" Arnie Adkins, who qualified for Wing Bowl 25, but will not compete after being diagnosed with a brain aneurysm for which he will undergo surgery next month. "Arson" Arnie started his Wing Bowl career in Wing Bowl 3.
NJ.com has a review of "Snow on the Barb Wire", the recently published autobiography by Bill "El Wingador" Simmons. The five time Wing Bowl champion will give a talk about his book in the Philly Author Series on February 9.
Steak & Main announces that Molly Schuyler will receive $1000 if she breaks her record of 3:22 for the Steak & Main steak challenge during Wing Bowl 25.
PhillyVoice has an article about Bill "El Wingador" Simmons and his new memoir, Snow on the Barb Wire. According to the article, he uses the book to "settle some scores with old Wing Bowl opponents".
Steak and Main announces that Molly Schuyler will attempt their steak challenge at Wing Bowl 25. She currently holds the record for that challenge at 3:22 and her overall best time for a 70+ oz steak is 2:44 at Sayler's in Portland.

Molly Schuyler vs. El Wingador in Wing Bowl 25

A one on one matchup between Molly Schuyler and Bill “El Wingador” Simmons was announced this morning for Wing Bowl 25 in Philadelphia on February 3. Ric Flair and Coolio will be the guests. Tickets go on sale at WingBowl25.com at 9am Eastern.

Bill Simmons and Molly Schuyler have accounted for 7 of the victories in the 24 Wing Bowls. Their winning totals:

2016 Feb 5 1st 429 Molly Schuyler Wing Bowl 24 – national
2014 Jan 31 1st 363 Molly Schuyler Wing Bowl 22 – national
2005 Feb 4 1st 162 Bill “El Wingador” Simmons Wing Bowl 13
2003 Jan 24 1st 154 Bill “El Wingador” Simmons Wing Bowl 11
2002 Jan 25 1st 143 Bill “El Wingador” Simmons Wing Bowl 10
2001 Jan 26 1st 137 Bill “El Wingador” Simmons Wing Bowl 9
1999 Jan 29 1st 113 Bill “El Wingador” Simmons Wing Bowl 7

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Tickets for Wing Bowl 25 will go on sale on December 13 at 9am on comcasttix.com. Rules have yet to be posted online, but the prizes indicate there will be a "Legends" category awarding a Harley and no prizes restricted to locals. There will be 3 Wing Offs in January.
5 time WIP Wing Bowl champion Bill "El Wingador" Simmons has published a book titled Snow on the Barb Wire about the path that led to his incarceration for narcotics distribution and his quest for redemption. He has also started a website at elwingador.com and a twitter at @elwingador. (via comment)
I do not have all the details at this point, but it appears that Wing Bowl 25 will have a format change that will lock out Molly Schuyler from defending her title.

Top 20 Wing Bowl performances

The Wing Bowl website has a list claiming to be the top 5 Wing Bowl totals, but it only lists the personal bests from winning performances. Here are the top 20 totals according to the eatfeats database with those restrictions removed:

1 2015 Jan 30 1st 444 30 min Pat “Deep Dish” Bertoletti Wing Bowl 23 – national Philadelphia, PA
2 2015 Jan 30 2nd 440 30 min Molly Schuyler Wing Bowl 23 – national Philadelphia, PA
3 2016 Feb 5 1st 429 30 min Molly Schuyler Wing Bowl 24 – national Philadelphia, PA
4 2016 Feb 5 2nd 408 30 min Pat “Deep Dish” Bertoletti Wing Bowl 24 – national Philadelphia, PA
5 2014 Jan 31 1st 363 30 min Molly Schuyler Wing Bowl 22 – national Philadelphia, PA
6 2014 Jan 31 2nd 356 30 min Pat “Deep Dish” Bertoletti Wing Bowl 22 – national Philadelphia, PA
7 2012 Feb 3 1st 337 30 min Takeru Kobayashi Wing Bowl 20 Philadelphia, PA
8 2016 Feb 5 3rd 306 30 min Bob “The Notorious B.O.B.” Shoudt Wing Bowl 24 – national Philadelphia, PA
9 2014 Jan 31 3rd 304 30 min Jamie “Bear” McDonald Wing Bowl 22 – national Philadelphia, PA
10 2013 Feb 1 1st 287 30 min Jamie “Bear” McDonald Wing Bowl 21 – national Philadelphia, PA
11 2013 Feb 1 2nd 282 30 min Jonathan “Super Squibb” Squibb Wing Bowl 21 – national Philadelphia, PA
12 2015 Jan 30 3rd 280 30 min Bob “The Notorious B.O.B.” Shoudt Wing Bowl 23 – national Philadelphia, PA
13 2012 Feb 3 2nd 271 30 min Jonathan “Super Squibb” Squibb Wing Bowl 20 Philadelphia, PA
14 2015 Jan 30 4th 260 30 min David “Tiger Wings and Things” Brunelli Wing Bowl 23 – national Philadelphia, PA
15 2011 Feb 4 1st 255 30 min Jonathan “Super Squibb” Squibb Wing Bowl 19 Philadelphia, PA
16 2011 Feb 4 2nd 254 30 min Bill “El Wingador” Simmons Wing Bowl 19 Philadelphia, PA
17 2014 Jan 31 4th 252 30 min Jonathan “Super Squibb” Squibb Wing Bowl 22 – national Philadelphia, PA
18 2012 Feb 3 3rd 250 30 min Bill “El Wingador” Simmons Wing Bowl 20 Philadelphia, PA
19 2008 Feb 1 1st 241 30 min Joey “Jaws” Chestnut Wing Bowl 16 Philadelphia, PA
20 2010 Feb 5 1st 238 30 min Jonathan “Super Squibb” Squibb Wing Bowl 18 Philadelphia, PA

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Wingbowl.CBSlocal.com has a list of the top 5 villains in Wing Bowl history.
"Swallow Your Pride", a documentary about the 2005 Wing Bowl, can be viewed in full on youtube. The film traces the preparations of several competitors in that event including Bill "El Wingador" Simmons and Bob Shoudt.
TollMan Joe's in South Philadelphia opens today. The bar is named after Wing Bowl 8 winner "Tollman" Joe Paul, who passed away in 2012.

Gawker.com competitive eating content

Last week Gawker Media sold its websites: Gawker.com (gossip), Deadspin.com (sports), Jezebel.com (women), Kotaku.com (video games), etc. to Univision after declaring bankrputcy following the loss of an invasion of privacy lawsuit filed by WWE legend Hulk Hogan for posting a sex tape without his permission. While the bulk of Gawker Media’s competitive eating content was posted on Deadspin, which will remain in operation, there were a few competitive eating articles on Gawker.com, which will shut down today (the fate of the Gawker archives are not clear):

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The date for Wing Bowl 25 has been announced as February 3, 2017.

Angelo Cataldi criticizes Wing Bowl

On Tuesday, PhillyMag did an interview with Wing Bowl co-founder Angelo Cataldi who criticized the current state of his creation:

People who think that Wing Bowl is trash … have a point. Even we have grave misgivings about it. What it is now wasn’t the plan that we designed 24 years ago.

On Wednesday, Cataldi offered additional statements to PhillyVoice

“Wing Bowl will be here long after both Al and I are gone,” Cataldi said. “We have absolutely no say on the future of the event. It is owned by WIP (and CBS) and they have total control over what happens to it. If we had our way, would the next one — the 25th — be the last? Maybe. But since we don’t have that power, everyone can calm down.

“Wing Bowl isn’t going anywhere unless WIP says it is.”

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Molly Schuyler wins Wing Bowl 24

9:42 Top 5 from philly.com
1 429 Molly Schuyler
2 408 Pat Bertoletti
3 306 Bob Shoudt
4 234 US Male
5 191 Skin & Bones

9:01 The final top 2
1 429 Molly Schuyler
2 408 Pat Bertoletti
3 306 Bob Shoudt

8:57 The Wing Bowl twitter announces Molly Schuyler has won. Results have yet to be announced on the radio streaming.
8:52 The final 2 minute round is over

8:48 Top 5 at end of 2nd half
1 394 Molly Schuyler
2 374 Pat Bertoletti
3 291 Notorious B.O.B.
4 228 US Male
5 189 Skin & Bones

8:44 Penelope won Wingette of the year
8:41 Uncle Rico has been disqualified for reversing near Molly
8:35 Dave Brunelli has been disqualfied
8:30 Quazy has been disqualified

https://mobile.twitter.com/WIPWingBowl/status/6956https://mobile.twitter.com/WIPWingBowl/status/69560672539141734506725391417345

8:24 First Half Top 10
1 193 Molly Schuyler
2 191 Pat bertoletti
3 179 brunelli
4 163 Uncle Rico
5 153 Notorious B.O.B
6 143 US male
7 131 Quazy
8 125 Dave “Termite” Wood
9 121 Skin & Bones
10 118 Oink Oink

8:21 Danny the Marine has won best entourage. “Gravy” Brown was escorted from the stage by security. There has been a 4th disqualification disqualification. Blonde Mamba won the college division with 85 wings
8:11 The first half is over. LA Beast has been ejected.
8:09 “Anonymous” has reversed and been disqualified
8:06 WIP says Tim “Gravy” Brown has been disqualified for mixing plates of wings
8:05 Tim “Gravy” Brown has reversed and been disqualified
7:56 The contest has started
7:51 Pat Bertoletti has his eating contest trophies on his float
7:50 Molly Schuyler is riding on a rocket for her float
7:49 Bob Shoudt has entered his float is a giant replica of himself
7:47 Dennis Rodman has entered
7:36 Tim “Gravy” Brown is dressed as the Ppe and his float is a gravy boat
7:34 Dave Brunelli’s enters to “My Heart Will Go On” on a damaged ship float
7:31 US Male enters dressed as former Eagles coach Chip Kelly
7:17 Dave “The Termite” Wood is dressed as Hulk Hogan and has a wrestling ring in his float
7:08 Danny the Marine has a Humvee in her procession
7:07 LA Beast ate a cactus when he entered the arena

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Wing Bowl 24 previews

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Wing Bowl 24 competitors Dave "The Termite" Wood & Moe Train are the guests in the latest episode of the Fink Beats the Stomach podcast. Tracy "Mmm Mmm" Goode's retirement was the main topic of the previous podcast.
The official odds for Wing Bowl 24 have been posted. Defending winner Pat Bertoletti is the favorite at 2-1, Molly Schuyler is at 3-1. The article contains an interview with Bob “The Notorious B.O.B.” Shoudt.
Nick Vadala of philly.com is covering this afternoon's weigh in for Wing Bowl 24 on his twitter.
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